Random music news for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

What’s this “hum” outside the solar system? Speculate wildly as you check out music news for May 11, 2021.

  1. Here’s a new Canada-based special radio station created just for first-responders for medical services: RadioEMS.
  2. Iggy Pop’s cockatoo, Biggy Pop, has his own Instagram page.
  3. Last weekend’s Vax Live concert raised US$302 million. That’s more than expected.
  4. Now that iOS 14.5 gives you the option of being tracked across other apps, how many people are opting in? Just 5%.
  5. If you’re going to write a satirical song
  6. Bob Dylan’s artwork is going to be on display in the US later this year.
  7. Radio: Still going strong. See?
  8. Speaking of radio, here’s a true crime story involving a dead newscaster.
  9. And the latest on Ted Nugent is
  10. More Iron Maiden beer. And it’s carbon neutral.
  11. There’s a new doc coming on the Oasis’ Knebworth gigs in 1996.
  12. Elon Musk and Grimes had an interesting SNL party.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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