Random music news for Tuesday, May 12, 2020

On behalf of everyone in the part of North America where May weather has yet to assert itself, go home winter. You’re drunk. Moving to music news for May 12, 2020…

  1. Silverchair’s Daniel Johns won a nice settlement against an Australian newspaper that wrote he went to a brothel.
  2. Great. Another data breach. Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen could be affected.
  3. Harry Styles fans caused a shortage of vanilla-scented candles in the UK.
  4. I’m having trouble with Bono turning 60 this past Sunday.
  5. Apple’s rumored over-the-ear headphones are said to be called “AirPod Studios” and will be available later this year.
  6. Twitch Roulette. Make a new friend!
  7. “Fan pods?” They could be the future of concerts.
  8. Rock pioneer Suzie Quartro is finally getting her due with a new documentary.
  9. Katy Perry’s unborn child is already flipping off people.
  10. Paul McCartney wrote this tribute to the late Little Richard.
  11. A good read on the life and times of Malcolm McLaren.
  12. Bob Dylan will release his first new album of new material in eight years on June 19. Stand by for Rough and Rowdy Ways.
  13. Want to learn more about guitar effects? Start here. (Via Michael)
  14. If you’re looking for a new podcast, try The Discographers. (Michael again)
  15. Has Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo been writing songs about Winnipeg? (“Names of North End Woman,” “At the Forks.)
  16. Here’s a really intense short doc on Edmonton mumble punk musician, Jesse Jams.
  17. Looking for some interesting radio listening? Take a look at this.
  18. Speaking of radio, this was a cool idea for the 75th anniversary of the end of WW II.
  19. Podcast promoters.” This looks a little weird.

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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