Random music news for Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Before we get into music news for May 17, 2022, break your brain here.

  1. Russian hackers tried to get into Eurovision to keep Ukraine from winning. Fail.
  2. If you’re a fan of performer/songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff, you need to read this.
  3. More than 100 UK festivals have pledged to fight sexual violence.
  4. Snoop to buy Twitter? Elon Musk responds.
  5. The Clash’s Combat Rock album has turned 40. Ouch.
  6. Time for some science: Why do minor chords sound sad and major chords sound happy? Here’s the explanation.
  7. Primus does a great job covering Rush, don’t they? (Via Michael)
  8. Would you like to have a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame all your own? Start here. (Via Rick)
  9. Here’s how Alex Lifeson said goodbye to a lot of his guitars. (Rick again)
  10. A Canadian university is offering a course in Taylor Swift.
  11. Anti-vaccine dude Eric Clapton has COVID. Just sayin’.
  12. Mac Miller’s drug dealer has been sentenced to over 17 years in jail for trafficking in fentanyl

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: How about a chart detailing mass shootings in America? Yes, there are a lot.

BONUS BONUS: How do we feel about this?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, May 17, 2022

  • May 17, 2022 at 12:47 pm
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    Here is a video of Primus playing ‘Closer to the heart’ in it’s entirety. It was recorded in Miami Beach, not Toronto, but they still did an excellent job of covering the song.

    https://youtu.be/HBNbYmmekFU

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