Random music news for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Well, if this would save my life in an emergency, okay. Let’s do it. Meanwhile, there’s some music news for May 18, 2021.

  1. Remember the story of six strands of Kurt Cobain’s hair going up for sale? They sold for US$14,000.
  2. The CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has spent a couple of days explaining why Iron Maiden didn’t make the cut this year.
  3. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek will not be an owner of Arsenal of the English Premier League. His takeover bid was rejected.
  4. How is Canadian Music Week going to work this year during COVID? Like this.
  5. This kid is competing in the 2021 DMC World DJ Championship. She’s nine years old. (Via Sean )
  6. George Michael’s ex won a significant victory in court re: Michael’s fortune.
  7. The extreme language of extroverts.
  8. SoundCloud is hosting a new music contest sponsored by…Old Spice. No, really.
  9. Now TikTok is changing things at Starbucks.
  10. This multi-part documentary on Paul McCartney looks really interesting.
  11. Sin Quirin is now an ex-member of Ministry for a very good (alleged) reason.
  12. Rapper T.I. and his wife are now under investigation for sexual assault and drugging victims.

Yesterdays news is here.

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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