Random music news for Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Schmooze, the elder English bull terrier is now 13. She’s a little hung over from the party but otherwise fine. Now some music news for May 25, 2021.

  1. One person was killed and at least a dozen people were shot at a South Carolina concert over the weekend.
  2. Megadeth has fired bass player Dave Ellefson over sexual misconduct allegations.
  3. Liam Gallagher says he’d reunite Oasis for free. But it’s not up to him, is it?
  4. Machine Gun Kelly’s black tongue. Eew.
  5. This upcoming book could create some big problems for country music.
  6. Moby speaks about what he knows about Trump and Russia.
  7. The Who has a commemorative coin from the Royal Mint.
  8. French President Emmanuel Macron lost(?) a bet and ended up with a metal band called Ultra Vomit at his house. And here’s the video in question. (Via Sean)
  9. And here’s a sample of Ultra Vomit.
  10. Is it just me or are some of the hardest and heaviest bands in the world are all-female groups (like this) from Japan? (Via Walter)
  11. If you have an Apple Watch and a Spotify account, you may be interested in this new feature.
  12. This how the BBC covered Goth music in 1987.
  13. Are you super-super-sensitive to certain sounds? This could be the issue.
  14. Let’s clear this up: Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Def, HD, and HiFi (when used by Spotify) are all the same thing. But now that everyone is getting into the game, it shows how much the streaming industry has matured.
  15. This sort of tech is looking to destroy the voiceover business.
  16. Tixxy is an app that promises to help you never miss a gig again.
  17. ‘Merica.

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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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