Both the US and the UK are back to work after a long weekend today, so is there any music news to report? Let’s find out what’s going on with May 29, 2018.
- U2 is at Third Man Studios in Nashville doing some recording. (Via Larry)
- This explains why our inboxes are full of GDPR notices.
- Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody says he was in a really bad place for a while and could’ve ended up like Avicii.
- Buskers in the UK will soon take credit cards.
- Here’s a fascinating look at media ownership as of May 2018.
- Dave Grohl says he had a near-death experience while surfing.
- If you were ever a Crash Test Dummies fan, singer Brad Roberts is out gigging again.
- Fender Guitars is being investigated for a price-fixing scheme.
- Sting is going to get an honorary degree from Brown University.
- The Elton John biopic is now on the release schedule for May 2019.
- We may soon be washing our clothes with sound waves.
- BTS has become the first K-pop band to top the charts in the US.
- Still hoping for a Silverchair reunion? “Forget it,” says Daniel Johns.
- There’s one song the new-look Stone Temple Pilots won’t play because if its ties to Scott Weiland. This one.
- This old-school radio project sounds fun.
- Meanwhile, here’s a good look at what’s ahead for radio.
- Thought experiment: If MuchMusic’s Big Shiny Tunes compilations were still around, what would one look like in 2018?
- Another good question: What is classic rock in today’s world?
And to our American readers: Make sure you get your Starbucks coffee before your store closes for the afternoon.