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Random music news for Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Here’s an interesting look at the court of public opinion re: the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial. And here’s an interesting selection of music news for May 3, 2022.

  1. It’s Eurovision month. If you don’t know how big and how nuts this has been for almost 70 years, read this.
  2. Mal Evans, the Beatles’ most-trusted roadie, will have his biography published by his estate next year.
  3. Spinal Tap lost another drummer. For real.
  4. There is a 50th-anniversary reissue of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Details here.
  5. If you’ve ever dreamed about being a music journalist, better read this first. (Via Oreo)
  6. Avril Lavigne has had to postpone some shows on her Canadian tour because of COVID.
  7. RIP Jerry Doucette, the guy behind the Canadian rock classic, “Mama Let Him Play.”
  8. If you ever had an Amiga computer, you may know how important it was to music.
  9. Regine, the self-proclaimed inventor of the discotheque, has died at age 94.
  10. Here’s a clever singing trick.
  11. After more than two years of delays, the sexual assault trial of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard began yesterday.
  12. A new Brian Eno documentary is coming.
  13. What’s it like to be a rock photographer? Check this out.
  14. A guy went to an event celebrating the life of AC/DC singer Bon Scott and ended up dead.
  15. How’s this for a cool little festival in Kingston, Ontario? (Via Amber)

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Um, cool? I think?

Alan Cross

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