Random music news for Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Send in the drones. And here comes music news for May 31, 2022.

  1. Jack White is calling for gun control in the US.
  2. Harry Styles has made a big donation to gun control organizations in the US.
  3. The family of Isaac Hayes is furious at Donald Trump for using one of his songs for entrance music at the NRA convention in Houston last weekend.
  4. Silverchair’s Daniel Johns is getting a semi-autobiographical movie.
  5. Apple has trademarked “RealityOS.” That’s gotta be for the upcoming AR/VR headset, right?
  6. Speaking of Apple, it’s tied in Shazam (which they own) with Apple Maps to show events and upcoming gigs. It’s starting with London and will expand from there.
  7. “The rise of the work-from-home rock star.” Discuss.
  8. Liam Gallagher vs. the hackers.
  9. Artists are now suffering from digital burnout and are going public. There’s even an official report on the problem.
  10. Van Morrisson is still pissed about COVID vaccines. (Via Sean)
  11. A Canadian Punjabi singer-rapper was shot dead (and shot a lot) by police in India.
  12. So Kate Bush is hot again. Thanks, Stranger Things!
  13. Oh, to be at Glastonbury
  14. Uh, shouldn’t you two be watching the band instead of doing that?
  15. Are you part of the new breed of digital music collectors?

BONUS: How many Chicken McNuggets can you eat? This woman will beat you.

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.

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