Random music news for Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Exploding kittens. That is all. Unless you want to continue with music news for April 20, 2022.

  1. Here are songs that are now considered “classic hits.” Sorry if this makes you feel old.
  2. A Death Row streaming service? Yes.
  3. My Adidas, Liam Gallagher style.
  4. Noel Gallagher’s guitar, the one that Our Kid tried to destroy backstage the night in Paris that Oasis broke up, is going up for auction.
  5. Another look at some of the greatest album covers ever.
  6. “Cracking the code of one-hit wonders.” Discuss. (Via Peter)
  7. A cellist named  Sergei Roldugin is one of the world’s richest musicians. Wait–who? Oh. He’s a buddy of Vladimir Putin.
  8. Arcade Fire, live in New Orleans in black-and-white. (Via Sean)
  9. This Ukrainian dude is tracking Russian troops with the Apple Airpods they stole from his home.
  10. The Beatles’ Get Back doc DVD has been “delayed indefinitely.
  11. Wanna rave for the Queen? Here’s your chance.
  12. Elton John now has an eyewear line. It’s all very understated, of course.
  13. Todd Rundgren is lucky he didn’t get shot. Instead, it was John Lennon.
  14. You can’t even be a radio DJ in Hong Kong anymore. You could get yourself arrested for “sedition” like this guy.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: This person brings up some really good points about modern music festivals.

@oldloserinbrooklyn My quick analysis on the shift of Coachella culture/fashion #coachella #analysis #fashion #revolve #coachella2022 ♬ You – Petit Biscuit

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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