Random music news for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hyperreal artificial humans: What could possibly go wrong? Try to ignore that as you go through music news for April 27, 2022.

  1. Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs of Oasis has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer. It’s treatable, so he should be fine.
  2. Eddie Van Halen left US$1 million to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a music education charity.
  3. NXNE will be back live in Toronto June 14-19. Tickets are available here.
  4. Sting says that “no grown man” should be in a band. Discuss.
  5. The poverty of Coachella: We don’t hear about that, do we?
  6. Peter Green, a founder of Fleetwood Mac, left £4.5 million in his will but none will go to his son, who went to court to prove that Green was his father.
  7. If you still need a reason to make sure your kid learns a musical instrument, read this.
  8. Celebrity AR greetings? This.
  9. A new book on Genesis will be out in September.
  10. This song infringement case reached the US Supreme Court. Their response? “Getouttahere.”
  11. Still with legal matters, it’s Sonny vs. Cher. (And yes, he’s still dead.)
  12. There’s a radio #MeToo incident for a BBC DJ.
  13. The B-52’s have announced a farewell tour.
  14. South African band Die Antwoord has been accused of slavery?
  15. So now Canada is getting is own Eurovision spin-off? Apparently.
  16. And the most expensive song to license for a movie is…really? Yeah, I can see it.
  17. Aw. Sweet!

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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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