Random music news for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The monkey had a bullet-proof vest? Please discuss after you check out music news for June 22, 2022.

  1. Marcus Mumford is going solo from Mumford & Sons. What does that mean for the future of the group?
  2. Britney Spears’ father says he got a US$15 million advance to write a book.
  3. Could Nigeria be the next hot scene for rock? Possibly. (Via Andrew)
  4. These members of a Ukrainian band have reunited after the Russian invasion. (Via Sean)
  5. Glastonbury is back this weekend but half the trains to the site have been canceled due to a strike…
  6. …and EasyJet is cutting flights to the UK affecting many more international festival-goers.
  7. Maybe Paul McCartney will let people use some of the cars in his collection.
  8. Our devices are spying on us. A lot.
  9. If you’re wondering where some of Lemmy’s ashes have gone, here’s your answer.
  10. Wait: Elvis was almost cast in a Willy Wonka movie? And The Godfather? Apparently, yes.
  11. And is Flea going to be in a Popeye movie? Maybe.
  12. Like death metal? How about some Cannibal Corpse whisky?
  13. Another American mass shooting, this time at a concert in DC.
  14. Elton John is planning to auction a “Rocket Man” NFT.
  15. Fatboy Slim is offering mental health DJ classes.

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BONUS: This how bonkers American politics has become.

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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