Random music news for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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  1. Live Nation has already booked more concerts for 2022 than it had for all of 2019.
  2. Glastonbury has secured a one-day license for a live event in September.
  3. Things continue to get worse for Marilyn Manson. He’s being sued by a former assistant for sexual assault and battery.
  4. Foldable and rollable screens? Cool!
  5. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy has a new gig as music director of a comedy series called Everything’s Fine.
  6. Coldplay has announced a TikTok concert.
  7. The sounds of space! (Via Andrew)
  8. Before you ask for that picture with Liam Gallagher, make sure it isn’t actually Noel.
  9. As you might expect, Ozzy is defending Sharon.
  10. Did Prince sexually abuse Sinead O’Connor? That’s what she alleges.
  11. If you’re a Twenty One Pilots fan, you’ll probably be interested in this interview about their new album. (Via Sean)
  12. Interested in how technology is impacting music? Read this.
  13. Primary Wave is one of the companies buying up song catalogues. Here’s a look at them.
  14. This is a nice honour for the late Avicii.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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