Random music news for Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Talk about a cool collectible! I’m surprised it went so cheap. Then there’s music news for May 26, 2021.

  1. Drake is living up to his reputation as the king of conspicuous consumption. See?
  2. BTS fans tried to game Spotify with their new single. Spotify figured it out, though.
  3. There are people who think the Grammys should have a K-pop category. But…
  4. This app called Chopcast looks interesting. It allows you to cut long-form down for social media use.
  5. And this app will count ANYTHING.
  6. Grand Theft Auto has launched a record label.
  7. The story of Peter Frampton, a guitar, and a plane crash.
  8. Sean Lennon would like to let us know about his views on current PC culture.
  9. Rand Paul vs…Richard Marx?
  10. ZZ Top once stole Ministry’s drums? Apparently.
  11. Slipknot’s Knotfest is a go for September.
  12. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson had hip replacement surgery.
  13. If you’re a fan of the movie Almost Famous, you’ll want to know about this 103-song box set.
  14. Travis Barker has opened up about his experiences with his 2008 plane crash. This is riveting reading.
  15. Want to buy Dave Mustaine’s 2014 Aston Martin Vantage? You have a day or so to bid on it.
  16. Do you have an unpopular music opinion? You might want to join up with these people.

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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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