Random music news for Wednesday, May 4, 2022

“I’m not dead yet!” No kidding. “I’m not dead yet, either!” Oops. Once you shiver at the implications of those stories, move to music news for May 4, 2022.

  1. A Garth Brooks show in Louisiana was so loud that it registered as an earthquake.
  2. The hype heading into this month’s Eurovision is INSANE! Will Ukraine win?
  3. Travis Scott isn’t happy with the new documentary on the Astroworld disaster. What a surprise.
  4. Drake’s scented candles are now available at Shopper’s Drug Mart.
  5. Music has turned out to be a lifeline for seniors during COVID.
  6. More “trust and safety” is apparently coming to Spotify.
  7. Hey, that bartender looks familiar.
  8. About bloody time, Toronto.
  9. Oh, the good old days of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll…
  10. Another think piece on the future of radio that’s worth reading.
  11. A Limp Bizkit show was canceled in Florida because there were fears of “possible chaos.”
  12. The Sex Pistols are re-releasing “God the Save the Queen” just in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Cheeky.
  13. Plan to take your phone to a Tool show? Don’t.
  14. A federal court in the US has ordered all ISP to block film piracy websites. Where does that leave the music industry?
  15. SoundCloud just bought an AI company that it says will help with music discovery.

More Music News? Check here.

BONUS: A gig in London’s new “super sewer.”

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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