Random Music News for Monday, May 1, 2017

This is the 69th birthday of the founding of North Korea. Wonder how long can they keep it up? And now, the music news for May 1.

  1. About that new Tool album: They hope to get into the studio this fall.
  2. The Spinal Tap lawsuit has been turned up to 11. (Via Rupinder)
  3. The Guns ‘N Roses reunion tour has grossed $230 million USD–so far.
  4. Might Led Zeppelin tour with Adam Lambert on vocals? Maybe.
  5. A Metallica tribute band had all their gear stolen so the real Metallica replaced it.
  6. This is a fake Metallica story, but it sure is funny. (Via Andrew)
  7. There are still many unsolved mysteries about Michael Jackson.
  8. Time for more reflection on the cultural contributions of the Rolling Stones.
  9. And here’s a nice read on the history of the Beastie Boys. (Via Moe)
  10. Don’t use Eminem’s music in an ad without his permission because he’ll sue you.
  11. I don’t think police will be heading back to this restaurant.
  12. Billy Ray Cyrus has officially changed his name. In other news, people are asking “Billy Ray who?” (Via Tom)
  13. There is much speculation at the “major pop star” at the centre of these allegations of rape of a 14-year-old girl.
  14. Acrush, the boyband made up of girls is doing extremely well in China.
  15. Wait. A job in radio is one of the worst jobs you can have? WTF?
  16. Why is the word “hey!” so popular in pop music? Let’s take a look.

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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