Random Music News for Monday, May 16, 2016

Now in Hong Kong, but the music news never stops.

  1. Courtney Love will star in a film called The Possibilities of Fireflies.
  2. Because it’s Monday, nine straight hours of purring cats might make things go easier.
  3. Beyonce has some explaining to do. Clothing for her new fashion is being made by sweatshop labour in Sri Lanka.
  4. Stephen King’s The Shining is now an opera. Wait–what?
  5. Drake’s Views spends its second week at the top of the American album charts while Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool debuts at #3.
  6. Here are 11 very different opinions about the new Radiohead album, A Moon Shaped Pool.
  7. And here’s another angry one about the animation used in the video for “Burn the Witch.”
  8. Macklemore and Barack Obama, together at last.
  9. Note to Kanye: It’s maybe not a good idea to compare your wife to OJ Simpson under any circumstances.
  10. Apple Music: Will it destroy your love for collecting music?
  11. Billy Corgan’s conservative political views are freaking out some longtime Smashing Pumpkins fans.
  12. This guy gets the prize for the world’s worst vinyl deliveryman.
  13. Fender, the guitars-and-amps people, are now making headphones.
  14. Why Europe is turning off its AM radio stations.
  15. The man who coined the term “The Fab Four”–Beatles PR man Tony Barrow–is dead at the age of 80.

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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