Random Music News for Monday, May 22, 2017

It’s a holiday Monday for us in Canada, but since this site has readers around the world, I feel obligated to offer up some music news for May 22.

  1. Chris Cornell’s funeral has been set for Los Angeles on Friday.
  2. Another commentary on the sad fate of grunge. Please, Eddie, stay safe.
  3. If you’re into the whole Kurt-Cobain-was-murdered conspiracy, you’ll want to read this.
  4. Here are 21 charts that describe the current state of music industry.
  5. Oh, Guelph Central Student Association, Lou Reed would laugh and laugh and laugh at you.
  6. The world’s youngest club DJ is six years old. Six!
  7. If you’re into vinyl, you’ll love this feature on the weirdness of B-side culture.
  8. Here’s an interesting look at Studio 54’s first month. They almost didn’t make it.
  9. The Internet as the general public knows it–born c.1994–is now in its late adolescence. How are things going?
  10. Looking for Kanye? He’s hanging out in Wyoming.
  11. If you’re into the whole “song of the summer” nonsense, here are some contenders.
  12. Prince’s six siblings have been named heirs to his estate.
  13. Former pirate radio station Radio Caroline has been given a legit broadcast license.
  14. The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” has surpassed one billion plays on Spotify.
  15. So PayPal thinks Pandor’s new logo is too similar to theirs? Time to sue Pandora.
  16. Question: Could you last a whole gig without looking at your phone?

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.

One thought on “Random Music News for Monday, May 22, 2017

  • May 22, 2017 at 10:58 am
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    Los Angeles, not Las Vegas.

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