Random Music News for Monday, May 23, 2016

And how’s your long weekend going so far? Here’s what’s happening as far as music news is concerned.

  1. Here’s an interesting interview with Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal. He’s pretty blunt about what he thinks happened in Paris on November 13. (Via Michael)
  2. Sinead O’Connor needs help, not mocking.
  3. A good interview with Luna, one of my favourite lo-fi bands.
  4. What does Lady Gaga have to do with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange? This.
  5. No Whitney Houston hologram on The Voice–at least not yet.
  6. Moby’s newly-published memoirs feature stories of bags of cocaine and lots of weird sex.
  7. Another method for getting rid of an annoying earworm.
  8. It’s possible that Prince lay dead for up to six hours before he was found.
  9. DJ Calvin Harris was hospitalized following a car accident in Alabama.
  10. In Austria, a guy got into an argument with a woman at a music festival. He went back to his car, got a gun and killed four people before killing himself.
  11. Four people died–bad drugs?–at a concert event in the Philippines.
  12. Have you ever taken drugs at a festival? This university study wants to know.
  13. Drake’s Views finished at #1 on the US album charts for the third week in a row.
  14. Rumours say the Stone Roses will release their third album this summer. (Via Ronald)

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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