Published on May 30th, 2016 | by Alan Cross1
Random Music News for Monday, May 30, 2016
It’s Memorial Day in the US, meaning that things are a little slower than usual–which also means the volume of email is down 80% from a normal Monday. For that, I’m immensely thankful. And now, the music news.
- Scream, Dave Grohl’s last band before Nirvana, is getting a reissue of its last album.
- Another article on the weirdness that is Hatsune Miku. Can a hologram be human? (Wasn’t this the basis of the doctor in Starship Voyager?) (Via Tom)
- If you’re Ramones fan, you’ll appreciate this New York City event that’s part of the whole 40th-anniversary celebration of their debut album. (Tom again)
- Good trivia: How many rock bands can you name that still exist but feature ZERO original members? (Still Tom, who has nothing better to do.)
- Another Michael Jackson property is up for sale…
- …and Sabbath’s Geezer Butler is selling his place in Beverly Hills…
- …while Adele is moving in.
- So true: Big festivals are running out of headliners (well, at least headliners of the status to which we’ve become accustomed.) (Via Pamela)
- Another look at the science of musical revolutions. (Via Douglas)
- Salman Rushdie is dating a pop star who likes bondage gear.
- Here’s a security alert about ISIS/ISIL/Daeash and concerts.
- Judas Priest’s Rob Halford is going to perform with BABYMETAL. (Back to Tom)
- Queen’s Brian May has a secret workshop filled with…stuff.
- Here’s a great look back the awesomeness of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
- Frank Sinatra tried to have who whacked?
- There’s going to be a sequel to 1979’s Quadrophenia. Finally we’ll find out what happened to Jimmy. And will Sting sign up to appear?
- Vinyl is still doing nicely in Canada, with sales running about 38% ahead of last year.