Random Music News for Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sixty-five years ago today, one of the most important radio shows of all time debuted on the BBC. You should read up on The Goon Show. Now, the music news.

  1. Jeopardy fans have been obsessed with this record company nerd.
  2. Nickelback and Blue Rodeo are set to perform a benefit for Fort McMurray. Make fun of THAT, Nickelback haters. I dare you.
  3. Is Journey going to play the Republican National Convention?
  4. Meanwhile, Neil Young has no trouble with Donald Trump using his music.
  5. This will be an interesting meeting: Elton John vs. Vladimir Putin.
  6. The City of Toronto gives Drake the green light to build his Bridal Path mansion.
  7. The estate of the late BB King is at war with itself. You won’t believe how many kids he had with how many women.
  8. Justin Bieber has been accused of ripping off someone else’s song.
  9. Some great points: Why album art is more important than ever in 2016.
  10. So what will AC/DC do with Axl Rose after this tour?
  11. Calvin Harris has had to cancel more shows following his car accident.
  12. One of the survivors of the Bataclan massacre is accusing Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes of spreading Islamaphobia.
  13. Should Facebook buy Pandora?
  14. This indie label had to destroy $50,000 worth of vinyl because the head of The Cars said so.
  15. Here are 18 great musical cameos from The Simpsons.
  16. Q magazine turns 30.

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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