Random Music News for Saturday, May 6, 2017

It’s been raining so long where I live that my two bull terriers are in danger of floating away.  I’ve got to get them water wings. Or a dinghy. And now the music news for May 6.

  1. Evidence that Radiohead is thinking of breaking up.
  2. Damn kids: Things people born since 2000 will never understand.
  3. UK music festivals are going to hold a blackout to raise awareness of sexual violence.
  4. On the same subject, some places are banning moshpits because of rampant groping.
  5. Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has been elected as a councillor for Labour in the UK elections.
  6. Funny: Liam Gallagher’s son wore a Blur t-shirt for a photo shoot.
  7. Kayne has deleted all his social media accounts! I supposed we’ll survive though…
  8. C’el Revuelta, bassist with Black Flag, has died as the result of glioblastoma, the same brain cancer affecting Gord Downie.
  9. MGMT says a new album is coming this year.
  10. So much for Bestival in Toronto this year…
  11. Loretta Lynn, who is 85, has been hospitalized following a stroke.
  12. Complete this sentence:  “Radio is…”

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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