Today is the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Morrissey was so outraged about the flippant way the news was treated by a BBC DJ that he wrote this song in response.
And now, some music news from today:
- China has blocked movies from iTunes. Is music next?
- This is fun: some old UK radio commercials have been rescued from cassette.
- The world’s first noise-blocking ear buds look to become a reality.
- The Who’s Roger Daltrey isn’t impressed with the idea of Axl Rose subbing in for Brian Johnson in AC/DC.
- The missing art in the art of music. (I miss album artwork…) (Via Bobby)
- Bluetooth turntables? Wireless turntables? We’re starting to see more of them, like this one from Audio-Technica.
- The star of the Broadway musical Hamilton helps us understand the Puerto Rico debt crisis through rap.
- Interesting observation: What will happen to radio when we all have self-driving cars?
- Well, here’s some dirt on Sir Paul McCartney. It’s old dirt, but still…
- Here’s a shot of Prince at a Jehovah’s Witness event.
- The reboot of Twin Peaks lists Trent Reznor and Eddie Vedder in the cast.
- Got a baby? Play ’em music. Here’s why.
- Kid Rock’s assistant was killed in an ATV crash.
- Spotify hacked?