Random Music News for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Happy birthday to English bull terrier #1. Schmooze (who is probably lazing on the couch as I write this), turns nine today. In other news for May 24…

  1. Chris Cornell was cremated in a private ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday.
  2. Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal knows exactly what Ariana Grande is going through.
  3. Sick Twitter trolls are trying to capitalize on the Manchester bombing.
  4. Here’s what Morrissey had to say about the atrocity in his hometowm.
  5. Blondie and Take That have canceled their British tours as a precaution.
  6. Meanwhile, what do we do about concert security now?
  7. Elvis’ private jet, which is just been sitting there for 30 years, is finally going up for auction.
  8. Apple’s market value makes it worth more than the entire city of Chicago.
  9. Stephen Hawking and some rock stars are looking for a new planet for humanity because we, you know, are doomed if we stay here.
  10. Could there be a David Bowie cameo coming in the reboot of Twin Peaks?
  11. These headphones are said to banish snoring.
  12. Ink man to the stars!
  13. Moby is dealing with a scary stalker.
  14. So how did Toby Keith get a gig in Saudi Arabia?
  15. Good article on the dawn of recorded music from NPR. Back then, no one seemed to care.
  16. Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone, has a bio coming out this fall.

 

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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