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Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, May 22

On this date in 1992, Johnny Carson hosted his last Tonight Show after 30 years.

  1. Here’s an interesting list of 12 totally fake and fictional rock and pop bands.
  2. Here’s another incredibly expensive high-resolution audio player. Who would buy this thing?
  3. Did you know that certain birds can beatbox?
  4. Is Spotify now a record label? Maybe.
  5. Jay Z has a charity problem.
  6. The new edition of Guitar Hero has updated their list of songs.
  7. Metallica’s Kirk Hammett opens up about his love of horror.
  8. Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video has broken all kinds of viewership records on Vevo.
  9. Is the beginning of the reconciliation between Bill Ward and the rest of Black Sabbath?
  10. The inaugural Malibu Guitar Festival was headlined by Kevin Costner. Yes, him.
  11. Are you an artist wondering about music publishing and what it all means? Then read this.
  12. Here’s a backstage tour of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour.
  13. Brandon Flowers feels The Killers are underappreciated.
  14. Did you know that the people of Jamaica really love listening to Celine Dion and Air Supply? It’s true.
  15. This kind of behaviour isn’t going to help you and your husband’s Tidal streaming service, Beyonce.
  16. Do you like songs that make you cry? Then go here.
  17. Here’s what happened at the Ivor Novello Songwriter Awards.

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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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