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Published on May 28th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, May 28, 2018

It’s both Memorial Day in the US and a bank holiday in the UK, so let’s see if anything is happening in music news for May 28, 2018.

  1. Two people died at a music festival in the UK; the rest of the event was canceled. A total of 15 people were admitted to hospital.
  2. A couple of French teenagers have been arrested for hacking into and defacing some YouTube videos.
  3. Jay-Z apparently has a secret son and won’t take a paternity test to settle the situation. The secret son is annoyed by this.
  4. It seems that the Rolling Stones really, really like Florence Welch.
  5. Want to buy an 11,500 square-foot place where Tom Petty used to live? Just $5 million US.
  6. And if you were to buy that house, you might want to commission a book like this.
  7. More vintage rock photos have made it into the Smithsonian.
  8. Here’s a review of the official World Cup song. SPOILER: It’s not good.
  9. Let’s assess this whole “song of the summer” business again for 2018.
  10. And here’s another assessment of the same thing.
  11. Your iPhone may soon also be your hotel room key.
  12. Vevo, the home for so many music videos, is reportedly closing down its website and shutting down its apps.
  13. Bored on a Monday? Try a little AMSR fun.
  14. Are you in the music tech space? What would you tell your 18-year-old self about what’s happening in this space?
  15. Have you seen A Quiet Place? This discusses the sound design of the film.
  16. Bon Jovi rosé? Yep.
  17. The GDPR thing (and I know you’ve received dozens of goofy emails on this) could stretch outside of Europe.

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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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