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Published on May 7th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, May 7, 2018

On this day in 1946, a company called Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering was founded. It later changed its name to Sony. And for music news on May 7. 2018, we have this:

  1. Here are the winners from last night’s East Coast Music Awards.
  2. U2: “People don’t hate us enough.”
  3. How will Gibson’s bankruptcy affect the price of used guitars? Let’s take a look.
  4. Stressed out by Monday? Take a listen to this.
  5. Scientists capture crocodile. Croc goes into MRI machine. Scientists play classical music. Here’s what happened.
  6. For no reason, here’s a story involving DJ Khaled, Smash Mouth and attitudes towards oral sex.
  7. Those attitudes are so sexist that even Dictionary.com felt compelled to add to the definition of the term “double standard.”
  8. Here’s a look back at some of New York’s legendary iconic venues and locations.
  9. There are some Academy Awards changes to the score and music categories.
  10. Johnny Cash’s boyhood home is now a national historic site.
  11. The Royal Wedding is this weekend. They’ll need a lot of fanfare trumpets.
  12. Liam Gallagher + Lily Allen + Airplane Bathroom = Mile High Club?
  13. There’s a 90s-style alt-rock revival in Australia. Here are some groups to watch.
  14. Think the Sting/Shaggy collaboration was weird? Here are a few more.
  15. Groupie memories: Man, those were wild times.
  16. The Arctic Monkeys played a gig at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in LA this past weekend.

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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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