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Published on May 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, May 10, 2018

It was on this day in 1970 that Bobby Orr scored THAT goal, the one with him flying through the air. That was the end of the NHL season. Today, we’re still in the second round. Here’s what’s happening in music news for May 10, 2018.

  1. It’s both my dad’s birthday (84) and Bono’s birthday (59). My dad doesn’t know who Bono is, nor does he care.
  2. Tidal denies any allegations that they misreported streams for music by Kanye and Beyonce.
  3. Dave Grohl almost broke his leg again.
  4. Meanwhile, Dave’s mom is the keynote speaker at a music convention.
  5. Scott Hutchison of the Scottish indie band, Frightened Rabbit, has gone missing.
  6. No official English World Cup song this summer? WTF?
  7. People could soon be parking on Taylor Swift’s street. Tay-Tay won’t like that.
  8. You can’t have a proper dive bar without a proper old-school jukebox. See?
  9. Spotify is getting into the audiobook business.
  10. Google Assistant has new powers. And it has a new voice, too–if you want.
  11. Tidal has been accused of faking the streaming stats for both Kanye and Beyonce. Why is this a big deal? Because it could affect the royalty payouts to other artists.
  12. Are you a musician looking for work? Take a look at this.
  13. Sharks like jazz, apparently.
  14. Fun fact: Michael Avenatti–aka Stormy Daniels’ lawyer–once worked for the Eagles Don Henley in a lawsuit against bandmate Don Felder.
  15. This makes some of the right noises about overcoming the #MeToo/#TimesUp situation in the US.
  16. Yeah, Ed Sheeran is doing okay for a dude under 30.
  17. Inspiring, disturbing or both? “‘Ode to Joy’: 104-year-old sings cheerily on eve of suicide.”
  18. These baristas were fired after someone complained about the music being played in their coffee shop.

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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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