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Published on May 31st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thirty-two years ago today there was a massive tornado outbreak that hit areas around Barrie, Ontario. It was bad. As for music news on May 31, 2018…

  1. Twitter still matters to musicians. Here’s why.
  2. Punk rock is on the offensive in Thailand. This could get interesting.
  3. So about those “sonic attacks” in Havana: Cuba wants Canada and the US to investigate.
  4. Metalcore guitarist Josh Martin has died of brain injuries following a fall off an escalator at a mall in Providence, Rhode Island.
  5. Lollapalooza Stockholm? Yep. Next year.
  6. A Jeff Goldlbum classical album? Yep. Coming soon. (Via Steve)
  7. Is this the most depressing song ever written from the perspective of a teenage girl? Maybe.
  8. Interesting: Women’s voices temporarily get deeper with pregnancy.
  9. Don’t know what to do with your AirPods when you’re out of the house? Maybe this?
  10. If you find yourself on a plane with this flight attendant, you might want to take a different airline.
  11. Papua New Guinea is thinking of banning Facebook. (Via Tom)
  12. The world’s greatest rock star real estate dispute continues.
  13. Prince’s private island (complete with its purple driveway) is going up for auction.
  14. It looks like the new iPhone will have some kind of radical design change.
  15. The Longshot, Billie Joe Armstrong’s side project from Green Day, played Toronto this week. Here’s a review.
  16. Are these the most valuable records on earth? Maybe.
  17. Looking for something really alternative? Try this.
  18. Here’s how you can have a piece of Yoko Ono.
  19. Did Google illegally track your iPhone? (Via Steve again)
  20. Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee’s place is up for sale. Imagine what a black light would reveal.
  21. Life after being in a boy band. (One more from Steve)

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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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