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Published on May 29th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Both the US and the UK are back to work after a long weekend today, so is there any music news to report? Let’s find out what’s going on with May 29, 2018.

  1. U2 is at Third Man Studios in Nashville doing some recording. (Via Larry)
  2. This explains why our inboxes are full of GDPR notices.
  3. Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody says he was in a really bad place for a while and could’ve ended up like Avicii.
  4. Buskers in the UK will soon take credit cards.
  5. Here’s a fascinating look at media ownership as of May 2018.
  6. Dave Grohl says he had a near-death experience while surfing.
  7. If you were ever a Crash Test Dummies fan, singer Brad Roberts is out gigging again.
  8. Fender Guitars is being investigated for a price-fixing scheme.
  9. Sting is going to get an honorary degree from Brown University.
  10. The Elton John biopic is now on the release schedule for May 2019.
  11. We may soon be washing our clothes with sound waves.
  12. BTS has become the first K-pop band to top the charts in the US.
  13. Still hoping for a Silverchair reunion? “Forget it,” says Daniel Johns.
  14. There’s one song the new-look Stone Temple Pilots won’t play because if its ties to Scott Weiland. This one.
  15. This old-school radio project sounds fun.
  16. Meanwhile, here’s a good look at what’s ahead for radio.
  17. Thought experiment: If MuchMusic’s Big Shiny Tunes compilations were still around, what would one look like in 2018?
  18. Another good question: What is classic rock in today’s world?

And to our American readers: Make sure you get your Starbucks coffee before your store closes for the afternoon.

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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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