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Published on May 23rd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bonnie and Clyde were finally whacked by police on this day in 1934. And in some less-violent music news for May 23, 2018…

  1. And the singers on the official World Cup song will be
  2. You know that 1968 E-Type Jaguar used by Harry and Meghan after the wedding? It belonged to Toby Grafftey-Smith of Jamiroquai. He died of cancer last year.
  3. Remember the disastrous Fyre Festival last year? Merch from the event is now for sale.
  4. Despite being banished from promoted Spotify playlists, R. Kelly’s streams haven’t be affected. In fact, his numbers went up.
  5. When Bon Jovi had local acts open for their shows, did they tangibly benefit in any way? Let’s look at the numbers.
  6. A good question: Will people pay to see holograms of dead musicians perform?
  7. A metal show in Las Vegas was cancelled when a local teacher threatened to kill herself at the gig while the band played her favourite song.
  8. Donald Trump doesn’t want to use a secure iPhone because “it’s too inconvenient.”
  9. The secret of the Stradivarius violin revealed!
  10. There are more calls for Facebook to be broken up.
  11. R. Kelly. Herpes. Lawsuit. That is all.
  12. The next world power in music? China. It’s won’t be long.
  13. A good article on Chvrches that starts with a shot against Donald Trump. (Via Steve)
  14. Who was the dude who looked like a lady that inspired the Aerosmith song? Vince Neil, apparently.
  15. If you’re filming a movie with Snoop Dogg, be careful.
  16. A doctor has been acquitted in the OD death of a former guitarist for 3 Doors Down.
  17. A holographic mobile phone? Soon.



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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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