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Published on May 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, May 12, 2017

It was on this day in 2014 that HR Giger, creator of the xenomorph in the Alien movies, died. And now in May 12 music news…

  1. Rumour: Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher are working on a Bond theme together.
  2. No Desert Trip this year. So much for those Led Zeppelin reunion rumours, eh?
  3. Frank Ocean’s father is suing him for $14.5 million for libel.
  4. Imagine this: A threesome between Elvis, Petula Clark and Karen Carpenter. It almost happened.
  5. Five things about U2, Vancouver and Canada (The Joshua Tree 30 Tour starts in YVR tonight.)
  6. Who thought this was a good idea for a radio PSA? Seriously.
  7. Aliens. Gotta be.
  8. This ultrasound photo shows this kid is a metal fan at 21 weeks.
  9. Jay Z has signed a new 10-year $200 million touring deal with Live Nation. Wow.
  10. These earbuds dial out all the noise around you. Cooooool.
  11. I don’t think Harry Styles will try stage diving again.
  12. The dates for Canadian Music Week 2017 will be May 7-13. The venue will once again be the Sheraton in downtown Toronto.
  13. There’s a Gorillaz graffiti scandal growing in Australia.
  14. A look at XL Recordings, one of the world’s great indie label operations.
  15. This guy gives punk a really, really, bad name.

 




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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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