Random music news for Friday, May 25, 2018

Another Grammy scandal is brewing. This American smuggled rock music out of the USSR. On a day just like this long, long ago–1977, to be exact–Star Wars opened in theatres. Then there’s this podcast of the underground rock scene in the Soviet Union. Want to smoke with Snoop Dogg? Now let’s move to music news for May 25, 2018. How to make it as a music journalist. Are you into synths? It’s worth the listen. Lenny Kravitz looks back in his 30 years in music. Liam Gallagher met his love child daughter for the first time. Michael Jackson’s estate is not happy about an ABC special called The Last Days of Michael Jackson. How different is Pope Francis? Go here. The value of the whole EDM scene dropped last year, including a 4.8% fall in Canada. This teen pianist is doing just fine with only four fingers. Spotify has settled one of its outstanding class action lawsuits. How Tom Wolfe changed music journalism. This is a great podcast featuring Moby. He picked Rod Stewart and his wife out of a crowd. Check out this new stackable unit. Has the EDM scene peaked? Want to know what Apple knows about you? (Via Jillian)
Here’s a good timesuck to pass the time leading up to the weekend: a talk about Bowie’s relationship to sci-fi and fantasy. Speaking of synths, we need to acknowledge the birthday of Bob Moog which happened this week. Ed Sheeran is REALLY going after scalpers by cancelling tickets. Go here. Usually, it was the other way around.
Random music news for Friday, May 25, 2018