Random music news for Saturday, May 19, 2018

Random music news for Saturday, May 19, 2018
The White House has officially killed the Yanny vs. These 13 rock and metal bands have been banned by Disney. Do you listen to radio? ABC News–yes, the news division–is planning a two-hour Michael Jackson special. And you might want to start with this. More streaming drama for Tidal: Following accusations of fudging streaming results, they’ve launched an investigation. More artists are writing songs “in the key of AI.”
And in the not-too-distant future, there will be a #1 song written entirely by AI. The Barenaked Ladies are getting their own museum exhibit. 50 Cent is now embroiled in a revenge porn suit. Fun fact: The Deadpool 2 soundtrack is the first soundtrack to ever received a parental advisory warning. I just have time to watch the Royal Wedding from an anti-monarchist pub down the street from my London hotel before I have to head to Heathrow. Here are my weekly music recommendations for GlobalNews.ca. Tom reminds us that today is Joey Ramone’s birthday. Do you use today’s technology like this? Whatever happened between Queen and Vanilla Ice after “Ice Ice Baby” copied “Under Pressure?” This. Laurel debate. See here and here. Had he lived, he’d be 67 today. Coming soon: A super-fast iPhone charger. The violinist in the Dave Matthews Band is facing some #MeToo troubles. Now some music news for May 19, 2018. Want to avoid dementia? Apparently, Marilyn Manson is a “likable fellow.”
Both Barrack Obama and Elton John really like this obscure band. Never heard of them, but now I’ll have to check them out. Probably for the better. The British government continues to look at switching off FM radio stations in favour of digital broadcasting. Maybe. Learn a musical instrument as an adult. I’ll miss all the drunks following the FA Cup Final, too. Have scientists discovered a way to predict whether or not a song is going to be a hit?