Random music news for Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Random music news for Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Noise-canceling…windows? No, Green Day is not breaking up. a year ago: Total albums, -24.1%; CDs, -23.9%; physical albums, -24.2%, digital tracks, -20.2%; vinyl, +59.3% (Yay, Record Store Day), streaming, +49.2%. If we were to follow the traditions of the ancients, we really should have today off. The early 80s version of Fishbone is reuniting and going on tour. Soulja Boy and his dragon dildos. Yes, this has to do with music–in a way, at least. And speaking of Gabriel, remember that boombox scene in Say Anything? So does this mean an announcement of a proper Guns ‘N Roses reunion that includes Izzy, Steve and Matt? Remember the yodelling boy of Walmart? LG is promising a new mobile phone speaker that should be twice as loud as what we have today. You read that correctly. Would you go to a church that conducts a Beyonce mass? This phone setup could make you more mindful. This is what’s making news on May 1, 2018. It almost didn’t happen. Tell me more. Why we should continue to be worried about the results of the “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement case. Peter Gabriel’s wife beat cancer using a new form of stem cell therapy. Here’s a nice history of the earliest days of REM. The death of the car. The future of drumming(?)
This could be interesting: a drama about the record industry. Canadian music sales last week vs. Apple is working on a high-res VR and AR headset. Not only did he perform at Coachella, but he’s now got a record deal. Don’t play your dog this way.