Random music news for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Random music news for Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Dave Grohl says he had a near-death experience while surfing. The Elton John biopic is now on the release schedule for May 2019. Let’s find out what’s going on with May 29, 2018. Fender Guitars is being investigated for a price-fixing scheme. BTS has become the first K-pop band to top the charts in the US. Sting is going to get an honorary degree from Brown University. “Forget it,” says Daniel Johns. Another good question: What is classic rock in today’s world? Here’s a fascinating look at media ownership as of May 2018. Still hoping for a Silverchair reunion? If you were ever a Crash Test Dummies fan, singer Brad Roberts is out gigging again. U2 is at Third Man Studios in Nashville doing some recording. Both the US and the UK are back to work after a long weekend today, so is there any music news to report? (Via Larry)
This explains why our inboxes are full of GDPR notices. Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody says he was in a really bad place for a while and could’ve ended up like Avicii. Meanwhile, here’s a good look at what’s ahead for radio. This old-school radio project sounds fun. Thought experiment: If MuchMusic’s Big Shiny Tunes compilations were still around, what would one look like in 2018? There’s one song the new-look Stone Temple Pilots won’t play because if its ties to Scott Weiland. We may soon be washing our clothes with sound waves. This one. Buskers in the UK will soon take credit cards. And to our American readers: Make sure you get your Starbucks coffee before your store closes for the afternoon.