Published on May 31st, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 31, 2022



“All There Is,” Ina Forsman – July 1

“The Gabbard Brothers,” The Gabbard Brothers – July 15

“About Last Night …,” Mabel – July 15

“Mortem Solis,” Krisiun – July 29

“Vibrating,” Collective Soul – release date, Aug. 12

“Anomaly,” What So Not – Sept. 16

“Weather Alive,” Beth Orton – Sept. 23

All-New Fire 7 Tablet. »

Father’s Day Gift Guide. »


“Harry Nilsson: A’s and B’s,” Harry Nilsson – July 8

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“AGUILERA,” Christina Aguilera (Hear here; Apple Music; Sony Music Latin)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Daylight, Vory feat. Kanye West |
You Got the Silver, Cat Power … a cover of The Rolling Stones |
My Place, My Time, Bobby Oroza |
Wishful Information, Tuomo & Markus |
O2, Shooks | See here
GREEN LIGHT, Merlyn Wood |
Girlfriend, Chloe Styler | See here
Mr Regular, What So Not, Oliver Tree & Killer Mike


Clint Eastwood (92)
Lenny Welch (84)
Peter Yarrow (84)
Augie Meyers (82)
Jimmy Cliff (76)
Junior Campbell [Marmalade] (75)
Karl Bartos [Kraftwerk] (70)
Tommy Emmanuel (67)
Corey Hart (60)
Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels (58)
Diesel (56)
Ed Adkins [The Derailers] (55)
Christian McBride (50)
Scott Klopfenstein [Reel Big Fish] (45)
Andy Hurley [Fall Out Boy] (42)
Waka Flocka Flame (36)
Normani Hamilton [Fifth Harmony] (26)


Roky Erickson (1947-2019)

Rubén Juárez (1947-2010)

Robert Quine (1941-2004)

Johnnie Taylor (1934-2000)

Elsbeary Hobbs [The Drifters] (1936-1996)

Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)


“What is wrong in my life
That I must get drunk every night”

 RELEASED ON MAY 31 … IN 1994 

“Ill Communication,” Beastie Boys (their fourth album, featuring “Sabotage,” “Get It Together,” “Sure Shot” and “Root Down”; it was their second LP to top the Billboard chart and their second triple platinum-selling album; producers: Beastie Boys, Mario Caldato Jr.; Grand Royal / Capitol)


Krishnakumar Kunnath, aka KK (Indian singer-composer)


> Harry Styles Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With ‘As It Was,’ Debuts 3 Songs in Top 10 | Billboard

> ‘Combat Rock’: The Album That Killed The Clash | The Telegraph

> Why Is Vinyl Getting So Expensive? | Billboard

> ‘Stranger Things 4’ Sends Kate Bush 1985 Song “Running Up That Hill” Soaring on Spotify | The Hollywood Reporter

> Halsey Gets a Release Date for ‘So Good’ Single That Fueled TikTok Debate, as Label Promises ‘Open Dialogue’ | Variety

> Angel Olsen Sees Your Pain | The New Yorker

> ‘Ghostbusters’ Songwriter and Legendary R&B Artist Ray Parker Jr. Gets Documentary Treatment in ‘Who You Gonna Call?’ | Variety

> Why Tears For Fears Deserves Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Consideration | Salon

> We Tracked What Happens After TikTok Songs Go Viral | Vox


> Jon Anderson Announces ‘Close to the Edge’ 50th Anniversary Tour | Ultimate Classic Rock

> Jimmy Eat World Are Hitting the Road Again This Fall | Rolling Stone

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