Each day, Radio 2 Drive wraps-up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world. Now, you can follow along at home. Here are the stories we're talking about today.

3:30 p.m.

Every week on The Incident, Mark Wigmore uncovers a secret about the musicians you love. It could be a story from the road, a tale from inside the recording studio, or just one of the crazy things that happens to a working musician. Today, Sloan's Chris Murphy gets into a fist fight! More here

3:40 p.m.

Coffee drinkers may live longer... really! More here

3:50 p.m.

Happy Birthday to the man with the words, Bernie Taupin.  Elton John's long-time song writing partner.

4:10 p.m.

In the spotlight today: Our daily feature premiers Greg Laswell's "Landline."

4:40 p.m.

Is Facebook wrecking your relationship?  The word Facebook is showing up in one third of UK divorce papers. More here

5:10 p.m.

Happy birthday to Jerry Dammers of The Specials, a great in the world of ska. 

5:25 p.m.

The shelves of this K Mart are empty except for a heart of gold.  More here

5:40 p.m.

M Ward is back with a new album called A Wasteland Companion. Rich profiles the great new song "Sweetheart" today.

5:50 p.m.

CBC Music is the sponsor for this year's Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. That's Daniel Lanois' music festival just outside of Hamilton. It will take place September 1, and among this year's performers are Gord Downie, Feist, Sarah Harmer, Jesse Cook and of course, Daniel Lanois himself. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.

6:10 p.m.

Today's musical Rendez-Vous pairs Johnny Reid and Élage Diouf for a song: Video here

6:40 p.m

Loud music is a gateway to big trouble.  More here

6:50 p.m.

Happy Birthday to Morrissey. We celebrate with a cake made of woe, tears and anguish.


posted by Mark Wigmore on May 22, 2012