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Random music new for Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Marty McFly’s hoverboard just sold for about US$500,000–and it doesn’t even hover. Reading music news for November 16, 2021, is so much more fulfilling.

  1. That Adele-Oprah TV special Sunday night brought in bigger ratings that the Oscars.
  2. Presbyterian Ladies College and Scotch College in Perth, Australia, have banned performances of the musical Grease because it’s now “inappropriate.”
  3. Did Led Zeppelin really go to a sex club with ABBA? Here’s the story.
  4. Is music destined to become more tribal? And if so, is that good or bad?
  5. Arkells will perform at the halftime show of this year’s Grey Cup in their hometown of Hamilton. The game is scheduled for December 12 at Tim Horton’s Field.
  6. Despite hurting himself in a fall earlier this year, Gordon Lightfoot will perform at the reopening of Massey Hall November 25.
  7. I didn’t know that North America’s oldest music festival was in Edmonton.
  8. What happened to Eric Clapton to make him such a douche? Even other musicians won’t associate with him now.
  9. Sloan’s latest release is a punk rock covers collection on clear vinyl.
  10. Polka quest success!
  11. With the rise of podcasting, listening to music fell 10% in the US over the last eight years.
  12. I’m all for new books on Canadian music history. This one looks at the music scene in Ottawa in the 1970s. (Via Bob)
  13. Snapchat has reached a licensing deal with Sony Music to use tracks in posts.
  14. And is the streaming craze over? Rising prices have people cancelling their subscriptions.

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Alan Cross

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