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