Random music news for Friday, April 23, 2021

This is one weird Kickstarter program. Once you decide if you want to support it, move to music news for April 23, 2021.

  1. RIP Les McKeowan of 70s boy band The Bay City Rollers.
  2. RIP Shock G of Digital Underground.
  3. Iced Earth guitarist (and US Capitol rioter) Jon Schaffer is out of jail and cooperating with authorities.
  4. Has Osheaga been canceled for 2021? It looks like it.
  5. Radio is dead? Hardly. See?
  6. Would you like any of these bands to reunite?
  7. Music supervisors deserve more love. Here’s why.
  8. If you’re a John Lennon fan, you’ll need to take a look at this.
  9. Amidst COVID, the BRITS are going to take place in front of 4,000 live fans. It’s research!
  10. Meanwhile, Bonnaroo, set for September, has sold out
  11. …but Wil Butler of Arcade Fire says he’s not ready to perform live yet.
  12. This is how TikTok is changing the face of guitar music.
  13. And TikTok is helping to drain teens away from Instagram.
  14. Well, that’s one way to recycle an old obsolete New Order song.
  15. That’s one dark tattoo, dude.
  16. Rammstein–in Russian.
  17. Universal Music Group released their Q1 results. It brought in US$1 million per hour.
  18. Not happy with your Canadian wireless service? You’re not alone.
  19. A new book on The Fall is coming.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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