Random music news for Friday, April 5, 2019
It was twenty-five years ago today that Kurt Cobain killed himself. You’ll be hearing a lot about this over the weekend. Elsewhere on April 5, 2019…
- Ozzy has canceled more shows after a fall at home.
- Meanwhile, son Jack was sucker punched in a random act of violence at a coffee shop.
- Brenda Spencer, the 16-year-old girl cited in the Boomtown Rats’ song, “I Don’t Like Mondays” is now 56 and is looking at parole.
- This is the guy I want to be the next president of the US. Not only does Pete Buttigieg make all kinds of sense, but in college, he wrote stuff like this.
- Required reading: 10 trends that will reshape the music industry
- Nipsey Hussle’s songs have been streamed more than 100 million times in the US alone since he was killed last week.
- The city of Chicago is suing Jussie Smollett after he refused to pay the costs for the investigation into his fake crime.
- Kate Bush fans will appreciate this.
- It looks like stream-ripping is finally losing steam.
- Nearly three million Americans still get Netflix DVDs in the mail.
- Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray says he’s going deaf. Or is he?
- This year will mark the inaugural heavy metal knitting championship in Finland. Yes, I said “heavy metal knitting.”
- Thor lives!
- If you’re a Foo Fighters fan–specifically a fan of drummer Taylor Hawkins–take a look at this.