Random music news for Friday, August 30, 2019

Labour Day weekend already? Jeebus. It feels like we were just talking about May 2-4. Here’s what I’ve got for music news for August 30, 2019.

  1. This is a fantastic article detailing the earliest days of Weezer
  2. Does Tool earn more in streaming revenue for the 10-minute-and-22 second “Fear Inoculum” than Lil Nas X’s 1-minute-and-57 second “Old Town Road?” Here’s the answer.
  3. A cool look at Pachyderm Studios where Nirvana recorded In Utero.
  4. Here’s the latest installment of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands: Lee Aaron.
  5. Two large unauthorized US streaming services have been busted.
  6. Had Woodstock 50 been pulled off, it might have looked like this.
  7. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, The 1975 and more have signed a petition in support of Planned Parenthood.
  8. The “Spotify for News” did not work. This might.
  9. Here is a very good idea that could reduce trash and waste at music festivals.
  10. Confused about how the album charts work these days? This should explain the current methodology.
  11. The story of political hip-hop.
  12. Oasis: The musical? Noel says it’s just a matter of time.
  13. The night Lars Ulrich of Metallica went AWOL.
  14. Are midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in trouble? Perhaps–and for a very strange reason.
  15. Well, this is a nice neighbourhood.
  16. This is a different sort of photographic exhibition involving musicians.

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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