Random music news for Friday, February 19, 2021

Before we begin, it’s worth remembering some of the things Rush Limbaugh said about a couple of musicians.

Now on to music news for Friday, February 19, 2021.

  1. Great. Pitbull believes that COVID is a big conspiracy. Moron.
  2. LA cops are planning to interview one of Marilyn Manson’s accusers.
  3. With nothing better to do during the COVID lockdowns, people spent nearly one trillion hours streaming video in 2020.
  4. Discogs.com, the online music market, saw sales rise 40% in 2020.
  5. The latest guy to get into the cannabis biz is Travis Barker of blink-182. He has a CBD line.
  6. When Demi Lovato ODed, she says she had “three strokes and a heart attack.”
  7. Facebook has banned all news media sharing from Australia.
  8. An Amazon cuckoo clock? Maybe. It’s up to you, really.
  9. These metal band promo photos are…awkward.
  10. Kanye West apparently isn’t doing well in the midst of his divorce from Kim.
  11. Brilliant: Earrings that double as earbuds.
  12. This musician helped design a microphone for Mars and the Perseverance rover.
  13. All Your Base Are Belong to Us twenty years later.
  14. What’s going on with radio in cars? Let’s get an update.
  15. A “one-man mosh pit.” Everyone needs a hobby, I guess. (Via Sean)
  16. If you’re a musician on social media (and really, you should be there), here are seven things you should know.
  17. And here are some hints to get your podcast heard.
  18. A positive(?) thing about the pandemic: The planet is at its quietest in decades.

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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