Random music news for Friday, February 25, 2022

I am the one in any group of eight. Moving to music news for February 25, 2022.

  1. The Offspring’s Dexter Holland will give the commencement address at Keck School of Medicine.
  2. Tool will soon release an expanded 30th-anniverary of Opitate...
  3. …and they have reduced the price–a tiny bit–of their special-edition version of Fear Inoculum after a fan backlash.
  4. Oh, and Tool stopped a show when a fan collapsed. Good. (And Billy Eilish did it again. Again, good.)
  5. On a Maynard James Keenan-related note. here’s a message from Puscifer. (Via Sean)
  6. This video features David Byrne answering the most pressing questions on the internet. (Sean again)
  7. Drake might be getting into the Jamaican patty business. That would be good for one Toronto place in particular.
  8. Will Lars Ulrich’s feces save the world from annihilation? This video thinks so.
  9. They’re late, but Kanye has shared four songs from his Donda 2 album on his Stem player. UPDATE: All the tracks are now out.
  10. I like this: The Blame Canada Tour with Sum 41 and Simple Plan.
  11. Things seem to be back on track for Live Nation despite lingering COVID issues.
  12. How has TikTok helped diversify the music industry? Let’s take a look.
  13. Wait: Alex Jones is back on Spotify?
  14. Some musicians (including The Weeknd) have invested in a new mobile game controller.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: This explains NFTs. I think.

BONUS BONUS: If you don’t get the joke, you were never really into cassettes. (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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