Random music news for Friday, February 28, 2020

That’s one tiny moon. Here’s what I have for music news for February 28, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: Facebook has canceled its F8 Developers Conference.
  2. More bad news for R Kelly. Then again, he’s not making it easy on himself.
  3. Now these songs are oldies. Three thousand years old.
  4. Killer whales and their musical repertoire: The smaller the whale, the more songs it knows.
  5. Ow, Brtiney!
  6. Ticketmaster and StubHub are again before the US government talking about ticket prices.
  7. Public Enemy is going to perform in support of Bernie Sanders.
  8. Music Fingers? It’s a new weird way of making music.
  9. This 81-year-old woman “weaponized” her parrot by getting it to sing opera. Her neighbours are not happy.
  10. Jay Z vs. the prison in Mississippi.
  11. This itty-bitty wormy things live surrounded by metal balls 15,000 feet deep in the Pacific. They’re now called Macrostylis metallicola after you-know-who.
  12. Yes, Tay-Tay, we get it.
  13. Michael Jackson is NOT dead. He’s a wrestler in Brazil.
  14. Movie industry rumour: Apple does not let bad guys use iPhones.
  15. Who knew that Helen Mirren was a Radiohead fan?

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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