Random music news for Friday, February 4, 2022

This guy got hacked by North Korea. So he took down their entire internet from his bedroom. Respect, dude. Here’s what’s happening with music news for February 4, 2022.

  1. Nearly 400 Astroworld lawsuits have been consolidated into one massive case involving 2,800 defendants.
  2. Not everyone can afford to boycott Spotify. Here’s why.
  3. Here’s how Spotify CEO Daniel Ek defends keeping Joe Rogan.
  4. On that topic, here’s a list of who has pulled their content from Spotify.
  5. Somone else has had the same reaction as me to this year’s list of nominees for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. YES!
  6. Noel Gallagher is apparently set to perform at Glastonbury.
  7. Munky from Korn: The SWAT team and the psych ward.
  8. After years of decline, music piracy ticked up in 2021. A factor of the pandemic?
  9. And the number of Facebook users is down for the first time ever.
  10. If you’re into prog. you won’t want to miss the new King Crimson documentary, In the Court of the Crimson King.
  11. The Beatles’ Get Back documentary won’t be out on Blu-ray and DVD for a while.
  12. Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine, the documentary on the Canadian power trio, is coming to streaming. Here’s a trailer.
  13. If you’re a Pixies fan, you’ll be interested in this interview with Black Francis.
  14. Want to take a course on the cultural impact of Taylor Swift? You can now at NYU.
  15. Andy from the band Groove Armada has a new gig: Documenting the history of bread.
  16. This Spanish Eurovision contestant sings about the glory of breasts. Interesting set design.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: It was just a matter of time. (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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