Random music news for Friday, February 5, 2021

Anyone else see the poop emoji in this design? Probably not a good corporate look. And now, music news for February 5, 2021.

  1. Gross: New autopsy information on Elvis Presley’s death says he’d been constipated for four months.
  2. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan is recovering from COVID for the second time.
  3. There will be no full-scale Eurovision show this year for obvious COVID reasons.
  4. COVID got you lonely? This Toronto woman has an anonymous audio service for people who need to reach out.
  5. And this guy is giving away an album of sound that makes people happy.
  6. Trent Reznor has come out against his one-time friend, Marilyn Manson.
  7. Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit calls Marilyn Manson “a bad f–king guy.”
  8. But his ex-wife, Dita Von Teese, has come to his defense.
  9. Meanwhile, there was a “disturbing incident” at Manson’s house in LA that saw the police respond.
  10. It must be over: Kanye has moved 500 pairs of sneakers out of Kim Kardashian’s house.
  11. Taylor Swift, who is very protective about her trademarks (and tries to trademark many things), is being sued by a theme park in Utah over its trademark.
  12. Remember Turntable.fm? It’s coming back.
  13. The latest TikTok sensation is a 110-year old woman singing a WW I song.
  14. Shazam has been updated with 14 new home screen widgets.
  15. Todd Rundgren is experimenting with geo-fenced livestreams. It’s a cool concept, actually.
  16. This might be helpful: A music streaming royalty calculator.
  17. WTF is this?

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.

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.