Random music news for Friday, January 22, 2021

More shroom research. Just sayin’. Let’s try some music news for January 22, 2021.

  1. No Glastonbury this year. Again.
  2. The Rio, a Vancouver music venue, has turned itself into a sports bar to survive the pandemic. (Via Sean)
  3. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom needs to be integrated and protected.
  4. Amazon has landed on the US Trade Representative’s annual Notorious Markets piracy list.
  5. TikTok has a new Q&A feature that allows you to ask questions of creators.
  6. The story of how Tommy James sold 100 million records and was ripped off by the mob.
  7. It’s been ten years since Microsoft killed the Zune. It still has its fans. In fact, I recently found mine.
  8. There’s a documentary on DOA’s Joey “Shithead” Keithley on his move from hardcore punk rocker to the politician. Check out the trailer.
  9. Love cover versions? Read this.
  10. Apple is apparently working on a VR headset.
  11. Sublime will be the subject of a graphic novel.
  12. And Ice-T is working on a book called Split Decision.
  13. System of a Down’s Serj Tankien has some pretty harsh words for Donald Trump. REALLY harsh.
  14. Mongolian metal stars The Hu are featured on a commemorative coin.
  15. And this Britney Spears documentary looks…weird.

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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