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Random music news for Friday, January 8, 2020

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys doomscrolling, take a look at this. If you can, move from that to music news for Friday, January 8, 2020.

  1. Looks like Senator Amy Klobuchar is a Foo Fighters Coup Fighters fan.
  2. And Jamiroquai was trending on Twitter during Wednesday’s Capitol riot for a weird reason.
  3. Into TikTok? Here’s how things looked in 2020.
  4. Apparently, the last straw for Kim was Kanye’s run for president.
  5. As Dr. Dre recovers from a brain aneurysm in the hospital, he agreed to pay his estranged wife US$2 million in spousal support.
  6. Can summer music festivals in the UK be saved this year? We’re not sure.
  7. Need some laughs? Try these funny Internet moments from 2020.
  8. Livestream concerts are here to stay. Here’s why.
  9. Here’s a good list: six controversial metal bands who were banned in various places around the world. (Andrew)
  10. I had no idea Kevin Smith shot another ending to Clerks. Beware: This is dark. (Via Sean)
  11. FIVE Maybachs? That’s, like US$2 million worth of cars for Christmas.
  12. The former road manager for the Happy Mondays was caught in Turkey with £80 million worth of coke.
  13. Miley Cyrus has recorded a Metallica covers album with Elton John, Chad Smith, and, er, Yo-Yo Ma.
  14. Relax, Weeknd fans. It’s prosthetic makeup designed to troll.
  15. Warner Music has signed a deal with TikTok as more labels jump onboard. There’s much money to be made.
  16. Spotify’s “white noise” problem.
  17. If you’re a fan of Irish music, check out the shortlist for the Irish Album of the Year prize.

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One thought on “Random music news for Friday, January 8, 2020

  • I’ve seen the Clerks ending before … must have been a bonus on the DVD.

    Did you know Mallrats had received a massive edit? I stumbled across the original extended cut a few years ago finally. It’s over half an hour longer! It has a completely different introduction explaining why the father hates T.S. so much, and makes the jump-cuts in the theatrical version rather jarring when you realise how they just cut out dialogue that wouldn’t make sense any longer.

    They were right to re-edit it though, most of the dropped content wasn’t particularly funny. It was interesting to watch once though.


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