Random music news for Friday, March 12, 2021

Dude, you do NOT call 911 because mom changed the password on your Xbox. Chill out with some music news for March 12, 2021.

  1. Is the worst still to come with the Canadian arts scene because of COVID? Maybe.
  2. A former member of New Found Glory was fired from the band in 2014 when he faced child porn charges. His trial is now over and he’s released a statement. There were convictions, but the situation may not be as cut-and-dried as it first appeared.
  3. Kanye and Kim aren’t speaking as divorce proceedings roll on.
  4. Sarah McLachlan did a really nice thing for a 90-year-old woman in Vancouver.
  5. Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy is about to launch a podcast focused on mental health. It’s called “I Hate Myself.”
  6. Kenneth Branagh is going to direct a Bee Gees biopic.
  7. Meanwhile, Madness is getting their own TV series.
  8. NO! NEVER!
  9. And this is equal parts cool, creepy, and disturbing.
  10. The war between Spotify and one of the big K-pop producers has been settled. Songs that were pulled in the dispute have returned to the platform.
  11. More memes have been turned into NFTs. Madness.
  12. Artists can now sell merch through a new mobile app integration with Amazon Music. Naturally, Amazon will ship the stuff out.
  13. I LOVE these film restorations. It takes the past out of black-and-white. (Via Larry)
  14. Crown Lands is the latest band to land a feature in Rolling Stone. (Via Paul)

BONUS: The Dave Grohl kettle.

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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