Random music news for Friday, March 13, 2020.

If Friday the 13th freaks you out, you have paraskevidekatriaphobia. And March 13, 2020, is one of two Friday the 13ths this year. It’s coming up 39 weeks (3 x 13) from now. Now on to music news.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Yes has withdrawn from the music-themed Cruise to the Edge cruise.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The Pixies have pulled a bunch of Australian dates.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Here are 23 heavy, heavy songs that you can hum while you wash your hands for the
  4. Coronavirus update 4: How radio can help deal with the situation.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Live Nation is losing BILLIONS in stock value. In fact, things have been cut in half.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: Seattle and San Francisco have banned large gatherings. Concerts have been canceled.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: They Might Be Giants have postponed their 30th anniversary tour dates.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: The Simpsons predicted that Tom Hanks would get sick.
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Sammy Hagar is now staying home, too.
  10. Coronavirus update 10: Add Styx to the list of bands who have postponed tours.
  11. Coronavirus update 11: And the Glorious Sons have called off their A War on Everything tour. They’re giving refunds.
  12. This Canadian prof explains quantum physics using Rush and Metallica.
  13. Tencent, the Chinese music giant, isn’t really Chinese at all. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands.
  14. Good try, but…no.
  15. Well, this is narcissistic, innit?

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Friday, March 13, 2020.

  • March 13, 2020 at 10:46 pm
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    Was going to see Blackberry Smoke in Kitchener Ont. tonight but it was postponed 2 hours before the show .Miffed. Stupid COVID-19.

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