Random music news for Friday, March 6, 2020

Aw, sweet! Once you’re done looking at that video, turn your attention to music news for March 6, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: The Lady Gaga interruption.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Miami’s ULTRA festival has been canceled.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: And so has ULTRA Abu Dhabi.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Weird Al says he’s not going to do a song called “My Corona.”
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Ozzy, Trent Reznor, and the Beasties Boys have all pulled out of SXSW because they’re worried about the disease.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley companies have been asked to postpone big events.
  7. Katy Perry is going to be a mom.
  8. The Australian outback pub made famous in David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” video is for sale.
  9. Mick Jagger, movie star. Again.
  10. Digital voice assistants can apparently be hijacked by ultrasonic waves.
  11. Nicki Minaj’s husband has been arrested for not registering as a sex offender.
  12. Okay, these re-imagined rock posters are pretty cool.
  13. If you run a podcast, there’s a change coming to Chrome later this year that could screw things up for you.
  14. Interesting: The successor to Freddie Mercury in Queen could have been Robbie Williams.
  15. Another Toronto venue is going. Say goodbye to Hugh’s Room.

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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