Random music news for Friday, May 22, 2020
Remember when the US Memorial Day Weekend used to be a big time for blockbuster movies? This has already been a bad time for movie theatres. Now a survey suggests that 70% of us would rather watch new movies at home. I get it. Moving to music news for May 22, 2020…
- Coronavirus update 1: Live Nation is experimenting with social distancing concerts in New Zealand.
- Coronavirus update 2: Marianne Faithfull has fully recovered from COVID-19, which had her in hospital for three weeks.
- Coronavirus update 3: Guns N’ Roses has postponed their North American stadium tour.
- Coronavirus update 4: Nickelback has postponed their summer tour.
- Coronavirus update 5: Virtual concerts are here to stay. How should we proceed with them going forward? Here are some thoughts.
- Coronavirus update 6: Wu-Tang Clan…hand sanitizer?
- Coronavirus update 7: In hindsight, it’s very possible that Andy Gill of Gang of Four died of COVID-19.
- Coronavirus update 8: U2 helped drive a big COVID-19 fundraiser with some handwritten lyrics.
- Coronavirus update 9: Death Angel drummer Will Carroll says he met Satan while in a COVID-19 coma.
- Coronavirus update 10: Here’s how COVID-19 is affecting the world of vinyl.
- Kendall Jenner has to pay US$90,000 in the lawsuit regarding the Fyre Festival. She was one of the event’s paid influencers.
- Wait: Mister Rogers once sued Ice Cube?
- If you use music in Instagram posts, you’d better read this.
- Same thing if you use music with Facebook Live. Read this.
- YouTube has a new feature that tells you to stop watching videos and go to bed.
- Need a digital detox? The 1975 has something called Mindshower.
- Retro fun: The top 100 lost songs of the 80s.