Random music news for Friday, November 12, 2021

This rare Apple computer just sold for US$400,000. Old tech can be worth big bucks. Let’s move over to music news for November 12, 2021.

  1. RIP Graeme Edge, drummer for the Moody Blues.
  2. Wow. There’s no love lost between Paul Stanley and his sister.
  3. Wait: Damon Albarn completely severed off one of his fingers in a cooking accident? Yes!
  4. Facebook’s new avatars look way too realistic. See?
  5. And is Facebook’s metaverse dead on arrival? Maybe.
  6. Still with social media, Instagram is testing “take a break” reminders...
  7. …and YouTube is removing “dislike” counts on all videos.
  8. Jay-Z 1, perfume company 0 in contract dispute.
  9. Now this would be an interesting collaboration: Noel Gallagher and Nile Rodgers.
  10. Trooper has lost its two founding members, yet the band will continue. How is that possible?
  11. Lucian Grange, the head of Universal Music Group, makes more money than all UK songwriters combined. This is not going over well.
  12. Rolling Stones jeans? Why not?
  13. A father and daughter were tortured and killed over some extremely valuable Stradivarius violins.
  14. Please enjoy this climate-themed dance track from Jarvis Cocker.
  15. Like puns? Then you’ll LOVE this. (Via Andrew)
  16. Apple AirTags? Might be worth it.
  17. TikTok’s effect on music is only going to get stronger. But how much stronger?

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BONUS: If the common cold is a coronavirus just like COVID, why can’t there be a vaccine for that, too? Well, there might be.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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