Random music news for Friday, November 20, 2020

Before we begin, South Korea has unveiled their AI-powered TV news anchor. Scary, really.

Now that you’re freaked out, try some music news for November 20, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Eurovision 2021 will feature pre-recorded performances because of you-know-what.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: We’re running out of scripted television, so there are more game shows. Name That Tune is coming back.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: There’s some bad news and some good news about COVID’s impact on the UK music industry.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Sharon Osbourne is self-isolating again after coming into contact with a COVID-infected person. Gotta protect Ozzy, you know?
  5. Bobby Brown’s son, Bobby Brown Jr, has died at the age of 28.
  6. Want to buy Alex Van Halen’s stage-played drumkit from 1980? That’ll be US$275,000, please.
  7. Or how about a pair of pants once worn by Elvis Presley?
  8. So the Hole reunion is happening? Maybe.
  9. The most-Shazamed song of all time is now “Dance Monkey” from Tones and I.
  10. Who you singing about here, Macca? An ex-wife, maybe?
  11. The next target for streaming music companies? Arab nations, which have been up until now underserved.
  12. A flamethrower?
  13. Looking for the site of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash? There are now road signs in Mississippi pointing you in the right direction (Via Tom)
  14. What do you do when you get a lot of hate tweets? Turn them all into a punk record.
  15. Spike Lee is going to direct a musical about–wait for it–Viagara.
  16. This sounds like an interesting music-based movie.

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, November 20, 2020

  • November 20, 2020 at 1:37 pm
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    Name that tune will probably be as shitty as Shazam

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