Random music news for Friday, November 26, 2021

Black Friday. Try not to get trampled. Or is that just an American thing? Here’s music news for November 26, 2021.

  1. Radiohead, Rush, U2, Paul McCartney, and Pearl Jam are auctioning off some guitars for charity.
  2. Rapper Young Thug left a Louis Vuitton bag containing hundreds of thousands of dollars and jewelry in a parking lot. Who’s to blame? That’s tricky.
  3. Did this 13-year-old kid record the first punk song back in 1958? (Via Phil)
  4. Who should be accountable for problematic comments on Facebook? Discuss.
  5. Nothing, even all the flooding in BC, will stop DOA from touring.
  6. Danko Jones vs. Monster Truck.
  7. Monster Truck vs. Danko Jones.
  8. Another new generation: Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida is working on music with his son.
  9. Dave Navarro and Taylor Hawkins have a band called NHC. Taylor’s son plays drums.
  10. Spotify is testing a vertical video feed in its app. It’s just like TikTok.
  11. Steve Aoki and Sonic the Hedgehog, together at last.
  12. And speaking of video games, here’s something musical for the Nintendo 64 crowd.
  13. Apple has updated Shazam so it will recognize more songs that ever before.
  14. Please don’t take medical advice from Joe Rogan. Please? He’s at it again.

BONUS: I may never have lobster or calamari again.

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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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