Random music news for Friday, November 27, 2020

Will in-person Black Friday shopping add to our COVID-19 problems? I’d bet on it. Stay home, shop online, and enjoy some music news for November 27, 2020.

  1. Nominations for the 2021 Juno Awards will be announced on December 1 through a virtual press conference.
  2. Is THIS why The Weeknd was snubbed for a Grammy nomination? Really?
  3. Good one, Killers.
  4. Call the Office, a longtime music venue in London, Ontario, has closed indefinitely.
  5. Twitter is going to relaunch account verifications early next year. Got any feedback for them?
  6. This is an interesting look at how the music of our youth shapes the rest of our lives.
  7. Wayne Kramer is suing Old Spice. As in the toiletries company.
  8. With a new Smashing Pumpkins album out today, Billy Corgan has a lot to say.
  9. Till Lindemann of Rammstein has written a National Geographic picture book.
  10. I didn’t think it was possible, but Travis Barker found more space on his body for new tattoos.
  11. Metal Batman.
  12. The new David Bowie biopic Stardust is getting some brutal reviews.
  13. Here’s a conspiracy theory I missed: Taylor Swift is a satanist clone of Zeena Schreck, the daughter of Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey. (Thanks to Gregory for bringing this to my attention.)
  14. This sounds like an interesting restaurant.

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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