Random music news for Friday, October 2, 2020

Wait: We’re supposed to drink our coffee after we have breakfast? The science is, apparently. Music news, though, is good anytime. Here’s what’s happening for October 2, 2020.

  1. Google has introduced Nest Audio.
  2. Why would you replace the strings on a piano with those from a guitar? To achieve this.
  3. Spotify Pumped.” Good for workouts.
  4. If you’re a fan of metal and hard rock, you might want to try Rockifi to make new friends.
  5. When you’re wearing headphones and singing along to the tunes, this could happen. (Via Tom)
  6. Yes, some radio stations (especially CHR/Top 40 ones) play the same songs over and over and over again. Here’s why.
  7. Confessions of Stevie Nicks.
  8. Ed Sheeran made more than £100,000 a day last year.
  9. Here’s why every musician should learn meditation.
  10. Justin Bieber posts a picture of some Crocs on Instagram. Investors go nuts. Stock pops.
  11. Motorhead beer is back.
  12. Linkin Park has released a demo of “In the End.”
  13. Maynard James Keenan fears for the future of Western society.
  14. Borat is back. Just in time, too.

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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