Random music news for Friday, October 25, 2019

Should a baseball umpire be involved in something like this? Just askin’. Off to discuss music news for October 25, 2019.

  1. Forty music festivals have promised not to use facial recognition technology. Good.
  2. The US Secret Service interviewed Eminem over some lyrics regarding Donald and Ivanka Trump.
  3. How do we feel about labels paying Spotify to promote certain releases with notification?
  4. This Iranian streaming site airbrushes women out of album artwork on the platform.
  5. Rob Halford of Judas Priest really wants to appear as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. (Via Tom)
  6. The score for Kevin Smith’s Clerks 3 is going to be written by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way.
  7. Bowling for Ronnie.
  8. Lizzo fights back.
  9. Well, that’s an entertaining tribute to The Beatles for Halloween, isn’t it? (Tom again)
  10. Ooo. New hi-fi gear from Yamaha.
  11. I never thought of J.S. Bach this way before. (Still Tom )
  12. Model Amber Rose has named her new son Slash Electric Alexander Edwards. Now that’s a GNR fan.
  13. Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour is off the market.
  14. If you’re a fan of Queen, check out this new collaborative video.
  15. The Beaches have been booked to play the Grey Cup kickoff show.

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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