Random music news for Friday, October 29, 2021

The Small Dong March was held in LA. Yes, it’s what you think. As for music news for October 29, 2021…

  1. It’s begun: The first radio station has flipped to Christmas music.
  2. Sony’s Q3 results show that the company made over US$1 billion from streaming for the first time.
  3. Meanwhile, Universal Music reported Q3 streaming revenues of US$1.149 billion.
  4. There’s a new exhibit in NYC that celebrates what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday.
  5. Meanwhile, there’s a new Beatles exhibit coming to Liverpool.
  6. An Ozzy Osbourne skateboard? Yep.
  7. Remember the mask on the cover of Quiet Riot’s Metal Health album? It’s going up for auction.
  8. Motley Crue, secret agents. No, really.
  9. ABBA says they’re done. Again.
  10. The organizers of Movember are suggesting that all guys grow a “Lemmy Mo” in honour of Lemmy from Motorhead.
  11. If you were ever a Silverchair fan, you need to check out Daniel Johns’ podcast. It’s bigger than Joe Rogan in Australia.
  12. No Guess Who for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. But that’s no real surprise.
  13. Speaking of The Hall, there’s this analysis.
  14. Vinyl is at the breaking point. Here’s why.

More news? Check here.

BONUS BONUS: This video of a piglet and a monkey will break your heart. Wait for the bit with the cabbage at the end.

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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