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Random music news for Friday, October 8, 2021

Drink coffee every day? Better read this before you move on to music news for October 8, 2021.

  1. What’s going on with Gavin Rossdale of Bush? Some people are concerned.
  2. Here’s the debate again: How do you separate people like R Kelly and Michael Jackson from their music?
  3. Some Canadian musicians will be judges on the next season of Canada’s Drag Race.
  4. How to start a record collection. (Via Mark)
  5. Coldplay has something futuristic planned for the debut of their new album, Music of the Spheres.
  6. Mel B of The Spice Girls is still bedridden five weeks after contracting COVID.
  7. Tears for Fears will soon release their first album in 17 years.
  8. Spotify is making a real run at attracting new advertisers. See?
  9. Wall Street has discovered the value of music. This could be…weird.
  10. Could alternative and active rock be coming together again? I kinda hope so.
  11. At least one of the abuse charges against Marilyn Manson will go ahead.
  12. SXSW has sued its insurance company over the 2020 cancellation of the festival because of COVID. The insurance company refused to pay.
  13. Okay, so if you had the change the cover artwork for Nirvana’s Nevermind, how would you do it? Here are five attempts.
  14. KISS them goodbye.

BONUS: The most hated brands in every country. You don’t want to be Uber. (Via

BONUS BONUS: Could you pass the Grey Poupon…wine?

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One thought on “Random music news for Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Why is what to do about the cover of Nevermind even a debate? Spencer’s lawsuit is likely going to get dismissed, the band have not been judged to have any wrongdoing here at this point. Honestly the best thing would be to go with Kurt’s original plan for how to deal with places like Wal-Mart: put a sticker (or a permanent overlay right on the image) that reads “If you are offended by this you must be a closet pedophile”. Problem solved, the band’s integrity and original artistic vision remains intact.


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