Random music news for Friday, September 11, 2020

Cool. A floating Apple Store. Elsewhere in music news for September 11, 2020…

  1. Why do artists get paid so little by streaming music services? This interview explains a few things.
  2. That was a very nice tip at Burger King, 50 Cent.
  3. Who wanted to kill Eminem? This guy.
  4. ABBA’s tax-deductable wardrobe.
  5. Warning: This demonstration of AI neural synesthesia could melt your brain.
  6. Ace Frehley of KISS: Trump supporter.
  7. British band The Libertines are set to open their own hotel.
  8. Aw. Too bad. Parasites.
  9. One way musicians are making money during the pandemic is by giving virtual music lessons.
  10. I’ve never seen/heard this version of Rush’s “The Weapon” before. Count Floyd? Really? (Via Brian)
  11. This is frightening. Really frightening.
  12. Another hair metal house is up for sale.
  13. Cardi B vs. the Trump supporter. (She wins, 1-0.)
  14. U2 has announced a massive re-release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind. There’s a lot of cool stuff in here.
  15. Want to be a “student of vinyl?” Go here.
  16. This could be one of the largest collections of rock star high school yearbook photos anywhere.
  17. This Little Richard song has been chosen as the new theme for Monday Night Football.
  18. This is fun: A list of songs that were originally chart stiffs but are now considered classics.

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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