Random music news for Friday, September 17, 2021

Interesting. Does Alzheimer’s begin in the liver? Now I’m paranoid about that next drink. I am, however, fully confident in the music news report for September 17, 2021.

  1. Instagram is bad for teen girls? Well, yeah. Duh.
  2. Ozzy is going to have surgery for neck and spine issues.
  3. Meanwhile, Elton John is in much pain and needs hip surgery.
  4. And Nicki Minaj has made it much, much harder for the Ministry of Health in Trinidad to deal with COVID. Way to go, Nicki.
  5. Marilyn Manson managed to beat one charge of sexual assault.
  6. “TikTok is running everything” in the music business. Discuss.
  7. Want to buy Eddie and Alex Van Halen’s Ferrari? It’s for sale–but in a weird way.
  8. Would you eat a Poison Burger? It’s a new food invention of Alice Cooper.
  9. Here’s an odd piece of Canadian (and also North American) radio history.
  10. The latest demand from music fans: Reunite The Smiths with Rick Astley in place of Morrissey.
  11. And what about this rumoured Public Enemy reunion? Uh, no. Probably not.
  12. The US Navy goes metal. Cool!
  13. Okay, that must have been…weird. (Via Tom)
  14. The father of Liam and Noel Gallagher–not a favourite with the boys–is now homeless and is asking for help.
  15. French metal band Gorjira has had three ancient fossils named after them.
  16. Wait: What’s the connection between The Tragically Hip and folk horror?

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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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