Random music news for Friday, September 20, 2019

Day five of what was supposed to be a two-day hospital stay for kidney stone surgery. My body is just being difficult. Music news for September 20, 2019.

  1. Ticketmaster vs. the US Justice Dept: This is pretty antagonistic.
  2. And Ticketmaster says it’s not planning to deploy facial recognition technology at shows. At least not “currently.”
  3. Metallica is officially the biggest metal band in the world.
  4. Wanna buy one of Kanye’s homes? This one is back up for sale.
  5. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, together again.
  6. Why would Drake get a tattoo of Celine Dion’s face? She says “Don’t even think about it.”
  7. Damn. I gotta get to New York to see this Play It Loud music instrument exhibition before it closes.
  8. Pop songs are coming from artists faster and faster. Here’s why.
  9. This Winnipeg rock band made up of retirees has been asked to move because they’re too loud. What was that being if it’s too loud you’re too old? (Via Tom)
  10. Remember when Kathy Griffiths released a picture of her holding up Donald Trump’s severed head? British rapper Slowthai just did something similar with Boris Johnson.
  11. TJ Jackson–Michael Jackson’s nephew–says he’s the sole guardian of Michael’s kids.
  12. We now have a digital stream of the final White Stripes concert from 2007.

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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