Random music news for March 17, 2021

I don’t like green beer. I do like music news for March 17, 2021.

  1. Why aren’t there more protest songs when there’s so much to protest about? Could it be that woke culture is the problem?
  2. Elton John isn’t very happy with the pope over his condemnation of same-sex unions.
  3. More Snoop Dogg wine. This one is a rosé.
  4. Abbey Road Studios has a new remote collaboration tool for music producers.
  5. Apple is introducing new “city charts” daily playlists coming with iOS 14.5.
  6. There’s a proposal that would let UK musicians tour the EU now that Brexit is a reality.
  7. Metallica’s “Star-Spangled Banner”: Thoughts?
  8. Little Nandi Bushell is at it again. This time, it’s a Muse-approved performance.
  9. The Grammys are taking heat for their Eddie Van Halen tribute. Here’s the opposite view.
  10. Jon Schaffer, the guitarist with Iced Earth charged with raiding the US Capitol back on January 6, is still in jail at an undisclosed location.
  11. If you’re a Tragically Hip fan, you might want to consider one of these. (Via Larry)
  12. Could NFTs be used for generally protecting copyrights? Yes–and that might a good thing.

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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