Random music news for Monday, April 12, 2021

Too much? If so, the BBC would like to hear from you.

  1. If you’re a musician thinking about getting into the NFT game, read this first.
  2. Here’s another reason to be mad at Spotify. (Via Andrew)
  3. And speaking of Spotify, the debate about its very foundations keeps going. (Via Sean)
  4. Want to own one of Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankentrat” guitars? They’re going up for auction.
  5. Are these the five most mysterious musicians in history? Who else would you include?
  6. An interesting watch: the 10 most iconic moments in punk history. (Sean again)
  7. What do some of these new rock’n’roll scented candles actually smell like? (Still more Sean.)
  8. Podcast listening during COVID is way up. (Sean one more time, who practically wrote today’s post.)
  9. Wait: Justin Timberlake planned the famous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction? I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
  10. Fake headphone reviews on Facebook? I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
  11. Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick recently underwent open-heart surgery. He’ll be fine.
  12. The band 311 has something to say about pot snitches.
  13. The owner of this condo is using a music video to sell the place. (Via Sean. Surprise.)
  14. Here’s another tale of a venue owner struggling to survive.
  15. That’s one BIG record collection!

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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