This is a TikTok challenge that needs to stop. Now. Seriously. As for music news on April 19, 2021…
- Mike Mitchell, the guitarist on The Kingsmen classic “Louie Louie,” has died at the age of 77.
- My Chemical Romance has postponed their reunion tour to 2022.
- This British band will be among the first to attempt a “normal” gig.
- Some performers can’t wait to get back into a venue. Meanwhile, some people just aren’t ready to be that close to other humans just yet.
- But out in BC, they’re having beach parties amid a pandemic surge.
- Pandemic surprise: Vinyl demand is so high that there aren’t enough pressing plants. (Via Greggory)
- The psychiatrist who once treated Courtney Love and Gwyneth Paltrow has lost his license.
- Katy Perry thinks social media is “the decline of human civilization.”
- UK church leaders aren’t keen on the idea of a vaccine passport for entering public venues.
- If you’re a rock fan, you might find this playlist of the top 200 of 2020 songs on Spotify a bit hard to take.
- Why do so many bands get into the booze business? Here’s why.
- Good audio gear history: When American record companies hated Japan.
BONUS: Nice. (Via Larry)