Random music news for Monday, April 20, 2020

This can’t be good: Vultures have been spotted flying over Manhattan. Meanwhile, over on the music news side of things for April 20, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Bass player Matthew Seligman, who worked with David Bowie among many others, has died of the virus.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Classic rock face masks are starting to pop up everywhere.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: My Chemical Romance has its own face mask project.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Saturday’s “One World” event raised US$128 million.
  5. The Cranberries have become the first Irish bands to hit one billion views on YouTube. (It’s for “Zombie.”)
  6. Noel Gallagher has a plan for the rest of the lockdown. It’s about what you expect.
  7. Tool is planning to do more writing during the lockdown.
  8. Apple Music finally has a web browser version.
  9. Want to improve your hearing? Try this app created by a musician. (Via Walter)
  10. Maybe it’s time to update your devices with some new cool backgrounds/wallpaper. Take a look at these.
  11. The Hideaway, an important Toronto music venue, is going to closer permanently.
  12. If you’re counting, that’s four facelifts for Sharon Osbourne. And she doesn’t care what you think.
  13. There are now more than one million podcasts available through Apple Podcasts.
  14. GIFs rule!

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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