Random music news for Monday, April 6, 2020

If you’re working from home, have you noticed that the weeks fly by but then the weekends drag? Maybe you need to get the family to do something like this.

Here’s music news for April 6, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: The concert industry could lose US$9 billion in ticket sales because of the virus.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: New Jersey cops had to break up a gig by a Pink Floyd cover band on someone’s front lawn because it attracted 30 people.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: And a similar thing happened in Cheshire, London, with a Bee Gees dance routine.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Marianne Faithfull has tested positive.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: John Taylor of Duran Duran says he had the virus but recovered.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: Noel Gallagher says he’s been panic-buying booze.
  7. Coronavirus update 7; Fall Out Boy is donating US$100,000 to the COVID-19 fight in Chicago.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi is auctioning personal items to raise money for a local hospital.
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Gator, which normally makes guitar cases, is now making masks.
  10. This is the weirdest musical monument I’ve ever seen.
  11. Megadeth and Anthrax are among the latest to offer online guitar lessons.
  12. An artist known for creating artwork for metal bands has been accused of disemboweling his 80-year-old father.
  13. The daughter of boxer Floyd Mayweather stabbed another woman over something to do with rapper YoungBoy NBA.
  14. Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance has uploaded some unreleased songs to SoundCloud.
  15. Not music related but fun: The first known written use of the F-word has been tracked to this manuscript from 1568.
  16. Into Rush? Check out this archive/newsletter.

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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