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Random music news for Monday, April 8, 1979

I saw the 1979 eclipse from my backyard in Manitoba. Super-psyched for today. (But not like this.) We should also probably talk about music news for April 8, 2024, too,

  1. What does a total eclipse sound like on the radio?
  2. RIP Rocket Norton, drummer of Prism.
  3. What if Kurt Cobain had lived? Let’s try some alternative history.
  4. Canada’s Supreme Court won’t hear the Live Nation/Ticketmaster ticket bot case.
  5. A lof Canadian festivals are struggling or being canceled outright. Why?
  6. Is it time to maybe go back to CDs? Some people think so.
  7. Every city should have a vinyl group like this.
  8. Blink-182 had to cancel some shows because Mark Hoppus got sick.
  9. Meta has a new game called Drums Rock. Check it out here.
  10. We really do feel music. There’s been new research on music and your stomach.
  11. Has TikTok killed the music video? Maybe.
  12. It’s estimated that if Brtiney Spears joined OnlyFans she could make US$100 million a year. (Via Ricjk J)
  13. Why did ZZ Top grow out their beards? Oh. (Rick again)
  14. Toronto is getting a new music-themed park. (Via Andrew)

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Alan Cross

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