Random music news for Monday, February 15, 2021

This is a great article on how social media and public outrage have come together–and it’s not good. Once you’re done with that, move to music news for February 15, 2021.

  1. Do the Ramones’ people know about this?
  2. Nicki Minaj’s father has been killed in a hit and run.
  3. Pharrell Williams just won a victory in a hangover from the “Blurred Lines” plagiarism trial.
  4. Now Jay-Z is into bitcoin with a big investment.
  5. A good interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren.
  6. Rupert Neve, creator of some of the most iconic recording consoles of all time, has died at age 94.
  7. This product exists. It’s weird, but I can understand its utility.
  8. Here’s a t-shirt I can get behind. (Via Larry)
  9. An Eddie Van Halen photo book is coming later this year.
  10. There’s a Netflix true crime documentary that falsely implicates a metal musician.
  11. Gene Simmons once wrote to Marvel in hopes of getting into a Fantastic Four movie.
  12. That’s a lot of coke.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

One thought on “Random music news for Monday, February 15, 2021

  • February 15, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Larry and Alan, thank you for sharing Music Declares Emergency. Yep, it was a t-shirt (and hoodie!) I could get behind too. Plus I joined the group. I liked that they included fans in the mix rather than it just being made up of music industry professionals.

    Some of their message is really appropos re something I had to deal with in December and just thoroughly disgusts me. It goes against everything I ever believed in but someone else was handling things because I wasn’t able to do it myself. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully forgive myself for what that person did on my behalf because I didn’t handle everything myself. At the time, I thought I was making the right decision and it wasn’t. Unfortunately, there’s only a minor learning lesson for my takeaway but it has to be enough.


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