Random music news for Monday, February 17, 2020

What did they do? Jiggle they handle? Turn it off and on? That’s some reboot.

  1. Wait: Keith Richards once pulled a knife on Donald Trump?
  2. Rage Against the Machine’s anti-scalper crusade has raised US$3 million for charity. The scalpers were held back, too.
  3. The new Adele album will be here in September.
  4. Hate smart speakers? Then you might want to track down one of these.
  5. According to YouTube, the company paid out US$3 billion to the music industry in 2019.
  6. And the most-streamed metal bands on YouTube are…
  7. That’ll ruin an afternoon at the theatre…
  8. An AI program was asked to create a song in the same style as Travis Scott. The result was something that sounded…awfully like Travis Scott.

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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