Random music news for Monday, February 3, 2020

Ponder this: Bart Simpson is now the same age as Homer when The Simpsons began. Another note: Did you notice that yesterday’s date could be written 02.02.2020? That was the last palindromic date for 909 years. And now, music news for February 3, 2020 (or 03.02.2020)

  1. Shakira’s tongue has inspired some new memes.
  2. Curious about what songs were used during Super Bowl commercials? Go here.
  3. And here’s a list of the best and worst commercials.
  4. Taylor Swift fans are sending death threats again.
  5. There was an incident at Donald Trump’s Mar-a Lago resort involving a drunk opera singer that involved gunfire.
  6. Metallica’s James Hetfield is back in public after a stint in rehab.
  7. The Wuhan virus is starting to affect concert tours.
  8. And on a related note (sort of), this was weird.
  9. Why are so many rappers dying young?
  10. Liam Gallagher had a new gig as a butler. Sort of.
  11. Johnny Cash’s Tennessee estate has just sold for US$3.2 million.
  12. You’ve got $10 million in watches but no money for child support?
  13. Wait: So Beethoven wasn’t deaf when he wrote his last music? Time to rewrite the history books.
  14. Did WhatsUp stop working on your phone over the weekend? Here’s why.
  15. Cool: Interactive radio commercials.
  16. If you’re into vinyl collecting, here are some good online resources.

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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