Random music news for Monday, February 8, 2021

I had kinda predicted this: Research into the coronavirus could give us a cure for the common cold. Maybe. Good news, right? And here’s some music news for February 8, 2021.

  1. How the hell did Jeep convince Bruce Springsteen to finally make a TV commercial? Like this.
  2. And not everyone is happy about Bruce’s Jeep spot.
  3. Here are all the Super Bowl commercials that featured musicians.
  4. The American reviews of The Weeknd’s halftime show are…mixed.
  5. But the reviews from Canada are pretty good.
  6. Now Corey Feldman has come out with accusations against Marilyn Manson…
  7. …and Evan Rachel Wood would like to add a few things to her allegations–including Manson’s wife.
  8. Oh, and Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice has a Manson story of her own.
  9. Bottom line? This is the Marilyn Manson Reckoning.
  10. Miley Cyrus brought out Billy Idol for her pre-game performance.
  11. Tommy Lee from Motley Crue is working on a…Christmas song? Yep.
  12. Here’s the story of the world’s first female roadie.
  13. If you’re a fan of Bob Marley, here’s the story of his famous Les Paul.
  14. Okay, so maybe Apple hasn’t partnered with Kia to make a car.
  15. Elton John is VERY pissed at how Brexit negotiators left things for touring British musicians.
  16. Radio dudes: Watch this video on how to be a PD.
  17. FACTOR is offering a session for Black artists and entrepreneurs. You can sign up here.

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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