Random music news for Monday, January 11, 2021

This is Blue Monday, right? It’s supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Hopefully, it’s at least sunny where you are. Cheer yourself up with some music news for January 11, 2021.

  1. The Trumps partied in a private tent when the MAGA nuts stormed the Capitol (here’s video). At least one artist’s family is upset that they used her music at the party.
  2. Indie rock darling Ariel Pink has been dropped by his record label after participating in last week’s Capitol siege.
  3. The members of System of a Down finally agree on something politically. Sort of.
  4. Meanwhile, Bad Wolves have lost their frontman due to political differences.
  5. The co-founder of important metal label Megaforce, Marsha Zazula, has died at 68.
  6. Grimes says she “finally has COVID” and is “weirdly enjoying DayQuil.”
  7. How many of these band names have you been mispronouncing? (Via Andrew)
  8. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has this idea about producing fans’ music on Twitch.
  9. Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani were married for about 14 years before the divorce. But because Gwen wants to marry in the Catholic Church, she needed to have the marriage annulled. And it was by a Vatican tribunal.
  10. An FM radio signal is coming from…Ganymede?
  11. Apple and Hyundai apparentLy will have a deal to work together on an EV together by March.
  12. Fun: The evolution of the iPhone.
  13. This app turns your iPhone into a universal remote for your TV. Cool.
  14. And speaking of apps, Spotify is working on a redesigned interface for CarPlay.
  15. The estate of Elvis Presley will put the King’s name on anything. See?
  16. The Simpsons predicted the future again! ( Via Andrew)
  17. Did the coronavirus extend the life of the album? Maybe.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.