Random music news for Monday, January 25, 2021

If you don’t have enough to fret about, take a look at Satanist robots and vampire dolls. Got that? Then let’s try music news for January 25, 2021.

  1. Jon Schaffer, the guitarist from Iced Earth, will be extradited to DC to face charges for his role in the Capitol siege back on January 6.
  2. Another 2021 music festival: No Ultra Music Festival in Miami this year.
  3. In fact, people are really, really concerned about the future of festivals.
  4. And Brexit is going to make touring very difficult for British musicians.
  5. This online metal series is a godsend for metal fans.
  6. This is good: Marc Maron interviews Daniel Lanois on his WTF Podcast. It’s good. (Via Michael)
  7. Rob Halford’s latest quarantine outfit is rather stylish.
  8. The band Trapt continues to disintegrate over politics.
  9. Agreed.
  10. Are these the greatest guitar solos of all time?
  11. If you’ve been following all the issues around ticket scalping and ticket brokers, take a look at this.
  12. Sony’s electric car is now being road-tested.
  13. The sea shanty thing on TikTok is REALLY blowing up.
  14. Podcasting is blowing up but given how many programs are out there, few are making money.
  15. Lorde’s former manager has been fired by Warner Music Australia on charges of sexual harrassment.

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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