Random music news for Monday, March 2, 2020

Wait. Hitler wrote an opera? It’s just been discovered. How’s that for a start to music news for March 2, 2020?

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Avril Lavigne has canceled her Asian tour.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The Swiss have canceled all kinds of concerts and other events.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: The company that cranks out K-pop bands like BTS wants to file for a US$5 billion IPO. But there’s that coronavirus thing.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Apple is sending these care packages to employees stranded in China.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Thousands have signed a petition to have SXSW canceled this year.
  6. RIP Canadian broadcaster Bill Evanov.
  7. Paulina Porizkova, Ric Ocasek’s widow was cut out of his will and feels “betrayed.”
  8. I thought Public Enemy was on board with Bernie Sanders. Maybe not.
  9. No, wait. PE is on board with Bernie. That’s why they fired Flavor Flav. Yeah, booooieeee!
  10. Madonna took a fall during her concert in Paris and had to leave the stage in tears.
  11. The more I hear of Inhaler (featuring Bono’s kid on vocals), the more I like them. Check this out.
  12. This was one interesting traffic jam.
  13. And this guy is getting a lot of attention for his musical copyright project. (Via Andrew)
  14. The debate continues. Which sounds better: Vinyl or digital streaming?
  15. Interesting: 13 music industry scams.
  16. The older rockers get, the more important medical insurance is. Here’s an example of when things went wrong.

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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