Random music news for Monday, March 29, 2021

Let’s start your week with a disco crow.

Now that’s done, here’s music news for March 29, 2021.

  1. No surprise here: Sharon Osbourne is suing CBS over her firing from The Talk.
  2. Bob Dylan is now 80. And he’s spending the time fighting for some songwriting credit.
  3. Ja Rule sold an NFT painting inspired by the Fyre Festival for US$122,000.
  4. Now The Weeknd has an NFT song.
  5. And The Aphex Twin hid something inside his recent NFT offering.
  6. Sheet music is now racially insensitive? Sheet music?
  7. An orchestral performance from Weezer? Yes.
  8. An acoustic song from GWAR? Yep.
  9. Beyonce has storage units? And they’re not very secure. See?
  10. Looking to test your new stereo system? Here are 65 albums that will put it through its paces.
  11. More on Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer: He was allegedly one of the first people inside the US Capitol on January 6.
  12. This Steely Dan hit is a hit again 50 years later thanks to the new Suicide Squad trailer.
  13. There’s a new fight against what used to be called in some circles as the “Elvis Tax.”
  14. The drummer of Alabama Shakes has been arrested for “willful torture and abuse of a child under the age of 18.”
  15. Well, this took a weird turn. (Via Sean)
  16. A Paul McCartney cookbook? Sort of.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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