Random music news for Monday, March 9, 2020

Yes, I’m glad for the extra daylight at the end of the day, but switching to DST is not healthy. Can we just get rid of it, please? Think about that as we go through music news for March 9, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Tool is worried that fans at a concert in New Zealand may have been exposed.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Justin Bieber has had to downsize the venues on his tour because people are just too afraid to go to concerts.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Broadway is having to deal with the crisis. too.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: More songs to help you with hand washing.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: What about Coachella?
  6. Here are some great shots of the Grateful Dead’s legendary Wall of Sound PA system.
  7. Would you start a karaoke club in your house? These people did. (Via Tom)
  8. An interesting trend: dividing albums in half.
  9. Another mystery song mystery. Can anyone identify it before they give the answer?
  10. This can’t be true about R Kelly. Or can it?
  11. Lewis Capaldi is working on a new mental health initiative.
  12. Apparently VHS tapes are back. No, seriously.
  13. Wu-Tang lullabies.
  14. Lewis Capaldi’s behaviour was so…odd that his record label hired him an etiquette coach.
  15. This UK radio station plays nothing but podcasts.

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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