Random music news for Monday, May 11, 2020

My hair has turned into a reverse mullet with all the party at the front. Soon I may have no choice but to adopt a man bun. Not good.

And RIP Jerry Stiller.

Here’s music news for May 11, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Alanis Morissette’s 25th-anniversary Jagged Little Pill tour with Liz Phair and Garbage has been postponed.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Royal Albert Hall in London is facing closure.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: So when will concerts come back? Some experts weigh in
  4. Coronavirus update 4: …and only 10% of Americans would go to a concert right now.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Super-manager Scooter Braun has some thoughts on the future of concerts.
  6. Good reading: A history of the Moog synthesizer.
  7. Good viewing: Strange lofi music videos from post-Soviet Ukraine.
  8. Good story: Noel Gallagher and the tale of Hollywood Weed.
  9. Dean Martin: The Hologram.
  10. Iron Maiden is now selling their own soccer jerseys.
  11. Gotta listen to this podcast about how The Scorpions power ballad “Winds of Change” is tied up with the CIA. (Via Steve)
  12. Spotify is testing video podcasts.

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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