Random music news for Monday, November 15, 2021

Maybe Santa won’t be coming to town. Labour shortages. As for music news for November 15, 2021…

  1. ICYMI, Britney is now free.
  2. Slipknot’s Clown tore some bicep muscles during a gig necessitating surgery. Naturally, there’s video of the accident.
  3. The tambourine Liam Gallagher played on “Wonderwall” just sold at auction for big bucks.
  4. Stone Temple Pilots have halted their tour because someone on the team tested positive for COVID.
  5. This Friday is the 30th anniversary of U2’s Achtung Baby album.
  6. The Trump Administration had a grudge against Taylor Swift.
  7. Want to take drum lessons from Ringo Starr? Now you can!
  8. This is a different sort of iPhone case. Thoughts? (Via Peter)
  9. Analysis: Science says The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” is the best all-round song.
  10. Death metal is in the Bible. Or maybe the Bible is in death metal. See? (Via Chris)
  11. There’s some serious drug trafficker violence around Tulum, Mexico. Are raves to blame?
  12. Neil Peart received a special posthumous lifetime achievement award.
  13. Before you dump off all that old vinyl at the used record shop, make sure that you’re not giving away anything valuable–like this.
  14. Are CDs completely uncool now? There’s an argument for that.
  15. Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) is nuts.
  16. Uh, thanks. I guess.
  17. Massey Hall is about to reopen after years of renovations costing $184 million. This book on the Hall looks great.

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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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