Random music news for Monday, November 22, 2021

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  1. Drake is headlining a concert. Too soon after Astroworld?
  2. Adele’s 30 album had a big first day on Friday.
  3. And Adele forced Spotify to do something interesting. Did you notice what it was?
  4. I’m surprised it took this long for someone to start pirating NFTs.
  5. Thirty years ago this month, U2 released the Achtung Baby album. Here’s one perspective on what that record meant.
  6. Eddie Vedder remembers the days and events leading up to the death of Kurt Cobain.
  7. Marilyn Manson has sold his Hollywood Hills place for US$1.84 million.
  8. And Manson’s lawyer is floating the idea of a settlement with some of his accusers.
  9. Figures.
  10. Korn’s Jonathan Davis reveals how bad he had COVID.
  11. Remember Gorilla Glue Girl? She’s about to release her first single.
  12. The mask seen on the front of Quiet Riot album Metal Health sold for US$50,000.
  13. METZ had all their gear stolen in California just two dates into their tour.
  14. Paul McCartney has weird tastes in sandwiches.

BONUS: My Ongoing History of New Music podcasts has been named as one of the 30 best music podcasts. Nice!

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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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