Random music news for Monday, November 8, 2021

Have you seen Sex Education on Netflix? If not, you missed out on this big school musical production. My high school was never like this.

  1. The first lawsuits involving the Astroworld festival tragedy have already been filed.
  2. Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” (along with everything else on the band’s fourth album) turns 50 today.
  3. Richard Ashcroft says there’s going to be a Netflix docudrama about the “Bitter Sweet Symphony” copyright dispute with the Rolling Stones.
  4. Paul McCartney hates passport photos. And a few other things, too.
  5. Astro, the toaster for UB40, has died.
  6. Andy Parker of 808 State has died after a short illness.
  7. That is a lot of pyro, isn’t it, Rammstein?
  8. I wish I’d had this for Halloween: A nine-hour version of Bauahaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.”
  9. Kanye Ye has spent the last week defending his friendship with Marilyn Manson.
  10. George Harrison’s childhood home is up for auction.
  11. Another gallery of bad album covers.
  12. North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un has a brother who is obsessed with Eric Clapton. He’s now disappeared (the brother, not Clapton).
  13. These three concert posters were just auctioned off for more than USD$100,000 each.
  14. And OF COURSE you can be a Pete Davidson model of these.

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BONUS: Who hasn’t done this?


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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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