Random music news for Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! (Yes, American readers, we have our own that doesn’t seem to involve an orgy of shopping.) It’s a day off, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have music news for October 12, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Satire, but… (Via Tom)
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Can Jimi Hendrix help?
  3. Spotify says that one of the fastest-growing genres on the platform is “mental health.”
  4. Eddie Van Halen and his family had to endure racism
  5. …and then there’s this about ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli.
  6. A good interview with Eddie from 2017. (Via Tim)
  7. And here’s the inevitable reaction video from people hearing Van Halen for the first time.
  8. Gary Numan and his wife sound...interesting.
  9. Simon Cowell is walking again after his big bike crash.
  10. I would not want to move this.
  11. Universal Music is getting into the hotel business.
  12. This is not a good look for Phil Collins.
  13. Not music related, but too good to ignore. Watch this.
  14. Blue Oyster Cult has something to say about the creature known as “Florida Man.”
  15. Death metal for a TV dancing competition? ABSOLUTELY!
  16. Johnny Lydon has officially gone MAGA. Oh, dear…
  17. The history of Toronto’s legendary Lee’s Palace.
  18. Have too much money to spend on a turntable? Try this one.
  19. One of the guys accused of planning to kidnap the governor of Michigan is a metalhead.
  20. Bonus: Now THIS is hot sauce.

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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