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Random music news for Monday, October 18, 2021

TikTok tics? This doesn’t sound good. Moving on to music news for October 18, 2021.

  1. That bow-and-arrow terrorist attack in Norway? One of the victims was a black metal singer.
  2. Dave Grohl’s The Storyteller is now a massive New York Times bestseller.
  3. Adele set a new 24-hour streaming record for her new single, “Easy on Me.”
  4. Good news: Mark Hoppos of blink-182 has had the port used for his chemotherapy removed.
  5. The custody battle involving Josh Homme and Brody Dalle just keeps going.
  6. A third member of Korn has been diagnosed with COVID.
  7. The Rolling Stones have stopped playing “Brown Sugar” in their set. Here’s why.
  8. Wait: David Bowie had a fling with Susan Sarandon?
  9. The war on royalty rates for songwriters is on.
  10. The Beatles are now on TikTok.
  11. Coldplay apparently has five rejected unreleased James Bond themes.
  12. In case you can’t get enough Leonard Cohen, there’s this. (Via Sean)
  13. This is how 11 indie musicians are getting involved in the whole NFT thing.
  14. Another band has chosen to re-name itself because of the connotations associated with their original name.

BONUS: This. (Via Olie)

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One thought on “Random music news for Monday, October 18, 2021

  • David Bowie and Susan Sarandon…The Hunger? What (to me) would be shocking, just because she’s the unknown entity beyond fame, beauty, and gorgeous accent, would be adding Catherine Deneuve to the mix.

    You haven’t lived unless you’ve seen the movie..if only for the fun bits. Or if you like vampires or any of those three or read the book…for me, it was the trifecta plus licentious goodness or not..depending on how you look at it.


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