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Random music news for Monday, October 19, 2020.

Give it a moment. You’ll get it. (Via Tom)

Here’s what I have for music news for October 19, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Marilyn Manson isn’t having a good time during the pandemic.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Same thing with Stevie Nicks.
  3. John Fogerty to Donald Trump: “Cut it out.”
  4. Here’s a tour of Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 studio.
  5. Diddy now has his own political party–but he’s endorsing Biden.
  6. Go BOOM! This video shoot didn’t go as expected.
  7. Miley Cyrus’ dog barely escaped death on the set of The Voice.
  8. Fun: Pomplamoose covers “American Scum” in an interesting way. (Via Sean)
  9. R. Kelly is still having a rough time in jail.
  10. The Manic Street Preachers did a really nice thing for a fellow artist.
  11. INXS: The musical.
  12. Fascinating: The Church of England co-owns songs like “Single Ladies” and “Sexyback.” Here’s what I mean.
  13. Ronnie Woods of The Rolling Stones is selling this house.
  14. Was Led Zeppelin really “ready to tour” in 2007? That’s what Robert Plant says.

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2 thoughts on “Random music news for Monday, October 19, 2020.

  • If the van is what I think it is (sorry, real fans!), it’s an Eddie Van Halen thing? The only reason I know this is because about 20 years ago – but probably more, someone was taking plain converse and doing that effect on them and selling them online. They looked really amazing. I bookmarked them, planning to go back later but only did *really* later and the site was no more. I probably have the URL on a backup somewhere if I dug hard enough so it could probably be found on the wayback machine but pictures are pretty rare when you have to go back that far. There are a few sites I visit when I’m feeling nostalgic and missing those days. It’s bittersweet.

    Someone like Vans should do a design like that and donate the money to charity or something. (I have no idea of copyrights on that look..I just liked the look and know nothing about the meaning or intent behind it.)


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