Random music news for Monday, October 25, 2021

A “flesh-eating STD?” Lovely. Let’s digest that as we go through music news for October 25, 2021.

  1. Serge Tankien of System of a Down has tested positive for COVID.
  2. Ontario is going to lift capacity on concerts.
  3. Here’s how activists got The Rolling Stones to stop performing “Brown Sugar.”
  4. Is there a link between the vinyl shortage and the big need for plastic take-out containers? (Via Bryan)
  5. Warner Music Group is worth US$10 billion more than it was a year ago. Someone’s doing something right.
  6. Introducing Billboard #HotTrending Songs Powered by Twitter. Go here to learn what it’s about.
  7. Gene Simmons is selling this USD$15 million place in Las Vegas.
  8. Nirvana has won a copyright lawsuit over a particular t-shirt design.
  9. This is odd: The real meaning of the “Please Come to Brazil” meme. (Via Andrew)
  10. Twenty years after the horrible fire at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island, we have some answers.
  11. DMX left behind 15 children–and counting.
  12. Oscilloscopre music! (Via Walter)

More news? Check here.

BONUS: If The Simpsons were real life. (Via Tom)

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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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