Random music news for Saturday, April 10, 2021

If you want to kill some time this weekend, check out this Russian-made version of Lord of the Rings. It’s…quite something. As for music news for April 10, 2021…

  1. Broadband use has increased between 30 and 60% during the pandemic.
  2. More COVID sadness: Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest has been canceled. Again.
  3. Rage Against the Machine’s reunion tour has been postponed again, this time to 2022.
  4. A good question: What are the albums every Canadian need to hear? (Via DB)
  5. Where did he find the room?
  6. New science: Music can be every bit as addictive as fast food.
  7. Dr Dre’s mistresses will have to testify in his divorce case. Meanwhile, he says his ex is making up abuse claims.
  8. Lil Nas X’s “Satan shoes” will be recalled as part of a settlement with Nike.
  9. If you’re an EDM fan, you’ll now Bassnectar. He’s in a heap of trouble.
  10. An interesting read: “The All-Too-Radical Existence of the Black Woman Rockstar.”
  11. A new global study says that we spend an average of 4.2 hours a day on apps.
  12. Spotify’s “Promo Cards” feature has been updated.
  13. Surgery on a fish?
  14. More Eurovision weirdness. God, I love Eurovision.
  15. Weird radio blasts from space just got weirder.
  16. How about something positive about Spotify? Okay.
  17. Here’s the deal on the new Twenty One Pilots single. (Via Sean)
  18. Kim Mitchell will be inducted into the INDIES Hall of Fame as part of Canadian Music Week on May 21. (Via a press release)

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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