Random music news for Saturday, April 11, 2020

Anyone else having weird dreams during the pandemic? This could explain a few things. Now, music news for April 11, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: U2 has donated €10million to COVID-19 relief efforts. That’s just over $15 million.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Cardi B has been giving away $1,000 an hour to coronavirus victims.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Just about every podcast is mentioning COVID-19 these days.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Motown executive James Fisher has died at the age of 89 due to coronavirus complications.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Good read: How Canadian record labels are going virtual during the pandemic.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: The music industry remains split on whether to go ahead with scheduled releases or to hold back until things calm down.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: Burning Man has been canceled.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: New Jersey residents are cautioned to say “one Springsteen apart.”
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Pearl Jam has postponed their European tour.
  10. Coronavirus update 10: Osheaga has been canceled.
  11. Coronavirus update 11: Madonna has lost a cousin and two friends to COVID-19.
  12. How are these virtual concerts going? Here’s one report.
  13. Travis Nelsen, drummer for Okkervil River, has died. No cause of death has been released.
  14. Speaking of which, Liam Gallagher is on board for one of these gigs.
  15. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  16. Hoaxers faked out Billie Eilish.
  17. Fifty years after The Beatles broke up, a photograph of the Quarrymen from 1957 has emerged.
  18. There is a fake album by John Fruiscinate out there. Don’t be fooled.
  19. Scowling Sting.

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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