Random music news for Saturday, April 13, 2019
It was on this day in 1970 that Apollo 13 mentioned to Houston that they had a problem. And it’s also Record Store Day. When it comes to music news for April 13, 2019, we have this:
- Speaking of shopping for records, John Lennon apparently loved to do just that.
- This man from Ottawa just donated his 12,000-piece vinyl collection to a library. (Via Tom)
- Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
- Morrissey has a new
beefcomplaint with Canada.
- There was a memorial (21,000 people) and procession for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle. One person died and three were injured in a shooting along the route.
- Barack Obama had this tribute to Nipsey.
- And another thing: Tickets to the free memorial were being scalped for $400.
- Not music related, but topical: Some German students have created an algorithm that predicts who will die in Game of Thrones.
- If you’re going to sing for 106 hours to break some kind of world record, read the rules first. Just ask this guy.
- Generation Z–the generation behind Millennials–is about to redefine music. Here’s how.
- Now that a black metal musician has been arrested for burning three churches in Lousiana, CNN has this black metal explainer.
- Do NOT go for a beer with Fuzz Townshend of Pop Will Eat Itself.
- Apple Podcasts–as in the app–is getting a new look.
- Ever had one of these music experiences on an airplane?
- Yes, it would be good to see Izzy Stradlin back with Guns N’ Roses–and it might happen.
- More analysis of why Spotify is getting deeper into podcasts.
- Fifty years after Frank Sinatra recorded the Paul Anka-written “My Way” is as popular as ever. Why? Let’s take a look.
- Burton Cummings 1, noisy dance studio 0. (Via Tom)
- The vinyl version of Morbid Stuff, the new album of Canada’s PUP, is going crazy in Australia.