Random music news for Saturday, February 13, 2021

This new AI system can tell if you have a good dog and reward them accordingly. As for music news for February 13, 2021…

  1. I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with the Britney Spears conservatorship situation.
  2. So what really happened with Bruce Springsteen’s DUI issue in November? There are conflicting reports.
  3. And how do you get charged without being drunk? A lawyer explains. It is definitely a weird one.
  4. Wait: Nirvana still jams? Yep.
  5. This radio station‘s playlist only features music from 1902 to 1958.
  6. The Rock and Roll Hall of fame: The Snubbed.
  7. Courtney Love is pretty busted up over this week’s death of Larry Flynt.
  8. Apple Watch has reached 100 million users.
  9. In the US, MusiCares has released a survey of how the pandemic has affected musicians. Read about it here.
  10. Dave Grohl and Killer Mike of Run the Jewels have joined an advisory board to help create policy for rebuilding the US industry post-pandemic.
  11. Beats with birdsong! (Via Sean)
  12. Alice Cooper got vaccinated.
  13. And Ozzy got the first dose of the vaccine.
  14. And this animated video is reminiscent of the time Black Sabbath got raided for drugs.
  15. Spotify is going to let their employees work from anywhere. (Paywall)
  16. A documentary about The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance is in the works.
  17. Well, this is odd. In a good way, though.
  18. Singing telegrams? Whatever it takes, I guess…
  19. If you work for Spotify, the company says you can work from anywhere.

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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