Random music news for Saturday, January 16, 2021

A “smart mask?” I’m surprised it took this long. Moving to music news for January 16, 2021…

  1. RIP Tim Bogert, bass player of Vanilla Fudge.
  2. Def Leppard has launched what they say is the first-ever “digital rock’n’roll museum.”
  3. This is interesting: Prince’s first-ever filmed interview–and it didn’t take place until 1985! (Via Sean)
  4. So is this: A sad song can sound NOT sad to other people depending on where they grew up.
  5. YouTube.com now has voice commands for search, navigate, and play.
  6. A good question: Why are The Backstreet Boys tweeting about QAnon?
  7. Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria has written a song about how hard it is to get a PlayStation5.
  8. Here’s one way around pandemic restrictions when it comes to selling records.
  9. Switzerland will kill FM radio broadcasts within two years and move entirely to DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting).
  10. This could change subwoofer design forever.
  11. Mick Fleetwood has followed Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham by selling his Fleetwood Mac publishing for big dollars.
  12. Here’s a musical Pawn Stars story with an uncharacteristically happy ending.
  13. Looking for music biopics? Try these. (Via Sean)
  14. This woman was thrown out of a Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie show in London, Ontario. She then allegedly drove drunk into a house that exploded. She’s now being sued for $2.5 million.
  15. Want to rent David Cassidy’s former home in Fort Lauderdale? Just US$25,000 a month.
  16. It’s going to be tough for British acts to tour Europe now that Brexit is in effect.

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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