Angry about how governments are handling the coronavirus in Canada? Take a read of this. And what’s this GameStop stuff all about? Read this. Once you’re done, c’mon back for music news on January 30, 21.
- Jerry Garcia, the late enthusiastic drug-taker with the Grateful Dead, could have a high school named after him. So…Jerry Garcia High?
- Pearl Jam branded…boxed chocolates?
- We know about disc jockeys. What about an “aroma jockey?”
- Now that Donald Trump is out of office, what’s Randy Rainbow to do? (Via Sean)
- Chester Bennington’s widow, Talinda, has filed for divorce after remarrying for a year.
- The release of director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie has been delayed.
- The Weeknd has apparently invested US$7 million of his own money into his upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance. That’s a lot for a 13-minute performance, no?
- Here come the Super Bowl commercials. This one features a cover of the Beatles.
- Are we witnessing the death of the global internet? Here’s what that means.
- Mike D of the Beastie Boys is selling off some of his awards to raise money for charity.
- Coachella’s promoter has proposed launching a mass vaccination site.
- Twitter is under pressure to properly license music for the platform.
- Lady Gaga’s Oreo scavenger hunt. Yes, as in the cookies.
- Enjoy Mars, Grimes.
- System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan is having trouble because of his right-wing views.
BONUS: Rory sent me a picture of his new face mask.