Random music news for Saturday, January 30, 2021

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.

  1. Jerry Garcia, the late enthusiastic drug-taker with the Grateful Dead, could have a high school named after him. So…Jerry Garcia High?
  2. Pearl Jam branded…boxed chocolates?
  3. We know about disc jockeys. What about an “aroma jockey?”
  4. Now that Donald Trump is out of office, what’s Randy Rainbow to do? (Via Sean)
  5. Chester Bennington’s widow, Talinda, has filed for divorce after remarrying for a year.
  6. The release of director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie has been delayed.
  7. 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?
  8. Here come the Super Bowl commercials. This one features a cover of the Beatles.
  9. Are we witnessing the death of the global internet? Here’s what that means.
  10. Mike D of the Beastie Boys is selling off some of his awards to raise money for charity.
  11. Coachella’s promoter has proposed launching a mass vaccination site.
  12. Twitter is under pressure to properly license music for the platform.
  13. Lady Gaga’s Oreo scavenger hunt. Yes, as in the cookies.
  14. Enjoy Mars, Grimes.
  15. 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.

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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