Random music news for Saturday, March 20, 2021

Well, that was quick The NFT craze has already hit its nadir. A man sold his fart for $85. Yes, someone bought it. As you contemplate that, let’s move to music news for March 20, 2021.

  1. When you really think about it, this is a very good question: “Why are bands disappearing?
  2. This is fun: What songs are #1 in these 3,000 places?
  3. Weird theory: The death of Princess Diana was foretold in the music of Morrissey. Wait–what?
  4. Uh-oh. Russian’s Eurovision entry is in trouble with…Russia. (Via Sean)
  5. My latest musical obsession is all-female Japanese metal bands. Damn, they’re good!
  6. M&M’s in the US now come with a Spotify playlist.
  7. How long can the Phoenix Music Theatre hang on with COVID?
  8. Paul McCartney has announced a new picture book inspired by The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.
  9. More proof that the Confederate flag is poison to someone’s career these days.
  10. The Go! Team have a new album inspired by the partial hearing loss of one of their members.
  11. A fan of INXS? Read this.
  12. Matt Sorum, the ex-drummer of Guns N’ Roses, has a new memoir coming in September.
  13. This Tool tribute(?) is…odd.
  14. Just like me, Maestro Fresh Wes has a children’s book.
  15. Justin Bieber has a trademark infringement problem with his new album.

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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