Random music news for Saturday, March 27, 2021

Apparently Popeye was right. Who knew? Let’s try some music news for Saturday, March 27, 2021.

  1. The Talk to Sharon Osbourne: “Buh-bye.
  2. Eurovision to the Belarussian entry: “Nope.
  3. Bono has a new animated series for ONE about the importance of everyone getting vaccines. Some Canadians are involved, too. (Via Sean)
  4. Cool! Spiders from on Mars!
  5. Sorry, Malibu. Gene Simmons is actually moving to Nevada.
  6. Want Dave Mustaine’s banjo? Yes, his banjo. Just £14,999.
  7. Queen’s Brian May is going to bat for his chauffeur who is on trial for child sex abuse charges.
  8. Has it really been 20 years since Bjork showed up in her swan dress? Yes. Yes, it has.
  9. Festivals in the UK are taking cautious steps to start up again.
  10. Deadmau5’s cat now has an OnlyFans account.
  11. Spotify has redesigned both its desktop and web app.
  12. Want to fish and drink? Talk to Roger Daltrey about his plans for his trout farm.
  13. Annoyed that Joe Cocker isn’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Sign this petition.
  14. This year, some Eurovision performances will ring out from the rooftops of host city Rotterdam.
  15. Want to mess around with music and artificial intelligence? Try MuseNet and Jukebox.
  16. Ten new rules for going to shows post-COVID.

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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