Random music news for Saturday, March 28, 2020

How will this COVID-19 nonsense finally end? Here are some predictions. One you’re finished, come back for music news for March 28, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: You go right ahead, MIA.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: A song for the self-isolating.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: The US is offering some help to musicians.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: With some London streets closed, workers have taken the opportunity to refurbish the famous Abbey Road crosswalk.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: David Coverdale’s new song, “Coronavirus Blues.”
  6. Coronavirus update 6: Disturbed “Down with the Sickness” has spiked in sales and streams.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: R Kelly wants out of jail because he’s afraid of getting COVID-19.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: NYC’s Governor’s Ball has been canceled.
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Liam Gallagher says that an Oasis reunion to benefit the NHS will go ahead with or without Noel.
  10. Coronavirus update 10: Bruno Mars made a US$1 million donation to help laid off workers in Las Vegas.
  11. Coronavirus update 11: Manu Dibango, a great African jazz musician, was felled by COVID-19. He was 86.
  12. Coronavirus update 12: Jackson Browne is recovering in hospital after testing positive.
  13. Coronavirus update 13: Morrissey fans are having fun with his lyrics.
  14. Coronavirus update 14: Out of work musicians and actors have a new place to turn in Toronto.
  15. Coronavirus update 15: The singing surgeon has gone viral (but in the old-fashioned non-deadly social media way.)
  16. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  17. Weird record alert: Record Without a Cover (1985).
  18. Radio: Still very much a thing. See?
  19. This is a cool new Marshall Bluetooth speaker.
  20. Music experts vs. the sound of car exhaust: This is interesting. (Via Walter)
  21. Bored? Try using your melon(s). (Via Tom)

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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