Random music news for Saturday, November 14, 2020

Fifty years ago, officials in Oregon, had to nuke a whale. And that’s not much of an exaggeration.

And thirty years ago Thursday, this email was sent. It changed everything. Moving to music news for November 14, 2020…

  1. And it was five years ago yesterday that we heard of the Bataclan Massacre in Paris at that Eagles of Death Metal show. Here’s the story of one survivor.
  2. Coronavirus update 1: Bernard Sumner of New Order is recovering from COVID-19.
  3. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s how clubbing in Singapore will look now.
  4. Stephen Carpenter of The Deftones is apparently a flat earth anti-vaxxer.
  5. Fun fact: Can you name the two other Canadians to play the Super Bowl halftime show before The Weeknd? Dan Ackroyd (1997 as part of a Blues Brothers performance) and Shania Twain (2003.)
  6. These are 20 of the best drum solos EVER!
  7. Looking to place your music in movies, a TV show, or an ad? Read this.
  8. Wanna read some weird things about metal music and artists? Go here.
  9. Maynard James Keenan’s vineyard took home some awards for its wine.
  10. In case you missed this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Eddie Van Halen, here it is again.
  11. Little Richard’s Tennessee country home is up for sale.
  12. Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has a new graphic novel project.
  13. The latest company to launch a subscription music streaming service is SONOS. More detail here, too.
  14. The first reviews of Apple’s new HomePod Mini are in–and they’re pretty good.
  15. And these people are responsible for protecting the oldest recorded music in the world.
  16. A documentary on Mike Oldfield’s highly influential Tubular Bells album is in the works.

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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