I watched the second season of Tiger King in one sitting. I feel shame. However, I do feel good about this round-up of music news for November 20, 2021.
- Eddie Vedder’s next solo album, Earthling, will be out February 11.
- Primary Wave has purchased the song catalogue of late Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro for US$30 million.
- The screenwriter for the Academy Award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody is suing the producers who claim that the movie lost US$51 million. Wait–what?
- Martin Scorsese is going to direct a Grateful Dead movie with Jonah Hill starring as Jerry Garcia.
- Spotify is now available in 184 countries, including Iraq, Tajikistan, and Venezuela.
- Still with Spotify, the ability to view lyrics is rolling out across all apps worldwide.
- JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production company is now in the podcast game.
- Is this the oldest record store in the US? (Via Mark)
- I used to like Eric Clapton until he went all anti-vax. A lot of people seem to feel the same way.
- How’s this for a real estate transaction: Lady Gaga sold Frank Zappa’s house to Mick Jagger’s daughter.
- And yet another: This is what could happen to the property where Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre now sits.
- Pink is recovering from hip surgery.
- Interesting: Music specially composed for guided psychedelic therapy.
- A new Bowie documentary is coming. The director went through “thousands” of hours of rare footage.
- Legendary rock’n’roll photographer Mick Rock has died at the age of 72.
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