Random music news for Saturday, November 20, 2021

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.

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

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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