Random music news for Saturday, November 21, 2020

If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you’ll appreciate this. And meanwhile, back in Russia…

Once you’re done watching that a few times, move to music news for November 21, 2020.

  1. AC/DC’s Power Up has already debuted at #1 in eight countries with still more to come.
  2. Check out this fan-made video for “Through the Mists of Time” from the new AC/DC album, Power Up.
  3. Beats has a new line of headphones/earbuds called Flex that comes with a campaign against racial inequality.
  4. What will Christmas 2020 sound like?
  5. When Donald Trump hands you lemons, Lil Pump shows that you can make lemonade.
  6. The legal fight between Michael Jackson’s estate and HBO over the documentary Leaving Neverland continues.
  7. Celine Dion has lost a VERY big legal battle with a concert agent.
  8. The music industry is very pissed at the NFL for copyright violations. Check it out.
  9. What exactly did Shamrock Capital get for its purchase of Taylor Swift’s master recordings? Let’s explore that.
  10. Do you watch The Voice? You can now vote using Google Assistant.
  11. Here’s a good history of hardcore/straight edge label, Dischord.
  12. This new game tries to explain why your favourite band breaks up. Give it a look. (Via Mark)
  13. KISS plans a (safe) live stream from Dubai on New Year’s Eve.
  14. Is this the future of karaoke?
  15. Here’s a rare Beatles story that hasn’t been told often.
  16. Liam Gallagher’s son and Ringo Starr’s grandson are in court, accused of doing something racist.

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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