Random music news for Saturday, October 16, 2021

Fun with plankton! (Via Larry) And now fun with music news for October 16, 2021.

  1. Survivors are testifying about what happened during the 2015 Bataclan massacre. (Via Sean)
  2. Korn drummer Ray Luzier has tested positive for COVID.
  3. Simon Gallup left The Cure. Now he’s back in after two months.
  4. How did Jared Leto end up being teargassed at an Italian anti-COVID-measures protest?
  5. Prince’s estate has released a rare demo from 1979.
  6. Coldplay says their upcoming tour will be environmentally friendly.
  7. David Bowie stores are popping up in New York and London.
  8. A music venue in Niaraga Falls, New York, had a visit from the FBI. This looks…awkward. (Via Amber)
  9. Spotify offers up new information on their hardward called Car Thing.
  10. Instagram is now offering “practice mode” for people with live streams.
  11. What did Judas Priest’s Rob Halford do during the pandemic? Fought prostate cancer.
  12. A legendary SF alternative station has flipped away from the format. KITS had been playing alt-rock since 1985.
  13. Canadian concert company Side Door–love them, use them–has raised $3 million to expand operations. (Via Sean again)
  14. What is it, Jack White?
  15. Relax, please.

BONUS: Getting out of QAnon is apparently a lot harder than you might think.

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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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