Random music news for Saturday, October 17, 2020

Fun with obsolete gadgets! Once you get through that, try music news for October 17, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: There was a yodeling superspreader event in Switzerland.
  2. Ireland has issued a set of U2 stamps.
  3. It’s not your imagination. It IS quieter out there.
  4. Peter Frampton sure went through a lot of coke.
  5. Nile Rodgers is selling some pretty cool guitars.
  6. Fifteen Tony nominations for the musical base on Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill.
  7. A one-time bass player for AC/DC has died.
  8. It’s good to be a member of BTS. Here’s why.
  9. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee has now reached 7 billion views on YouTube. It’s still being watched 1.4 million times every day. (No link; I got this from a newsletter.)
  10. Have we reached peak streaming yet? (Hint: No.)
  11. Interested in how people are consuming ebooks, audiobooks, and podcasts? This study goes into detail.
  12. If Trump wins, Bruce Springsteen says he’ll move to Australia.
  13. If you were ever a Tom Petty fan, you should take a look at this.

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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