Random music news for Saturday, October 3, 2020

A interesting point, don’t you think? Here’s what’s going on in music news for October 3, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Rockers react to Trump’s positive test.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: “How tech will save the music business.”
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Lots of karaoke at Trump’s rally. A spreader event?
  4. Spinal Tap will reunite for a Democratic fundraiser on October 14.
  5. Amazon Music and Universal are teaming up for a massive “ultra HD” project.
  6. Yesterday (October 2) was the 25th anniversary of the release of Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory. Here are 25 facts about that record.
  7. New Order’s “Blue Monday” has been reissued with the original iconic packaging.
  8. Fun: These songs were banned from the radio for stupid reasons.
  9. Yoko Ono has sued one of John Lennon’s former assistant over an interview.
  10. Giddy is a new “collaborative streaming service.” Here’s what that means.
  11. “Google is killing ‘hold’ music.” Here’s what that means.
  12. This is an interesting piece of kit: a radio, instrument, and speaker “mashup.”
  13. If you’re going to announce the lineup for a music conference, this is a fun way to do it.
  14. Redefining the greatness of radio. Discuss.
  15. Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” is back on the charts thanks to TikTok.
  16. Here’s a secret about Pearl Jam’s 1992 MTV Unplugged performance.
  17. Sexy nudes in…death metal corpse paint? Yup.
  18. Um, okay

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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