Random music news for Saturday, October 31, 2020

I’ll bet you’re expecting an opening link to something Halloween related. Nope. This is much more interesting. And so is music news for October 31, 2020.

  1. All right, here’s some Halloween stuff. Al Jourgensen has found some “lost mixes” of “Everyday is Halloween.” Listen here.
  2. YouTube made US$5 billion from ads in the last quarter…
  3. …and YouTube Music has over 30 million subscribers.
  4. Wait–what? A hologram?
  5. Kanye is also running a Christian school.
  6. Check out this new Eddie Van Halen mural in Vancouver. It took this airbrush artist just a couple of days. (Via Tom)
  7. Ticketmaster has some new tools for managing socially-distanced concerts.
  8. Lil Wayne has come out as a Trump endorser.
  9. And Springsteen? He wants Trump out.
  10. And Trapt singer Chris Taylor Brown has come out as a supporter of far-right whacko white supremacist group The Proud Boys. It looks like the band has gone all-in with them.
  11. This new K-pop group called Aespa has both human and virtual members.
  12. Who listens to albums anymore? Discuss.
  13. I’ll admit to laughing at some of these doctored album covers.
  14. Interesting list: Kids who are following in the footsteps of their famous musician parents.
  15. The Hoff has gone metal in spectacular fashion.
  16. What were the most-Shazamed songs of the 2010s? You’ll never guess.
  17. U2 fans have about 24 hours to take part in the Elevation Watch Party. (Via Rick)

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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