Random music news for Saturday, September 25, 2021

Gawd. Tiger King 2 is coming. This is not a drill. Neither is music news for September 25, 2021.

  1. Captain Kirk is finally going to space! For real, too!
  2. Elon Musk and Grimes have separated. Does that make her a Space Ex? (Sorry.)
  3. Want to be a musician? Here are 22 reasons NOT to become one. (Via Walter)
  4. Live-streaming album releases? Not a bad idea.
  5. Need some deep background on Chris Martin? Read this confessional bit.
  6. Ballsy: R Kelly’s defence team cited Martin Luther King in their closing remarks.
  7. Here’s this week’s Canadian Online Radio Chart.
  8. There’s a documentary coming on the fight Insane Clown Posse Had with the FBI.
  9. Supermarket radio? Cool!
  10. The worst songs ever? Discuss. (Another one from Walter)
  11. And why releasing a full album is a bad idea today. (Also from Walter)
  12. Justin Bieber and the Toronto Maple Leafs have a collaborate merch deal. And this stuff is insanely expensive.
  13. This is interesting: The kind of content that Facebook demotes.
  14. Idiot. A scary one, too.
  15. Well, this is weird even for Japan.
  16. Garth Brooks is playing seedy bars instead of stadiums for an interesting reason.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: The glory days of music on public access TV. (Via Danny)

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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