Random music news for Thursday, April 1, 2021

Just so you know, I HATE the whole concept of April Fool’s Day. Everything you’re about to read is (to the best of my knowledge) actual music news for April 1, 2021.

  1. Beware of any weird Tool news today. They’ve pranked fans on April 1 many times over the years.
  2. I’m pretty sure this is legit: Today has been declared “Devo Day” in their native Ohio.
  3. Michale Graves, a former singer for The Misfits, may be called as a defense witness for the Proud Boys and their role in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. Oh, and he’s a member of the Proud Boys himself. (Via Sean)
  4. A woman was arrested outside of Drake’s Toronto house for making a disturbance.
  5. When live music finally returns, predictions are that it will be chaotic.
  6. There will be a Glastonbury event this year–it’s just that it’ll be virtual.
  7. This is fascinating: The carbon footprint of touring DJs can be INSANE.
  8. A judge had ruled that Ed Sheeran must face plagiarism charges over his song “Thinking Out Loud.”
  9. Stressed? Try this.
  10. American singer Mike Posner is going to try to scale Mt. Everest to raise money for a Detroit charity.
  11. Here’s a tricky YouTube censorship issue when it comes to one particular song.
  12. Lil Nas X is sure having fun right now poking critics.
  13. My Bloody Valentine has signed to Domino Records. This means all their stuff is FINALLY available for streaming.
  14. Why are cassette sales going up? Because they’re being bought as souvenirs.
  15. From the same story as above: 40% of millennials who buy vinyl never play those records.
  16. The latest person to sell of his song catalogue? Paul Simon.

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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