Random music news for Thursday, April 2, 2020

Note: Beach bodies have been canceled for 2020. That takes the pressure off, right? You can play with this umlat generator.

Now music news for April 2, 2020.

  1. Coroanvirus update 1: Live Nation has donated US$5 million for emergency funds for concert crews. More might be coming.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s how the virus is changing podcast listening.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Guitarist Gary Holt of Slayer and Exodus has tested positive. So has folk legend Tom Rush.
  4. Coronavir update 4: Screamo kings Thursday are taking their unsold merch and turning it into hospital gear.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Video chat is spiking. No surprise, really…
  6. Coronavirus update 6: The Foo Fighters have postponed more of their 25th anniversary tour.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: Canadian broadcasters are getting a big break on broadcast fees as advertising revenue craters during the crisis.
  8. Coronavirus update 8: NXNE has been postponed from June until August.
  9. Coronavirus update 9: Could concert attendance drop after all this is over? Maybe.
  10. Coronavirus update 10: Not funny, dude. Hadn’t you heard that April Fool’s was canceled this year?
  11. If you’re looking for some new music to explore, try these weird metal subgenres.
  12. Apple has been hit with a big copyright infringement lawsuit.
  13. Wait: The Public Enemy breakup was a hoax? Apparently.
  14. Fake drugs can work like real drugs. See?
  15. Steel Panther has a new guitar pedal called the “Butthole Burner.”
  16. Stressed? Sing yourself happier!
  17. For those who can’t get enough of Tiger King, here are Joe Exotic’s ten nuttiest music videos.
  18. And you know who was once asked by the Tiger King for an endorsement? Marilyn Manson.

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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