Random music news for Thursday, April 22, 2021

What’s with the UFOs over Canada? Keep your eyes on the skies! Here’s music news for April 22, 2021.

  1. Has it really been five years since the death of Prince? Wow.
  2. A nice piece of history: Where did rock’s “devil horns” sign really come from?
  3. If you’re a musician frustrated by the latency you get with online collaborations, take a look at this.
  4. And here’s why you should release your music on a Friday.
  5. The music industry is drowning in data. What should be done with all this information? Discuss.
  6. Ever hear of Rudimentary Peni? They’re back.
  7. What is Apple trying to do with their paid podcasts proposal? Here are some theories.
  8. Willie Nelson wants you to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  9. Yay, Ted Nugent. You dummy.
  10. I hosted a panel on the intersection of music and cannabis on 4/20. You can listen in here.
  11. This is fun: A 4K restoration of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis performing in Paris. (Via DB)
  12. Here’s a list of celebrities who are now in the weed business.
  13. There’s a KISS biopic in the planning stages.
  14. Looking for a turntable? This is a very good choice.
  15. Don’t. Stop it. STOP IT NOW.

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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