Random music news for Thursday, February 11, 2021

I gotta see this new Britney Spears documentary. It just has to become available in Canada first. Oh, and she’s working on her own documentary, too. Moving to other music news for February 11, 2021…

  1. Oh, Bruce
  2. R Kelly’s abuse trial has been delayed again. Blame COVID.
  3. It’s been good to be Willie Nelson. See?
  4. There’s been a big bust of fake signature guitars.
  5. Twitter ended 2020 with 192 million active users. More here.
  6. Spotify is now testing its “live lyrics” feature in the US.
  7. When was the last time you looked at the Internet Archive for music? Try it.
  8. Here’s one way concerts may return in 2021–in the UK, anyway. (Via Sean)
  9. YouTube is experimenting with a “TikTok button” for short-form videos.
  10. Despite being suspended by his record label and dropped by radio stations after his racist rant was caught on video, Morgan Wallen still has the number one album in the US.
  11. Speaking of music charts, are they a thing of the past? Discuss.
  12. Lunar New Year is coming up. The US Ambassador to Vietnam has this rap about it.
  13. Here is a really inspiring story of Coldplay, Chris Martin, and a “differently-abled” singer named Emmanuel Kelly.
  14. Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays says he’s still seeing aliens.
  15. This could be a really sneaky way of a cop preventing someone from livestreaming a situation.
  16. Ancient psych music? You could make that argument.
  17. The offspring! (No, not the band.)

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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