Random music news for Thursday, February 20, 2020

Even famous people can get mugged. See? Elsewhere in music news for February 20, 2020…

  1. Spotify is now offering trailers for podcasts.
  2. This is a very different sort of rickroll. Twenty-four of them, actually. (Blame Tom)
  3. Dio: the documentary.
  4. Poison frontman Brett Michaels is selling his tour bus for US$170,000. Best take a blacklight to the interior before you buy.
  5. Here’s a cool cars-and-music detective story: Where’s Jim Morrison’s 1967 Shelby GT500?
  6. Pearl Jam has ramped up their fight against ticket brokers.
  7. Primus is going to base an entire tour around Rush covers as a tribute to Neil Peart.
  8. I like this idea.
  9. I really need to get into this new TV version of High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz.
  10. This Thai man was electrocuted while wearing headphones connect to his charging mobile phone.
  11. Jaguar is going to embed Spotify right into the infotainment system of upcoming models.
  12. Instagram Music is coming to Stories here in Canada.

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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