Random music news for Thursday, February 4, 2021

Will there be a running of the bulls this year? It’s unclear. On to music news for February 4, 2021.

  1. IT’S A “W,” YOU GUYS! NOT A BAT! FIGURE IT OUT!
  2. Will concerts come back in 2021? Not so fast says this epidemiologist. (Via Pamela)
  3. Guesses are that Apple might be producing 100,000 cars within the next couple of years. They’ve partnered with Kia.
  4. What’s happening with Sinead O’Connor’s son?
  5. Gene Simmons of KISS sold this place. Just US$2 million.
  6. This husky–yes, a dog–really likes Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”
  7. Do you think you’ve got the ears to pick the hits? You could earn up to US$1,000.
  8. Are you interested in the way charts work with the music industry? Check out this story on Soundcharts.
  9. Grateful Dead…tea? Why not?
  10. This is an odd bit of Beatles memorabilia.
  11. Chrissie Hynde now has her own signature Fender guitar.
  12. Country singer Morgan Wallen has had his record deal suspended indefinitely because of some racial slurs.
  13. This rapper is known as “the neo-Nazi Weird Al.” He’s been arrested.
  14. Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee are now thinking about moving on and making more music outside of Rush.
  15. The guy who murdered cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer in prison is now a poet. Anyone need song lyrics?

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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