Random music news for Thursday, March 5, 2020

That’s it. I’m never ordering fries and Diet Coke together again. Instead, I’ll just focus on music news for March 5, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Glastonbury has had to respond to cancellation fears.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Mariah Carey has canceled a show in Hawaii due to “travel restrictions.”
  3. Coronavirus update 3: SXSW has issued this statement. The event will go on.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Record labels are now restricting travel.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Slipknot, Whitesnake and Sons of Apollo have all postponed tours.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: Then there’s all this.
  7. Coronavirus question: Has anyone heard anything from Coachella?
  8. Barbra Streisand: Still not a Trump fan.
  9. Journey just fired their rhythm section.
  10. Phil Collins’ son will play drums on this upcoming Genesis reunion tour.
  11. The average Canadian songwriter made $67 from digital sales in 2019. That is not a typo.
  12. Beto O’Rourke’s former bandmates aren’t happy with his endorsement of Joe Biden.
  13. Noel Gallagher on this week’s Oasis reunion rumours: “No.”
  14. Ariana Grande is off the hook for the copyright lawsuit over “7 Rings.”
  15. The legendary Berlin club scene is apparently in trouble.
  16. Bad taste in music? Blame mom and and dad.
  17. It’s now been one year since Prodigy man Keith Flint took his own life. His bandmates have this remembrance.
  18. Pharrell Williams is selling this place for US$17 million.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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