Random music news for Thursday, November 11, 2021

Here are two words you never want to hear from your doctor: “scrotal necrosis.” Let that sink in as you work your way through music news for November 11, 2021.

  1. There’s an online movement to block Travis Scott on Spotify in response to what happened at the Astroworld Festival last Friday.
  2. A new documentary on the last days of Freddie Mercury is coming.
  3. A new and unheard Beatles song has been discovered! But hang on: It’s not as great as it seems.
  4. This Rolling Stones museum exhibit in Kitchener, Ontario, looks great.
  5. You can now buy Green Day coffee.
  6. Rob Halford of Judas Priest has recorded a PSA directed at men, urging them to get their prostate checked. (Rob was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the height of the pandemic.)
  7. “Music streaming: Is it a level playing field?” Discuss.
  8. How much of an average salary do consumers spend on streaming? Details here.
  9. Another look back at the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the iPod.
  10. Where will the music industry be in 10 years? Here are some predictions.
  11. This church in England conducts metal services. Readings come from Korn, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden.
  12. Could this end up being part of the future of radio in the car?
  13. Mariah Carey once said she won’t eat fast food. But now that she’s got a deal with McDonald’s…
  14. Speaking of fast food, Tim Hortons and Justin Bieber have come together over Timbits.

BONUS: Martian Heinz ketchup. Alert Ed Sheeran.

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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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