Random music news for Thursday, November 19, 2020

What a way to go. Wow. I’ll stick with compiling music news for November 19, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: This band found a way to safely tour during the pandemic.
  2. This is definitely the most disturbing music video you will see today.
  3. Blink-182 has new Xmas merch in their online store.
  4. Barack Obama had some words for rappers who supported Donald Trump.
  5. YouTube has launched audio-only ads.
  6. Is pop going metal? Discuss.
  7. Netflix has something called “ambient TV” coming.
  8. Katy Perry and Coke have created a commercial short film together “to be nice.”
  9. Well, this is an interesting guitar. It’s 3D printed and lights up when you play it. (Via Andrew)
  10. Here’s a good chat with Sam Roberts.
  11. Fun: Roger Daltrey vs. Elton John.
  12. Fascinating: How did this obscure Pavement B-side become such a monster song on Spotify? It’s…complicated.
  13. Apparently, Dua Lipa will be a playable character in FIFA 2021.
  14. Dolly Parton says she just might pose for the cover of Playboy for her 75th birthday. (Via Tom)
  15. A Van Halen reunion? Never.
  16. Looking for rare vinyl? Look here.
  17. This guitarist for a hardcore band saved a baby from being kidnapped.
  18. You have too much time on your hands, dude.

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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