Random music news for Thursday, November 4, 2021

Facebook (or Meta. Or whatever) is getting out of the facial recognition business. Or so it says. Let’s try some music news for November 4, 2021.

  1. QAnon followers believed that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was going to return from the dead at a Rolling Stones concert. SPOLIER: He did not.
  2. Meanwhile, there are developments with the Nirvana Nevermind child porn lawsuit….
  3. There’s been more research into treating certain people with music matched to psychedelics.
  4. Jack White, Third Man Record, and Paul McCartney did something cool to create this vinyl collectible.
  5. Oh dear, Jim Carrey. (Via Tom)
  6. Amazon Music has launched interactive transcripts to selected podcasts.
  7. AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” has passed a billion views on YouTube.
  8. Lady Gaga was wearing a bulletproof vest when she appeared at Joe Biden’s inauguration.
  9. Wanna know who’s making the worldwide vinyl shortage worse? Adele.
  10. Drake wants an WNBA team in Toronto.
  11. This probably isn’t something you shouldn’t do at a music festival. Maybe it’s just a Slipknot thing.
  12. What are you up to, Judas Priest?
  13. Bob Seger’s house caught on fire. Everyone’s safe.
  14. Tupac is getting his own museum in LA.
  15. A Barry Gibb postage stamp? Yep.

BONUS: This dude jumped into a lake to avoid some bees. He was then eaten by piranhas.

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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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