Random music news for Thursday, October 1, 2020

There’s another health issue caused by COVID-19: cracked teeth. Let’s see what we have for music news for October 1, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: Bonnaroo has been postponed (again!) until September 2021.
  2. Yep. AC/DC is back. And look who’s in the band.
  3. Metallica has donated US$250,000 to help with the wildfires in the western US.
  4. Reebok has integrated Spotify playlists into its new shoes.
  5. And what’s this about Spotify getting into “3D audio?”
  6. Remembering the time Slash–well, you’ll see.
  7. Pearl Jam is working to save American democracy from collapsing.
  8. Rob Halford of Judas Priest wants to sing some duets with Lady Gaga.
  9. There’s a serious political fight within System of a Down. One of them really loves Trump.
  10. Is the president of Italy a metal fan? Here’s some evidence. (Via Tom)
  11. A good look at hardcore (and gay) icon Bob Mould.
  12. Corey Taylor has a few thoughts on the future of Slipknot.
  13. A New Order reunion? Peter Hook is up for it.
  14. Global online music subscriptions are up 35% since last year.
  15. “If you steal music, you aren’t a real music fan.” Discuss.

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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