Random music news for Thursday, October 21, 2021

Tired of music memorabilia? How about space memorabilia? Let’s get down to business with music news for October 21, 2021.

  1. Is Facebook planning to rebrand the company with a new name? It sure looks like it.
  2. How artificial intelligence is changing the music industry.
  3. Meanwhile, let’s look at where live streaming of concerts may go.
  4. Music bonds are back in a big way. How will this affect the music industry?
  5. If you’re a fan of Silverchair, you’ll need to listen to this new podcast on frontman Daniel Johns.
  6. And Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has launched his own podcast. It’s called “Psycho Schizo Espresso.
  7. A man fell to his death during a Phish show in San Francisco.
  8. This new Fender Telecaster was inspired by a 300-year-old Stadivarius violin. It’s beautiful–and VERY expensive.
  9. The fight between Eddy Grant and Donald Trump over Eddy’s song “Electric Avenue” continues.
  10. Here’s a reason for the Oasis breakup that I haven’t heard before.
  11. Wembley Stadium now guarantees that British Sign Language interpretations for every future concert.
  12. Google has taken a shot against Apple Music with this new offering.
  13. Got an old YouTube video? Someone might want to buy it.
  14. Yung Thug is suing the owners of his apartment building for an interesting reason.
  15. Neither, thank you.
  16. Duh.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: The Balloon World Cup. Weird.

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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