Random music news for Thursday, October 22, 2020

Want to be turned into an evil doll for Halloween? Try this site. Once you do that, come on back for music news for October 22, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: The Flaming Lips want to take their “bubble concert” on tour.
  2. An anniversary passed this week: Blind Melon’s Shannon Hoon died 25 years ago yesterday.
  3. Some areas of the music industry are finally moving on issues of the mental health of artists.
  4. RIP Tony Lewis of The Outfield.
  5. A celebration of Tom Petty’s 70th birthday will feature the Foo Fighters, Beck, Adam Sandler, and more.
  6. Here’s how the outcome of the US election could change the music industry.
  7. Stressed? Yeah, who isn’t? Take a look at this article on stress reduction via music.
  8. This ruling in a guitar case could have big implications for copyright cases.
  9. YouTube vs. stream rippers. Discuss.
  10. Miley Cyrus vs. some aliens. In all fairness, weed was involved.
  11. It is too noisy inside your car? People are working on making it quieter.
  12. Need to sharpen your conceptual skills? Try debating the cheesiness of Bon Jovi. Seriously. It’s good for the brain. (Via Andrew)
  13. How streaming is changing things in 2020. (Via Olie)
  14. Is it still worth it for musicians to have a website? Discuss.
  15. Filmmaker Todd Haynes has directed a new doc on the Velvet Underground.
  16. Report: Quibi is going to shut down in six months. What a flameout.
  17. You okay, Damon?

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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