Random music news for Thursday, October 29, 2020

  1. Someone fraudulently maxed out Ozzy and Sharon’s credit cards.
  2. Ed Sheeran is the UK and Ireland’s richest person under 30. Again.
  3. Radio for pets. Again.
  4. That Genesis reunion? It’s happening in 2021.
  5. Joni Mitchell is making progress recovering from a near-fatal brain aneurysm five years ago.
  6. David Duchovny–yes, him–has an election season song.
  7. Jay-Z is involved in a dispute with a perfume company.
  8. Apple says there are now one billion iPhone users.
  9. You can now go live on Instagram for up to four hours. That’s an increase over the old limit of 60 minutes.
  10. Here’s something that will no doubt annoy some people: The ten most overrated bands of all time parts one and two. (Via UK Remy)
  11. An official Frank Zappa documentary is coming on November 27. Here’s the trailer.
  12. And here’s the trailer for the upcoming David Bowie movie Stardust.
  13. A tech billionaire is being sued for blasting his neighbour with the theme from Gilligan’s Island.
  14. No surprise here: Eddie Van Halen left a LOT of unreleased music behind.
  15. Wait: AC/DC once went hunting for the Loch Ness Monster?
  16. Look out QAnon. BTS stans are after you.

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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