Random music news for Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Mother of All Cannabinoids: Weird how we were told for decades that they were bad for us. Now let’s try some music news for October 7, 2021.

  1. Killers guitarist Dave Keuning just bought an 8,300 square foot LA house from Joel Simkhai, the founder of Grinder. He paid nearly US$10 million for it.
  2. Dave Grohl originally thought Kurt Cobain had died in Rome in March 1994. That and more comes from his new book, The Storyteller.
  3. Speaking of Dave, the Foo Fighters have signed on for a baseball-themed music festival in 2022.
  4. And from David Lee Roth, he seems to have this Van Halen fantasy for his last shows in Las Vegas. But what if he pulls it off? (Via Tom)
  5. When Facebook-owned WhatsApp went down on Monday for six hours, Telegram added 70 million new users.
  6. Would you like to buy a piece of a song’s royalties? Take a look at SongVest.
  7. Who knew that Dave Grohl liked Canada so much?
  8. Here’s a view of hip-hop that never occurred to me before.
  9. Bruce Cockburn, Jully Black, Salome Bey, and Serena Ryder are among the 2021 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees and Hournees.
  10. The major labels are suing a Russsian stream-ripping service for US$83 million.
  11. Coldplay has a new long-term deal with their label. They won’t be quitting anytime soon.
  12. Soft Cell is about to release their first album in 25 years.
  13. I thought Tool’s Adam Jones and Rage’s Tom Morello were friends. Maybe not.
  14. Has it really been a year since Eddie Van Halen died? Yes.
  15. Everyone is wondering who will be the next artist to sell their catalogue in a rights buyout. Place your bets.

BONUS: What if there had been a moon disaster in 1969?

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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