Random music news for Thursday, October 8, 2020

Is there anyone in the White House not infected with COVID-19? Who’s running the place? Distract yourself from the possibilities by browsing music news for October 8, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: Coachella will probably be pushed back a third time.
  2. That viral TikTok video featuring Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” shows how music discovery is working in new ways.
  3. And speaking of which, does anyone really need that much cranberry juice?
  4. Apple has stopped selling Bose, Sonos, Logitech, and other brands. Why? New Apple hardware is coming.
  5. This is interesting: Radio Tools tracks songs on radio and TV.
  6. Art Garfunkel, audio book reader.
  7. A company called Super Hi-Fi wants to change the nature of streaming music using AI.
  8. It’s tough being a female roadie.
  9. This should be interesting: Tom DeLonge is working on a movie described as a coming-of-age-sci-fi-UFO-pop-punk movie. I’m in.
  10. Record Store Day part 4: The Black Friday Edition. Here’s more on that, too.
  11. Crocs? Really, Justin?
  12. A Pantera stretch limo? Yep.
  13. A Corey Taylor wrestling game. Yes.
  14. A new book on Black Sabbath is coming from Geezer Butler.
  15. Are you a fan of 80s music? Try this megamix/mashup of ten years’ worth of tunes.

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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