Random music news for Thursday, September 9, 2021

A good question: Why is there a tiny pocket above the front pocket on a pair of jeans? Here’s the answer. With that knowledge, you can move on to music news for September 9, 2021.

  1. So…Britney is free?
  2. Wait: The Barenaked Ladies are working on a secret project with Geddy Lee? Apparently.
  3. This EDM festival apparently turned into a literal shit show. Ew.
  4. Twenty One Pilots have an all-request virtual gig planned. Details here.
  5. Does listening to music help your mental health? Do we even need to ask that question? Apparenty so.
  6. Drake is expanding from basketball to football. He’s going to help ESPN with Monday Night Football music.
  7. The odd insurance case of the INXS guitarist and the severed finger.
  8. Owner Viagogo has sold has sold a big chunk of StubHub.
  9. Here is a new trend in songwriting that…well, I find it a bit concerning.
  10. On a related note, I predicted this some time ago: Reuse and overuse of classic tunes is killing new songs.
  11. There have been changes to the music aspect of Facebook Gaming that you might find useful.
  12. Sorry about this. I think. (Via Tom)

BONUS: All these everyday things didn’t exist before 9/11.

BONUS BONUS: Because science needed to create a duck that insults people, we now have one.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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