Random music news for Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  1. Metallica and Tool are using COVID-sniffing dogs on their tours.
  2. And here’s Tool rehearsing for their upcoming tour.
  3. The COVID cancellations for 2022 are starting to pile up.
  4. At least US$5 billion was spent acquiring music catalogues in 2021.
  5. Here’s another look back at the Canadian recorded music industry in 2021.
  6. If you’re a Silverchair fan, you should know that Daniel Johns is selling some stuff.
  7. No one needs to see Doja Cat this bad.
  8. Well, this got my attention. (Via Christopher)
  9. Spotify still doesn’t know when they’ll roll out their HiFi premium audio service.
  10. The major labels saw a huge surge in streaming revenue in 2021.
  11. Our Lady Peace managed to sell 500 NFTs related to the Spiritual Machines 2 album.
  12. Remember Clay Aiken from American Idol? He’s running for US Congress.
  13. Green Day is still teasing the prospect of new music.
  14. And Netflix is teasing the Kanye West documentary.
  15. Has Freddie Mercury been reincarnated as cat? As a cat fancier, Freddie would be happy with that.

BONUS: Maybe with a little ranch dressing? (Via Christopher again)

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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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