Random music news for Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The chorus of this song was stuck in my head for five days. It’s now been replaced by this. Think very carefully before you click on either link. In fact, it might be best if you just went right to music news for November 24, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: There’s some really good news for the Australian live music scene.
  2. AC/DC’s new album, Power Up, is a sales monster around the world, including Canada.
  3. R Kelly’s trial has been set for April 7, 2021.
  4. Hospital radio? It’s been a thing in the UK for years.
  5. Attention guitarists: There’s a new fuzz pedal coming soon from the Yukon.
  6. Interesting: Veteran acts are outselling pop artists on the US album charts.
  7. A Christmas single is coming soon from–wait for it–Liam Gallagher.
  8. And here’s another rumour about an Oasis reunion. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
  9. Something I learned recently: The character of Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati was inspired by a Canadian-born DJ.
  10. Apple’s work on augmented reality might be closer to being revealed.
  11. Apple’s HomePod has been jailbroken. If you do that, you can do this.
  12. Amazon has patented technology for tracking down streaming pirates.
  13. Fun–unless you had to work with him: The saga of Matt the Projectionist.
  14. The guy behind Sunrise Records keeps buying distressed businesses.

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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