Stressed? You might want one of these. And this is what I’ve got for music news for October 27, 2020.
- Speaking of stress, there’s one week to go before the US election. This playlist might soothe your soul.
- Glastonbury thinks it can go ahead in 2021. We’ll see.
- The first (and so far only) album to sell a million copies this year is Folklore by Taylor Swift.
- A pedophilia lawsuit against Michael Jackson has been dismissed.
- Pasadena City Council is considering the renaming of a street in honour of Eddie Van Halen.
- And please disregard any rumours about Van Halen going on without Eddie.
- Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” has passed one billion streams on YouTube.
- Have you noticed the avalanche in new releases? Here’s what’s behind that.
- Let’s check on the adoption rate of high-definition audio. Is it a thing or not?
- Here’s the official trailer for the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
- The new USS album, Einsteins of Consciousness, will be out January 8. Could this be their last album? It looks like it.
- Kanye West says he’ll buy Universal for US$33 billion. Uh-huh.
- A line of cannabis products honouring Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead will debut next month. What took so long?
- Iron Maiden wine? Why not? Oh, wait. This is satire.
And as a bonus, here’s the latest rant from Jonathan Pie.