Random music news for Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Stressed? You might want one of these. And this is what I’ve got for music news for October 27, 2020.

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

And as a bonus, here’s the latest rant from Jonathan Pie.

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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