Random music news for Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Why is right-wing media lying about COVID-19? Read this. Meanwhile, here’s some music news with the least amount of misinformation possible. It’s September 28, 2021.

  1. R Kelly found guilty on all counts.
  2. TikTok has passed one billion monthly users. Of those, 59% are under the age of 24, which works out to 590 million people. Another 170 million are between the ages of 13 and 17.
  3. Johnny Ramone’s favourite guitar ended up selling for US$937,500 at auction.
  4. What sorts of new hardware is Amazon working on? Here’s some speculation about what they’ll unveil today.
  5. RIP Stastus Quo bass player Alan Lancaster. He was 72.
  6. This orchestra helps people with dementia write music.
  7. This is fun: Sometimes there are songs used in TV commercials that don’t help the advertistor at all. See?
  8. Google may start indexing TikTik and Instagram videos so that relevenat videos will pop up when you search for say, a paricular artist.
  9. Oh, Machine Gun Kelly
  10. Is Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talking about another takeover for Arsenal of the EPL? Maybe.
  11. These newly rediscovered John Lennon interviews are fascinating!
  12. And this upcoming Let It Be documentary on The Beatles by Peter Jackson looks really good. It’s coming on Disney+ in November.
  13. Here’s a good podcast on alternative weeklies in Canada (and elsewhere).
  14. This Australian cyclist (and Nirvana fan) had WAY too much time on his hands.
  15. And Jack White opened his London location of Third Man Records. It went very well.
  16. William Shatner’s honest playlist.
  17. An Eagles of Death Metal Christmas album? Yep.

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BONUS: If I had a boat, I’d do something like this, too. (Via Tom)

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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