Random music news for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wanna see exactly how creepy and invasive Facebook is? Take a look at this. Once you’ve regained your composure, take a look at music news for April 14, 2021.

  1. M.I.A. has launched a campaign to raise money for the people of St. Vincent who are suffering from a massive volcano situation.
  2. A vaccine concert? Yup.
  3. Iron Maiden says they won’t be touring until 2022.
  4. Apple’s next event is coming up on the 20th. New iPads and more coming.
  5. Has the right wing taken over protest music? Discuss. (Via Sean)
  6. No, Beyonce hasn’t bought DMX’s master recordings…
  7. …and beware of a scam GoFundMe campaign purporting to raise money for DMX’s family.
  8. Even when we get back to concerts and festivals, livestreaming is not going away. See?
  9. Soft Cell (“Tainted Love”) is back with an album for the first time in twenty years…
  10. …and the Black Keys will soon return with an album of blues covers.
  11. Exodus drummer Tom Hunting has been diagnosed with a rare cancerous gastric tumor.
  12. The guitar used by Kirk Hammett on Metallica’s “One” has sold for big dollars at auction.
  13. You can’t call 911 just because your neighbour is a bad singer.
  14. Looking for an odd music video? Here you go.

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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