Random music news for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Maki Kajo, the Godfather of Sudoku, has died. He was 69. In non-puzzle music news for August 18, 2021…

  1. Jonathan Davis of Korn has tested postive for COVID. Five dates have been postponed with two canceled.
  2. A wedding venue(!!!) accidentally leaked information about the new Arctic Monkeys album.
  3. These songs earn the most money on TikTok. And they earn a lot.
  4. Remy Martin is suing 50 Cent over IP infringement with his congnac.
  5. Here’s how Soundgarden inspired Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”
  6. KISS has dropped David Lee Roth from their tour, saying that he’s “past his prime.” (I saw Dave in Vegas in January 2020; I’d agree with KISS.)
  7. Here’s another musical offspring ready to step out as a performer: Eddie Vedder’s daughter Olivia.
  8. Noel Gallagher admits to being forgetful when it comes to lyrics.
  9. “The OS for the metaverse.” Wait–what?
  10. Into dance music? Then you might want to check out RCRDSHP for some interesting stuff including collectibles.
  11. This music gear pioneer is also searching for ET.
  12. This electronic music pioneer is releasing her debut album–at age 83.

BONUS: Scientists have broken a computing record by determining the value of pi to 62,800,000,000,000 digits.

NIGHTMARE BONUS: This is just…creepy. Wait for the very end for maximum effect. (Via Sean)

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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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