Random music news for Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Groundhog Day. The science is in. Trust the meteorologists, not the rodent. Unless the rodent promises an early spring. Here’s music news for February 2, 2022.

  1. Nice grab! The host for the 2021 Junos will be Simi Liu.
  2. Neil Young has really picked at a scab when it comes to his beef with Spotify. Here’s more analysis.
  3. Then there’s this: “Spotify isn’t really about music anymore.”
  4. And here’s another excellent article on Spotify’s Joe Rogan dilemma.
  5. Aerosmith canceled their European tour. They’re worried about COVID.
  6. COVID and appendicitis? Wow.
  7. Word is that Marilyn Manson is “working closely” with Kanye on his Donda 2 album…
  8. …but don’t expect Ye to offer any NFTs.
  9. R Kelly has contracted COVID while in jail.
  10. Apple has figured out how to get Face ID to work when you’re wearing a mask. Here’s how to set it up.
  11. Dreaming of becoming a viral YouTube sensation but don’t know what to do? Try this idea generator.
  12. If you’re going to name your new album, best be sure about it before you get that tattoo.
  13. A secret US$20 million music festival in Saudi Arabia? Apparently.
  14. Kurt Cobain’s daughter is selling her house in the Hollywood Hills…
  15. …and Gene Simmons of KISS says he’ll accept crypto for his Las Vegas estate.
  16. So maybe things are fine with Adele and her boyfriend.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: This. (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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