Random music news for Wednesday, January 20, 2021

No more Trump. I still can’t believe he was ever president. Here’s music news for a brand new era started on January 20, 2021

  1. Here is everything we know about the arrest of Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer over his participation in the January 6 Capitol siege. (Via Sean)
  2. Surprise! A new Weezer album called OK Human is coming on January 29.
  3. Doc Martens on the London Stock Exchange? Yep. (Sean again)
  4. How much does New Zealand have it together over COVID-19? This much.
  5. Meanwhile, Miami has these dummies.
  6. Mark Hoppus of blink-182 did a really good thing for this dog.
  7. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth just earned a purple belt in jiu-jitsu at age 59.
  8. If you’re going to be sued for something, it’s pretty embarrassing being sued for this.
  9. Uh-oh. This isn’t good for TikTok.
  10. If you’re a musician, there’s a new book on how to take care of your health.
  11. Timesuck: This vintage-looking video game allows you to relive 2020.
  12. Cool! Earbuds that offer real-time bi-directional language translation! Want!
  13. Scientists have heard the hum of the universe for the first time.
  14. Tesla vs. the cats.
  15. Livestream shows from music venues in Toronto have been banned under the lockdown.
  16. Dancing dachshunds!

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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