Random music news for Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  1. Death is good for business: Meat Loaf’s streams have spiked by 4,650% since he died. Album sales are also up 18,684% (NOT a typo) and individial digital trakes are up 33,793%. (Again, not a typo.)
  2. Eric Clapton continues to be insane about COVID.
  3. Elton John has a breakthrough infection of COVID. Some shows have been canceled. The good news is that his symptoms are mild.
  4. Kid Rock is heading out on a superspreader tour.
  5. And Kid Rock has also released this.
  6. The Ontario concert business is in BIG trouble. New COVID hurdles.
  7. Beatles NFTs. Of course.
  8. Sorry, Taylor,” says Damon Albarn.
  9. Green Day offered up a little preview of new music from the studio on Instagram.
  10. Despite what she alleges in her new documentary, Marilyn Manson denies raping Evan Rachel Wood.
  11. Paul McCartney talks to his guitars. Hey, whatever works, right?
  12. Bill Murray keeps showing up at various places in NYC to sing.
  13. Queen’s Brian May is going to be a children’s TV star.
  14. Gibson is going to start selling NFTs based on their famous guitar models.
  15. Uh, BTS? What’s this?
  16. Apple might introduce “voice-activated noise cancellation.”

BONUS: Frozen heads. Human ones. Two hundred of them.

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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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