Random music news for Wednesday, January 6, 2020

Is anyone else being bombarded with spam saying that they’ve won/inherited/chosen to receive thousands or millions of dollars? I’ve seen a pick uptick in that trash, even through text messages on my phone. I wonder what’s up? Let’s distract ourselves with music news for January 6, 2021.

  1. Grammys postponed? What a surprise. Did they really think they could pull it off this month?
  2. Kim and Kanye are getting a divorce? Again, I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
  3. Cocktail yoga? What’s that? Well, first of all, it’s a musician thing.
  4. There’s enough music for an 18-disc Godzilla box set?
  5. Want to be Drake’s neighbour? You can, but it’ll cost you.
  6. There’s a real concern that Glastonbury could be cancelled again this year unless the government provides COVID-19 insurance.
  7. In fact, the UK live music industry is asking for a “restart date” from the government. (Via Sean)
  8. Nicki Minaj is being sued for US$200 million over an allegedly stolen song.
  9. Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is the latest to sell his publishing catalogue to Hipgnosis. The deal has to be worth at least US$100 million.
  10. What new products might Apple release this year? Here are some guesses.
  11. Will a Canadian company end up building the Apple car? It looks like it.
  12. Corey Taylor of Slipknot says that quitting drugs and alcohol is nothing compared to giving up sugar.
  13. What are you saying, seals? (Via Larry)
  14. David Bowie’s Lazarus musical is coming back five years after he died. (Via Sean again)
  15. I do love how this woman schooled the trolls about her love of Metallica. (Via Amber)
  16. Guitarists: How does the type of wood used in making a guitar affect its tone? Read this.
  17. The Beastie Boys and a few others want to help out road crews out of work because of COVID-19. Here’s what they’re doing.
  18. The Rolling Stones UNZIPPED exhibition at THEMUSEUM in Waterloo will now open on November 30 and run until February 27, 2022. Blame COVID.
  19. This is interesting: The theory of the 10-year pop music cycle. It’s been revised for 2021.
  20. St. Vincent in 3D? Maybe? (Via Sean again)

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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