Random music news for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Sometimes I wish I could do this. I can, however, deliver the music news for March 10, 2021.

  1. Fascinated by the new NFT craze? Beware. (Hey, Taco Bell is offering NFTs…)
  2. A Kings of Leon onstage breakdown? Yes–and it resulted in the new album.
  3. It’s rumoured that the next Apple event will be March 23.
  4. If you’re Canadian and posting content online, there’s some good news.
  5. Here’s a cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on a Theremin. (Via Mike)
  6. A great read: The story of the Soviet ANS synthesizer.
  7. A Misfits’ 7-inch has just sold for US$10,000.
  8. A good read: How indie music is dealing with death and grief in the age of COVID.
  9. Well, this is an interesting Oasis auction item.
  10. If you’re a Canadian musician who has been disconnected and isolated because of COVID, Canadian Musician Magazine is holding an industry meet-up on March 18. Information and registration here.
  11. I did not know this: Channel 37 doesn’t exist. The reason? Aliens. (Via Andrew)
  12. About 33% of Americans own a smart speaker. And 30% of Americans listen to audio via mobiles.
  13. An interesting list: The best songs to give birth to. (“Push It?”)
  14. “Blinding Lights” from The Weeknd was the most successful single in the world in 2020.
  15. Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream is about to publish a memoir. Drug stories? You think?

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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