Random music news for Wednesday, March 16, 2022

A rideable robot goat? From a motorcycle manufacturer? Yep. Let’s try some music news for March 16, 2022.

  1. Just as the touring industry starts to recover from COVID, insanely high gas prices threaten to ruin things.
  2. Russia has banned Instagram, cutting off 80 million users. This follows bans of Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Wait: Daryl Hall was asked to be the singer for Van Halen?
  4. Sorry, Donald Trump. This not qualify as being a DJ.
  5. Following the Ed Sheeran copyright infringement trial? Go here.
  6. If Dolly Parton follows through on her promise to make a rock record, Steve Albini says he wants to help her record it.
  7. “Are Legendary Music Catalogues Really Worth the Money?” Discuss.
  8. Is this a solution to the recorded music industry’s “black box” problem? Maybe. And let’s hope so.
  9. Is this why Epic Games bought Bandcamp?
  10. Cute: Jimmy Page on British TV back in 1957. (Via Peter)
  11. Why do we listen to songs with lyrics we don’t understand? This is why.
  12. “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!” is being yelled by Ukrainian soldiers.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: Is the US to blame for the war in Ukraine? Here’s what some Russian citizens have to say.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, March 16, 2022

  • March 16, 2022 at 10:23 am

    If Dolly Parton decides to make a rock record, this could turn out pretty good. Steve Albini producing, Nancy Wilson from Heart saying she wants to write with Dolly. Could shape up to be pretty good!


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