Random music news for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Toaster broke this morning. Any recommendations for a new one? Think about that as I present music news for March 24, 2021.

  1. An old Meat Loaf song is being turned into a game show.
  2. Remember what it was like a year ago? Check this out.
  3. Sony’s 360-degree audio speakers are finally ready to go on sale.
  4. It’s been 65 years (March 23, 1956) since the release of Elvis Presley’s debut album.
  5. Here’s a new tweak to YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. Interesting.
  6. These are the greatest heavy metal mascots of all time.
  7. Here are seven bands that almost NEVER played a concert.
  8. Trouble sleeping? Try these remixes.
  9. This old Oasis gig contract just sold for £4,000. Add in all the auction fees (which add up to a 125% premium) and the total price is CAD$9,000-ish. (Via Leonnard)
  10. William Shatner turned 90 on Monday. He’s just signed with Universal Music and will have a new album for us soon.
  11. KISS…research?
  12. Here’s an updated list of reasons why radio won’t play your song. (Via Danny)
  13. Damn. I was hoping these radio bursts were from aliens. Nope.
  14. Tom DeLonge is selling a lot of his gear. Interested?

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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