Random music news for Wednesday, November 10, 2021

That’s one way to pack a guitar. As for music news on November 11, 2021…

  1. Gord Downie’s widow, Kaya Usher, is about to release her debut album.
  2. Rumours are swirling that The Phoenix, a longtime Toronto music venue, could be turned into a 39-storey condo.
  3. Back in 1973, Led Zeppelin was robbed when US$200,000 disappeared from a hotel safe. The money was never recovered. This new book has an idea who was responsible.
  4. The dress Amy Winehouse worn for her final performance was auctioned off for US$243,000. Proceeds go to an addiction recovery organization.
  5. Alanis Morissette is working with ABC to develop a comedy series based on her life.
  6. A speaker that beams sound right to you–and follows you around.
  7. Taylor Swift is re-recording her early albums. Can you tell the difference between the original and the re-recording? The Wall Street Journal tried to find out. (Paywall)
  8. Poll: 89% of people in the US say a radio in the car is a necessity.
  9. Hey, Demi Lovato, you’ve got some...interesting ideas.
  10. The health minister of Ireland is suing Van Morrison over some anti-COVID rants.
  11. This Glasgow nightclub is experimenting with ways to turn dancing into renewable energy.
  12. Way to go, Billy Joel!

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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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