Random music news for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Aliens? Here’s hoping. Then with music news for October 13, 2021…

  1. Back to aliens for a second: Demi Levato says calling extraterrestrials “aliens” is offensive. Could someone please give her a dictionary? (Via Tom)
  2. Investment bank Blackstone is investing US$1 billion in Hipgnosis so that it can buy up more song catalogues.
  3. What’s coming next after streaming? Let’s take a look.
  4. Some radio people would rather get fired than get vaccinated.
  5. Ozzy was joking, people. No actual devil worship was involved.
  6. COVID really took a toll on the UK entertainment industry. These figures are very depressing.
  7. Gee, this Smash Mouth gig sounded fun in a weird sort of way.
  8. Interested in vinyl? Then take a listen to this. (Via Andrew)
  9. This is interesting: Is what this publication doing ethical? Is it advertising/advertorial? Is this type of payola? Once you starting thinking it through, it’s not clear.
  10. So what’s going on with Adele’s 30 album? This is what we know so far.
  11. Motley Crue meets Halloween. (Via Danny)
  12. This candle smells like a music festival.
  13. This is a load of fun: The Pudding takes a look at your music bubble.
  14. So, David Lee Roth, are you retiring or not?

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BONUS: In case you’ve never seen this Foo Fighters/Christopher Walken clip, prepare to laugh out loud.

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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