Random music news for Wednesday, September 22, 2021

First day of fall. Autumnal equinox. Still dark in the morning, darker earlier at night. Leaves are changing. Winter’s coming. On that cheery note, here’s music news for September 22, 2021.

  1. It’s the turn of the defence in the R Kelly trial. Good luck with that.
  2. Genesis played their first show of their reunion tour. Phil Collins looked pretty frail.
  3. Now Tori Amos is coming back!
  4. And so are The Fugees for the first time in 25 years.
  5. Digital listening: The future is unlimited, apparently.
  6. This is historic: The Rolling Stones played their first show without Charlie Watts since EVER. That would be since he joined the band in 1963.
  7. Could this be the next thing in DJ and dance technology? It has potential.
  8. Meanwhile, Google has this thing that allows you to paint with music. Give it a try.
  9. Amazon has planned a hardware event on September 28. It looks like new Echo devices are coming (among other things.)
  10. If you have kids, you might be interested in a Jooki, a streaming WiFi music and story speaker for kids.
  11. Have you ever “pre-saved” music? Then read this.
  12. EPL team Wolverhampton Wanderers have launched a record label. It’s designed to help emerging artists.
  13. Rob Halford of Judas Priest has a new TV gig. Thoughts? (Via Tom)
  14. GWAR NFTs!
  15. Here’s a really good article on where the music industry should be putting its money.
  16. Yes, American talk radio hosts are helping their listeners die of COVID. And some of them are dying themselves. (Via Sean)

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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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