Random music news for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

A desktop quantum computer? Want! Moving to music news for September 29, 2021…

  1. Your debate question for today: Should R Kelly’s music be banned?
  2. Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has been hospitalized “major heart condition issues.”
  3. The 24 hour Global Citizen Concert raised US$1.1 billion.
  4. Imagine walking up to a bus stop in Liverpool and finding Paul McCartney waiting there. It happened.
  5. It’s not your imagination. There is a LOT–and I mean A LOT–of new music coming out right now. Here’s why. (Via Bobby)
  6. A previously unheard John Lennon song called “Radio Peace” was found on an interview tape he gave some schoolboys. That tape is going up for auction.
  7. Dave Grohl gave a hand to a bass player who stopped a potential mass shooting.
  8. Now that she’s separated from Elon Musk, Grimes is thinking about colonizing one of Jupiter’s moons.
  9. Spotify is looking to land more advertisers. That means if you’re using the free tier, expect more (or at least different) ads.
  10. “Instagram Kids?” What could possible go wrong? Enough for Instagram to shelve the idea.
  11. Meanwhile, Facebook promises to built its metaverse “responsibly.” Hah. “Facebook” and “responsible” in the same sentence?
  12. “A plagiarized set of NFTs about plagiarism.” What?
  13. Drugs in a river at the Glastonbury site? NO! (Via Sean)
  14. Can you stage a successful indoor show in Canada these days? These people did.
  15. Take that, Machine Gun Kelly.

BONUS: If you know an anti-vaxxer, send them to this website.

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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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