Random music news for Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Thumb hypnosis? It’s a thing. So is music news for September 30, 2020.

  1. First, I want this t-shirt. That was fast.
  2. A survey says that 26% of Americans get their news from YouTube.
  3. Is Silicon Valley trying to destroy the world’s music venues? Discuss.
  4. Here’s TikTok’s lawsuit against Donald Trump and the US government over Trump’s proposed ban in Ameria.
  5. I wonder whatever happened to these Beatles songs that “weren’t very good?”
  6. Amazon is selling a “bagpipes for beginners” package. A one-star rating, too. (Via Tom)
  7. Mariah Carey promises to re-release the grungey alt-rock album she recorded in secret in 1995.
  8. Iggy (and his parrot) star in a new campaign for Gucci.
  9. The worst band names of all time? Please. You didn’t even scratch the surface.
  10. Black Sabbath Doc Martens. Nice.
  11. Ever hear of “hanging tree guitars?” This is a dark story.
  12. Speaking of dark, check out this preview of Mark Lanegan’s Christmas album.
  13. RIP Helen Reddy.
  14. RIP Mac Davis.

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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