Published on March 13th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Monday, March 13, 2017
Still woozy after the clock switch? Me, too. But I did manage to sort out some music news…
- Depeche Mode vs. the alt-right. Boy, Dave Gahan is pissed.
- Ed Sheeran’s Divide (÷) has the biggest debut of any album on the US charts this year.
- Here’s a great interview with former U2 manager, Paul McGuinness. He has a lot to say about things like YouTube and streaming.
- Johnny Lydon has some interesting thoughts about Donald Trump.
- Beloved west end Toronto music club Hugh’s Room will reopen April 19.
- An Italian band called Soviet Soviet was denied entry into the US, jailed and then deported. It’s a weird story. (Via Brad)
- So much for Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles playing Desert Trip 2. They have their own thing called “Classic East” and “Classic West.” Look who else is playing.
- Trump supporters are apparently annoyed because they think “Resistance Radio” from the Amazon TV series Man in the High Castle is real. (Via Larry)
- Speaking of which, SXSW is on now and the anti-Trump sentiment is on display.
- And sadly, Terrance Malik’s movie set at SXSW apparently isn’t very good.
- Bieber vs. Aussie fan. Adele comes out in support.
- Are you a podcaster? Take a look at these figures.
- And speaking of figures, take a look at how Spotify has grown.
- A great story about remastering the Beatles’ only live album.
- Despite what Apple says, the headphone jack on phones looks like it’s here to stay.
- Sorry, HAL. We seemed to have misunderstood your insanity in 2001: A Space Odyssey.