I was supposed to be off to Bangkok today, but the pilot clipped the wing of EVA BR0035 leaving the de-icing area at YYZ and punched a hole in the wing. Four hundred angry people were bussed back to the terminal, sent home or to hotels. Now we’re waiting to find out what’s next. Twenty-four hours of the vacation GONE, just like that.
EVA Air flight #BR35 from Toronto to Taipei reportedly struck a pole while leaving deicing facility. No injuries reported. Passengers deplaned on the taxiway – the flight is canceled now (via @TomPodolec) https://t.co/6qxWBMcjDL
— Breaking Flight News (@FlightBreaking) December 2, 2017
Here’s music news for December 2.
- By the way, Neil Young’s secret Canadian gig was in Omemee, Ontario, the town he referred to in the town “Helpless.” Read about last night gig here.
- Was Bono’s 2014 Central Park bicycle accident worse than we were told? There are hints on the new album that it was.
- Here’s a look at how U2 functions inside a recording studio.
- Meanwhile, who knew that Bono was such a Tom Brady fan?
- Last U2 item, I swear. Want to play mini-golf with U2? Enter here.
- A good question: In the age of #MeToo, why do R Kelly (and Chris Brown, for that matter,) still have thriving careers?
- There are new rules regarding streaming that will affect Billboard’s charts. But what do these new rules really mean?
- Here’s a gift for the musician who has everything: A voice-activated bourbon dispenser.
- Ed Sheeran to be traded to New Zealand? Not exactly, but…
- Some Canadian promoters have launched a music festival in Barbados. It’s coming up in April.
- So how’s Tony Iommi doing with his cancer? Let’s get an update.
- Spotify and China’s Tencent (which runs some of the biggest streaming music companies in the world) are buying a piece of each other. Why? They’re doing this ahead of their IPOs.
- That Freddie Mercury biopic has been put on hold because director Bryan Singer is having issues.
- A diehard Lorde fan snuck one of her albums into the Louvre.
- Well, this isn’t good for Spotify.