Published on January 25th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Thursday, January 25, 2018
On this day in 1995, we almost ended up in a nuclear war because of a series of mistakes and misunderstandings. Now about the situation with North Korea… As you ponder that, here are some music news stories for January 25, 2018.
- Details about Dolores O’Riordan’s final 24 hours are emerging. This does not sound like a woman who was suicidal. So what happened? Go here and here.
- The house where Chester Bennington took his own life is up for rent. Just $8,800 a month.
- The Merriam-Webster is thinking about agreeing that “metal” can be used as an adjective. (Via Tom)
- 50 Cent accidentally made millions on Bitcoin. We should all be so lucky.
- Yeah, about that supposed partial Smiths reunion: ain’t gonna happen now.
- Apple has released iTunes 12.7.3 to accommodate HomePod connectivity. Too bad isn’t on the release schedule for their new smart speaker.
- Here’s an example of how things can go terribly pear-shaped with a music career.
- Kim and Kanye just bought an important piece of Beatles’ history.
- If you’re an artist, YouTube is offering to pay for your promo budget–if you agree not to criticize YouTube.
- If you’re a fan of album cover artwork, take a look at this gallery.
- Is technology killing you? Maybe.
- Neil Diamond fans affected by the cancellation of his shows have donated the money to Parkinson’s research.
- Looking to start a radio station? This 78-old-transmitter is for sale.
- Another Toronto music venue is closing. This isn’t good.
- How David Bowie’s helped an autistic boy.
- A school board in London, Ontario, has restored funding to a musical about a gay prom date.