Random Music News for Thursday, June 22, 2017
Back from SE Asia after a Wednesday that lasted about 37 hours. Bloody International Dateline. Jet lag has set in, so please excuse any typso. And now, the music news for June 22.
- Time for Glastonbury. Here are 12 things that will definitely happen.
- Here’s what it looks like from above.
- And it will be the usual misery for people who go. And let’s talk about the weather.
- Meanwhile, Legoland has recreated Glastonbury in Lego, complete with a Lego Ed Sheeran. (Via Tom)
- Interesting how festivals are dominated by male acts, innit? Why is that?
- Wanna see some Glastonbury riders? Here’s what some acts require backstage.
- SiriusXM has a new partnership with Amazon’s Alexa. By the time we get these Amazon thingies in Canada, they’ll be able to do all kinds of things.
- The Grenfell Tower charity single–a version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”–is now out.
- Cold: YouTuber stream rips Grenfell Tower charity single minutes after it was released on iTunes. Dude: People are supposed to BUY the single to help VICTIMS.
- There’s this grime tribute for the victims.
- The gold record Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright earned for Dark Side of the Moon is going up for auction.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is expanding to Japan next year.
- Into the podcast revolution? Read this.
- “Podcaster makes solemn promise to improve audio quality for next episode.” If only this were true.
- Let’s take a trip through 40 different metal sub-genres, shall we? Yes, forty.
- U2’s Adam Clayton is going to receive an award for his devotion to music education in schools.
- Qantas is going to name some new 787 airliners after an Icehouse song called “Great Southern Land.”
- Napster and Facebook co-founder Sean Parker is stepping down from the Spotify board of directors.