Random Music News for Thursday, June 23, 2016
A bad earthquake struck Vancouver Island 70 years ago today. They’re still waiting for their Big One. And now in music news…
- Long before two-piece bands were the rage, Canada’s Inbreds were pioneering the idea. They’re reuniting and reissuing material on vinyl.
- Here are 13 reasons why bands reunite. (Via Tom)
- Interesting stat: Only one song in UK radio’s Top 20 was released in 2016. What does that say about the music we’ve seen so far this year?
- HBO has cancelled Vinyl after just one season. Shit. I liked the show.
- Study: Listening to Mozart reduces blood pressure. Listening to ABBA doesn’t.
- The owner of the Pulse nightclub speaks out.
- After collapsing on stage in Edmonton last week, Meat Loaf has announced he has a new album coming up with songs by Jim Steinman. I hope he’s feeling better.
- Want to buy a lock of David Bowie’s famous hair? A bit is going up for auction.
- Over 150 artists and music industry types have sent an open letter to the US Congress demanding action on gun violence.
- And now YouTube has fired back at all those artists who have come out against them.
- Interesting: “How a Strip Club DJ’s Death Marked the End of an Era in Atlanta Hip-Hop.”
- Even more interesting: the co-founder of The Pirate Bay is suing major labels because he says they ruined his good name.
- And Drake has been sued because it’s alleged that one of his people broke someone’s jaw.
- More death: a famous Pakistani singer was shot and killed in Karachi.
- JJ Abrams is working on a TV series about Michael Jackson.
- Fascinating: When AOL wrote a guide to The Internet.