Random Music News for Thursday, September 7, 2017
Forty years ago today, a 300-metre TV transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, was hit by a light plane in dense fog. Everyone on board the plane was killed. And now, some music news for September 7.
- That guest appearance by a big pop star on the new Foo Fighters album? Justin Timberlake.
- Speaking of Foos, here is a handy guide to all the band’s lineup changes over the years.
- And still with Foos news, Dave Grohl speaks of his late friend, Chris Cornell.
- Green Day raised $150,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
- The Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am is part of a startup that claims to be the “first mobile record company.”
- Radio broadcasters need to stay front-and-centre in car dashboards. Here’s how they might do it.
- A neat idea: What if there was an IMDB for music?
- Holgar Czukay, bass player with the influential krautrock/psych band Can, has died at age 79.
- Filmmakers are really determined to get this Lynyrd Skynyrd movie made.
- Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has this advice on how to save American from Donald Trump.
- Who knew that peacock spiders were such fans of the Bee Gees? (Via Fred)
- Maybe Jack Black should lay off the Nirvana for a while… (Via Tom)
- The Villains album from Queens of the Stone Age sold 18,000 pieces of vinyl in the US in its first week. Not bad.
- A new Michael Jackson album? Sort of…
- Are you following the Dreamers situation in the US? Cher is offering them refuge from deportation.