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Here’s our first look at the Chris Cornell statue

A few days back, I had this story about a bronze statue of Chris Cornell that will be unveiled in Seattle next month. Here’s a tease of what it looks like. Chris Cornell Sculpture Completed https://t.co/5VWbJmmY2m — TMZ (@TMZ) July 20, 2018 Chris ❤️💔 (July 20, 1964 – Forever) “Here’s a first look at the [&hellip.. more

New Music from the Inbox for July 23, 2018: KormaK, Xuan, The New Respects, & More!

Artist: KormaK Song: “Faerenus” Album: Faerenus Italian folk-metal band KormaK recently released their debut album Faerenus. The operatic album is full of secret symbols and obscure meanings. Watch: Artist: Xuan Song: “We Were Just Talking” Album: Single The debut single from Dallas-born Xuan (pronounced “swan”) is a fun track with jangle-pop guitar chords and a [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Monday, July 23, 2018

It’s the 25th anniversary of the infamous Air Canada Gimli Glider incident. As for what’s happening in music news on July 23, 2018… Because it’s Monday, you need this dog singing “Toxic” by Britney Spears. Interesting idea: Emergency alerts delivered through streaming services. Was George Michael’s death a suicide? That’s the claim. Smart speakers an.. more

Was this alt-rock hit inspired by a hard-to-open pickle jar?

This email arrived over the weekend from Adam. I heard this story the radio in the 90’s about Aaron Lewis and the band Staind. Aaron came home drunk and hungry and the only food he had was a jar of pickles which he couldn’t open. From that drunken struggle with the pickle jar came the [&hellip.. more

This is good: More young people are getting into high-end audio

Regular readers will know that I routine whinge and kvetch about how too many people are missing out on the power and the glory of music by settling for substandard audio. Crappy earbuds (or worse, overhyped, too expensive Beats headphones), mono Bluetooth speakers, smart speakers, computer speakers (especially laptops) all suck when it comes to [&hellip.. more

Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking “Sledgehammer” video remaster in 4K

Even though it’s over 30 years old. Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” is a delight to watch. Unfortunately, most of us have only seen it in its original non-digital 4:3 NTSC version. Compared to even what we’d consider barely okay resolution (say, 720p), that original looks pretty grainy. Now the video has been refurbished in stunning 4K. [&hellip.. more

Chester Bennington’s bandmates pay tribute on the first anniversary of his death

The surviving members of Linkin Park–Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon, and Mike Shinoda–posted this on the first anniversary of Chester Bennington’s death. To our brother Chester, It has been a year since your passing—a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition.  And yet it sill feels like you are close by, surrounding us with [&hellip.. more

Chris Cornell to get a statue in Seattle next month

On August 29, Chris Cornell will be remembered with the dedication of a statue in Seattle. Commissioned by his wife, Vicky, sculptor Nick Marras is working on a life-sized bronze statue featuring Chris in “an iconic pose” complete with Chris’ trademark boots and dog tag. It will live in Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, a [&hellip.. more

What devices are being replaced by smart speakers?

The smart speaker is the fast-growing consumer electronic device since the introduction of the smartphone. While it’s still early days, we’re starting to see these things replace other devices in people’s lives. Statista takes a look. &nbsp.. more

Random music news for Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hot? The lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet was on this day at Vostok Station, Antarctica, where it reached -89.2 C. And now for music news on July 21, 2018… Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. A Toronto dude has sued Facebook for $500,000 for “anxiety” over the Cambridge Analytica leaks. PROOF [&hellip.. more

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