Published on April 16th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Monday, April 16, 2018
Interesting hockey factoid: On this day in 1910, the Boston Arena opened. It’s the oldest hockey rink still in use. And when it comes to music news on April 16, 2018…
- It’s possible that up to 10% of Facebook users have deleted their accounts since the privacy scandal broke. If there are 2.2 billion users, that’s a LOT of accounts.
- Beyonce wants media outlets to stick with official pictures from her Coachella performance to avoid another derp incident.
- And yes, they used drones for security at Coachella. No one wanted another Las Vegas-style incident.
- Look out, Nietzsche: Kanye West is writing a book on philosophy.
- Meanwhile, Flea is set to release his memoir. Can it match Anthony Kiedis’ classic, Scar Tissue?
- This dude thinks that Beethoven can be improved through speed.
- Gift idea: one of Justin Bieber’s old combs. Just $9,000 USD.
- In nature news, male hummingbirds sing with their tail feathers.
- More nature news: This punk rock turtle is now on the endangered list. (Via Christopher)
- The founder of the Hard Rock Cafe just sold an estate in Malibu for $110 million USD. That is NOT a typo.
- This seems to have eluded my attention: Last Wednesday was National 8-Track Day. Had I known, I would have bought a card.
- Ed Sheeran is going to star in a movie set in a world where the Beatles never existed. Interesting premise.
- There is a big war going on over George Michael’s £105 million fortune.
- Five people were arrested in Britain for holding an illegal rave in an abandoned Toys R Us.
- Madonna has something to say about ageism. She’s 100% correct, too.
- A fire at an LA recording studio claimed two lives.
- Well, this was an awkward moment at the opening night of the Titanic musical.
- There is going to be an announcement by the Province of Ontario about a new vision for the province’s live music industry tonight at 5pm ET.