Published on April 9th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Monday, April 9, 2018
It’s Monday and your view of the world probably isn’t at its most cheery. Take a look at this site that predicts what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in your area. WARNING: Stuff of nightmares.
ANOTHER WARNING: There’s a lot of music news to digest for April 9, 2018. T
- Still wondering if your Facebook data was breached? Take a look at this chart.
- How to set up your phone to make you “more mindful.”
- Yep, podcasting continues to grow like crazy.
- How Drake is rewriting the rules for being a modern superstar.
- Remember the 1995 movie Empire Records? It’s heading to Broadway as a musical.
- Ice Cube is suing Qatar. Yes, as in the Middle East kingdom. It’s over basketball, too.
- Touring holograms of musicians: still a work in progress, especially with the eyes.
- A good New Yorker article on the new crop of indie women writing sad songs. Remember the name Soccer Mommy.
- A guy who scammed people with a fake Stevie Wonder concerts has been sent to five years in jail.
- Comparing the rise and fall of Elvis to the rise and fall of America. The parallels are eerie.
- Going to Coachella? Here’s what everyone will be wearing.
- Billy Joel can’t seem to sell his Florida mansion. You might want to toss him a lowball offer. Meanwhile, the Eagles Don Henley picked up this Hollywood pile.
- Netflix is betting that a hip-hop-based series called Rapture is going to be huge.
- When former South African president Jacob Zuma was arraigned on charges of corruption, he sang in court in protest.
- Russell Crowe is selling a violin at auction. It’ll probably sell for more than $100 million.
- And speaking of auctions, this homeless guy is responsible for saving a lot of the Chelsea Hotel’s artifacts for an upcoming sale.
- Remember this name: Liz Johnson. She’s a 15-year-old metalhead star chef. (Via Tom)
- A Merle Haggard post office? Why not?
- Here are some trends that are changing the nature of live music in 2018.
BONUS: Anyone ever notice how Milli Vanilli looked like Chris Tucker and Slash? (Via Tom)