Published on April 21st, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Friday, April 21, 2017
We lost Prince a year ago today–and we haven’t heard the end of this story. Not by a long shot. But I can tell you that he sold more albums than any other artist in 2016. And now, the music news for April 21.
- Jay Z is now getting into National Geographic documentaries.
- Then again, his Live Nation deal is coming to a close, so Jay Z is hoping to cash in and do other things.
- Here’s a cool infographic of all the successful and failed products to come out of Google.
- The City of Toronto has joined an effort to keep more of the city’s music clubs from closing. Good.
- Inside this old ratty piano was £500,000 in gold coins. How did they get there?
- So Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin were invited for dinner at the White House. No, that isn’t the first line of a joke. It actually happened.
- This is NOT the kind of story an up-and-coming indie band needs.
- And here’s a tip: Beware of using an Indian god on Instagram. Right, Katy Perry?
- The biggest music video debut on YouTube so far this year isn’t even a music video. Wait–what?
- Roger Waters has revealed details about his upcoming new album, his first in 25 years.
- Let’s play some AC/DC to a group of young kids and film their reactions. (Via Andrew)
- Virgin Atlantic–yes, the airline–is launching its own podcast with the co-founders of the indie label, Kill Rock Stars.
- There’s a new theory about Jon Snow on Game of Thrones–and as a bonus, here’s an operatic version of the theme song.
- Skrillex was handcuffed by cops for playing loud music.
- An NYFD firefighter who died this week was a pro metal drummer.