Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Monday, October 23, 2017
Today is the 59th birthday of The Smurfs. They first appeared in a story called La flute à six schtroumpfs in a French magazine in 1958. And now, some music news for October 23.
- In the latest #MeToo news, Marilyn Manson guitarist Twiggy Ramirez has been accused of rape.
- Meanwhile, Matt Mondanile of Real Estate has apologized for some past behaviour.
- Hazel O’Connor has come forward about an incident with Benny Hill.
- Three dozen women have stories about director James Toback including members of Veruca Salt.
- And a reference to Chris Brown has been removed from an episode of 30 Rock, nine years after it was first aired.
- Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington memorial is coming up this Friday. They’re going to live stream it.
- This is a great article outlining the challenges radio has with the new dashboards in cars.
- Beyonce and Jay-Z are dumping millions in their new home in LA. Talk about a renovation project.
- The Beach Boys were playing a casino when a tornado hit.
- When you decide that you want a pet tiger, how do you have it delivered? Like this–but it’s illegal.
- Although this site is in German (hello, Google Translate), you can see that it’s a music-themed hotel. If you’re ever in Berlin… (Via Larry)
- Kids don’t want to be singers when they grow up anymore.
- Dee Snider agrees: If you’re not a fan of the band, don’t wear the t-shirt. It’s “sickening” and disrespectful to wear band merch unless you’re a true fan of the group.
- If you’re awaiting the new U2 album, check out this summary of knowledge to date.
- The Mick Jagger drug binge that was stopped by Faye Dunaway.
- Maybe you need this for a Monday: Umphrey McGee’s mashed up performance of Beck’s “Loser,” Radiohead’s “National Anthem” and elements of “In the Air Tonight” from Phil Collins. (Via Andrew)
- Here’s a Dutch company with an AI application that says it can predict hit songs.
- Montreal police gave this guy a $149 traffic ticket for singing while driving.