Published on August 27th, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Saturday, August 27, 2016
With all the talk of a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, I urge you to read The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin. Here’s the plot: Earth sends message to the Alpha Centauri system. Message comes back: “Nice to meet you. We’re coming to invade. See you in about 400 years.” It’s honestly one of the best sci-fi books I’ve ever read. (There’s a sequel and the third part of the trilogy will be published next month.) And now, music news.
- After appearing at the Prophets of Rage show in Toronto, Dave Grohl showed up down the highway in Waterloo. Why? It’s a tech centre, so could that be the reason?
- Adele accepted a fan’s wedding invitation in the middle of a show.
- Big Shiny Tunes is a cover band that only plays songs from the Big Shiny Tunes CD collections. Clever.
- U2’s The Edge has a new signature Fender Strat. He talks about it here. (Via Larry)
- The Lemmy statue. As Tom points out, it should have been created with a Jack-and-Coke in one hand.
- This was the summer streaming took over. Here’s what I mean by that.
- Cuteness alert: This baby wants you to turn up the radio so he can dance.
- Coldplay’s current tour has earned $144 million–so far.
- Bruce Springsteen just broke his own record for the longest concert ever.
- It’s possible that Spotify will break the 50 million subscriber mark within the next six months.
- Autoplaying videos on Facebook with the sound already on? No thanks. But maybe that’s just me. (I detest autoplay.)
- Here’s a look at the career of Sharon Osbourne in pictures.
- So was there a “song of the summer?” I don’t care, but lots of people do.
- A school in Oregon banned rap music. You can probably guess what happened next.