Published on March 1st, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Thursday, March 1, 2018
Yes, March can get all lion-like at the beginning, but it’s only three weeks until the first day of spring. Hang in there. Distract yourself with some music news for March 1, 2018.
- I don’t understand high finance, Spotify lost $1.4 BILLION last year, but is now going public. And people will line up to buy shares.
- Phil Collins made it to a gig after being detained in Brazil. But his health is such that he had to perform from a chair.
- If you ever find yourself on the moon, there will be cell service. Sort of.
- Ring, a tech rejected by Shark Tank, was just bought by Amazon for $1 billion.
- Weezer has started work on a new album. Will this be their “black” album?
- Led Zeppelin has a special 7-inch single planned for Record Store Day. That’s interesting because back in the date, Led Zeppelin HATED releasing singles.
- Speaking of singles, Secret 7-Inch returns this summer.
- Turns out that Fiddy was lying when he said he was a bitcoin millionaire.
- Every year at the Junos, they have a celebrity hockey game. This year’s lineup is now set.
- Here’s an excellent list of music industry groups and events for women by my friend Karen Bertelsen.
- Elton John’s mom snubbed her son in her will. Not that he really needs the money, of course.
- Keith Richards thinks Mick needs a vasectomy.
- The Spice Girls on the royal wedding? Maybe.
- Can we trust the taste and musical judgments of our heroes? Maybe, maybe not.
- What’s it like to be a sign language interpreter at a Snoop Dogg show?
- Here’s an interesting theory about the Dire Straits song “Walk of Life.” (Via Tom)