Random Music News for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Random Music News for Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Windows Phone is dead. Some copies of Beck’s upcoming Colours album will come autographed by MC Hammer. Sign of the times: Pearl Jam’s Let’s Play Two (Live) album sold just 14,000 physical copies in the US in its debut week. Has STP found their new singer? a year ago: Total album sales, -16.7%; digital albums, -23.7%; physical albums, -11.5%; CDs, -12.9%; vinyl, +17%; streaming, +79.5%. The Guns ‘N Roses Not in This Lifetime tour has grossed more than $300 million since it started in April 2016. John Oliver found a way to make a Trump joke using Slipknot. It’s gotta happen. Wait–what? The first incident of commercial airline sabotage happened on this day in 1933. Remember that Air France A380 that lost an engine over the North Atlantic last week? Florence Welch hosted this BBC documentary on David Bowie’s Heroes album. Frances Bean Cobain was on that flight. There were zero security issues at the Foo Fighters’ CalJam festival this past weekend. That’s official. Canadian music sales and streaming numbers for the past week vs. Still, that was good for a Top 10 review. Billy Corgan keeps sounding like he’s leaning towards a reunion of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup. And now, some music news for October 10. They think so. Liam Gallagher’s As You Were album is outselling the rest of the UK Top 20 combined. A great question: Where is the musical underground in 2017? (Via Larry)
Amy Winehouse’s family is in talks to turn her life into a musical.