Random music news for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Random music news for Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Jet lag is real. Wow. Gavin Rossdale got a little more than he bargained for during a Bush concert the other night. Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud have all been sued by an Internet troll. Spice Girl survey, That’s all I can be arsed to write. Ted Nugent, Second Amendment man. I’m still so dizzy from the time change (12 time zones!) that I’m not even sure that this is, in fact, April 10, 2018. Sure, voice control is cool for smart speakers and other devices, but this is a much more fun use of the technology. Who knew? Interesting fact: The B-52s prompted John Lennon to come out of retirement. Fascinating theory: the death of Martin Luther King gave birth to hip-hop. Priscilla thinks so. Ed Sheeran didn’t get quite the emergency treatment he expected when he broke his arm. Whatever the case, his replacements have already been named. Can a tribute album save a career? Manchester is planning a singalong to commemorate one year since the concert bombing. CHVRCHES saved a music school that ran out of funding. Did it Elvis kill himself? Canadian music sales vs. U2 is apparently rehearsing for their Songs of Experience tour in Laval, Quebec. Never thought of this before: The barriers facing deaf and disabled fans when it comes to buying concert tickets. Or was he fired? An Australian DJ who head-butted an ex-Prime Minister is going to jail for six months. Lindsey Buckingham has left Fleetwood Mac. Here’s some music news–and damn, there’s a lot going on. Security, you understand. Jay-Z and Beyonce are building a big compound their $88 million Bel-Air mansion. this time last year: Total albums, -25.5%; digital albums, -23.6%; digital tracks, -19.8%; physical albums, -26.7%; CDs, -30.9%; vinyl, 47,9%; streaming, +55.5%. Yes, it can.