Random music news for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Random music news for Thursday, June 21, 2018
Next stop? Now that YouTube Music has been launched in about 20 countries (Canada got it this week), expect a big promo/advertising push from Google/YouTube. Robert Plant turned down a role in Game of Thrones. Good. Meanwhile, the daughter of Bono has an acting career that is really taking off. is coming. Ed Sheeran + Lego = This. Pot will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018, one year to the day that Gord Downie died. No one seems to want it. Yes, that’s a story. Lisa Marie Presley says that her $100 million share of Elvis’ estate is gone. Now Trump has pissed off Bruce Springsteen. A new documentary on Johnny Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. Thousands of Foo Fighters fans had a bad night in Manchester when their tickets were rejected. Are you a guitarist that likes talkboxes but hates the gross saliva bit? I’m not the best person with money, but WTF?   Alexa + Marriot Hotels = New kind of concierge. (Via Steve)
Canada, India and other countries are working to make sure they don’t go down the same net neutrality road as the US. Coincidence? (Another one from Steve.)
There is plenty of controversy and conspiracy surrounding the shooting death of XXXTenacion. Ask our Prime Minister. Banking with smart speakers? The Rolling Stones and eel pie. Then maybe ElectroSpit is for you. And now music news for June 21, 2018. You’re not alone. Here are the details about Coachella’s infamous radius clause. We hit the summer solstice at 6:07 am ET this morning. Will YouTube end up owing billions in copyright fees? Here’s a trailer. Which Canadian cities love to read the most? He’s a big Hip fan. Here’s why. Maybe. Let’s take a look. Look at this Top 20 list. Wanna buy Elvis’ old airplane? (More Steve)
Why do musicians so often struggle with mental health? It’s gonna happen. Confused by all the songs vying to be World Cup anthems? Uh-oh. Winter.