Random music news for Saturday, June 30, 2018

Random music news for Saturday, June 30, 2018
The true story behind Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.”
You’re suing Iron Maiden now? There are now more than 10 million items in the Discogs database. Sixty-five years today, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line. Justin Bieber’s former neighbour wants him arrested. This is disturbing: How much of the world’s consumer tech devices are made with forced labour? Fine by me. Coming soon! At the Disco has founded a new human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. And…the concert has been canceled. There’s a Guns ‘N Roses pop-up store in operation this weekend at the Scarborough Town Centre. “Spotify for news?” Some companies are already working on it. Brendon Urie of Panic! It’s designed to promote the re-release of Appetite for Destruction. Rumour from inside the Royal Palace: Meghan Markle’s personal assistant is someone who used to work for…Madonna. There’s much to say about Mozzer’s turn to the far right. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. This anti-racism row involving a Morrissey concert in Manchester is getting interesting. Meanwhile, Kanye has taken a loss on his Manhattan condo. The dude is the king of streaming. Damon Albarn does NOT like Kanye West. Taylor Swift has a restraining order against a crazy fan. There is also a lot of exclusive merch on sale. I’ve been told that Google had a private event for advertisers that spent over $100 million with them. (Via Tom)
Drake’s new album is certainly having a good weekend. What’s this glitch in Google Home’s ability to get requests and commands right? Speaking of whom, want a stake in Drizzy’s whiskey? About 40 people were entertained by a set from Duran Duran. If you haven’t heard the prank call made to Donald Trump on Air Force One yet, do it now. A bronze statue of Nick Cave on a horse? Now we can talk about music news for June 30, 2018.