Beetlejuice: The Musical. Jacob Hoggard, frontman for Hedley, has had his sex offence case put over to September. He had a lot of furniture to sell, too. Meanwhile, here’s the kind of thing going on in Spotify’s executive suite. Toronto’s Silver Dollar has been demolished. (Via Paul)
This New York townhouse linked to John and Yoko just sold. This rapper’s one-year-old-son wears a Rolex worth $34,000. Phil Collins is open to a Genesis reunion. He can’t play drums because of health issues, but his son can. But that’s only temporary. Was the last great rock’n’roll superstar band,…Korn? Regional accents. Why not call the Hall and Oates hotline? A cast is coming together. Not that I’m counting, but there are only two more weekends left before Labour Day. Having a rough day? Maybe. I never noticed this before: Spinal Tap is given a rating of 8/11 on IMDB. (Via Amber)
Rod Stewart is downsizing at his mansion. You know what’s confusing smart speakers? See? Here’s a look ahead to what Sonos is working on for the future. Distract yourself from that fact with music news for August 17, 2018. Amazon still leads in the smart speaker market, but Google is catching up. Using singing to ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s. (Via Tom)
Spotify has created a new program to mentor women engineers and producers. Here are the latest stats. Rumours of an Apple car won’t go away. This is a weird artist autograph scheme. This tiny Toronto record shop has been using Instagram to boost business–and with great success. Interpol is a great example of what’s old is new again when it comes to music. Another tragic suicide: Jill Janus of the band Huntress.
Random music news for Friday, August 17, 2018