Random music news for Monday, September 10, 2018

Not one bit. John Lennon now has his own US postal stamp. Difference is, they didn’t like it. Then try folk music. Take a look at Jammber. It was just last week that we heard Mastodon’s manager had pancreatic cancer. Fornite Monopoly. Pussy Riot: In jail AGAIN. Are you a musician/composer who isn’t getting the credit you deserve when it comes to projects to which you’ve contributed? Not everyone is happy about that. Got a drought? He’s now passed away. No rain? An interesting juxtaposition in gaming, no? Like this. And long before Colin Kaepernick helped Nike boost sales, the Beatles did it. Apple has just released 116 charts tracking music popularity on its platforms. Ram horn rock stars. I’m now somewhere in the Far East, which means it’s actually Tuesday for me (damn dateline time travel), but for everyone back home, this is your regular music news dispatch for Monday, September 10, 2018. Score an EGOT for John Legend, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Olivia Newton-John is fighting cancer for the third time. What keeps Paul McCartney writing songs at age 76? (Via Bobby)
This fall is all going to be about things having to do with Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary. And the “most-trusted” audio/video streaming service is… Really? Let’s ask. Twitter and Periscope now have audio-only live broadcasts. Wait–what?
Random music news for Monday, September 10, 2018