Random music news for Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Happy Mondays cheated on a game show? Dickie Betts of the Allaman Brothers is scheduled for brain surgery after an accident. The Stones never miss a trick, do they? Meanwhile, Drake lost nearly $200K gambling in Atlantic City. Sony will have a retro PlayStation Classic on sale this Christmas. People keep dying from drug overdoses at music festivals. At lastly, after nearly 40 years in the business, I finally got mentioned in Rolling Stone. Space Jam: The Sequel? Christian rock: it just keeps going and going and going…
If you’re a DJ or musician, you might be interested in this new mobile gear. Bono’s parenting skills were put to the test at a special gig at a Paris restaurant. Another poisoning in Britain by Russia? Spotify has been sued over its sales teams heading to strip clubs…
….while The Weeknd and Daft Punk are being sued over “Starboy.”
And Drake has sued a woman over some false rape allegations. What could possibly go wrong at an outdoor music festival in downtown Las Vegas? What are these new “interactive albums?” Oh. Is this what Google has planned for its next smart speaker? Bono has talked to the pope (naturally) and says that Francis is “aghast” at the church sex abuse. Meanwhile, here’s music news for September 20, 2018. Off to Vegas for the Life is Beautiful music festival. Plus: Players gonna play and players gonna sue Taylor Swift. (And with LeBron James, too!)
Holland America has a new Rolling Stones-themed club aboard one of their cruise ships. Finally! If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you might be excited about these new retro-style JBL speakers. It’ll come with 20 games. The latest casualties are in the US and Vietnam.
Random music news for Thursday, September 20, 2018