Random music news for Thursday, September 6, 2018

Random music news for Thursday, September 6, 2018
Vanilla Ice was onboard. What, exactly, is “unconscious plagiarism?” This. (Via Tom)
A fake promoter who promised the Red Hot Chili Peppers to play a gig is going to jail for two years. Should K-pop bands be exempt from mandatory military service? I just have time to report on some music news for September 6, 2018. A rare neurological condition gave this woman a French accent–but it disappears when she sings. The story of The Orwells, a band who had their sexual abuses reputation catch up with them. Now he’s back to playing double kicks at almost 100%. This. There’s a big debate about that. Slash owes his wife $6 million in a divorce settlement. Got an Amazon Alexa smart speaker? Wait–what? This drummer lost a leg in a bus accident three years ago. A GWAR bar? Demi Lovato is selling the house in which she recently ODed. The next version of Apple Watch could have an “always-on” mode. For example, as it “Alexa, is Metallica on tour?”
Actor Ethan Hawke has founded a new record label with a weirdly cool name. Off to Vancouver today to cover the Skookum Festival. Donald Trump ran for president because he was jealous of Gwen Stefani. (Via Andrew)
Speaking of radio, BBC 3 plans to broadcast 30 minutes of relaxation sounds. Yes–but first, they plan to destroy the old one. It will now answer questions about concerts. Here’s the story of the first time Yoko joined The Beatles in the studio for the first time. Maybe AI can help. Hardcore video gamers will get a kick out of this Van Halen reference. Great story! You know that plane from Dubai that landed at JFK yesterday with all the sick passengers? What’s that? Atomic radio? Having trouble writing a hit?