The Current: Music News

The Current Music News

Join hosts Jay Gabler and Jade as they chat about current events in the music industry: how social issues are affecting the world of music, how venues are faring during the pandemic, as well as the latest trends and topics. The Current Music News is an essential watch for fans of all genres of music to stay connected to the music and to each other. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest episodes. For an audio version of the The Current Music News, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

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Today’s Music News: Garth Brooks—and vinyl—come back

Garth Brooks has announced plans to come out of his 13-year quasi-retirement with his first new studio album since 2001. “Are there going to be cowboy songs?” asked the blockbuster country star in a video announcing the news, then answered his own rhetorical question. “You bet there’s going to be cowboy songs on it.” Not…

Today’s Music News: 13,000 new music videos, Idina Menzel comes to Target Field, and more

13,000 live music videos—from classic rock to current indie bands—have been published on YouTube by the intrepid bootleggers of Wolfgang’s Vault. Local music fans will dig finds like this ’82 vid of Prince playing “Controversy.” (Local Current) The vault also includes this footage of Bob Dylan singing “Forever Young”—which will be covered by Idina Menzel (!?)…

Today’s Music News: Andre 3000 plays Jimi Hendrix, and more

We got our first glimpse at Outkast’s Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side—though we’re warned “this is not a movie about Hendrix and his relationship with music. If anything, it’s about Hendrix’s relationships with other people, specifically the women in his life.” The movie comes out on…