Is this real? If so, I don’t want to see the litter box. Let’s instead focus on music news for August 12, 2022.
- Elton John in the metaverse? A distinct possibility.
- A music and travel startup called Pollen has gone bankrupt.
- There was a double tragedy with The Happy Mondays last month. Along with the death of bassist Paul Ryder, Bez’s dad died.
- Olivia Newton-John was honoured with this special pink light display at the Sydney Opera House. She died Monday after a long battle with breast cancer.
- Marcus Mumford is talking about some childhood abuse.
- Comparing vinyl fans then and now.
- Weezer has canceled their Broadway residency. Too few tickets sold, operating costs too high.
- The Fake Michael Jackson Vocals lawsuit has been settled. This was a weird one that lasted years.
- Toronto is getting another pro recording studio–and this one is very interesting.
- This is one reason why I don’t do any voiceover work for video games. (The other is that I suck at doing voices for video game characters.)
- Meanwhile, Garth Brooks is now in the voiceover business.
- The 2023 Juno Awards in Edmonton will now be on March 12 to avoid a conflict with the Academy Awards.
- Google has tweaked its search engine.
- Is TikTok a threat to the national security of the United States? This FCC commissioner says so.
- Country music has taken hold in Africa? Yes.
- Metallica has signed on for the Global Citizen Festival.
- Really not necessary, Tommy Lee.
BONUS: Which restaurants have the fastest drive-through service? These ones.