Random music news for Friday, August 27, 2021

“Man dies after using adhesive instead of a condom during sex.” That was in Florida, of course. The rest of this music news for August 27 doesn’t have anything to do with Florida. I think.

  1. KISS have canceled a show. Paul Stanley has COVID.
  2. The PIxies have canceled their US tour. COVID.
  3. Is COVID killing live music again? Discuss.
  4. However, Ottawa Bluesfest is coming back for a couple of weekends next month. Details here.
  5. Busta Rhymes doesn’t like masks. Dummy.
  6. In a case of interesting timing, a Rolling Stones museum exhibit will soon open in Kitchener, Ontario.
  7. Gene Simmons says he’s sorry. Wait–what?
  8. If you’re a Rush fan, there’s a book coming in October that highlights the artwork of Hugh Syme.
  9. Yes, there will be an expanded version of The Beatles’ Let It Be album. Details here.
  10. Pieces of the Grateful Dead’s famous Wall of Sound PA are going up for sale.
  11. Why is Spotify taking down the music of these bands? No one knows.
  12. OnlyFans is back in the Adult content business.
  13. And now Sting is coming to the Las Vegas Strip.
  14. Kanye is being a putz again. Ask Drake.
  15. Afghanistan: The Musical.
  16. Have you noticed this new trend for the music in movie trailers?

BONUS: If you’re going to be travelling somewhere this weekend, I know this will feel familiar.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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