Random music news for Friday, August 28, 2020

This is apparently coming today. Any takers? Let’s try some music news for August 28, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Smash Mouth got hate mail after playing that big motorcycle rally in South Dakota earlier this month. Ya think?
  2. Coronavirus update 2: This Toronto bar with connections to the Rolling Stones is closing after 20 years.
  3. There’s more evidence that Spotify is going to start livestreaming concerts.
  4. Want a new guitar but want it to look old and used? You’re in luck!
  5. Kanye has been sued for some kind of tech scam…
  6. …and he’s apparently violating campaign finance rules.
  7. However, Kanye is now on the presidential election ballot in three more states.
  8. Fun! Twenty-five weird music conspiracies.
  9. TikTok has a new “shoppable livestream” called Ntwrk.
  10. Want to hear music through your skin? Then you need one of these.
  11. Canadian indie musicians and labels should make a habit of checking the new Canadian Online Radio Charts.
  12. Snoop Dogg wine? Well, I guess who can only have so much gin and juice…
  13. Cool! Alex Lifeson’s isolated guitar from Rush’s “YYZ.”
  14. Deftones beer!

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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