Random music news for Friday, August 6, 2021

What happens on the internet in a minute? This. I wonder how many people are looking at music news for August 6 during any given minute?

  1. If you’ve been following the saga of the two Michaels–the two Canadians jailed in China for…something–you’ll be interested in this punk rock connection.
  2. And the mystery buyer of Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is...
  3. Emo-themed wrestling? It exists.
  4. Ontario has pledged $49 mllion to help with the return of live events.
  5. And here’s how one venue is trying to raise money to stay in business. (Via Larry)
  6. Wait: Dr Dre’s eldest daughter is homeless and living out of her car?
  7. Rihanna is now officially a billionaire–and the world’s richest female musician.
  8. U2 has a limited-edition live album on the way.
  9. This new visa-free touring prospect in the EU has UK artists relieved.
  10. Should Styx be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? There’s now a petition.
  11. The Weeknd’s new video may cause seizures.
  12. Some handwritten Beatles setlists are going up for auction.
  13. Clear your music, people!
  14. Here’s an article on the 440 hz musical conspiracy. I wrote about that here.
  15. Sounds fun, but what about COVID?
  16. The South Park guys just got a new production deal worth US$900 MILLION.
  17. Astronomers have discovered something that they call a “champagne supernova.”

BONUS: Love these photos!

More news? Check here.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.