Random music news for Friday, July 1, 2022

Video game anniversary: Atari, the OG of video games, turns 50 this year. And here’s what’s happening today–July 1, 2022–with music news.

  1. Gee, Glastonbury was a superspreader event? What a surprise.
  2. And you, Ted Nugent, have no heart.
  3. Gene Simmons can’t seem to sell his house in Las Vegas. He’s dropped the price by US$2.5 million.
  4. Still with KISS, they now have a museum in Vegas.
  5. And KISS keeps adding dozens of dates to their farewell tour.
  6. There’s now a David Bowie-inspired Barbie Doll. Limit two per customer.
  7. Could the US force a ban (or semi-ban) on TikTok? There are some who think it will.
  8. This Canadian artist is going on a tour of dog parks. Hey, I’m in.
  9. A brawl broke out in Hyde Park as The Eagles played “Take It Easy.” You can’t make this stuff up.
  10. Billboard has updated the charts for rock and alternative songs and albums. We’ll see what effect that has.
  11. Happy metal. It’s a thing.
  12. Why is Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” so enduring? That’s the question.

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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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