Random music news for Friday, July 23, 2021

Into astronomy? This looks like a fantastic new museum. For stars of another sort, here’s music news for July 23, 2021.

  1. There’s a civil war in US colleges. What’s the problem? Kid Rock.
  2. Which smartphone is preferred in which country? This graphic shows us.
  3. Eric Clapton says he won’t play shows where audiences must be fully vaccinated. He calls this a “discriminated audience.” Jeezus, Eric…
  4. Johnny Lydon vs. the rest of the Sex Pistols, part 1 and part 2.
  5. Gorillaz are going to play a second free arena show for British health care workers.
  6. Remember the Rickie Lee Jones song “Chuck E’s in Love?” The real Chuck E just died.
  7. Wait: Sammy Hagar almost joined Aerosmith?
  8. I hope Canadians will get this new show on music memorabilia.
  9. More Dylan bootlegs.
  10. Are you in a band frustrated by the late of .com domains? How about .music?
  11. Podcasts are coming to radio in Canada in a big way. See?
  12. If you’re an artist looking to create a lyric video, that task has just become automated. Check it out.
  13. Inhaler, the band fronted by Bono’s son, topped the UK chart with their first album.
  14. Yes, Canadian media revenues took a hit from COVID. See?
  15. Yay! Live music returns to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern TONIGHT with a show by Birds of Bellwoods.
  16. Don’t have a smartphone? Good luck purchasing concert tickets going forward.

BONUS: Jon Stewart has a new show coming in September. Here’s an indication of what to expect. (Via Sean)

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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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