Ron Popeil, the guy who pretty much invented the infomercial, has died. Now let’s try some music news for July 29, 2021.
- Lollapallooza is underway in Chicago. Will this be a superspreader event?
- No, Lizzo didn’t kill anyone with a stage dive last weekend.
- Queen’s Brian May has been trying to salvage artwork from his London home after a horrific flood.
- Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is super pro-vax. Good.
- A vaccine-skeptic radio host has COVID and is now on a ventilator.
- Brian Adams has a new record deal.
- Jimi Hendrix and Joni Mitchell together at last.
- VH1 is bringing back Behind the Music.
- David Crosby: Not a fan of media mogul Ruper Murdoch.
- Here’s still more on the legal action between Johnny Lydon and the rest of The Sex Pistols.
- DaBaby is getting a lot of backlash after some stupid AIDS comments from the stage at the Rolling Loud Festival last weekend in Miami. Elton John had something to say and a partnership with Boohoo is over.
- Ontario Place is hosting the longest summer music festival in Canada. It starts today and will extend over 35 consecutive days until September 6.
- Then there’s this Toronto drive-in music festival.
- And then we have all these other festivals scheduled for around the world.
- Fred Durst has finally ditched the red beret.
BONUS: Here’s a Canadian history lesson: The history of the hoser.
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