Random music news for Friday, June 11, 2021

Britain is one of the most sweariest places in the world. And now some want it to be less sweary? Silly c****. Now some music news for June 11, 2021.

  1. Here’s an explanation of Apple Music’s new 3D sound feature.
  2. This is a switch: the music industry now LOVES YouTube.
  3. A smartwatch from Facebook? It looks like it.
  4. The US is showing an incredible pent-up demand for concerts. And there’s no doubt that big events are back–in America, anyway.
  5. Diddy had a party in Atlanta. It was so hot, a dancer caught fire.
  6. Chris Martin says he’d like to see Coldplay perform on the moon.
  7. In another sign of post-COVID normalcy, rock cruises like this are starting up again.
  8. Would someone explain to Jimmy Fallon that No Frills is a grocery store and not some kind of artist?
  9. Metallica is getting deeper into the whiskey business.
  10. No more touring for the Stone Roses? It looks like it.
  11. Could the Canadian government consider regulating the algorithms of streaming services? Discuss.
  12. If you think you’re having a bad year, take a look at former Megadeth bass player David Ellefson.
  13. This is some great social history involving the American civil rights struggle and rock’n’roll.
  14. Nirvana is still recording together. Wait–what?
  15. Um, okay

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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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