Random music news for Friday, June 12, 2020

Can political comedy discuss the current anti-racism protests? Take a look at this from Jonathan Pie, a fictional political reporters invented by comedian Tom Walker.

This is music news for June 12, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Coachella may not reappear until October 2021.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Canadian indie week would like your help with a survey about going forward in the era of COVID-19.
  3. Tom Morello had to explain a few things to a fan who just realized that the band was political.
  4. Investments in musical VR companies continue. Take a look at Wave.
  5. Here’s another area where Facebook got it wrong when it came to music.
  6. This podcast celebrates 100 years of radio in Canada. GIve it a listen.
  7. Canada’s first-ever metal live stream is coming from Anvil.
  8. What’s wrong with people? There was gunfire at a vigil for a slain Toronto rapper.
  9. Twitter has a new feature that asks people to think about that tweet before they post it.
  10. Bread and Beethoven.
  11. Newborns and whiskey.
  12. This music video was painted entirely on an iPad.
  13. Good news! Ed Sheeran’s favourite hot dog stand is open again.
  14. Lady Antebellum has changed their name to Lady A to scrub any attributes their former name had with the US South.
  15. David Crosby has a finger injury that may keep him from playing guitar again.
  16. The NYPD has “hip-pop police” that spy on rappers? Apparently.

And I’ll leave you with this as restaurants start to reopen. (Via Moutray)

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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