Damn. I was really hoping for a supernova in our lifetime, but it’s not going to happen. Assuage yourself with music news for June 18, 2021.
- RIP Frank Bonner, the man who played Herb Tarlek on WKRP. He was 79.
- Noel Gallagher has an interesting way of defending Bono…
- …and he and Keith Richards once compared lead singers. I love this story.
- The Foo Fighters played a club gig in California. They were met by picketing anti-vaxxers.
- Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue has a new book coming.
- Liverpool will be the site of the first-ever David Bowie World Fan Convention. It’ll fall on the 50th anniversary of the release of Ziggy Stardust.
- And speaking of anniversaries, Krist Novoselic is hinting about a special 30th-anniversary edition of Nirvana’s Nevermind this fall.
- Hoping to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway this fall? Not if you got the AstraZeneca vaccine.
- Ratings are in for the Juno Awards broadcast. They were good.
- Here’s a good history of techno.
- This is a conversation with Mary Piercey-Lewis, MusiCounts Teacher of the Year.
- Interesting: What can the music biz learn from the video game biz.
- Where is the Canadian media landscape heading? Here are some good guesses.
- And it seems that we’re entering a new era when it comes to music discovery.
- Here’s a take on the concept of album re-releases. It’s…interesting. (Via Danny)
- Peter Gabriel may have to cancel WOMAD this year. COVID, of course.
- Facebook will start running podcasts next week.
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