Random music news for Friday, June 17, 2022

Ever read The Three-Body Problem? It’s one of the best sci-fi books I’ve ever read–and I’ve read a lot of them. It’s a good story, but what if its central premise were true? Could it be? As you prepare to welcome your new alien overlords, look over music news for June 17, 2022.

  1. Spare a thought for poor NOW magazine and hope that it survives.
  2. Here’s what’s going on with Mick Jagger’s case of COVID.
  3. Prepping for Glastonbury. (Via Sean)
  4. Marketing new music is more exhausting than ever. Here’s why.
  5. Some Sex Pistols singles sold for big bucks at an auction in the UK.
  6. This 67-year-old guy went crowd-surfing at a Killers show. Rock on, dude! I hope to do the same when I’m your age.
  7. Want to work out with your favourite musician? Take a look at this app.
  8. Someone paid US$75,000 for a sealed VHS copy of Back to the Future. WTF?
  9. Attention Juggalos! There’s new Faygo ice cream!
  10. It’s very possible that the next Joker movie will be a musical starring Lada Gaga as Harley Quinn.
  11. A debut album at age 66? Why not?
  12. The guy who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan is now a free man and a musician–but getting gigs is a problem.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: This guy.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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