Random music news for Friday, June 4, 2021

Just when you thought there was nothing more that could be done with jeans comes these. Thoughts? Let’s move on to music news for June 4, 2021.

  1. Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has had yet another battle with cancer.
  2. BTS Fiesta! (Via Sean)
  3. Wacken, the best metal festival in the world, has been canceled for 2021.
  4. Here’s a fascinating David Bowie radio interview from 1980 where he talks about some of his favourite bands of the day. (Via Erin)
  5. This is the story behind one of the most famous rock photographs ever taken.
  6. TikTok has resurrected a 43-year-old song by Boney M.
  7. And speaking of TikTok, it was the most downloaded app in the world last month.
  8. Jim Morrison’s sister is telling of her brother’s last wishes.
  9. Wayne Gretzky, broadcaster.
  10. Getting started with vinyl? Read this.
  11. Remembering the Teenage Head Ontario Place riot.
  12. Nikola Tesla is getting his own day in Ontario.
  13. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd has announced that he’s writing his memoirs.
  14. Nice house, Tina.
  15. The mother from Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” is back for a post-COVID anthem. (Via Tom)

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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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