Random music news for Friday, May 28, 2021

A Canadian moon rover? Cool! We know something about dark and cold places. Here’s what you need for music news for May 28, 2021.

  1. The BTS meal at McDonald’s is now on sale globally. It features ten pieces of Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, and Coke plus new sweet chilli and Cajun dipping sauces that were inspired by McDonald’s South Korea recipes. The commercial is already running in Canada.
  2. Well, this is some encouraging COVID-and-concerts news from the UK.
  3. John Davis, the real singer behind Milli Vanilli, has died of COVID-19.
  4. Australia does not mess around when it comes to new COVID cases. See?
  5. Here’s how the concert industry is beginning to open up.
  6. The Grammys have changed the criteria for the Album of the Year award.
  7. Here’s some excellent music business advice.
  8. KISS returns in a comic book. What? No blood in the ink this time? (Via Tom)
  9. Liam Gallagher has lobbed more insults at Noel. Not that this is news, of course…
  10. Notice the musical change in movie trailers? This is what’s going on.
  11. A mural dedicated to late SNFU singer Chi Pig will start in Edmonton next month.
  12. No, they didn’t.
  13. Web-blocking–i.e. denying access to illegal sites on copyright grounds–was upheld by a Canadian court.
  14. Dave Ellefson plans to sue whoever leaked the videos that led to his firing from Megadeth.
  15. Wayne Gretzky is now a broadcaster.
  16. Kids in the Hall return!

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BONUS: And as America gets ready for their Memorial Day long weekend, ponder this.

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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