Random music news for Monday, August 10, 2020

Back from vacation, such that it was. I did get the garden shed cleaned out, though. Is there any music news worth talking about for August 10, 2020? Yes, there is.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Looking at the Foo Fighters now-canceled Van Tour.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Covidiots.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: More covidiots.
  4. Simon Cowell suffered a fractured back in an e-bike accident. He’ll need surgery.
  5. Bachir Ramadan, drummer for the metal band Nervecell, was injured in the Beruit explosion.
  6. Neil Young’s lawsuit against Donald Trump will lead everyone into uncharted territory. Here’s why.
  7. Twitter might be thinking of buying TikTok.
  8. Acoustic Tool as covered by St. Vincent.
  9. Ya think? Read a book, Tyga.
  10. Madonna has left Interscope and has returned to Warner.
  11. Stressed? Try Unplug.
  12. There’s a new biography on Jimi Hendrix coming.
  13. If you still have old cassettes and mixtapes lying around, you could probably use this gadget.
  14. How…embarrassing. But also very funny. (Via Patrick)
  15. Need a Trump song for today? Here you go. (Via DB)

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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