Random music news for Monday, August 16, 2021

Looking for that perfect brain implant on your way to becoming trans-human? Try these. Now some music news for August 16, 2021.

  1. Mike Sharp, guitarist with the British band, The Bicycle Thieves, has had his bike stolen.
  2. Travis Barker set foot on airplane for the first time since he was involved in a near-fatal crash 13 years ago.
  3. The federal government has committed $70 million to help support artists and live music. It’s almost like there was an election campaign.
  4. Oh, the good old days of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll
  5. Tony Bennett has retired from music on doctor’s orders. He’s 95. (Via Sean)
  6. Guns N’ Roses has a counterfeit merch problem. The lawyers have been called.
  7. Augmented Reality for the ear? Yes–and it’s already here.
  8. Nicki Minaj, her husband, another woman, and...rape? (Sean again)
  9. Ever wonder what John Lennon thought of punk? This. (Still more from Sean)
  10. “I saw a vaccinated tiger”: A Joe Exotic parody song. (Jeezus, Sean. Take a rest!)
  11. This St. Vincent film looks great! Check out the trailer. (ENOUGH, Sean!)
  12. Nickelback failed to have a plagiarism charge against them dismissed.
  13. Is Ed Sheeran about to collaborate on a metal project with Cradle of Filth? Maybe.
  14. This is good: The road from record stores to streaming.
  15. Bono made a surprise appearance at a film festival in Sarajevo.

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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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