Random music news for Monday, August 19, 2019

On this date in 1953, the CIA and MI6 overthrew the regime in Iran and installing the West-friendly Shah. That hasn’t worked out so well over the decades, has it? Here’s what we have for music news for August 19.

  1. Aretha Franklin died from pancreatic cancer. This has inspired some new research funding.
  2. Can we connect The Simpsons with Tool? We can at least try.
  3. Here’s an interesting band tattoo problem.
  4. A lost album from John Coltrane has been found. Thank a French-Canadian director.
  5. Want better audio quality from your Spotify stream on your phone? Try this.
  6. Kiefer Sutherland fell leaving his tour bus and was “seriously injured.”
  7. Deep fakes: Now it has come to singers. This scares me.
  8. A Dave Grohl fan? Then read this.
  9. Just in case you still haven’t had enough Woodstock 50th anniversary trivia, there’s this.
  10. Ever wonder where Rob Zombie got the moaning that appears in White Zombie’s “More Human Than Human?” From here.
  11. The latest artist to release a song about mass shootings in America is NOFX. Listen here.
  12. Korn is planning a virtual concert.
  13. Wanna buy Billie Joe Armstrong’s “personal surf van?” It’s for sale–but you’ll have to go get it in New Zealand.
  14. No more dreads for the Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz.
  15. The late Peter Fonda apparently helped the Beatles write a song during an acid trip in 1965.
  16. Can vinyl records be green? Yes. Yes, they can.

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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