Random music news for Monday, August 23, 2021

Remember the Euro 2020 soccer tournament? Experts say it resulted in 9,000 COVID cases. Lovely. Now some music news for August 23, 2021.

  1. Right Said Fred singer Richard Fairbrass is an anti-vaxxer. He’s now got COVID–but he still says he won’t get jabbed.
  2. Meanwhile, Corey Taylor of Stone Sour/Slipknot says he’s very, very sick with COVID.
  3. Meanwhile, there’s this dummy. He needs to watch this video.
  4. Spoon canceled some dates over Iowa’s passport ban. Good for them.
  5. But the hippies went ahead with their Welsh festival just the same. (Via Sean)
  6. RIP Don Everly of The Everly Brothers. He was 84. Brother Phil died in 2014.
  7. Need some mood music? You could start here. (Via Sean again.)
  8. This guy doesn’t need two hands to play the guitar. (More from Sean)
  9. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is engaged for the third time. He’s 77.
  10. At the same time, it’s never too late to release your debut album. This woman is doing it at 75. (Via Tom)
  11. These two ladies recorded an album forty years ago when they were ten years old. That record is now a collector’s sensation online. (Via Lesterama)
  12. If you’re a Guns N’ Roses fan, you’ll want to listen to this super-in-depth podcast.
  13. Eighteen middle fingers from David Lee Roth?
  14. A Macca party!
  15. Don’t be this guy.
  16. How’s this for a KISS family photo?

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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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