Random music news for Monday, August 24, 2020

Meanwhile, in Iceland. Hey, I laughed. Here’s music news for August 24, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: And here come the COVID-19 infections from the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: A study says singing doesn’t spread the coronavirus any more than speaking. Except if you sing really, really loudly.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: There are some interesting exemptions for MTV’s VMA performers.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: We’ll be watching this concert experiment.
  5. RIP early Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman. He’s died at the age of 64.
  6. The Chris Cornell film Black Days starts production next month.
  7. And speaking of Chris, why would someone want to vandalize his statue?
  8. Rick Springfield and, er, Coheed and Cambria have come up with a sequel to “Jesse’s Girl.”
  9. This house in Jamaica was once owned by Bob Marley. It’s for sale.
  10. Metal yoga.
  11. Need a crafty project to pass the time? Check out this radio.
  12. A history of recent alt-pop girls.
  13. Some good deep history on U2 from 1979.
  14. Lars Ulrich was on CNN talking about Metallica’s “concert experiment.”
  15. This is a good story on album sales, album bundles, and the music charts.
  16. Wanna buy Kid Rock’s place? It’s for sale.
  17. Go get ’em, Uncle Neil!

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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