Random music news for Monday, August 26, 2019

Jeebus, it’s the last week before Labour Day. Everyone who still has summer vacation time is probably gone this week. And then suddenly next Tuesday WHAM! It’s back to work/school. Enjoy the time while you can. Here’s music news for August 26, 2019.

  1. Trump’s people are annoyed that A$AP Rocky hasn’t said thank you for all the international intervention in his assault case.
  2. The sexual assault trial for Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard starts September 27.
  3. Liam Gallagher to Boris Johnson: “You’re only PM because you’re UGLY!”
  4. Coming soon: Elton John stamps.
  5. Toronto police have made an arrest in the murder of rapper Smoke Dawg.
  6. The early reviews for Tool’s Fear Inoculum keep coming in–and they’re uniformly excellent. For example, this.
  7. Billy Talent feels used by Ontario’s minister of tourism, culture, and sport. Here’s why.
  8. It’s interesting how a toy company now owns Death Row Records. (Via Tom)
  9. Eddie Money has revealed that he has stage four esophageal cancer.
  10. Peter Murphy says he’s made a full recovery after his heart attack and subsequent surgery.
  11. Talking Heads man David Byrne has launched a new online magazine called Reasons to be Cheerful.
  12. The music industry wants to get involved in the gaming industry for a new and interesting reason.
  13. Interesting: The decline of music literacy.
  14. Trent Reznor and Atticus have a new gig scoring a movie for Pixar.

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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