Random music news for Monday, August 9, 2021

That’s one big rock–and a valuable one, too. Let’s try some music news for August 9, 2021.

  1. You know all those big American festivals this summer? Yeah, about them
  2. And what could possibly go wrong here?
  3. Sum 41 lost a festival gig because of COVID–but not for the reason you might think.
  4. And it doesn’t look good for the fall touring season…including for Limp Bizkit.
  5. Anti-vaxxers: “Ugh,” says Queen’s Brian May. Same thing from Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwago.
  6. Rickey Medlocke, the guitarist for Lynyd Skynyrd, tested positive for COVID.
  7. Back to Queen’s Brian May: He has had it with London.
  8. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top opened up a bit about Dusty Hill’s death.
  9. Did you hear the first new Gun N’ Roses song in 13 years? Go here.
  10. KISS on The Strip! Again.
  11. Absurd Scam Records?” Is that you, Jack White?
  12. GWAR: The documentary.
  13. Metallica: The Amazon podcast.
  14. Nothing says “NFL season opener” like Ed Sheeran. Wait–what?
  15. The rise of the weird Spotify playlist.
  16. A sequel to Bohemian Rhapsody? Apparently.
  17. Bruce Springsteen’s daughter ended up with an Olympic silver medal.
  18. You know what’s a big deal? Video game concerts. (Via Sean)

BONUS: Some really cool tech hacks that anyone can use.

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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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