Random music news for Monday, July 6, 2020

This sign at a vintage clothing store says it best:

That got dark fast, didn’t it? Here’s music news for July 6, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Remember that stupid Vanilla Ice concert that was supposed to happen in Texas last Friday? He said it was called off on account of COVID-19. Turns out he only sold 284 tickets out of a possible 2,500.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Police were hurt breaking up an illegal music event in the UK.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Sully Erna of Godsmack has some, er, interesting views on the pandemic.
  4. Neil Young continues to be very, very pissed at Donald Trump. (Via DB)
  5. And Kevin Rowland of Dexy’s Midnight Runners is also pissed at Trump.
  6. Releasing an album these days is useless. Discuss.
  7. I think this is exactly the music-and-running app I’ve been looking for.
  8. Gavin Rossdale’s biggest regret? His divorce.
  9. Bands are changing their insensitive names. Some are resisting. Discuss.
  10. The Foo Fighters have now been around for 25 years. Dave Grohl looks back.
  11. Whoa.
  12. Whoa again. (Via Tom)
  13. Here’s an Elton John demo I do NOT need to hear.
  14. The Beatles almost reunited in 1975? Here’s that story.
  15. Yoko Ono, now 80, is in failing health.
  16. Sharon and Ozzy have now been married for 38 years.
  17. This Instagram account revisits ads found in old music magazines.

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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