Random music news for Monday, June 1, 2020

Before we begin with must news for Monday June 1, 2020, here’s some fun music trivia. (Via Chris)

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Korn and Faith No More have canceled their 2020 tour.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album, finally released Friday being postponed because of the virus, has been overshadowed by the news cycle.
  3. For some reason, Aaron Dessner of The National has been accused of being a riot organizer during the George Floyd protests. He’s had to make this statement.
  4. The American music industry is calling for a “blackout” tomorrow to show solidarity with the Black community on social media.
  5. Here’s a great interview with Canada’s Danko Jones.
  6. Pearl Jam offers this behind-the-scenes look at the making of their “Renegade” video.
  7. New Tool riffs? Whatever could result from that?
  8. “I’m 16 and transgender and metal saved my life.” Read it here.
  9. Surrey, BC, has an Elvis problem.
  10. What did the Space X astronauts listen to during Saturday’s launch? AC/DC.
  11. Killer Mike: “Black people must embrace the Second Amendment.” Uh-oh.
  12. Insiders at ABC are worried about Ryan Seacrest.

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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