Random music news for Monday, June 15, 2020.

Ew. Gross. Now cleanse your mind from those images by browsing through music news for June 15, 2020.

  1. Radio folk (including me) reminisce about Rush and “The Spirit of Radio.” And you’ve seen the new video, right?
  2. The anticipated Beatles documentary directed by Peter Jackson has been delayed for a year.
  3. And Every Beatles fan would want to hear this.
  4. A legendary Bob Marley concert will be streamed.
  5. Chinese giant Tencent owns 10% of Universal, 9% of Spotify, and 2% of Warner Music. How big can the company get?
  6. Justin Hawkins of The Darkness was hospitalized with chemical burns following a bizarre swimming pool accident.
  7. Henry Rollins opens up about toxic masculinity in this interview.
  8. Just in case you were wondering, Liam Gallagher is just teasing.
  9. There’s a site called TrumpVirus.org that keeps track of protest music. (VIa DB)
  10. Okay, I laughed. But this cannot be unseen. (Via Tom)
  11. There’s a petition to replace a bust of a KKK leader with one of Dolly Parton. Where do I sign?
  12. And speaking of repugnant statues
  13. Band practices are now allowed in Ontario again.
  14. Idiots.
  15. And here comes the annual Song of the Summer nonsense.
  16. Anyone else remember the music mag Trouser Press? All the issues from the 70s and 80s are now available online for free. (Via Pamela)
  17. Matt Bellamy of Muse has a new baby daughter.
  18. If you’re a Beastie Boys fan, you have to look at these rare pictures.

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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