Random music news for Monday, June 22, 2020

Because we don’t have enough to worry about, here’s the story of poop plumes. Once you’ve read that, try music news for June 22, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Illegal raves in the UK could be a serious spreader of COVID-19.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Concertgoers in the near future could have to go through “disinfectant mists.”
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Garth Brooks could make US$7 million Saturday night with his drive-in concer.
  4. Here’s the latest on the plan to replace a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee with one of Oderus Urungus of GWAR.
  5. Prince Harry would like to see the song “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” banned.
  6. The Trump campaign denies that K-pop fans had anything to do with Saturday’s low turnout in Tulsa. But you’d expect that, right?
  7. And here’s Trump’s playlist from Saturday night.
  8. Tom Petty’s estate is pissed at Donald Trump.
  9. A good Monday distraction: Before the Beatles – The Birth of British Rock. (Via Walter)
  10. This new program called Algoriddim allows you to separate any song into its constituent vocal and instrumental parts in real time. Cool!
  11. Sonic Youth has opened up their archives on Bandcamp.
  12. Need some live music? Try some concert films. Or maybe this documentary.
  13. Grateful Dead…deodorant? (Via Tom)
  14. I want to go to THIS wedding! And so does Serj Tankian.
  15. A woman who was dead for 23 hours says she went to hell and saw Michael Jackson.
  16. The Blues Brothers movie turns 40.

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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