Random music news for Monday, June 29, 2020

This is fun: A family tree of people related to the Hacienda club in Manchester. (Via John)

And now, music news for June 29, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Oh, FFS, part 1.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Oh, FFS, part 2.
  3. Here’s why you should maybe delete TikTok. And here’s another.
  4. The Dixie Chicks vs. Donald Trump.
  5. Props to Sacha Baran Cohen for pranking a bunch of whacko far-righters.
  6. Should big music companies boycott Facebook? Discuss.
  7. Prince’s estate has made his entire catalogue available to users of TikTok.
  8. Perry Farrell says that Donald Trump has done no favours for the evangelical community.
  9. Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones are thinking about suing Trump for his use of their songs in his campaign.
  10. Poland has added video games to its school curriculum.
  11. Here’s the story behind Yello’s hit, “Oh Yeah.”
  12. Remember when Britney Spears burned down her gym? About that
  13. Anyone want to sample this for their next song?
  14. More new kicks from Yeezy.

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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