Random music news for Monday, June 7, 2021

Are we about to see a boom in supersonic airline travel? Maybe. Moving on to music news for June 7, 2021.

  1. Grimes: Not a fan of AI.
  2. Is this the greatest guitar riff of all time? Discuss.
  3. Google has taken a serious shot at Apple’s AirPods.
  4. Here come the music-related cruises. There’s Cruise to the Edge for prog fans and ShipRocked for the rockers.
  5. And The Gathering of the Juggalos will be back in August.
  6. Lennon Gallagher, son of Liam, has a band called Automotion and they have a new EP.
  7. How did Marcus Mumford come to score Apple TV+’s hit, Ted Lasso? Like this.
  8. This book by a rock music obsessive looks good.
  9. Sinead O’Connor is retiring. Again.
  10. This is a fascinating display of an ancient Indian percussive language. (Via Walter)
  11. The Trailer Park Boys have introduced Green Bastard Hot Sauce. (Via Sean)
  12. Gotta agree with The Offspring on this point.
  13. Here’s how Danny Elfman wrote the theme for The Simpsons.
  14. And Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy has written a special Spider-Man theme.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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