Random music news for Monday, September 13, 2021

Somehow, it feels right to link to this video on a Monday. It’s satisfying. Once you’re done, move to music news for September 13, 2021.

  1. No vaccine passports for the UK this winter. What will that mean for live music and clubs? (Via Sean)
  2. China has banned all new video games, saying that children are “addicted to electronic drugs.”
  3. Alanis Morissette made some startling revelations in the new documentary about her.
  4. Josh Homme’s 15-year-old daughter has received a temporary restraining order against him. This whole situation sounds…complicated.
  5. Stone Temple Pilots have canceled some gigs due to “COVID-related issues.”
  6. Massive Attack canceled a show in Liverpool when they found that the venue was also hosting arms manufacturers.
  7. Check out this three-year-old kid lip syncing to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight.” The air drumming needs work, but still…
  8. Hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa has been sued for child sex trafficking.
  9. The lawyer for the Nevermind baby (remember that lawsuit?) went on CNN the other day, and...
  10. Mick Brigden, a former manager of Mick Jagger, died while burying his dog.
  11. These are the biggest (in terms of capacity) music venues in the world.
  12. Jazz great Louis Armstrong was a spy? Cool!
  13. The new version of Metallica’s black album costs $50 to $70 for a download.
  14. The CN Tower offers a new light show for Toronto. Details here.
  15. And finally, a radio station that plays nothing but songs about the radio.

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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