Random music news for Monday, September 6, 2021

I know I shouldn’t really be doing any labour on Labour Day, but here I am with music news for September 6, 2021.

  1. Dinosaur J. has postponed some fall gigs over concerns about COVID.
  2. Meanwhile, Brann Dailor has been working on this book during COVID.
  3. Gene Simmons says he’s recovering well from COVID. He credits that with being double-vaxxed.
  4. Over the weekend, it was Drake 1 (at least), Kanye 0.
  5. China is cracking down on “effiminate” male celebrities. Not in keeping with the party line, apparently.
  6. Kanye West insists on not having “managers.” Instead, he as “advisors,” acknowledging he can’t be managed.
  7. Tom DeLonge had some...encouraging(?) words for Mark Hoppus upon learning that Mark has wrapped up his successful chemo treatments.
  8. If you’re a fan of Metallica, this is a good read
  9. …and if you love System of a Down, check this out.
  10. Here’s yet another documentary on NIrvana, this time from the BBC.
  11. Barbie and Fender guitars together at last.
  12. Yeah, this is wasteful. And gross.
  13. Audi has a concept car that’s basically a living room on wheels.
  14. A “nipple incident?” Apparently.
  15. How about some metal played at 400 BPM? Here you go.
  16. Another astronaut is going to be a musician in space.

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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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