Random music news for Saturday, August 1, 2020

Day two of the staycation, the one where I promised to do all kinds of stuff around the house. So far it’s Naps 1, Work 0. Oh, and I did pull together some music news for August 1, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: U2 has donated US$1.5 million to the live music industry.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Stevie Nicks: “Wear a mask!”
  3. Coronavirus update 3: StubHub continues to struggle. No tickets to sell.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Way to go, Chainsmokers. And Lady Gaga is pissed at you, too.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Ice-T has some words about COVID-19 skeptics.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: It was just a matter of time before Bane rebranded as a mask advocate.
  7. Tay-Tay’s Folklore album sold two million copies globally in its first week.
  8. Here’s some sensible talk about streaming from Glassnote head, Daniel Glass.
  9. Post Malone has seen a lot of UFOs, apparently.
  10. If this ever happened, it would be a big blow to SiriusXM.
  11. Is Microsoft going to buy TikTok? Maybe.
  12. Too harsh or fully deserved? Discuss.
  13. This could be a big step forward for iPads.
  14. US Marshalls are selling off Fyre Fest merch to try and compensate those who were taken by the scam.
  15. Music videos landed on Facebook this weekend–but only for the US, apparently.
  16. Ozzy: “I was in so much pain I thought I was dying.”
  17. Cradle of Filth…tea?
  18. Euronymous…soap?

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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