Random music news for Saturday, August 14, 2021

Ever wonder why those CAPTCHA pictures are so depressing? Turns out there’s a reason for it. Now that you know that, here’s music news for August 14, 2021.

  1. We’re closer to a #FreeBritney world as her dad steps down as her conservator.
  2. Dave Grohl’s memoirs are coming out in the fall. Here’s an excerpt from Dave Grohl: The Storyteller.
  3. Here’s a Dave story: He once flew home from Australia to attend a father-daughter dance.
  4. AEG says “When it comes to the shows we promote, no vaccination, no admission!” Good.
  5. And Dead and Company feel the same way for their upcoming tour.
  6. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson got COVID even after being vaccinated. But he says “I’ve pretty much got no doubt that had I not had the vaccine, I could be in serious trouble.”
  7. A good read: When Rock Ruled the World – A 40 Year Timeline.
  8. There’s now a Grateful Dead-inspired cannabis store in Toronto.
  9. Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck has a new video game project.
  10. This is a cool app for anyone who loves to stream radio on mobile phones.
  11. The latest in NFTs? Virtual clothes. Wait–what? (Via Sean)
  12. Want to print up your own concert tickets? Take a look at Stubforge.
  13. VR is going to continue to be a thing for music movie forward. See?
  14. They Might be Giants are planning to release this in October. (Sean again)
  15. Wanna buy PirateBay.com? It’s for sale.
  16. And you knew this was coming: an expanded version of The Beatles Let It Be album is coming in October.

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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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