Random music news for Saturday, August 15, 2020.

That’s a lot of money for a pair of sneakers. But I guess everyone needs a hobby. Mine is collecting music news. Here’s what’s happening for August 15, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Jon Bon Jovi’s son has completely recovered.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: COVID-19 has unleashed a certain amount of musical nostalgia. Here’s what I mean.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Mike Ness of Social Distortion led an event for unemployed live events workers.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: More COVID-19 listening plus a story about Bowie. (Via Walter)
  5. Coronavirus update 5: A big Australian festival has been canceled.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: OnNow.tv is a TV guide for livestreams. Useful!
  7. Apple stock has hit an all-time high. The company is worth US$1.97 TRILLION.
  8. Rolling Stone will soon add a paywall.
  9. Duff McKagan is selling his beach house. Needs work.
  10. Mediate with John Legend!
  11. Rihanna is going to release a Caribbean cookbook. Being from Barbados, she’ll probably have a good flying fish recipe with green spice.
  12. Weird fact: The Sisters of Mercy can be connected to the QAnon idiots. But it’s not the band’s fault.
  13. About time we got a new ice cream truck songs. And this one is from RZA.
  14. Why are Republicans bending over backward to help Kanye in his presidential bid? It’s sneaky.
  15. Drake may have a trademark problem with Loverboy.

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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