The Tesla AI Robot is here. Because of course it is. Moving on to music news for August 21, 2021.
- Nine Inch Nails has canceled all dates of the 2021 tour. Why? COVID.
- Neil Young has pulled out of Farm Aid. COVID.
- BTS has canceled their world tour. COVID.
- And more and more artists are taking the resurgence of COVID seriously. See?
- Oh, and about today’s concert for 60,000 people in New York City’s Central Park…
- People are trying to figure out where Bob Dylan was during a period in 1965 to get to the bottom of some sexual abuse allegations.
- These rock and metal videos would never be made today.
- Another big award is coming to the Foo Fighters.
- Soundscapes, one of my favourite Toronto record stores, is closing. Here’s what the rent will be for the new tenants.
- Lana Del Rey: “Release more of my music once I’m dead? NO WAY.”
- Blues Traveler was in a tour bus crash. Fortunately, there were just minor injuries.
- The Weeknd is doing well. He just bought a US$70 million house in LA.
- Noel Gallagher says he plans to stop drinking. Soon. Really.
- Is music curation a bad idea? There’s a case for that.
- Spotify is removing its original podcasts from rival platforms.
- Instagram is testing Reels on Facebook (Instagram is owned by Facebook). This is a shot at TikTok.
- OnlyFans is turning its back on porn and sexually-explicit content.
BONUS: Even U2 was rejected by record labels in their early days. (Via Eric Alper through Edneve)
U2’s rejection letter in 1979. pic.twitter.com/tEuJu1i63y— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) August 19, 2021
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