Random music news for Saturday, August 28, 2021

Our brains exist in a state of ‘controlled hallucination.’” Discuss. Then move on to music news for August 28, 2021.

  1. Let’s start with something funny: The banana on the cover of the first Velvet Underground is suing because it says it was exploited.
  2. Kid Rock had to cancel some shows in Texas because members of his band tested positive for COVID.
  3. Meanwhile, this guy is an idiot.
  4. What’s the new battlefield in America’s culture wars? Live music.
  5. Is there a Rolling Stones without Charlie Watts? That’s an excellent question.
  6. Here’s a history of people who appeared on album covers who have sued over that.
  7. Kanye West is making HOW MUCH from his album listening parties?
  8. ABBA is back with new music and a hologram tour.
  9. The Reading and Leeds festivals are offering COVID vaccines to anyone who attends.
  10. Metallica has donated US$50,000 to help victims of the Haitian earthquake.
  11. The US Navy is working on a weapon that will turn your own voice against you.
  12. Glenn Danzig’s movie, In the House of Vampires, opened in theatres yesterday.
  13. More Anthrax whisky is on the way.
  14. I quote: “Devin Townsend is resuming work on his musical about ‘cocks and vaginas and death.’” Uh, yay?
  15. If you’re into podcasting, this Tascam recording rig looks really, really good.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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