Random music news for Saturday, August 7, 2021

The MyPillow guy is nuts. Truly nuts. Let’s try some reality with music news for August 7, 2021.

  1. Patricia Morrison, partner of Jim, has died at 75.
  2. House producer Paul Johnson has died of COVID at age 50.
  3. Shinedown’s drummer has to miss some shows because of a breakthrough COVID infection
  4. …and yet we have bands who do this.
  5. And here come the cancellations and postponements again.
  6. Live Nation is VERY bullish on the return of live music.
  7. Yes, radio is still important to an artist’s success. See?
  8. Bryan Adams photographed some very interesting people for a calendar.
  9. The Macarena has now been plaguing us for 25 years.
  10. Here’s a profile of musician/producer Jack Antonoff.
  11. About UK musicians being able to tour the EU visa-free: Not so fast.
  12. We’re about to get a new Rick James documentary.
  13. Britney just got her first iPad. She’s 39.
  14. I forgot that all these musicians appeared on Miami Vice back in the day. (Via Andrew)
  15. Actual baby metal!

BONUS: A collection of albums featuring ventriloquist dummies. (Via Tom)

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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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