Random music news for Saturday, July 11, 2020

Exercise in a pill? Maybe. Think about that as you browse through music news for July 11, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Ontario’s chief medical officer isn’t optimistic about a quick return to concerts.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Gwen Stefani is getting into the drive-in concert game.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Sales of mobile games have taken off during the pandemic.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming services ended up getting millions in emergency government pandemic loans.
  5. These are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  6. Simple Plan’s bass player is gone after sexual misconduct accusations.
  7. The legal drama of Lady A vs. Lady A.
  8. More legal issues for Live Nation. It’s being sued for race and gender discrimination.
  9. Fleetwood Mac and Noel Gallagher have the best-selling vinyl releases so far this year in the UK.
  10. Sammy Hagar has put this house up for sale.
  11. Soup Tube?
  12. Tired of superheroes? Archie comics are launching a podcast series with Spotify. Maybe Jughead will turn out to be a meth head.
  13. Why are Linkin Park t-shirts so popular in China?
  14. Here’s a look at Google’s new smart speaker.
  15. Not happy with the service, 50 Cent?
  16. Noise-canceling windows? I’m in!
  17. Apparently, the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia “was not army material.” Quelle suprise.
  18. Joe Strummer, marathon runner.

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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