Random music news for Saturday, July 18, 2020

A mole, digging in a hole/Digging up my soul, now/Going down, excavation. And now that’s out of the way, here’s music news for July 18, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: COVID-19 claims another live music venue. Toronto’s Orbit Room is closing forever. (Via Robert)
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The global electronic music scene could drop by 56%.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Red Bull is closing all its recording studios.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: The co-founder of Lollapalooza predicts that concerts won’t come back until 2022.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: The hot trend in music is writing songs about how much 2020 sucks.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: An Australian state has banned singing, dancing, and mingling at weddings.
  7. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  8. This fish could become the mascot of the entire Goth community. Here’s why.
  9. Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach vs. Trump Nation.
  10. The inventor of the emoticon feels regret.
  11. A Kyuss reunion? Josh Homme is open to the idea.
  12. Remember when we used to laugh at Michael Jackson and his kids wearing face masks? Yeah, well
  13. If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, then you need to watch this. (Via Walter)
  14. Don McLean’s handwritten lyrics for his song “Vincent” could sell for US$1.5 million at auction.
  15. How much did Stewart Copeland hate Sting. Look at the message on his drumheads. And the Japanese characters “o”, “ma”, “n” and “ko”. Guess what that spells?
  16. Ghislaine Maxwell, redditor (?)
  17. No. Just…no.

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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