Random music news for Saturday, July 24, 2021

Olympics! Right. Probably should start watching, huh? But only after music news for July 24, 2021.

  1. To help get the US concert industry back on its feet, Live Nation is offering $20-all-in concert tickets. Nothing for Canada yet.
  2. The Rolling Stones are going on tour again this fall.
  3. Amazon has announced more than 50 new features for Alexa.
  4. Anthony Kiedis of the Chili Peppers is selling his US$10 million Hawaiian place.
  5. “Music artwork in the age of streaming.” Discuss.
  6. Was this label Motown before there was Motown? Discuss. (Via Andrew)
  7. For Chris Martin gossip, click here.
  8. This facemask comes with a HEPA filter, a microphone, and speakers.
  9. The Whitney Houston hologram is heading to Las Vegas.
  10. Bring out your dead. (Via Sean)
  11. It’s been a while since we’ve had a stage collapse. It’s now been 0 days since one.
  12. Like all the generations before it, Gen Z is reinventing punk.
  13. Shirley Manson of Garbage says she was rescued by her rescue dog. (Via Shiona)
  14. Kanye’s album listening party attracted 42,000 people. And when he showed up two hours late, he did bugger-all.
  15. Apple’s Spatial Audio tracks are now available for Android.
  16. Jeff Beck is working on new music with–wait for it–Johnny Depp.

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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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