Random music news for Saturday, July 3, 2021

Would you want to ride a skateboard that can go 50 kph? Nope. Not ever. But I will provide some music news for July 3, 2021.

  1. Where are we going with subscription podcasts? Discuss.
  2. Bored? You’ll soon be able to try Ozzy jigsaw puzzles.
  3. The mystery of Grace Jones’ disappearing album artwork.
  4. Why haven’t we heard more about “Black Woodstock” over the decades?
  5. Wait: Tucker voted for Kanye?
  6. Stream The King for free! Soon. Ish.
  7. Brian May has some new things to say about Freddie Mercury.
  8. Jim Morrison has now been dead for 50 years. Let’s take a look at that.
  9. Who knew that Dave Grohl was inspired by disco drums? (Via Peter)
  10. Pearl Jam Funco dolls!
  11. Twenty One Pilots Funco dolls!
  12. How about a Chris Cornell love letter?
  13. The sons of Scott Weiland (STP) and Rober Trujillo (Metallica) have a new band.
  14. Seinfeld: The Soundtrack. It’s coming soon. “Slappa-poppa-pop-slap-pop,” says the DX-7.
  15. Here’s a metal version of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”
  16. What? NO!
  17. Three-minute TikToks? Yes.
  18. More problems for British musicians post-Brexit. This is not good.

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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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