Random music news for Saturday, June 20, 2020
What’s the over/under on the number of people who attend the Trump rally tonight in Tulsa and get COVID-19? Just asking. Moving over to music news for June 20, 2020.
- Coronavirus update 1: The drive-in concert concept has taken hold in the UK.
- Coronavirus update 2: Third Eye Blind is all-in for drive-in concerts.
- Coronavirus update 3: The trend towards livestreaming is creating new metrics for success.
- Coronavirus update 4: Australian promoters don’t expect any international acts touring the country until mid-2021.
- The family of drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar is suing rapper 2 Chainz because he named a couple of restaurants “Escobar.” They want US$10 million.
- Meanwhile, Cardi B’s US$5 million “tattoo lawsuit” will go to court in the fall.
- And a court has ruled that James Brown’s last partner was not legally married to him when he died, so she has no claim to his estate.
- Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
- What’s next for classic rock?
- One writer has called for the Dixie Chicks to change their name, saying that “it’s the epitome of white America.”
- The “Was Beethoven Black?” discussion has come up again.
- Can you pick the hits? Try this thread.
- There’s new music from Aretha Franklin. Wait–what?
- Wanna buy The Weeknd’s house in LA? It’s not cheap.
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