Random music news for Saturday, June 26, 2021

Conspiracy theorists are going to love this: 5G Gin. Moving on: Music news for June 26, 2021.

  1. Mick Jagger’s lost autobiography.
  2. Kanye is suing Walmart over some knockoff Yeezy sneakers.
  3. Toronto’s Mod Club (closed since November) is reopening as The Axis Club.
  4. There are some long-overdue attempts at making vinyl records green.
  5. Snapchat has signed a deal with UMG to allow users to make videos using licensed music.
  6. David Byrne just bought this mansion in California…
  7. …and Mel B of the Spice girls is selling this place.
  8. As a musician, how often should you post on social media? Read this.
  9. Winston Marshall has left Mumford & Sons. Were his right-wing views to blame? Here’s his rather lengthy statement on the situation.
  10. Miley and the drag queens do Cher. This is actually pretty good. (Via Curtis)
  11. This Turkish artist has an unfortunate name for those of us in the west.
  12. Wait: Zeppelin and Sabbath once jammed together? They did. (Via Tom)
  13. Counterfeit guitars: A big problem. (Tom again)
  14. C’mon, America. Virtually every other country in the world does this for their artists.
  15. Here are the dates for the final USS tour. We’ll have a correspondent at the Ottawa stop. (Via Ross)
  16. The Max Webster Movie! (1979) (One more from Tom)
  17. No thanks.

BONUS: WikiFeet shows that humans have outlived their usefulness on this planet. Send in the asteroid.

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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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