Random music news for Saturday, June 27, 2020

Tiger King: The smartphone game (and it’s from Carole Baskin; I wonder if the goal is to find her husband?) Here’s what’s making music news for June 27, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: If Glastonbury gets canceled again for 2021, it could go bankrupt. Meanwhile, here are some memories from Glastonbury’s past.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Sammy Hagar apologizes for being a covidiot.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Adele’s album is being delayed.
  4. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  5. Microsoft is permanently closing all of its retail stores worldwide except for four.
  6. If you’re a fan of dance music, you should read this.
  7. This looks like fun: Nicki Minaj vs. Kim Kardashian.
  8. What does a vocal coach think of Tool? This. (Via Walter)
  9. Ice-T remembers forming his metal band, Body Count. (Walter again)
  10. Justin Bieber is suing over those new sexual assault allegations.
  11. Anthrax bourbon.
  12. It’s official: automobile infotainment systems are still terrible.
  13. Remember when Elton John was married to a woman? Renate Blauel is now suing him.
  14. Pharrell Williams is opening a new restaurant in France. Good timing, right?
  15. Captain Kirk has embraced the blockchain.
  16. Yeezy is good for business, apparently.
  17. Slaves, the American band (not the British one), prompted by the current environment, is changing their name.
  18. And here’s another anti-Trump pro-BLM song: “Take a Stand and Kneel.” (Via DB)

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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