Random music news for Saturday, September 4, 2021

  1. Helmet has canceled their headlining tour. They’ve got COVID concerns.
  2. Speaking of which, it looks like it could be a tough fall for live music.
  3. Newsrooms need to have a lot of obituaries pre-written. I’ve got about 50 in the bag for when rock stars eventually die.
  4. Terrestrial radio dead? Nope. Here’s why.
  5. The radio industry needs to work harder on its digital listening strategies. See?
  6. The Sheepdogs are good lads. They’ve pledged $150,000 to charity over the next ten years.
  7. Remember “The Justin Trudeau Song?
  8. They’re mourning in Greece over the death of this famous composer. (Via Sean)
  9. These are the biggest songs being played on Canadian online radio stations.
  10. Damn, but James Hetfield has some cool cars.
  11. This is creepy: A kids audiobook from 1964 called What Happens When We Die?
  12. What is “stem-splitting” and why could it possibly revolutionize music like we saw with MP3s? Here’s why.
  13. Want to own rare film of an ultra-famous, ultra-influential punk show? Here’s your chance.
  14. Drake did a good deed. A very good deed.
  15. Forget the Fyre Festival. This might have been the worst festival of all time.

BONUS: Take that, crazy Sidney Powell.

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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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