Random music news for September 4, 2020

Normally, the last long weekend of the summer can be a melancholy thing. But the sooner we get rid of 2020, the better, right? Here’s what I have for music news for September 4, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: The spread from the Sturgis motorcycle rally keeps getting worse.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: This prediction says that when live music returns in 2022, it will set off a decade of prosperity.
  3. Eddie Grant is suing Donald Trump over his use of “Electric Avenue” in a tweet.
  4. Have you been following this odd music controversy in the UK?
  5. Dozens of radio stations across the UK are about to vanish.
  6. Eavesdropping on Art Garfunkel between takes in the studio.
  7. This is one of the reasons American musicians envy Canadian musicians. They have nothing like this.
  8. Rush’s Alex Lifeson reveals some of his guitar secrets.
  9. A history of Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One.
  10. And remembering the time when Iron Maiden gatecrashed a wedding reception and took over the music.
  11. Carole Baskin on Dancing with the Stars? Send in the asteroid. We’re done here.
  12. Remembering the time when Iron Maiden gatecrashed a wedding reception and took over the music.
  13. Never knew this about hip-hop samples.
  14. An old Mercedes-Benz once owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber is up for sale.
  15. Another greatest hits album is coming from the Beasties Boys.
  16. Metallica statues?

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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