This is the sort of thing that used to live just in my nightmares. Now it’s here. Ponder that as we look at music news for August 12, 2021.
- Stevie NIcks is the latest artist to cancel gigs over concerns about COVID.
- The Offspring have picked up Josh Freese of The Vandals to play drums after drummer Pete Parada left after a vaccine dispute.
- Kanye is still working on his Donda album–and it’s possible he’s moved to another stadium to finish it.
- A fan of Thin Lizzy? A Phil Lynott documentary is on the way.
- A fan of John Lennon? A new documentary on The Great Toronto Rock’n’Roll Revival from 1969 is in the world.
- The latest band to get into NFTs? Bauhaus.
- What’s it like to be held in limbo by your record label? This. (Via Sean)
- De La Soul is finally coming to streaming music services.
- A good question: What is “success” in today’s music environment?
- How to spot fake data in music. This is important.
- BTS is worth at least US$5 billion to the South Korean economy.
- Like album artwork? Check out this gallery of Led Zeppelin weirdness. (Sean again)
- Jack White is opening a Third Man Records store in London, England.
- A black man was killed by a white dude in a dispute over loud music. ‘Murica.
BONUS: This guy built a liquid-cooled computer. So? The cooling liquid is Jägermeister.
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