Random music news for Thursday, August 12, 2021

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.

  1. Stevie NIcks is the latest artist to cancel gigs over concerns about COVID.
  2. The Offspring have picked up Josh Freese of The Vandals to play drums after drummer Pete Parada left after a vaccine dispute.
  3. Kanye is still working on his Donda album–and it’s possible he’s moved to another stadium to finish it.
  4. A fan of Thin Lizzy? A Phil Lynott documentary is on the way.
  5. A fan of John Lennon? A new documentary on The Great Toronto Rock’n’Roll Revival from 1969 is in the world.
  6. The latest band to get into NFTs? Bauhaus.
  7. What’s it like to be held in limbo by your record label? This. (Via Sean)
  8. De La Soul is finally coming to streaming music services.
  9. A good question: What is “success” in today’s music environment?
  10. How to spot fake data in music. This is important.
  11. BTS is worth at least US$5 billion to the South Korean economy.
  12. Like album artwork? Check out this gallery of Led Zeppelin weirdness. (Sean again)
  13. Jack White is opening a Third Man Records store in London, England.
  14. 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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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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