Random music news for Thursday, August 19, 2021

This is why some people shouldn’t have nice things. That’s not gonna buff out. Moving to music news for August 19, 2021…

  1. Here’s a scorecard of famous musicians who have been accused of being sex predators.
  2. Beatles producer George Martin once had a studio on the Caribbean island of Monserrat. It was destroyed by a volcano. There’s now a documentary on the place.
  3. Speaking of documentaries, here’s one on the Danish music scene. (Via Tendai)
  4. This woman claims to be married to Michael Jackson’s ghost.
  5. What is ABBA up to? This is interesting.
  6. In 1995, Keith Richards shot one of this guitars. With a gun. That guitar is now going up for auction.
  7. Blink-182 has been declared not liable for the injury to a security guard at a show in 2016.
  8. This is a look at the potential future for Spotify. It may be challenging.
  9. What’s up, Britney? I mean, what’s going on?
  10. The secret to the special sound of Stradivarius violins has been confirmed: It’s beetle poison.
  11. I love this idea from the UK: National Album Day.
  12. Sting got stung when he bought the wrong vineyard–but it all worked out in the end.
  13. Here’s our first good look at the 30th anniversary box set for Metallica’s black album.
  14. There is a lot of new Iron Maiden merch coming. See?
  15. The Canadian arts and entertainment scene has taken a real beaten from COVID. Here are some details.

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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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