Random music news for Thursday, August 26, 2021

If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, check out this special TV. Cute. As for music news for August 26, here you go.

  1. Vaccination proof is quickly becoming the new standard for getting into a concert. See?
  2. Yet more than FIVE THOUSAND COVID cases have been linked to this festival.
  3. More than one thousand cases have been linked to the Latittude Festival in England.
  4. Meanwhile, Kanye won’t require vaccines or negative tests for his August 29 event in Chicago.
  5. Oh, and he’s trying to legally chance his name to just “Ye.”
  6. There’s been some horrifying testimony in the R Kelly sexual abuse trial.
  7. A very relevant question: Does the death of Charlie Watts mean the end of The Rolling Stones?
  8. Blur says they finally managed to pay off all their debts just two years ago.
  9. What’s more important to a song: the lyrics or the melody? Discuss.
  10. Want to make your record collection more green? Read this.
  11. VISA is getting into punk NFTs.
  12. Metric has a concert documentary coming. Here’s a trailer.
  13. This is a really cool-looking music venue.
  14. TikTok shopping? Yep.
  15. And Spotify is going to give its podcasters their subscribers’ contact 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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