Random music news for Thursday, August 6, 2020

The vacation staycation continues. Today’s the day I rid the garden shed of mouse poop. Fun. Frankly, I’d rather stay inside working on music news for August 6, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Another drive-in venue is coming to Toronto.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Really, people?
  3. Jimi Hendrix face masks? Why not? (Via DB)
  4. Apparently, 22% of all YouTube views last year went to music.
  5. Can Neil Young really stop Donald Trump from using his music? It’s…complicated.
  6. The chances of Paul McCartney playing Vegas? About zero.
  7. Here’s a cool story that connects The Police (as in the band) to the CIA.
  8. If you’re a songwriter, you might want to read this. (Via Andrew)
  9. It’s good to be Sir Bob.
  10. Snapchat vs. TikTok: It’s war.
  11. Here’s an excellent reason to listen to music while you exercise: It puts you in a better mood.
  12. Can you believe the richest country in the world doesn’t pay artists when they get a song on the radio?
  13. Clash jigsaw puzzles?
  14. Black metal yoga?
  15. Ren and Stimpy are coming back.

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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