Random music news for Thursday, July 1, 2021

Expecting to die one day? Go to Mars! On that cheery note, here’s just news for July 1, 2021.

  1. Is this the world’s greatest record store? Maybe. (Via Mark)
  2. Are teenage girls in charge of music again? Maybe.
  3. And here’s something that concerns me: Streaming is breaking the bond between music fans and artists.
  4. The final USS tour is turning out to be so popular that more dates are being added, including in Ottawa.
  5. There’s a two-day Neil Peart tribute coming up in the UK this August.
  6. This new Sesame Street song is designed to help Asian children who are being bullied. (Via Sean)
  7. The new Halsey album has been produced by…Trent Reznor? Yep.
  8. Can ultrasound help us open our minds? Some people think so. (Sean again)
  9. The Hoff. Again. (Via Larry)
  10. How MTV stopped playing music.
  11. It was inevitable that we’d see this kind of TV show involving an “influencer” competition.
  12. Interested in Metallica’s upcoming reissue of the “black” album? Go here.
  13. The Weeknd is getting his own HBO drama.
  14. Things apparently got real weird in Mumford & Sons before banjo player Winston Marshall quit.
  15. Facebook has a new newsletter application called Bulletin.

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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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