Random music news for Thursday, July 2, 2020

Given that Canada had a day off in the middle of the week, this is not going to be a productive day. But we’ll do our best sourcing out music new for July 2, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Does country music want to kill its fans? Discuss.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: “Bar lives matter.” Discuss.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Walmart is turning 160 parking lots into drive-in movie theatres.
  4. Anonymous–yes, they–have declared war on TikTok.
  5. In the battle between Spotify and Apple for music streaming supremacy, Spotify is still winning.
  6. And Spotify has a new plan for couples.
  7. The real story of The Sound of Music.
  8. Mary J. Blige wine.
  9. Do They Know It’s Murder: Could this proposed movie about “Detective Bob Geldof” actually get made? (Via Brent)
  10. Ringo Starr 80 next. Him and his buddy Paul McCartney have a livestream planned.
  11. Lenny Kravitz has a memoir coming.
  12. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge sounds wrong. They’re going to fix that.
  13. Eighty-one people are said to have been killed during protests over the death of an Ethiopian singer named Hachalu Hundessa.
  14. Metalheads rejoice: Beavis and Butthead are coming back.
  15. Is this the tiniest Marshall speaker ever?
  16. Remember when MySpace deleted all those songs that used to be on the site? Here’s how you can find them.

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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