Random music news for Thursday, July 23, 2020

Drunk pigs result in better bacon? Uh, okay. Off to look at music news for July 23, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Toronto venues are concerned about the government’s Stage 3 reopenings.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: NYC dance clubs are worried about ever starting up again.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Smash Mouth is going ahead with a gig at a South Dakota music festival.
  4. Kim Kardashian released a statement on Kanye’s mental health.
  5. TikTok is trying to avoid being banned by the US government by promising to create domestic jobs.
  6. Meanwhile, some suggest that Apple should just buy the company.
  7. David Byrne’s Spike Lee-produced concert film American Utopia will open the Toronto International Film Festival.
  8. Chris Martin is selling his playhouse in Malibu. It’s an actual theatre.
  9. Ever fancied yourself to be a music supervisor? Read this.
  10. Want to take a deep dive into digital stats around the planet? Fill yer boots.
  11. Motorhead has announced a 40th anniversary Ace of Spades box set.
  12. This is what’s left of George Martin’s Caribbean recording studio.
  13. Tim Smith, the leader of a British indie band called Cardiacs has died of–you guessed it–a heart attack.
  14. The lawsuit between Elton John and his ex-wife continues.
  15. Don’t try to use the Eagles’ music without there permission. They have 60 people policing the internet.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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