Random music news for Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Now some music news for July 9, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Metallica has donated another US$295,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has canceled the 2020 live induction ceremony.
  3. Lady Antebellum changes their name to Lady A. A blues singer already using the name complains. Lady A(ntebellum) sues the blues singer.
  4. The next band to get into the jigsaw puzzle game is The Rolling Stones.
  5. Here’s Kanye’s presidential plan. First off, he opposes vaccines. Great.
  6. Toronto’s Rivoli, a great venue on Queen West, is for sale. Cheap, too.
  7. If you’re a musician or creative type looking to get your stuff out there online, there’s a new Canadian company called Artery that could help.
  8. Animated artwork for Apple Music is coming soon.
  9. If System of a Down existed in 1607, they would have probably sounded like this. (Via Larry)
  10. Spotify will no longer use the term “urban music.”
  11. Here’s an odd way to send a Zoom invitation. You’ll definitely freak people out.
  12. Got tinnitus? You might want to look at this.
  13. Mariah Carey has written a memoir. Ghost written? You think?
  14. Sheeranville?”
  15. Classy, Donald Trump. Really classy.
  16. Here’s more on the domestic abuse saga surrounding ex-Kasabian singer Tom Meighan.

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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