Random music news for Thursday, June 17, 2021

Want to feel small and insignificant? Read this. Now come back to earth with music news for June 17, 2021.

  1. Let’s follow along with the auction of the David Bowie painting that was found in a Northern Ontario thrift shop.
  2. Noel Gallagher is open to selling his back catalogue of songs. I wonder how much he’d get for them?
  3. Prince and Rick James apparently did NOT like each other. See?
  4. Wait: There was a lost Elton John album?
  5. Here’s a cool video of Royal Blood working at Abbey Road. (Via Sean)
  6. Uh, there’s a difference between ANTIFA and the band Anthrax. But someone didn’t get it.
  7. “Why did rock stop being fun?” Discuss.
  8. “CreaTech: AI poetry and performative architecture.” Okay
  9. People are spending US$1.7 billion per week on mobile games.
  10. A graphic novel on Motorhead is coming in September.
  11. A Black Sabbath escape room? Yep.
  12. The American recorded music industry is doing well–but still not as well as twenty years ago.
  13. That’s COLONEL Rob Halford now.
  14. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider will be on Celebrity Family Feud this weekend.
  15. If you’re a fan of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, you’ll be happy about this documentary.

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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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