Random music news for Thursday, June 18, 2020

How did Aunt Jemima last this long? Buh-bye. And on the topic of extremists, we have John Cleese to explain things to us.

On to music news for June 18, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: There’s another dire warning from the creative industries in the UK about the short- and long-term effects of the virus.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: My Chemical Romance has postponed their reunion tour to 2021.
  3. Go Dolly go!
  4. Nice job, Alexisonfire.
  5. I wish we didn’t need this: An app that automatically starts recording when you say “Hey, Siri! I’m being pulled over.”
  6. Donald Trump pushed hard to have an Elton John CD delivered to Kim Jong-un.
  7. After HBO pulled Gone with the Wind, piracy of the film is way up.
  8. Hey, whatever happened to Winamp?
  9. Yep, that’s the kid’s name.
  10. Is it possible that the first rap metal song was released in 1984? Maybe.
  11. How about a 1000-piece Radiohead jigsaw puzzle to help pass the time?
  12. What does this US senator have against preserving precious 78 RPM records?
  13. Kim Kardashian has a new podcast deal with Spotify. Yay.
  14. And Spotify has been rolling out video ads in Canada.
  15. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys has made an album with Ceelo Green. That should be interesting.

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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