Random music news for Thursday, June 25, 2020

First, a question: What if Good Fellas was a 1990s sitcom?

Now some music news for June 25, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Markham, Ontario, will be the site of a drive-in concert on July 1. The headliner will be country star Dean Brody.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Sammy Hagar says “I’d rather personally get sick and even die” to help the US economy.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Can indie music survive without concerts?
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Disinfecting tunnels for concerts?
  5. Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco to Donald Trump: Cut it out.
  6. There’s a petition to replace a Minnesota statue of Columbus with one of Prince.
  7. Tom DeLonge has forced the US government to change policy on UFOs.
  8. Live Nation: “Okay, so maybe we overreached with that last memo to artists.
  9. A good point: In the age of streaming, can a song ever “grow on us” again? (My opinion: No. And this is bad.)
  10. Here’s a niche venue I never knew about: music from death camps.
  11. Can AI learn to dance? Apparently.
  12. David Bowie once lived here. Want in?
  13. Here’s the kind of injury you can get when you’re too much into karaoke.
  14. Baby squirrel + microphone = this.

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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