Random music news for Thursday, June 3, 2021

This car can go from 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds. Want. And now, music news for June 3, 2021.

  1. These songwriters are doing okay when it comes to revenue. Who knew that Lou Reed’s estate was making this much?
  2. YouTube says it paid out US$4 billion to the music industry in the last year.
  3. A fan of Donald Trump? Then you might be interested in these Cameo offerings.
  4. Looking for a 90-year-old pipe organ? This one in Hamilton is free to a good home.
  5. An indie label is about to release some “lost tapes” by David Bowie and Marc Bolan.
  6. When L7 met Motley Crue, “There were penises everywhere.”
  7. Music’s biggest competitor right now? Podcasts.
  8. “Algorithmically reanimating dead musicians to sing against their will.” Discuss.
  9. Eurovision 2021 was watched by 183 million people. That’s almost twice the audience of the Super Bowl.
  10. Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson go for a ride in a near priceless Ferarri 250 GTO. (Okay, it’s actually worth US$40 million.) The car helped finance Pink Floyd’s Momentary Lapse of Reason tour. (Via Rob)
  11. Um, okay. Why not?
  12. So much for that promised Hole reunion.
  13. Paul Stanley is quite pleased about the script for the upcoming KISS biopic, Shout It Out Loud.
  14. Mick Jagger is coming to the rescue of Venice. (VIa Sean)

BONUS: A rockin’ parrot.

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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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