Random music news for Thursday, September 2, 2021

America is facing another toilet paper shortage because of COVID. Let’s try some music news for September 2, 2021.

  1. Two days before the start of the Bonnaroo Festival, it’s been canceled because of flooding from Hurricane Ida.
  2. Kanye always finds new levels of nuttiness. Here’s another example involving wanting to move his childhood home.
  3. Britney Spears’ father wants US$2 million to go away.
  4. On the subject of voices: Good news for men who mumble
  5. …and babies laugh like apes. Really.
  6. And on the subject of our eyes, why can’t we identify musical notes as well as we can pick out colours?
  7. If you’re a fan of Daft Punk, this new book looks interesting.
  8. RIP Fritz McEntyre of Simply Red. He was 62.
  9. What’s with the worldwide shakeup at Warner Music?
  10. If you’ve ever wanted to get your music into a movie, TV show, or commercial, read this.
  11. Metallica’s new whisky is expensive.
  12. Bored sitting at your desk? Try WindowSwap!
  13. Auto-Tune is now available as a mobile app for your phone.
  14. Another one of Billie Joe Armstrong’s sons has a band. This is Ultra Q featuring Jakob Armstrong.
  15. What were the worst years for hit music? Let’s examime that.

BONUS: Mob justice.

BONUS BONUS: The history of McDonald’s pizza. Did you know that there are two franchises still allowed to make it?

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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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