Random music news for Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dr. Seuss’ classic Green Eggs and Ham turns 60 tomorrow. There’s an interesting backstory, too. In music news for August 11, 2020…

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Bryan Adams is going to play a live gig in Germany next month in from of 12,000 people.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The Covidiot-in-Chief was at it again.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: More predictions about what concerts will look like in the near future.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Wayne Hussey of The Mission remade the Tower of Strength album to honour frontline workers. (Via Larry)
  5. Coronavirus update 5: Trapt = covidiots.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: Smash Mouth = covidiots.
  7. Kanye may be charged with election fraud,
  8. A look at the future of radio through the lens of demographics.
  9. Tencent, the Chinese music streaming giant, has seen 100 million people tune into their livestream concerts.
  10. This Jimi Hendrix guitar just sold for US$180,000.
  11. And this guitar changes colour in minutes.
  12. RIP Mi-Sex bass player Don Martin. Cancer.
  13. This guy is buying up the rights to thousands and thousands of songs.
  14. Queen’s Brian May is very grateful to some firefighters after his place went up in smoke.

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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