Random music news for Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Imagine seeing this at the grocery store. Hey, I laughed. Moving to music news for August 18, 2020, here’s what’s going on.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: When will Adele’s new album come out? She has no idea.
  2. Two men have been arrested for the murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay. He was killed at his studio in 2002.
  3. I love this: The myth of generational uniqueness. All media and marketing people should read this article.
  4. C’mon, Montreal. You need to do this.
  5. C’mon, Ye. These sunglasses are batshit crazy.
  6. And a Christian version of TikTok? It’s another Kanye plan.
  7. How Johnny Marr created the guitar sounds for The Smiths’ “How Soon is Now.”
  8. Now this is how you should dress when it comes time to pick up your grades. It’s GWAR-approved.
  9. Metal Furby.
  10. What’s a Grohlathon? Oh.
  11. Metal comes to the rescue of Belarus.
  12. Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali is recovering from a stroke.
  13. Watch out, radio. It’s time for Girl Power.
  14. Jarvis Cocker might end up in a dystopian musical fantasy.

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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