Random music news for Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Gimme. NOW. As for music news for August 24, 2021…

  1. A UK study confirms that it’s possible to hold full-capacity concerts with miminal COVID risk.
  2. The rest of the Sex Pistols 0, Johnny Lydon nil. But really, the fans win this one.
  3. RIP Brian Travers, sax player with UB40.
  4. Insane Clown Posse will tour just one more time because of Violent J’s heart problems.
  5. BlackBerry has made an impressive turnaround from smartphones to smart cars. Check it out.
  6. Some wild new stuff has been discovered about how the brain processes sounds and words.
  7. You gotta love Laura Jane Grace for doing this. (Via Tom)
  8. The Eagles are set to release a double album on vinyl. In a rare twist, side four will be blank.
  9. I’m just gonna go and say that this was the most expensive concert ever.
  10. Wait: Britney’s housekeep took her dogs?
  11. The Monkees were the most influential pop-rock band ever. Discuss.
  12. SiriusXM launched a TikTok-based channel this week.
  13. If you’re a YouTube creator and you’re worried about using music in your videos, there’s now a “DMCA-proof” option.
  14. Tetris is back in a new musical form.
  15. Hey, Siri. Siri? Can you hear me now?

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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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