Random music news for Tuesday, August 25, 2020

What does it look like to approach the speed of light? This. Now that your mind is boggled, let’s move on to music news for August 25, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Thirteen dead in a disco fire in Peru. Clubs were supposed to have been closed during the pandemic.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: There was a massive EDM festival in Wuhan, China. What could possibly go wrong?
  3. Coronavirus update 3: New York State has doubled down on its live music ticketing ban.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: LIve music is surviving but in unusual venues.
  5. RIP John Lure. He was a guitarist with Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers before he turned into a stockbroker.
  6. The ACLU has offered to help with the #FreeBritney movement.
  7. Interesting: 58% of all videos on Instagram contain music.
  8. A self-strumming (and shredding) guitar? Yes.
  9. Michael Jackson vs. Elvis and The Beatles.
  10. Kanye vs…Islam?
  11. Eddie Grant vs. Donald Trump over “Electric Avenue.”
  12. As for his presidential campaign, I–no, forget it. I just don’t care.
  13. The awesome true story of Bob and Doug McKenzie.
  14. Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen’s drummer in the E-Street Band, is on a Florida zoning board.
  15. One of Elvis’ rings is going up for auction. Not cheap, though.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • August 25, 2020 at 11:40 pm
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    No fire in Peru. People trampled each other when the police raided an illegal gathering (COVID) at the club.

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