Random music news for Tuesday, August 3, 2021

It’s my parents’ anniversary today: 64 years. Wow. As for other things happening on August 3, 2021, here’s some music news.

  1. The Polaris Music Prize is looking for a new executive director. Here’s how to apply.
  2. Kurt Cobain’s childhood home is being turned into an exhibit in Aberdeen, Washington.
  3. If you’re a Foo Fighters fan, you may find this article interesting.
  4. And if you remember Frankie Goes to Hollywood, there’s this.
  5. Paul McCartney is very pro-vax
  6. …and so is Mr. Lordi.
  7. Switzerland is debating on dumping FM radio entirely.
  8. Google’s smartspeakers have always been #1 in Canada. Now they’ve overtaken Amazon Alexa devices in the US.
  9. I hope I can still rock out when I’m this dude‘s age.
  10. Twitter vs. music copyright: This could be a problem.
  11. This rapper keeps causing/running into trouble. See? (Via Amber)
  12. Here’s an interesting allegation about Live Nation and the return of concerts in the US. (Via Paula)
  13. I’d forgotten about this strange Halifax concert situation. (Via Tom)
  14. Yep, there’s a new Led Zeppelin documentary coming up.
  15. Another Kanye album listening party? Hope it’s better than the first one.
  16. Jeezus, Jared Leto.
  17. Um… (Via Tom)

BONUS: This standup routine was composed and performed entirely by bots.

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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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