Random music news for Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Is there a more Sisiphyian job on the planet than fetching shopping carts back to the store at Costco? Moving on to music news for July 20, 2021…

  1. BIGSOUND, a major Australian music festival, has been canceled this year because of COVID.
  2. Aerosmith: Not a Trump fan.
  3. Looking for a turntable? Here’s another solid option. (I own a Pro-Ject.)
  4. The Faces are recording together again for the first time in 40 years. And yes, that includes Rod Stewart.
  5. Those those who follow such things, Adele may be dating an NBA agent.
  6. Weezer plans to release four albums in 2022.
  7. A UK court heard that Johnny Lydon of the Sex Pistols was a “total dick.”
  8. There’s going to be a big merger in the K-pop industry.
  9. Avenged Sevenfold has some plans for NFTs.
  10. The Circle Jerks are reuniting!
  11. A modern audiobook on vinyl? Yep. (This is the way things used to be 50-60 years ago.)
  12. The UK government has this report about the economics of streaming music.
  13. Iron Maiden will soon be back with a new album. All is well with the world.
  14. The Killers will return with an album called Pressure Machine August 13. Tour dates to follow in 2022.
  15. AC/DC kidswear? Yep.
  16. The remains of a Live Nation executive was found in the rubble of that Miami condo collapse. She was visiting her parents at the time of the disaster.

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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.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, July 20, 2021

  • July 30, 2021 at 10:05 am
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    Vinyl audiobooks often used 16 2/3 RPM speed. My 60s Dual record player has a setting for it which made me curious to see what it was meant for. The guy that sold it to me however told me to never use it in fear of burning out the motor.

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