Random music news for Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Looking for a new conspiracy beyond QAnon? Try the “Birds Aren’t Real” movement. Yes, it exists. Fortunately, the music news for July 6, 2021 is rooted in reality. Mostly.

  1. RIP Geddy Lee’s mom, Mary Weinrib. She was 95.
  2. Toronto is getting a new music venue! Yay!
  3. These are Prince Charles’ favourite songs. Spoiler: He doesn’t rock.
  4. Remembering some great Toronto concerts/festivals of the past.
  5. If you’re a gamer, you might be interested in these new earbuds.
  6. UB40 has a new lead singer: Matt Doyle.
  7. Gwen and Blake got married.
  8. This10-year-old kid is shredding on the streets of Toronto. Cool! (Via Tom)
  9. Courtney does Miley.
  10. A big INXS documentary is coming next week.
  11. What’s with South Korea? Album sales have increased by 34.3% in the first half of this year. (Hint: It’s all about support for K-pop.)
  12. “Emerging markets may about to change the superstar business.” Discuss.
  13. Grimes says her next album will be about an AI lesbian alien. As you do, of course.
  14. NFT sales amounted to US$2.5 billion in the first half of the year. (Via Sean)
  15. Jeezus, but Queen is worth a lot of money.

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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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