Random music news for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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  1. Coronavirus update 1: Fans of horror films seem to be dealing with COVID-19 better than most folks.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The UK government has promised $2 billion to the arts.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: New Zealand held its first music event since COVID-19 hit.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Montreal nightclubs have reopened with strict regulations.
  5. So Kanye used this presidential announcement just to sell merch? What a surprise.
  6. And even though he says he’s worth a billion dollars, Kanye accepted a federal emergency bailout loan for US$2 billion. Nice.
  7. RIP country legend Charlie Daniels. He died of a stroke at age 83.
  8. Meanwhile, oddsmakers are taking action on Kanye’s presidential bid.
  9. Legendary movie music soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone has died at age 91.
  10. Elton John is getting his own currency in the UK.
  11. Here’s the story of how The Clash disintegrated.
  12. Here’s another anti-Trump composition that will not go over well with the MAGA crowd. Well done, though.
  13. An emo coffee shop?
  14. We almost had Flavor Flav as “The Black-chelor.”

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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