Random music news for Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Remember the old animated Spider-Man TV series? The voice of that Spidey (a Canadian) has died. Now on to music news for June 1, 2021.

  1. The 50th anniversary Juno Awards are a go for Sunday.
  2. If you’re following the saga of Bill C-10–the one that seeks to modernize Canada’s Broadcast Act–you need to read this.
  3. Claim: Notorious B.I.G. was executed by The Nation of Islam (Suge Knight arranged it) and the whole thing was covered up by crooked cops.
  4. This Spanish concert experiment regarding potential COVID-19 transmission turned out very, very well.
  5. Apparently, Amy Winehouse spent £500,000 on drugs.
  6. We finally might have proof of a cover-up in the Notorious B.I.G. murder.
  7. This is a great history of the clock radio.
  8. Gorilla Glue Girl now has a musical problem.
  9. Now we can start talking about 6G Wifi. This looks cool.
  10. Gwen Stefani has been accused of cultural appropriation. Here’s what she has to say.
  11. This looks like a fun book: Paid to Die: The Exploits of a Rock & Roll Bodyguard.
  12. What’s happening to Bruce Springsteen’s fanbase? Have people turned against him?
  13. Morrissey is still making albums. See?
  14. Apple is delaying its Podcast Subscriptions plan to sometime in June.
  15. I was on the DNA Airwaves podcast. Listen here.
  16. Sounds like this was a swingin’ place.

BONUS: Netflix is having fun with their descriptions of Star Trek episodes.

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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