Random music news for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A serious question: Why do all the seats used by players and coaches on the sidelines of big soccer matches look like high-end gamer chairs? Get back to me–but only after you check on music new for June 15, 2021.

  1. Courtney Love is fighting with Dave Grohl and Trent Reznor.
  2. Did Gwen Stefani and Black Shelton secretly get married?
  3. “Wu-Tang is for the children,” says Bill Murray.
  4. Eric Clapton is not happy about the after-effects of his COVID shot.
  5. There are some cool indie collaborations in Canada thanks to COVID isolation.
  6. Speaking of collaborations, watch for the relationship between music and esports to grow.
  7. U2’s The Edge has a new guitar strap, proceeds from which will go in support of refugee women.
  8. How well do you know your album art colours?
  9. The first-ever Canadian Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards were held over the weekend. Here are the results.
  10. And the East Coast Music Awards were also held over the weekend. Here’s what happened.
  11. Interested in the history of drums and bass? Go here.
  12. Just in case you missed Noel Gallagher on CBS Sunday Morning, here you go.
  13. How many people consider themselves online “creators?” A lot.
  14. Glen Peart, father of Neil, has died of cancer.

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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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