Random music news for Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
Is 2020 over yet? There’s still seven months to go? Jeebus. Let’s do our best. Here’s music news for June 2, 2020.
- Coronavirus update 1: Ontario drive-in theatres are now being allowed to open. This paves the way for drive-in concerts this summer. Meanwhile, New Jersey is going ahead with its first drive-in concert.
- Coronavirus update 2: Here’s another report on the future of live music in Canada.
- Coronavirus update 3: Here’s a great rundown of COVID-19-related merch being sold by bands.
- Coronavirus update 4: The “CoronaVision Song Contest?” Yep.
- Coronavirus update 5: The Motley Crue/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett tour has been postponed to 2021.
- Coronavirus update 6: The Oshawa Music Hall is closing its doors for good, a victim of the virus.
- Coronavirus update 7: Elton John has taken a massive financial hit due to canceled concerts.
- The The’s Matt Johnson required emergency throat surgery for complications relating to an infection. Apparently, it was touch-and-go.
- Both Drake and The Weeknd have donated $100,000 to bailout fund for George Floyd protestors.
- This is not good. Microsoft “to replace journalists with robots.”
- Here’s a new(ish) Nine Inch Nails EP. (Via Michael)
- Everyone is getting into the quarantine concert thing. This is what Devin Townsend did. See? (Via Walter)
- Don’t sample Jim Jones, guys.
- Damn. Missed this 50th anniversary yesterday. (Via Tom)
- I have no idea what’s happening here. (Walter again)