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.

  1. 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.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Here’s another report on the future of live music in Canada.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Here’s a great rundown of COVID-19-related merch being sold by bands.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: The “CoronaVision Song Contest?” Yep.
  5. Coronavirus update 5: The Motley Crue/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett tour has been postponed to 2021.
  6. Coronavirus update 6: The Oshawa Music Hall is closing its doors for good, a victim of the virus.
  7. Coronavirus update 7: Elton John has taken a massive financial hit due to canceled concerts.
  8. The The’s Matt Johnson required emergency throat surgery for complications relating to an infection. Apparently, it was touch-and-go.
  9. Both Drake and The Weeknd have donated $100,000 to bailout fund for George Floyd protestors.
  10. This is not good. Microsoft “to replace journalists with robots.”
  11. Here’s a new(ish) Nine Inch Nails EP. (Via Michael)
  12. Everyone is getting into the quarantine concert thing. This is what Devin Townsend did. See? (Via Walter)
  13. Don’t sample Jim Jones, guys.
  14. Damn. Missed this 50th anniversary yesterday. (Via Tom)
  15. I have no idea what’s happening here. (Walter again)

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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