Random music news for Tuesday, June 8, 2020

Anyone seen any Cool Ranch Doritos anywhere? There seems to be a serious shortage in the time of COVID-19. Moving to music news for June 8, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Hospital radio!
  2. A racial controversy has popped up around the booking practices of Toronto’s Drake Hotel.
  3. New posthumous Prince. Timely, too.
  4. Check out this playlist of Canadian protest songs.
  5. Johnny Lydon is now a full-time caregiver for his wife, Nora, who is battling dementia.
  6. If we’re going to have drive-in concerts, we need some new rules. Here are some proposals.
  7. PUP got an apology. Nice.
  8. If you’re a Beastie Boys fan, you might want to look at this. (Via Andrew)
  9. Brian May of Queen has been named the greatest rock guitarist of all time in this poll.
  10. What might Spotify buy next?

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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