Random music news for Tuesday, September 15, 2020

We needed some good news like this in the age of pandemic. No flu season this year? We’ll see. On to music news for September 15, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: COVID-19 is apparently driving music nostalgia.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: We’re looking at our last chance to save small music venues. (Via Peter)
  3. Coronavirus update 3: “Unmetal?”
  4. The Silver Dollar Room is about to reopen in Toronto at a new location.
  5. No new iPhone announcement today? We’ll see.
  6. The FORBIDDEN RIFF. Discuss.
  7. This is cool: Nirvana live in 1991. (Via Kevin)
  8. Why did Kanye build this wall?
  9. There are new details about Spotify’s upcoming karaoke feature. Auto-Tune? Apparently.
  10. Gee, Donald. Thanks.
  11. Here’s what’s going on with the 2020 Polaris Music Prize.
  12. Cool! I did not know this about football broadcasts.
  13. Osama porn!
  14. New Order and Adidas have a new clothing deal.

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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