Random music news for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

No. Just…no. Let’s begin the first day of autumn with music news for September 22, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: There was a special concert for frontline workers in Windsor.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: “What’s story with Britpop and COVID denial?” Discuss.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: This church has its own musicians-and-COVID problem.
  4. Coronavirus update 4: Toronto live music venues (like The Horseshoe) are cautiously reopening
  5. Coronavirus update 5: …but The Dakota Tavern is under a lot of financial pressure.
  6. So is this TikTok sale happening or not? It’s…unclear.
  7. Live Nation is converting some empty concert venues into polling stations for the presidential election.
  8. A “reckless water park visit” with Alice in Chains.
  9. Has AC/DC tipped their hat about a comeback?
  10. Amazon is holding a hardware event Thursday. New smart speakers? Probably. Something else? Maybe.
  11. Yet another Kanye story. Click here at your peril.
  12. Dr. Dre’s wife has been accused by his record label of embezzlement.
  13. Well, that’s one way to play a gig these days.
  14. How to sell more merch during a livestream.
  15. John Lennon’s assassin has apologized to Yoko Ono.

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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