Random music news for Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Summer’s over. Get back to work/school. The day after Labour Day is always rough. Maybe distract yourself for a second with music news for September 7, 2021.

  1. What gives, Paul Stanley? We thought you were quarantining because of COVID?
  2. Meanwhile, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden has this warning to dudes who ignore COVID risks. This is a side effect I’d never heard of.
  3. Dell Furano, one of the pioneers of concert merch has died.
  4. You know those two ABBA singles released last week? DOA on the charts. “Dancing Queen” is back, though.
  5. The Escapade Music Festival returned to Ottawa with a fully-vaccinated crowd. (Via Sean)
  6. It was bound to happen: the US$24 million diamond embedded in Lil Uzi Vert’s forehead was ripped out by someone in the crowd at a gig. (He got it back, though.)
  7. Everyone needs a hobby, I guess. This mom-and-son duo built a turntable out of Lego.
  8. I saw this Pink Floyd exhibit in London a few years ago. If you get a chance to see it in Hollywood, go.
  9. The promoters of this festival pulled the plug on a Guns N’ Roses/Dave Grohl performance. That went over well.
  10. These Toronto residents aren’t happy about a new music venue in their neighbourhood.
  11. If you’re fascinated by singing birds, read this.
  12. These football fans cheered along so loudly to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” that they registered on a seismograph.
  13. Data from a Massive Attack tour is being used to analyze climate change. Read the entire report here.
  14. This looks interesting: Difficult music videos.

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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