Random music news for Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Klingon wine? Absolutely! Post Malone rose? Why not? And now, let’s get back to reality with what’s going on in music news for September 8, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Bruce Williamson, a former member of The Temptations, has died of COVID-19.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The El Mocambo will finally reopen this Thursday with a Big Wreck concert.
  3. Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is working on a Christmas song. Wait–what?
  4. Liam Gallagher says he’s been completely left out of any (What’s the Story) Morning Glory 25th anniversary celebrations.
  5. Back at school? All the cool kids are studying to this kind of music.
  6. Smart speakers are changing music. Here’s how.
  7. Kanye West pulled a cheap “walk on water” stunt for his Sunday Service.
  8. Meanwhile, that didn’t help from getting him barred from presidential ballots in Arizona and Virginia.
  9. It looks like Spotify could be getting into the karaoke business.
  10. And the new owners of Napster are apparently betting on VR gigs.
  11. Judas Priest is releasing a coffee table book full of metal photos.
  12. A flying V airplane? Yep.
  13. Gorillaz are teasing a single with Robert Smith of The Cure.
  14. Did we have a song of the summer in 2020?
  15. I love this UK event: National Album Day. It’s coming October 10.

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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