Random music news for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Can we please give the Jeopardy job to Mayim Bialik already? Or Levar Burton. I’d be okay with that, too. I’ll take Music news for August 25, 2021, please.

  1. Weird history: Back when it was “common knowledge” that women’s voices on radio were considered shrill.
  2. Lil Nas X has a new job: Chief Impact Officer at Taco Bell. You heard me.
  3. Paul McCartney has a new book featuring previously unseen Beatles lyrics. (Via Sean).
  4. The Fender Rhodes piano is about to make a comeback.
  5. Here’s an update on the karaoke songs being banned by the Chinese government.
  6. Aerosmith has moved everything over to Universal Music.
  7. Are you a collector music and other things? How do you stack up against this survey?
  8. Ted Nugent claims masks don’t work. And neither will this link to what idiocy he’s blathering on about.
  9. And then there’s this idiot.
  10. Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot says that he’s “recovering well” from his bout of COVID.
  11. Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd is back after his battle with COVID.
  12. Meanwhile, doom-rock legend Eric Wagner succumbed to COVID at age 62.
  13. There was a motorcycle in the mosh pit. Probably not the best thing to do.
  14. Lady Gaga on The Strip!
  15. How bad are things for Britney really? Her dad says “worse that we know.”
  16. The family of the duke Sting says ripped him off isn’t happy with him.
  17. Kristen Burke (ex-UMG) is the new president of Warner Music Canada, succeeding Steve Kane, who had been in the position for 20 years.

BONUS: Punny. (Via Tom)

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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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