Random music news for Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Windows 95 turned 25 this week. If you were around back then, you’ll remember what a big deal it was. Moving on to music news for August 26, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Van Morrison isn’t keen on COVID-19 precautions for concerts.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: And the Sturgis motorcycle rally cases just keep coming.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo was diagnosed with COVID-19.
  4. Trivium sold 12,000 tickets for a livestream. Pretty good.
  5. Might Spotify get into livestreaming? Don’t bet against it.
  6. Iggy Pop’s cockatoo, Biggy Pop, just founded an Australian wildlife hospital.
  7. Taylor Swift continues to mail out autographed albums to indie record stores.
  8. TikTok is suing Donald Trump over his proposed ban.
  9. By the way, TikTok has nearly 700 million users worldwide, 100 million of which are in the US.
  10. Ozzy vs. Trump: When Ozzy seems more reasonable than Donald Trump, you know that something is wrong.
  11. The upcoming Chris Cornell biography, Black Days, has NOT been authorized by his family.
  12. Remember Napster? It’s been a legit streaming service for years. Now it’s been sold.
  13. Germany is going after fake music streams.
  14. Looking at Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” 35 years later.
  15. This is an uncomfortable look at Weezer lyrics. You’ll see what I mean.
  16. Liam Gallagher collaborating with Damon Albarn? Not a chance.
  17. Court documents reveal that Elton John’s first marriage–to a woman–wasn’t happy right from the honeymoon.
  18. As Record Store Day (part 1) approaches, check this out.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • August 26, 2020 at 9:35 am
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    Hah I remember my best friend dragging me to Ontario Place to see Bill Gates hype Win95. I barely remember that part of the day, but there were Japanese demo versions of the upcoming Nintendo64 in the Power Pod…

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