Random music news for Wednesday, July 21, 2021

At some point, we’re going to want to get back on an airplane. Here’s the latest rating of the best airlines on the planet. Once you’re done with that, try some music news for July 21, 2021.

  1. Metallica will soon issue more jigsaw puzzles.
  2. This is worth a watch: Lil Nas X “Industry Baby.” (Via Sean)
  3. HMV is planning to celebrate its 100th birthday. (Remember that the company is now owned by a Canadian outfit.)…
  4. …and Ed Sheeran will perform a special HMV show.
  5. And Anthrax is prepping a 40th-anniversary event.
  6. The composer of the music for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has quit because…ew.
  7. Another fitness company has been sued for unauthorized use of copyrighted music.
  8. How did John Lennon meet Paul McCartney? Here’s a really deep dive into that.
  9. Marina (formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds) tested positive for COVID despite being fulled vaxxed. Symptoms are thankfully mild.
  10. Mercedes-Benz has a new plan for music in future models.
  11. Budweiser is giving the Notorious B.I.G. his own beer can.
  12. There’s a new book on Metallica coming. Catchy title, too.

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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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