Random music news for Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Is it cake? Let’s find out. (You’ll see what I mean.) Now some music news for July 22, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Scientists are looking for music fans for a coronavirus experiment.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Indoor concerts will return to England next month.
  3. Coronavirus update 3: What’s wrong with people?
  4. Joey Armstrong of the band SWMRS and the son of Billie Joe of Green Day, has been accused of sexual misconduct. He has responded with this statement.
  5. Kanye went nuts on Twitter. Again.
  6. And he missed the South Carolina ballot deadline following that terrible presidential rally on the weekend.
  7. Lily Cornell, daughter of Chris, has launched a new show about mental illness.
  8. A new record pressing plant is set to come online in North Carolina.
  9. That promised new music from ABBA has been pushed back to 2021.
  10. Amy Lee of Evanescence is apparently inspiring some of the world’s worst fan fiction.
  11. Here are three great stories from the world of radio.
  12. Spotify has launched video podcasts.
  13. Eddie Van Halen is selling a couple of sweet rides.
  14. Madonna was fined US$1 million by the Russian government? And she never paid?
  15. Scented candles?

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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