Random music news for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Want a pizza? Maybe you can use this thing. Take a look and then move on to music news for June 16, 2021.

  1. The UK is prudently pushing back its opening-up date because of the rise of the Delta variant of COVID-19. This, however, will cause problems with the live event industry.
  2. Eric Clapton keeps spewing COVID misinformation.
  3. Alex Lifeson of Rush has released two new solo tracks. Listen here.
  4. Podcasts on vinyl? Could this really be a thing?
  5. This music app which few people have heard of just won an Apple design award.
  6. Radiohead is auctioning off a test pressing of Kid A for charity.
  7. Toronto record shops were slammed with customers on Saturday for the first Record Store Day of the year.
  8. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters to Mark Zuckerberg: “You’re a little prick.”
  9. Could this new movie seat lure people back to cinemas?
  10. Netflix is producing what they say is a “fictionalized” series about Spotify. They’ve cast the roles, too.
  11. The people of Vancouver are coming to the aid of a local musician who had a medical emergency while driving and crashed.
  12. Hipgnosis aims to raise another $200 million to buy more of “the most influential songs of all time.”
  13. Ad-Rock and Kathleen Hanna are selling this lakefront home in New Jersey.
  14. Jay-Z vs. the photographer.
  15. Mulletmania!
  16. Uh, no thanks.

More news? There should be some here.

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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