Random music news for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Time for another creepy robot. Now we can concentrate on music news for June 2, 2021.

  1. Here’s one to debate: What are the most overplayed songs of all time?
  2. Are these the top 100 rock songs of all time? Discuss. (Via Houston Don)
  3. Better yet, are these the top 100 songs, period? Discuss. (HD again)
  4. Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick is recovering from heart surgery.
  5. These are the economics behind concerts in 2021.
  6. John Hinkcley Jr, the guy who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan, is posting love songs on YouTube.
  7. This is certainly more fun than all the regular “I am not a robot” tests.
  8. I love this: a music-based digital treasure hunt.
  9. Pete Townshend, pansexual being.
  10. Fitness trackers in the next edition of AirPods Pro? Maybe.
  11. Anton Corbijn has been taking photographs of Depeche Mode for 40 years.
  12. Prince makeup? Yep.
  13. Metallica “Fan Cans?” Yep.
  14. This is fun: The 40 greatest synthesizers of all time ranked in order.
  15. If you know anyone who still loves cassettes, give ’em one of these. (Via John)
  16. This is great news for anyone who mixes various smart devices.
  17. There was an Elvis theft.

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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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