Random music news for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Got terminal hiccups? There’s new hope! And then there’s music news for June 23, 2021.

  1. Deezer is joining the race for better quality audio on streaming services.
  2. That new Marvin Gaye biopic is being produced by Dr. Dre.
  3. Metallica is going to do something awesome for a three-year-old metalhead suffering from cancer.
  4. If you’re on Twitch, you may have found these people.
  5. This is an interesting line of Grateful Dead merch. It involves gardening. As in vegetables.
  6. And what the hell are you talking about, Tame Impala?
  7. BTS starred in a Hyundai commercial. It got 105 million views.
  8. The landfill in South River, Ontario, where that original David Bowie painting was found is now attracting tourists.
  9. The estate of George Michael is cool with Lorde’s new song, “Solar Power.” Here’s why that’s a big deal.
  10. And now Avril Lavigne is on TikTok. With Tony Hawk, too.
  11. If you were ever a fan of Manchester’s Factory Records, you’ll want to look at this.
  12. Fieldy from Korn is taking a break from the band so he can sort out some “bad habits.”
  13. The next great frontier for indie music?
  14. A Paul McCartney surfing song? Yep.

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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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