Random music news for Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Here’s some good news. Your dog WILL come to your rescue–if he/she knows what to do. Nice to know as we get into music news for June 3, 2020 (which is a bit light because of Black Out Tuesday–to which there was significant backlash).

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Germany had its first drive-in disco.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts adopted a greyhound to help out an animal charity during the COVID-19 crisis.
  3. Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, a normally a left-leaning guy, had some praise for Donald Trump.
  4. Meanwhile, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian is not a Trump fan.
  5. And neither is Axl Rose.
  6. On the same day Warner Music Group raised US$1.9 billion in an IPO
  7. …the company pledged US$100 million for anti-racist and music industry causes.
  8. Hey, who inherited David Bowie’s fortune?
  9. You go, girl!
  10. Here come the protest songs based on the current strife in the US. Let’s start with YG.
  11. Jay-Z and Roc Nation took out some newspaper ads in memory of George Floyd.
  12. Cassette Store Day 2020 will still happen. *Sigh*
  13. Former Misfits drummer Joey Image has died.
  14. What if Cardi B did the sound effects for Star Wars? (You’ll see what I mean.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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