Random music news for Wednesday, June 30, 2021

First, this. Love it.

  1. A Scott Weiland biopic is happening.
  2. Fascinating: The times of day and occasions when people listen to radio, streaming, and podcasts. They’re all different.
  3. Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s was quite the rebel back in the day. See? (Via Sean)
  4. Peter Hook is selling off a ton of New Order memorabilia.
  5. Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” has finally surpassed one billion views on YouTube.
  6. A Kurt Cobain museum in Northern Ireland? Yes–and here’s why.
  7. And Frances Bean was one of the first visitors. (Sean again)
  8. WOMAD 2021 canceled. COVID.
  9. But HELLFEST 2022 is a go. (Sean one more time.)
  10. There are calls for a “gadget levy” in the UK to help fund the arts.
  11. YouTube has bought the naming rights to a venue in LA.
  12. Spending on apps in the first reached US$65 billion in the first half of 2021.
  13. Beware any commercial or store playing Bach. They’re out to get you to spend more.
  14. Finally, that Ukrainian soccer player wasn’t wearing a sports bra. It was a GPS tracker.

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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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