Random music news for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

That was some internet outage yesterday, huh? When Amazon goes down, you know it was bad. We’re okay now, so I can go ahead with music news for June 9, 2021.

  1. Got a nervous cat? Try some cat sleep music.
  2. The Munsters is being resurrected for a movie. Rob Zombie will direct.
  3. R Kelly is having trouble keeping lawyers.
  4. This new compilation will send all proceeds to 10 Toronto music venues.
  5. And here’s a new crisis: A important communal rehearsal space is closing.
  6. Nick Cave has a new photo book. It’s nothing but pictures of lost gloves.
  7. Kid Rock shouting homophobic slurs? Really? Shocking.
  8. If you have hundreds of thousands of dollars lying around, here’s a reminder of the rock’n’roll auction by Juliens this week.
  9. In the UK, record stores report that vinyl buyers are younger and more diverse.
  10. And Record Store Day isn’t just for hardcore collectors anymore.
  11. Post Malone rosé? Yep.
  12. Has CanCon been with us for 50 years? Yep.
  13. How did YouTube manage to scale to something so big? Like this.
  14. Four iPhone games gross more than US$1 million a day.
  15. Sinead O’Connor has unretired just days after announcing her retirement.
  16. “HELLOOOOO…Liechtenstein?
  17. Singer-songwriter Mike Posner climbed Mt. Everest. (Via Tucker)

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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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