Random music news for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Yep, it’s September. Fortunately, Labour Day is late this year. That’s something, right? Here’s what I have for music news for September 1, 2021.

  1. Tony McCarroll, the original drummer in Oasis, is in hospital after suffering a pretty significant heart attack.
  2. First Paul Stanley of KISS tested positive for COVID. Now Gene Simmons has also tested postive.
  3. Pearl Jam has released new “immersive” mixes of both the Ten and No Code albums has part of anniversary commemorations.
  4. Here’s an extra-creepy version of Radiohead’s “Creep” by Carolesdaughter.
  5. And speaking of interesting music, Disturbed and Lil Nas X are together at last!
  6. Here’s a British band from the 70s and 80s that should be cited more: The Stranglers.
  7. ABBA uploaded a couple of TikTok videos. Then ABBA fans went nuts.
  8. A book on Charlie Watts, released just a month ago, has seen sales spike. Obviously.
  9. Heard about China’s ban on young people playing video games?
  10. Universal Music Group has copyrighted the moon. Wait–what?
  11. I’m not sure what this is, but maybe you want to experiment.
  12. Wait: There are still unreleased Jeff Buckley recordings that people are fighting over. Apparently. (Via Sean)
  13. Some people really, really, really like polkas. Here’s an example. And if you can help source these Walter Ostanek records, you would be a hero.
  14. Can you imagine the time it took to digitize 80,000 recordings? This guy did it.
  15. Johnny Lydon: Still very, very upset about the court case he lost against the other three Sex Pistols.
  16. RIP the Death Metal Grandma. She was 99.

BONUS: Want to buy a pair of Michael Jordan’s “heavily used” boxer shorts? Here you go.

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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.

One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

  • September 1, 2021 at 1:28 pm
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    Alan….what is old Dickey Betts from the Allman Brothers Band doing these days? Any idea? I’m a huge Allman fan.
    Thanks!
    Tom Larkin

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