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