Random music news for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Simpsons are good for your vocabulary. See? And now, let’s embiggen the music news for September 15, 2021. Kwyjibo to you all.

  1. Michael Bublé canceled some shows in Texas because the venue wouldn’t expand COVID protocols.
  2. That’s now five American anti-vax conservative radio hosts who have died from COVID.
  3. The surviving members of The Rolling Stones didn’t attend Charlie Watts funeral because of COVID travel restrictions.
  4. Meanwhile, The Stones will change their famous tongue logo for the upcoming tour in honour of Charlie.
  5. The 2022 Junos will be held at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto on May 15. More details soon.
  6. Yeah, the recorded music industry is doing fine, especially in the US.
  7. George Wein, one of the pioneers of the modern music festival has died at the age of 95.
  8. I’m 100% behind Nickelback in this silly plagiarism lawsuit. Good to see that they’re fighting back.
  9. Brian May of Queen jammed...with himself? (Via Tom)
  10. Rod Stewart’s assault trial (it involved a security guard) has been canceled as the defense opts for a plea deal.
  11. Nicki Minaj is either spreading lies or is just plain dumb. Probably both.
  12. Noel concedes one to Our Kid.
  13. A downtown Hamilton music venue is closing next month. Damn.
  14. Yep.
  15. I was on George Oliver’s Just Chill podcast. See it here.

BONUS: Toilet trained cows.

BONUS BONUS: This.

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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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