Random music news for Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The battle between Star Wars and Star Trek has been taken to a whole new level. Now let’s concentrate on music news for September 23, 2020.
- Coronavirus update 1: Some people are optimistic about a big return to live music.
- Coronavirus update 2: Who can we blame for the rise in COVID-19 cases in the UK? Noel Gallagher, apparently.
- Coronavirus update 3: They never learn. A large indoor country concert is planned for South Dakota. And this superspreader event is being sponsored by a health care company. I am not making that up.
- Coronavirus update 4: Roadies are out of work thanks to COVID-19, so roadies from Slipknot, the Deftones, and Guns N’ Roses have formed a band.
- Coronavirus update 5: Musicians vs. the state of New York over ticketed gigs.
- Coronavirus update 6: About a third of UK musicians are thinking about getting out of the business because of COVID-19.
- Cardi B is being sued by some MAGA supporters.
- ABBA has reunited in London to prepare for their hologram tour.
- Neil Young has a massive box set coming this way.
- A Spinal Tap sequel? Please, no. The original was perfect.
- Wanna buy Quibi?
- REM has launched a voter registration drive.
- Marilyn Manson: Absinthe = bad.
- Gord Downie started a book in the months before he died but ended up abandoning it.
- Here are the week’s Canadian online radio charts.