Some music-themed bicycles were sold. Money was raised. This is good.

Earlier this year, Brompton Bikes, the maker of foldable bicycles, commissioned customizations from 13 different artists. The goal was to raise money for Live Nation’s Live Music Relief Fund, which supports roadies and other crewmembers thrown out of work by the pandemic.

Artists included the Foo Fighters, LCD Soundsystem, Dinosaur Jr., Underworld, Rise Against, Phoebe Bridgers, and Radiohead. The grand total from the project was US$142,200, with the Radiohead bike bringing in US$24,000. That’s the most expensive Brompton Bike ever sold. Nice.

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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