Published on June 21st, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, June 21, 2018
We hit the summer solstice at 6:07 am ET this morning. Next stop? Winter. And now music news for June 21, 2018.
- Pot will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018, one year to the day that Gord Downie died. Coincidence? Ask our Prime Minister. He’s a big Hip fan.
- Confused by all the songs vying to be World Cup anthems? You’re not alone.
- Uh-oh. Now Trump has pissed off Bruce Springsteen. (Via Steve)
- Canada, India and other countries are working to make sure they don’t go down the same net neutrality road as the US. Good.
- Will YouTube end up owing billions in copyright fees? Maybe.
- Here are the details about Coachella’s infamous radius clause.
- The Rolling Stones and eel pie. Yes, that’s a story.
- Which Canadian cities love to read the most? Look at this Top 20 list.
- Thousands of Foo Fighters fans had a bad night in Manchester when their tickets were rejected.
- Wanna buy Elvis’ old airplane? No one seems to want it.
- Robert Plant turned down a role in Game of Thrones. Here’s why.
- A new documentary on Johnny Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. is coming. Here’s a trailer.
- Are you a guitarist that likes talkboxes but hates the gross saliva bit? Then maybe ElectroSpit is for you.
- Now that YouTube Music has been launched in about 20 countries (Canada got it this week), expect a big promo/advertising push from Google/YouTube.
- Banking with smart speakers? It’s gonna happen.
- Lisa Marie Presley says that her $100 million share of Elvis’ estate is gone. I’m not the best person with money, but WTF?
- Meanwhile, the daughter of Bono has an acting career that is really taking off.
- Alexa + Marriot Hotels = New kind of concierge.
- Ed Sheeran + Lego = This. (More Steve)
- Why do musicians so often struggle with mental health? Let’s take a look. (Another one from Steve.)
- There is plenty of controversy and conspiracy surrounding the shooting death of XXXTenacion.