Random music news for Saturday, September 1, 2018

Random music news for Saturday, September 1, 2018
Arkells are ambitious. And in case you missed this embarrassing gaffe at Aretha’s funeral, let’s relive it. Don’t laugh. And now, music news for September 1, 2018. Aretha Franklin is going to have a park in Detroit renamed after her. I’ve heard of it being done as early as late September. Damn. I went to see New Order in Toronto the other night. Rapper Brooke Candy has directed a video for PornHub. Now that it’s September, I wonder how long it’ll be before some radio station flips to its annual all-Christmas format? The TAVES show–a big hifi show in Toronto–has been cancelled. Marshall, the guitar amplifier people, now have a smart speaker. Here’s a story on the band’s relationship with the city. Er, what? They call this woman “the rock star whisperer.”
Rod Stewart’s classic Lamborghini could sell for big bucks. No President Kanye until at least 2024. Kevin Lyman, founder of the Warped Tour, has been hospitalized. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. In case you missed it, the announcement for the new iPhone (allegedly to be called the XS and XS Plus) will be September 12. Not music related but related to porn: HBO has purged all adult entertainment from its schedule. They take their politician rock stars seriously in Uganda. It’s good when a Canadian band thinks big. This new Led Zeppelin box set for The Song Remains the Same looks cool. How to enjoy music festivals as a sober person. And did the Secret Service really interview him as a possible Trump threat? A hint when it comes to posting stuff on YouTube: don’t use ALL CAPS IN YOUR TITLE because that could affect views. In case you still need details on Eminem’s new album, Kamikaze…
Still more Em news here.