COVID-19 impact on music

King Kamala

Integral Poster
'90s country great Joe Diffie has passed cause of COVID symptoms and John Prine and Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann are both in ICU due to the virus.

Jackson Browne has it but he says his symptoms are on the wane.
 

Winter Epicland

Epic Reine
https://www.facebook.com/Rammstein/photos/a.185050467712/10157836902742713/?type=3&theater

Rammstein's Facebook confirmed that Lindemann tested negative for COVID-19.
 

SFH

Integral Poster
I'm waiting for 2021 Green Day to drop a grammy award winning album about the bullshit 2020 has thrown at us.

With luck, it'll be without shit stain living at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue (but frankly, it'd sell better).
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Adam Schlesinger, the bassist and songwriter for Fountains of Wayne and who wrote a lot of soundtrack for That Thing You Do! (plus a lot of songs for Crazy Ex Girlfriend and The Colbert Report), has it.

Initial reports said he was in a medically induced coma but just reading a release from his lawyer saying that while he is heavily sedated and on a ventilator, he's not in a coma.

I hope he stays on the road to recovery. The world needs whimsical power pop!
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/arts/music/adam-schlesinger-dead-coronavirus.html
Adam Schlesinger died, :'(
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
https://www.stereogum.com/2078728/protect-scarface/franchises/status-aint-hood/
Scarface has it but seems to be on the mend.

So does Slim Thug. COVID-19 hates Houston rap greats apparently.
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
Governor of Missouri is allowing concerts starting tomorrow. Who the hell is going to go to a concert!? I saw most of the major promoters say they're still not going to do it but I could see some hillbilly bullshit going down in Branson!

Alternately, they're having drive in concerts in Denmark, which honestly seems like kind of a cool idea. Like to honk my horn at .38 Special.
 

King Kamala

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https://twitter.com/bryanadams/status/1259872360930463750
Apparently, Bryan Adams was so fond of "The Summer of '69" cause it was still socially acceptable to be racist.
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
https://twitter.com/RollingStone/status/1263901463845183492
Tupelo Music Hall is an hour and a half drive from me and I am mildly to moderately curious.

I actually got an offer to do a live show at the end of June yesterday at a small café but it was a quick, pretty hard pass. Comedy shows are one of the least safe places. All of the spit on the microphone. I might be ready for a live show by the end of summer but not by the end of June!
 

King Kamala

Integral Poster
EDM seems like it should be one of the last genres to do these concerts not the first. It might be fun to try and honk your horn to the beat though.

Tupelo Music Hall at least lets you sit outside your car but sitting in lawn chair when you want to dance isn't that much better than sitting in your car.
 

Laz

0101100101
If some demolition derby promoter doesn't book a metal band by the time this is over then I have no idea what we're even doing as a species anymore.
 

MFer

Administrator
Staff member
Has anyone been watching these Instagram battles? It's mostly been two hip-hop or R&B artists/producers going round-for-round selecting their greatest hits. You can check them out on YouTube and other platforms as well.
 
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