Alan Peters, Katy Perry in News Notes

Former Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has died. He also performed in Crawlpappy and Absolution

Katy Perry has said on Howard Stern‘s radio show that she will return as a judge on American Idol if the show will have her back…

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider said in an interview on Sirius/XM that he doesn’t see the band reuniting “in this lifetime.” He noted that he is currently working on movies, a second novel and that Twisted Sister would have to come after that…

Neil Young announced that he is suing President Donald Trump for copyright infringement for unauthorized use of his music and is seeking the maximum amount possible. Young’s lawsuit states that the Trump campaign has “willfully ignored” the musician’s past public objections and has continued to play his music despite lacking the license to do so… 

Uproxx’s cultural critic Steven Hyden has published a ranked list of the 100 best Bruce Springsteen songs…

Beastie Boys, Gang of Four in News Notes

Beastie BoysMichael JacksonColdplay, Queen, and Bob Marley are among those who will receive limited-edition channels on SiriusXM. Prince will also return to the airwaves with a SiriusXM channel…

Gang of Four will release their first three albums back onto streaming services and have released the audio for 14 live shows and a curated playlist on Spotify of some of their best live tracks… 

Organizers of Chicago, Illinois’ Ruido festival have canceled the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but have announced that the 2021 fest will take place August 20 to 22, and that Café Tacbva will headline the 2021 festival. Tickets for next year’s festival are now on sale…

Serbia’s EXIT festival has canceled its 20th-anniversary event due to a spike in the coronavirus pandemic. The festival, scheduled from August 13 to 16, will be rescheduled for 2021; however, no new dates were announced at press time…