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Random music news for Friday, August 26, 2022

California celebrities: “Drought? What drought? We’re rich. We don’t worry about other people.” Once you calm down, proceed to music news for August 26, 2022.

  1. Deezer, the French music streaming service, is repositioning itself to appeal to younger users.
  2. Lenny Kravitz played an interesting private gig. The rich are not like you and me.
  3. Three men have been arrested on charges of breaking into Mariah Carey’s house.
  4. The next Muse album is coming out in NFT form. That will make it weird for the people who compile music charts.
  5. Snoop Dogg continues to expand his empire. He now has a kid’s program called Doggyland. No, really.
  6. And this rapper has a new side hustle that involves offering rides in bulletproof vehicles.
  7. Splean, a Russian rock band, had to cancel a concert in Moscow after making some anti-war statements. They’re lucky they’re not in a gulag.
  8. Romana Didulo, the QAnon-crazy self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada” is getting international attention, including for her favourite song.
  9. This secondary market concert ticket situation isn’t suspicious. Nope. Not at all. Nothing to see here.
  10. The solution for quitting acid? Ozzy says it’s “talking to a horse.”
  11. Here’s a round-up of some of the most political singers around the world.
  12. So Elton John walks into a restaurant in the south of France…
  13. People are messing around with Linkin Park’s “What I’ve Done” and movie endings. This is fun.
  14. And there’s still no explanation why this is happening.

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BONUS: This might be the weirdest job interview of all time.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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