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Random music news for Friday, January 27, 2023

Evil chess-playing cats. Now that you’re apprised of that, here’s music news for January 27, 2023.

  1. Ryan Dahle of Limblifter had successful heart valve replacement surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He should be as good as new in a few months. (Via Johnny)
  2. The BBC has this take on how buying concert tickets could be made better.
  3. On that note, here’s more on Ticketmaster’s current woes.
  4. Fall Out Boy kidnapped Rivers Cuomo. (Relax. It’s just a music video.)
  5. The Foo Fighters have added another festival date. Still no word on a drummer.
  6. I was on KNX radio in LA talking about Justin Bieber’s catalogue sale. Here’s audio from the interview.
  7. Marilyn Manson has settled one of his sexual assault charges.
  8. Assault charges filed against Tool drummer Danny Carey have been dismissed.
  9. Speaking of Tool and beating people up, you can now have Maynard James Keenan teach you Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  10. Meat Loaf’s band has fixed a 44-year-old problem.
  11. RIP Anthony “Top” Topham, guitarist for The Yardbirds.
  12. Is this the world’s greatest home stereo system? It might be. (Via Rick J)
  13. TikTok can be the musician’s friend. Here are some examples.
  14. The big MSG Sphere project has hit some snags. U2’s residency may have to wait.
  15. This law firm seems to be stuck with Kanye for now.
  16. No thanks.

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BONUS: If you don’t have enough to worry about this weekend, how about a doomsday asteroid swarm?

Alan Cross

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