Random music news for Friday, June 10, 2022

Wait: Auto insurance covers getting an STD in a car? Apparently so. Mull that over as you skim through music news for June 10, 2022.

  1. The Alanis Morissette musical, Jagged Little Pill, is coming to Canada.
  2. Watch out for a bunch of unreleased tracks and demos from Blondie.
  3. Spotify is expanding into audiobooks.
  4. Spotify is aiming to have a billion users before the decade is out.
  5. A new study says 84% of people going to music festivals this summer will take drugs. And the druggiest of all the music festivals is…
  6. Prosecutors want R Kelly to get 25 years in jail.
  7. This concert turned into a “flooded, rodent-infested nightmare.” Ew.
  8. Meanwhile, Morrissey has announced a new tour which means more fans will experience the joys of a last-minute cancellation.
  9. Jack White was right.
  10. Ukrainian rappers are raging against the Russian invasion. Here’s an example. Like we needed more Grammy categories. Next year will feature awards for things like “Best Song for Change.
  11. Is it a big deal to be #1 on iTunes? Probably not.
  12. NFTs? In a slump. People are bored.
  13. Sennheiser wants to make Mercedes-Benz vehicles sound better. Or something like that.

BONUS: What is the least-viewed article on Wikipedia? That’s…complicated.

BONUS BONUS: Shopping mall Foo Fighters (via Sean)

Alan Cross

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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