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Random music news for Friday, June 16, 2023

A serious history of the MILF. You’re welcome. On to music news for June 16, 2023.

  1. The bathrooms have become a gender battleground on Taylor Swift’s tour. (Via Rick J)
  2. Ticketmaster and SeatGeek have presented a plan for all-in ticket pricing (i.e. no surprise charges at checkout.)
  3. Lady Gaga has a new headache.
  4. The mean side of John Lennon.
  5. New York punk veteran Jesse Malin of D Generation has suffered a spiral stroke and is now paralyzed from the waist down. A fundraiser has been launched.
  6. Remember when Taylor Swift swallowed a bug during a show? That’s inspired a new cocktail.
  7. A streaming music service for businesses? It already exists.
  8. Beyonce is being blamed for high inflation in Sweden.
  9. And so it begins: A radio station in Portland, Oregon, is using an AI DJ. Twitter is not happy about this. Let’s have a listen, shall we?
  10. Pulp is back and they have a new blend of tea.
  11. There will be three new categories at the Grammy Awards next year.
  12. Why are national anthems (well, in the US, anyway) played before sporting events? Here’s a history of that.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Have you seen Ed Sheeran’s teddy bear/hot sauce commercial?

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