Random music news for Friday, March 4, 2022

It finally happened. I had an order of chicken wings and every single one on was the bad part (i.e. the two-bone part) of the wing. How’s that for an opening non-sequitur for music news for March 4, 2022?

  1. The latest person to be embroiled in a “you-stole-my-song” controversy is Dua Lipa.
  2. Smash Mouth announced their new singer in an odd way.
  3. This report is an important read: Anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Music Industry: Volume 1.
  4. And the highest-paid rappers of 2021 were…
  5. “Let’s spouge!” Wait–what?
  6. Bauhaus is about to go on tour for the first time in 16 years.
  7. Spotify is going to change the rules for short songs streaming on the platform. Here’s why.
  8. What’s this, Elvis Costello? Ew.
  9. Google headphones? Maybe.
  10. Rumour in the ether: Twitter might be adding podcasts to its app sooner than later.
  11. Interesting: “How women helped shape the Beatles.”
  12. Kids + Slipknot + Ellen = This.
  13. Elon Musk and Gene Simmons, together at last on a Twitter thread.
  14. Could it be…Satan?
  15. How sick are people of the pandemic? A Belgian music festival sold 600,000 tickets in 10 minutes.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: Polestar has a new sportscar concept that comes with a drone. Wow! Want.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Friday, March 4, 2022

  • March 6, 2022 at 8:07 pm
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    I love your show but missed what I think was episode 944 about hotel rooms and would like to know where I can listen to it?

    I spend a lot of time on the road, was a regular for a decade at the Riot Hyatt as well as other hotels in We Ho and would love to listen to this episode.

    Thanks!

    Reply

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