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Random music news for Friday, May 26, 2023

We sent an “alien radio message” from Mars to Earth on Wednesday. Think of it as a First Contact dress rehearsal. Meanwhile, in music news for May 26, 2023…

  1. No surprise here: It took less than 24 hours for Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” to hit #1 on iTunes.
  2. I used to really respect Roger Waters. Now, though, he’s reduced himself to stuff like this.
  3. Is this the technology that will replace stereo?
  4. Speaking of tech and the future of music…
  5. Harry Styles stopped a gig in Germany go to give some relationship advice to a woman in the crowd.
  6. Arkells have announced their outdoor campfire sessions.
  7. Would you trust a playlist of workout songs put together by an artist named Heart Attack Man?
  8. No ABBA at Eurovision next year to mark the 50th anniversary of their win.
  9. Did an auction sell stolen Tom Petty stuff? Maybe.
  10. CD Baby is no longer in the business of CDs.
  11. This is great. Anytime anyone makes money available for childhood music lessons, it’s a beautiful thing.
  12. Ever wanted to own a successful record store? Here’s your chance.
  13. This is not a new Lana Del Rey song. It’s just an old song sped up and uploaded to streaming services.
  14. Ted Cruz did a good thing? Yes, if you love AM radio.
  15. An arsonist burned down a building. But first, he cued up Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”
  16. Everyone needs a hobby, I guess. (Via Rick J)

BONUS: What if Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails existed in medieval times?

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2 thoughts on “Random music news for Friday, May 26, 2023

  • how does one “known a successful record store”? Was that supposed to be “own”?


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