Random music news for Friday, October 21, 2022

Imagine trying to park The World’s Biggest SUV. It’s much easer to just read music news for October 21, 2022.

  1. Did Spotify crash for you earlier today? Blame Taylor Swift fans.
  2. Which streaming music service actually has the most tracks? Here’s the answer.
  3. Here are the honorees from the 2022 SOCAN Music Awards.
  4. A group of consumers, artists, and lobbying groups want the US Department of Justice to unwind the 2010 merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
  5. Fleetwood Mac is having another chart moment thanks to a song that’s in a Chevy commercial.
  6. Lana Del Rey had a very, very, very bad day.
  7. The estate of Kurt Cobain isn’t happy about this opera.
  8. Korn’s Jonathan Davis has more news on his new pet products company, Freak on a Leash.
  9. Shock news: Liam Gallagher is mad at Noel again. Here’s the latest beef.
  10. Meanwhile, Blur’s Graham Coxon says he’d be happy to broker a deal that would bring Oasis back together. Good luck with that.
  11. This is certainly a cool new electric piano.
  12. There doesn’t seem to be a business venture Snoop Dogg won’t try. See?
  13. In today’s “Kanye is crazy” news, we have a Hitler comparison while Ye doubles down on his antisemitic comments.
  14. Here are the song titles used as chapter titles for Bono’s new memoir, Songs of Surrender.
  15. Are people tuning out news today? Have we had enough? Is too much bad for us? Watch this.
  16. “How Could You Have Gotten That SO Wrong?” Discuss.
  17. A Back to the Future radio station? Yes.
  18. That’s a lot of strong language for the BBC, innit? (NSFW)

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BONUS: This is kind of a cool idea.

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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