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Random music news for Friday, September 1, 2023

Interesting fact: The British Royals prefer “bullsh*t” to “poppycock.” Music news for September 1, 2023, however, all good sh*t.

  1. RIP Jack Sonni, guitarist in Dire Straits.
  2. Blink-182 canceled shows in Scotland and Northern Ireland because Travis Barker had to fly home to attend to “an urgent family matter.”
  3. After 50 years, is there anything left of hip hop. Discuss.
  4. 50 Cent had to postpone a show in Phoenix because it was just too damn hot.
  5. Meanwhile, at Burning Man… (Via Sean)
  6. The hate shooter in Jacksonville wanted both Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly to “be killed on sight.”
  7. A round-up of mondegreens (i.e. misheard lyrics.)
  8. What would Michael Jackson look like today if he were still alive? Let’s ask AI.
  9. Are you into music analytics? You might find this interesting.
  10. This does not look good for the electric guitar.
  11. If the music thing doesn’t work out for Joan Jett, maybe she could be a baseball play-by-play announcer.
  12. Let’s talk about acts using backing tracks in concert. Thoughts on this?
  13. Tay-Tay just broke another music record.
  14. The US Copyright Office has launched a study of AI implications.
  15. Alice Cooper is going to end his radio show after 20 years.
  16. Duran Duran’s next album will be themed entirely around Halloween. Er, okay…
  17. This is always a problem at British music festivals.
  18. Travis Scott won’t play Houston on his current tour. You probably know why.
  19. Could Instagram soon offer the ability to create ten minute Reels? Maybe.
  20. If you’re a drummer…wow.

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BONUS: Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver have a new podcast together to help out striking actors during the WGA work stoppage. Listen here.

BONUS BONUS: Need a new winter jacket? What about this one?

Alan Cross

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