Random music news for Friday, September 2, 2022

Labour Day Weekend already? There must be a mistake. How can summer be over? Distract yourself from that fact with some music news for September 2, 2022.

  1. Feist has left Arcade Fire’s WE tour because of all the allegations swirling about frontman Wil Butler.
  2. Dua Lipa is the latest artist to get sucked into a stupid plagiarism lawsuit.
  3. “Does Ticketmaster have a monopoly on live events?” Discuss.
  4. Fans should really stop throwing chicken nuggets at Harry Styles. It’s a waste of snack food.
  5. Bauhaus has canceled their North American tour–it was supposed to start next week in Toronto–because Peter Murphy has gone to rehab.
  6. Turns out there was a MAJOR Instagram verification scheme that involved some fake musicians. (Via Andrew)
  7. Twitter is experimenting with a feature that allows live audio conversations.
  8. Recording studios in the UK could be forced to close because of high energy prices.
  9. Dolly Parton has a new line of dog accessories. That includes wigs for dogs. You read that correctly.
  10. Is a Hoobastank docuseries really necessary? Apparently.
  11. For the last time, James Hetfield does not sing about “eggs” in “Enter Sandman.”
  12. This Ian Curtis mural situation needs to be solved.
  13. Daniel Johns of Silverchair opens up about his car accident that he says nearly killed him.
  14. Michael Jackson’s Thriller will get a 40th-anniversary release on November 18 with fifteen extra tracks.
  15. Get with it, Japan!

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BONUS: This is what happens when a cartoon character falls out of copyright and into the public domain. This ain’t my Winnie the Pooh.

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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