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Random music news for Friday, September 22, 2023

Is this guy now officially the World’s Most Embarrassing Dad? Maybe. I’ll try to keep the embarrassment to a minimum with music news for September 22, 2023.

  1. Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley may be out of the hospital after that heart failure sure, but he’s still not feeling well.
  2. Russell Brand is being expunged from Spotify in light of all those sexual assault allegations.
  3. For once, Ted Nugent is correct.
  4. It’s the 15th anniversary of Travis Barker’s horrific plane crash. He shared this tribute.
  5. TikTok has now been downloaded over 4.4 billion times.
  6. Here’s another interesting story on the power of music therapy.
  7. This sounds like a fun train ride.
  8. Are we going to be hit with more increases in the price of streaming? It’s starting to look like it.
  9. Paul Anka’s place in California is up for sale. Just US$10 million.
  10. Interesting: How rap is written today. You may be surprised.
  11. Also interesting: The three eras of podcasting.
  12. Indie darling Sufjan Stevens has been hospitalized with Guillian-Barre Syndrome.
  13. Six tapes of rare Beatles recordings are up for sale.
  14. Remember how NFTs were supposed to save music? They’re now officially worthless.
  15. Here’s a good interview with the architect who built the iconic Capitol Records building in LA.
  16. Here’s something that the cassette is good for: Saving music in Afghanistan from the Taliban.
  17. There’s another song copyright lawsuit. This time it’s against Zayn Malik over the song “Better.”

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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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