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Random music news for Friday, September 29, 2023

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  1. Your new hot musical genre for today: Mandopop.
  2. On that topic, should AI-generated music have its own classification? Some people want to call it “Syn.”
  3. Mick Jagger just might bequeath his song catalogue to charity rather than his kids.
  4. Ticketmaster has turned on their “all-in pricing,” but not everywhere and for everyone.
  5. The emo revival: Definitely a thing right now.
  6. There are now Olivia Rodrigo-branded earbuds from Sony.
  7. There was an anti-circumcision protest at a Pink concert. You read that correctly.
  8. The Tay-Tay concert film goes global next month.
  9. Meanwhile, here’s a prediction about the song Taylor Swift will inevitably write when she breaks up with the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce.
  10. Rolling Stones holograms? Don’t bet against it.
  11. One more album and tour for Ozzy? That’s what he wants.
  12. Shakira’s tax problems in Spain just keep getting worse.
  13. Wait: There’s more unreleased Nirvana material? That’s what Dave says.
  14. Bob Marley’s Legends album has been on the Billboard charts for 800 weeks. That’s not a typo.
  15. This could be the most metal guitar ever.

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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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