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Random music news for Monday, April 11, 2022

Here’s how Ricky Gervais would have told the joke that got Chris Rock a slap from Will Smith. Now some music news for April 11.

  1. Jack White played a gig, proposed, and then got married to Olivia Jean all before the encore. That’s a helluva way to start a tour.
  2. Here’s more on the problem with fake artists on streaming music services.
  3. These charts explain what artists got sales and streaming bumps (and which didn’t) because of The Grammys.
  4. Kid Rock’s concerts now open with a message from Donald Trump. Seriously.
  5. Better late than never, I guess.
  6. This graphic shows how streaming saved the music industry.
  7. An oldie but a goodie: The time John Lennon had to pay off a guy connected to the mob.
  8. In the good old days of Russian oligarchs, they could book gigs like this.
  9. The guy accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker was accidentally released from prison. Oops.
  10. Tom DeLonge is really pleased about this new release of UFO documents.
  11. Is Apple working on its own blockchain? Hmm.
  12. Elon Musk has reversed himself and will not be joining the board of Twitter.

BONUS: That time John Belushi invited a punk band to SNL and they trashed the place. (Note that Fear’s bass player at the time is some guy named “Flea.”) (Via Tom)

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