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Random music news for Monday, April 24, 2023

This was Coachella’s VIP Dining Experience. Worth it? How about music news for April 24, 2023?

  1. Wait. There’s an unreleased Beastie Boys album out there?
  2. A new tool to navigate the tens of millions of songs out there? Yes, please. But who’s going to create such a thing?
  3. Noel Gallagher STILL doesn’t know how to drive. He’s also given up on lessons.
  4. Live Nation is getting into the travel agency business.
  5. System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” has passed one billion streams on Spotify alone.
  6. GWAR edibles.
  7. Now THIS is a way to make a grand entrance to your prom.
  8. Drake has been hit with a US$10 million copyright infringement lawsuit over the song “Calling My Name.”
  9. Nick Cave has some advice for 13-year-olds.
  10. Britain’s all-time favourite band is once again…
  11. Theory: People in Japan enjoy distorted guitars more than anyone else.
  12. These could be the most interesting cover versions you’ll hear all month.
  13. If you’re in a band, you probably know the importance of merch sales. Here’s something to underscore that.
  14. Donald Trump and his…I just can’t.
  15. A study says 60% of musicians are already using AI in their work.
  16. Apparently Drake is extremely AI-able.

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BONUS: How did this ever get approved? Did they think that just Jesus is mentioned in the lyrics that this was a religious song instead of something about sparking up a spliff?

Alan Cross

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