Random music news for Monday, August 15, 2022

Jeezus. This looks like it could be Thunderbird 6. And it’s real! Moving on to music news for August 15, 2022…

  1. The reason Rage Against the Machine has canceled all those shows is because Zach has a torn ACL. That’s never fun.
  2. Bob Dylan is going after the lawyers of a woman who accused him of sexual assault. (She’s dropped the suit.)
  3. Meanwhile, Metallica’s James Hetfield is getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage.
  4. At least one person is dead and dozens were injured when a stage collapsed at a festival in Spain.
  5. Not all streaming music services work as well as others for certain artists. Check out how Beyonce does better with Apple Music.
  6. Who booked these shows? What were they thinking?
  7. U2 fans are quite excited that this song Bono did with the late Avicii has leaked. It’s called “Stars Don’t Go.”
  8. What music do you use to test audio gear? Here are some suggestions.
  9. Gene Simmons of KISS was invited to appear on Dancing with the Stars. No, really.
  10. This is a cool iPhone trick when it comes to recognizing songs.
  11. How much do songwriters make? Glad you asked.
  12. Think Queen Victoria would be amused by this?
  13. Wait: We’re getting even MORE emojis? Yes.
  14. Britney Spears’ ex got 128 days in jail for crashing her wedding.
  15. What?

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BONUS: Your homework today is to use each of these words in a sentence. Warning: You may end up suffering from occhiolism.

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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