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Random music news for Monday, August 28, 2023

Gordon Ramsey is now in the frozen food business. With Walmart. If you look out the window, you may see some pigs flying by. Music news for August 28, 2023, is (mostly) fresh.

  1. Florence Welch says she had “life-saving surgery.” What?
  2. Queens of the Stone Age have bowed out of a Brazilian festival “on doctor’s orders.” What? Some fans will remember that Josh Homme had to deal with a cancer diagnosis last year. They’re concerned.
  3. What’s the ideal length of a podcast? This.
  4. The Prince estate has a new seven-CD box set for his Diamonds and Pearls album. It contains 47 unreleased tracks.
  5. R Kelly has to hand over millions in music royalties to his victims.
  6. The latest from Grimes: “I’d like to die in space.”
  7. Worth a read: How AI is affecting the artist/listener relationship.
  8. Is the slow dance in danger of extinction? Discuss.
  9. With Scooter Braun’s shrinking client list, people are wondering if he was really all that when it came to being a manager.
  10. Britney and the criminal housekeeper: The divorce saga continues.
  11. Classical music for train trips? Operators say this makes for “more soothing journeys.”
  12. Only Fans is now a billion-dollar business.
  13. How do we feel about this singer asking a fan what he planned to do with an autograph?
  14. Would you like to rent Beck’s ranch in Little Rock, Arkansas? You can for US$1,250 a month. That’s not a typo.
  15. If you’re a musician or do any kind of recording, you may be interested in these custom-made microphones from Japan.
  16. These are truly terrible, terrible album covers.
  17. Alice Cooper’s makeup line is in trouble because of something he said.
  18. Cool radio!

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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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