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Random music news for Monday, December 18, 2023

Is this dog actually saying “I love you?” Let’s have a listen. Now let’s have a look at music news for December 18, 2023.

  1. RIP Colin Burgess, drummer for AC/DC and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was 77.
  2. Marilyn Manson continues to face a lot of #MeToo allegations. Here’s a timeline of events.
  3. And now Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is being sued too.
  4. How many music creators are out there? Here’s an estimate.
  5. Spotify is testing its “prompt-based AI playlists” feature.
  6. On that topic, what exactly does Spotify want to be?
  7. SOCAN, Canada’s performing rights organization, is waging a battle against AI-created music.
  8. Want to write an eternal and classic Christmas song? Follow these rules.
  9. When it comes to Taylor Swift news, this is pretty cringey.
  10. Willie Nelson believes in reincarnation. He says that when he finally goes, he’ll be “back in a minute.”
  11. Is there a Las Vegas Sphere future for Dead & Co? Maybe.
  12. Christmas carols Trump style courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel.
  13. The EMI TG12345 Mk I has been sold. What’s that? Perhaps the most famous studio mixing desk of them all.
  14. TikTok has expanded its “Add to Music” feature to 19 other countries.
  15. Threads, the Twitter/X competitor from Instagram, is now available in the EU. That means half a billion more potential users.
  16. Time to vote for your favourite marching band in this Metallica contest.
  17. Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is selling clothes stained with his own blood.
  18. Singing with other people is good for you. Here’s why.
  19. This is a brand new musical instrument with loads of potential.

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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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