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Random music news for Monday, January 1, 2024

One more day and then it’s back to work. Twixmas will finally be over. Make it a good one starting with a rundown of music news for January 1, 2024.

  1. On New Year’s Eve, it was Green Day 1, MAGA 0.
  2. If you didn’t go to a club last night to ring in the New Year, you’re not alone.
  3. Here’s a distillation of a lot of “best albums of 2023” lists.
  4. How about a list of the 10 nasiest rock feuds of 2023?
  5. Let’s refresh our memories: What were the top social media trends and memes of 2023?
  6. Looking to kill some time today? Try this great documentary on vinyl obsessives.
  7. The estate of Jordy Jordison is suing Slipknot over the use of some of his possessions.
  8. More than two million vinyl records were sold in the US in a recent week. Is that number accurate?
  9. Coldplay has not given up on the idea of “eco-friendly touring.”
  10. Paula Abdul has launched a sexual assault lawsuit against a producer at American Idol.
  11. The worst cover versions of all time: Discuss.
  12. David Bowie would not be happy with this Donald Trump musical choice.
  13. How long before this AI program is used for evil in music?
  14. Tours by Taylor Swift and Beyonce contributed almost US$11 billion to the US economy last year.
  15. This author wrote that she hoped to see less of Taylor Swift in the New Year. You can imagine how that turned out.
  16. Frankie Sullivan is the guitarist in Survivor. His home was burgled and a ton of expensive watches were stolen.
  17. Why are so many people into vinyl? Here’s one explanation.
  18. Meanwhile in Romania... (Via GeorgeO

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BONUS: How music can empower communities. (Via Sean)

Alan Cross

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