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Random music news for Monday, January 2, 2023

Fun with tech: A spray-on skin that allows you to type without a keyboard. Cool. And let’s get music news going for the year with a look at random items for January 2, 2023.

  1. RIP Modest Mouse drummer and founding member Jeremiah Green. We heard about his stage four cancer just a couple of weeks ago. He was 45.
  2. RIP Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters.
  3. RIP Stanley Mills, the man who made the Chicken Dance a thing. It’s quite a story.
  4. Shane MacGowan is not well. He’s suffering from encephalitis.
  5. And according to some TikTok whackos, Britney is no longer with us. Right.
  6. These are the highest-earning songs of all time.
  7. A 30-year-old Spice Girls song with a naughty title has been leaked.
  8. I had no idea that ABBA was so charitable with this song.
  9. According to someone who should know, “2023 is going to be a massive year for U2.” (Via Raven)
  10. This could be a shortlist for Coachella headliners for 2023.
  11. Queen guitarist Brian May is now Sir Brian May.
  12. Moby will soon have a 2 1/2 hour ambient album.
  13. This fact about Kanye may not compute. (Via Andrew)
  14. Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” has passed 1 billion spins on Spotify.
  15. I had no idea of this connection between Paul McCartney and Barbara Walters.
  16. If you’re looking for the 100 best songs of 2022, you can start here.
  17. The Beatles now have their own graphic novel.

BONUS: Here’s a new edit of Blazing Saddles for the new woke world of 2023. This seems about right. (Via Tom)

@realjoelcorbin #blazingsaddles #woke #wokeedition ♬ original sound – RealJoelCorbin

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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