Random music news for Monday, January 23, 2023

Poop school. It’s a thing. So is music news for January 23, 2023.

  1. Ten people were killed in shooting at a dance club in California.
  2. Just before Microsoft announced it was laying off 10,000 people, it held a private employee concert featuring Sting.
  3. Is the music industry trying to kill vinyl (again)? It kinda looks like it.
  4. “Streaming killed the music experience.” Discuss.
  5. Hey, how does the TikTok algorithm work, anyway? Like this.
  6. Podcasts on TikTok? Could happen.
  7. Could 2023 see the return of both Blur and Oasis? It’s worth talking about
  8. Shakira and the strawberry jam accusation. It’s…weird.
  9. The Black Eyed Peas have filed a lawsuit against a toy maker who and its video for its slime-pooping unicorn video.
  10. What’s going on here?
  11. Elton John’s half-brother ran into some legal trouble over some magic mushrooms.
  12. Scrambled eggs, the secret Dolly Parton way.
  13. Uh, no, homophobes. The rainbow associated with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon has nothing to do with LGBTQ issues.
  14. There’s a new film on Little Richard that’s getting some good reviews.
  15. We all need subtitles now. Here’s whyhttps://youtu.be/VYJtb2YXae8. (Via Sean)
  16. Coming soon: the Whitney Houston Hotel.

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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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