Random music news for Monday, July 11, 2022

I already miss Paulie Walnuts. So do many others. Now let’s look at music news for July 11, 2022.

  1. How much anesthetic does it take to put Ozzy out for surgery? FOUR TIMES what the normal person would get.
  2. Here’s why you might want to wear a Tool t-shirt to your next job interview.
  3. Rage Against the Machine played their first show together in 11 years.
  4. Thanks for destroying the mystique, Ed Sheeran.
  5. A photographer is suing a famous tattoo artist for using a copyrighted picture.
  6. CD sales are on the rise. Here are four reasons why.
  7. Mark Ronson tells us what makes certain people incredible singers.
  8. Oh, Eric Clapton. This one’s a double-miss for you.
  9. Can protest songs make a difference? Discuss.
  10. On that topic, there’s this song for Ukraine. (Via Oreo)
  11. Looking for some summer reading on a variety of music subcultures? Here’s a good list.
  12. And this book follows the decline and fall of the British music press. I’ve pre-ordered it.
  13. This Neanderthal flute may be the oldest known surviving instrument in the world.
  14. Stranger Things managed to get Metallica to sign up for TikTok. And yes, it was that solo.
  15. An AI was told to design an Apple Car. It came up with this. Not bad, really.

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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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