September 17, 2023
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Random music news for Monday, July 18, 2022

Elon Musk’s father just had a second child with his stepdaughter. Wait–what? That would make those kids his direct children as well as step-grandchildren? And they’re Elon’s step-siblings as well as his step-cousins? Have I got that right? My brain hurts. It’s not the kind of thing normal people often think about. Maybe some music news for July 18, 2022.

  1. The Veld Music Festival in Toronto (July 29-31) is offering a speed dating service.
  2. TikTok is gaining on YouTube with the young’uns...
  3. …and now that Beyonce is on TikTok, things are going to blow up even more.
  4. Brian May of Queen is now a Doctor of Science. Here’s his acceptance speech.
  5. So how did these rock stars get their nicknames?
  6. Here’s the story of the woman who gave birth at a Metallica concert.
  7. Has it been ten years since Psy’s “Gangnam Style?” Yes.
  8. The top-selling vinyl record of 2022 so far is… “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols? Yep.
  9. Is Mick Jagger thinking about being an ABBA-like avatar? You bet.
  10. One of the top-selling albums of 2022 so far is…Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours? Uh-huh.
  11. GWAR. They rule.
  12. There’s a new book on the whole New Romantics scene from the early 80s.
  13. Was this guy the subject of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know?” Let’s explore that.
  14. Geddy Lee tells the story of how his parents survived the Holocaust. (Via Leonard)
  15. By the end of 2023, there will be at least 3,491 different emojis.
  16. Ten ways the 2010s changed music.
  17. The Beastie Boys have a new square named in their honour in NYC.

More music news? Try here.

BONUS: I’m not sure what the hell is happening here. (Via Walter)

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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