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Random music news for Monday, July 24, 2023

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  1. A Malaysian music festival was halted because Matt Healey of The 1975 criticized the government’s anti-LGBTQ+ laws. Welcome to Malayasia. He’s lucky he’s not in jail. Now the rest of the Asian tour is in jeopardy.
  2. Shane McGowan of The Pogues has been in the hospital since late June. He’s just been released from intensive care.
  3. There’s a fantasy football-like game just for Taylor Swift fans. It’s called “Swiftball,” of course.
  4. Next up on the hologram tour of dead singer? Probably George Michael.
  5. The price for Spotify Premium is going up this week.
  6. Anna Delvey, the fake heiress ex-con, has a TikTok song with a country star.
  7. According to Live Nation, Travis Scott’s concert at the pyramids in Egypt has NOT been canceled.
  8. Anti-Flag has broken up a for an awful reason.
  9. Five years after The NME killed its print edition, it’s coming back.
  10. That current blink-182 reunion tour with Tom DeLonge? It’s their biggest-grossing tour ever.
  11. There are music fans and then there are music fans.
  12. Wait: One more time for Fleetwood Mac? And with Lindsey Buckingham? Maybe.
  13. Are you fed up with all the useless tech in your car’s dashboard? You’re not alone.
  14. This musician is going to have a hard time booking a plane ticket from now on.
  15. Lana Del Rey: Waffle House waitress. Not in the past. This week.
  16. We don’t really need this, but it’s coming anyway.
  17. If you’re a musician, you’ll want to read this call-out of promoters and venues over predatory behaviour.
  18. This is the story of Hamilton’s fabled Grant Avenue Studios.
  19. Forget Google. People are now searching for information with TikTok and Reddit.

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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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