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Random music news for Monday, June 12, 2023

What’s it like to surf the internet in North Korea? You can get online, but it’s not much fun at all. On the other hand, music news for June 12, 2023, is a hoot.

  1. Ninety minutes after he found he was indicted on a ton of charges, Donald Trump did a DJ set at one of his golf clubs.
  2. A radio host has sued ChatGPT for defamation.
  3. Elton John to Vladimir Putin: “Uh…thanks?”
  4. Richey Edwards vanished from the Manic Street Preachers 28 years ago. His sister spoke to a missing persons conference.
  5. Elon Swift is playing with fire: He’s gone after Taylor Swift. SWIFTIES ASSEMBLE!
  6. Bill Wyman back with The Rolling Stones? For a bit, anyway.
  7. Here’s some deep UK punk history involving the Sex Pistols.
  8. One of U2’s Claw stages from the 360 tour is now a tourist attraction in Utah. (Via Rob)
  9. Remember the Madness hit “Our House?” The house (owned by the band’s Suggs) is for sale.
  10. TikTok launched a BTS challenge. It got 400 million views in a week.
  11. Are you a podcaster? Spotify is offering this masterclass.
  12. Looking to throw a party everyone will remember? How about a “party jet” at 30,000 ft.
  13. How loud does a concert have to be to get noise complaints 15 miles away? Metallica knows.
  14. Jeff Bezos (net worth: US$150 billion) rents a place from Kenny G for US$600,000 a month.
  15. Garth Brooks gets it.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Have people forgotten how to be polite at concerts? (Via Rick J)

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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