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Random music news for Monday, June 19, 2023

Let’s start the week with nuns behaving badly. Very badly. Right, Sister? If you can get through that, move on to music news for June 19, 2023.

  1. There was a mass shooting at an EDM festival in Washington State this past weekend. The second day of the festival was canceled.
  2. A man was found dead after a Chicago gig by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
  3. Quincy Jones (he’s 90) was rushed to the hospital over the weekend with a “medical emergency.” Apparently it was a bad reaction to some food.
  4. Celine Dion is not doing well health-wise.
  5. Weezer took this viral TikToker to the next level during a show.
  6. I can’t imagine having this job.
  7. AI music will be eligible for Grammys. Kind of.
  8. Nine Inch Nails fans holding their breath for a new album should maybe exhale. It looks like we’ll be waiting a while.
  9. British rapper Slowthai has pleaded not guilty to rape charges.
  10. Alan McGee, head of Creation Records, has some charges to deal with, too.
  11. Remember the MegaUpload controversy/charges regarding music piracy? It’s still going on.
  12. No. Just f*ckin’ NO! NO! NO! NO!
  13. “Like it or not, indie rock is getting old.” Discuss.
  14. Atom Williard didn’t get the Foo Fighters gig. Instead, he’s the new drummer in Alkaline Trio.
  15. Travis Barker is gonna be a dad with Kourtney Kardashian.
  16. Here’s a beautiful story of music therapy.
  17. What are these Instagram “broadcast channels?”

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BONUS: Lightning captured at 960 frames per second is pretty cool.

BONUS BONUS: A Polish bus numbered 666 will no longer stop at Hel.

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One thought on “Random music news for Monday, June 19, 2023

  • Re: music therapy:

    “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.” That famous line was uttered by a character in William Congreve’s 1697 play The Mourning Bride.


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