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Random music news for Monday, May 1, 2023

  1. RIP Tim Bachman, Randy’s brother and one-time member of BTO.
  2. Ed Sheeran is on trial for being a musician. Discuss.
  3. AI is getting way too far ahead of copyright when it comes to might. That’s a big industry discussion right now.
  4. Need a primer on AI, ChatCPT, and music? Go here.
  5. A radio station in Switzerland went all-AI with voices for a day. Can’t say I like this…
  6. Have you had trouble with Spotify outages this week? You’re not alone.
  7. These 90s rockers are turning–wait for it–70 in 2023.
  8. So much for this year’s Bamboozle Festival. Canceled.
  9. A Canadian has returned an HMV flagship store to Oxford Street in London.
  10. Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer has been around for 10 years now.
  11. What if Lars had been better at tennis? (Via Walter)
  12. There’s been another sexual assault claim made by an ex-member of The Runaways.
  13. We’re about to get the world’s first heavy metal ballet.
  14. What kind of bump do artists gets after playing Coachella? Something like this.
  15. Noel Gallagher has confirmed a 30th anniversary edition of Definitely Maybe, but no Oasis reunion.
  16. Rob Zombie has a new deal where he will help release unreleased classic horror movie soundtracks.
  17. A Cyndi Lauper documentary is coming in September.
  18. How to make your vinyl sound better. (Via Rick J)
  19. Fictional bands that should be real. (Rick again)
  20. If you can say one thing about Tay-Tay is that she bounces back fast from breakups. See?

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BONUS: This director’s cut of a Madonna video was banned 20 years ago. It’s finally been released.

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