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Random music news for Monday, May 15, 2023

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  1. Sharon and Ozzy are selling one of their places. Wanna buy their condo?
  2. We always hear about insanely expensive concert tickets, but we never hear about situations where tickets are insanely cheap because of low demand. Case in point: A recent Duran Duran show in Glasgow where a ticket could be had for £7. (Via the Popbitch newsletter).
  3. The former president of Croatia has written an opera about the death of John Lennon.
  4. Report: Britney Spears is addicted to caffeine.
  5. If you’re going to reunite the band, best not get into a fight on stage during a reunion show.
  6. How bad a customer do you have to be to get blacklisted by a vinyl company?
  7. The EU is closer to implementing rules over the use of AI. Humans gotta be supervisors.
  8. Meanwhile, Facebook is using AI to help advertisers write ads for the platform.
  9. This vinyl company has been fined US$25 million for promising all-analogue releases when in fact some digital steps were involved.
  10. TikTok is now making it easier to track new music on the platform. Use the hashtag #NewMusic.
  11. That mystery book Swifties thought was written by Tay-Tay? Nope. It’s actually a BTS book.
  12. Have you heard all the bonus material from the 10th anniversary edition of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories?
  13. Wait: Prince was offered a part in The Fifth Element and passed because he didn’t like the costumes?
  14. Poison’s Brett Michaels is selling this place in LA.
  15. Adidas will try to sell US$1 billion worth of Yeezy shoes.
  16. Is Twitter becoming an adult site? Some people think so.
  17. With fans like this, who needs enemies?
  18. Jesus? Is that you?

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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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