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Random music news for Monday, May 27, 2024

It may be a long weekend in the US, but music news for Monday, May 27, 2024, stops for no one.

  1. RIP Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly. He was 78.
  2. RIP Richard Sherman, the Disney songwriter who wrote “It’s a Small World.” He was 95.
  3. The children of the late Robbie Robertson are suing his widow alledging elder abuse.
  4. If you’re following all the scandal around Diddy, you should read this.
  5. AMC Theatres was saved by…Taylor Swift? Partly, yes.
  6. A documentary on Pink Floyd’s doomed Syd Barrett is coming in July.
  7. Argentinian president Javier Milei has gone all rock with this performance. It’s certainly better than Trump’s awkward Village People dancing. (Via Sean)
  8. Ice Cube apparently has a lot of Indigenous fans in Canada. (Sean again)
  9. To combat high energy prices, a UK charity called WaterCharity recommends showers no longer than four minutes. They’ve created a playlist of songs that you can sing to time things out.
  10. Research suggests that the recorded music industry will have US$100 billion in revenues by 2031. The new money will come from streaming and new participation by fans from the Global South and China.
  11. Spotify’s “Car Thing” is being discontinued. What? You don’t remember this piece of hardware?
  12. Lana Dey Rey says that she had a Bond theme rejected.
  13. Ozzy is afraid of rats. And Sharon. Noted.
  14. How bad is it for festivals in the UK these days? Forty were canceled this year and 170 over the last five.
  15. There’s a new attraction at Dollywood!

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BONUS: The Japanese dog behind the Doge Coin meme has died.

BONUS BONUS: The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria has a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Who knew? (Via Christopher)

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