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Random music news for Monday, November 20, 2023

If you’re in the market for a David Bowie impersonator, this guy is pretty good. Also pretty good: Music news for November 20, 2023.

  1. In case you didn’t hear, a woman died at a Taylor Swift concert in Rio, Brazil. The second show scheduled for the city was canceled.
  2. Here’s a new reality for the concert industry: Heritage acts canceling tours because of health reasons.
  3. What was Jared Leto going on about at the Las Vegas F1?
  4. Another lobbying group is going after the practices of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. It’s called the Fan Fairness Coalition.
  5. What would a 48-year-old rapper rap about? André 3000 says “getting a colonoscopy.”
  6. Sheryl Crow is terrified by AI. She’s written a song about it.
  7. Imagine having this job with The Beatles back in the day.
  8. Meanwhile, the 7-inch vinyl version of “Now and Then” is the fastest-selling vinyl single of the 21st century so far.
  9. Coldplay doesn’t have many fans among conservative Muslims in Indonesia. There are protests.
  10. Canadian Doug Putnam, owner of HMV and saviour of the company in the UK, is bringing the store back to Oxford Street.
  11. Good news! YouTube will be less stuffy when it comes to your twerking video.
  12. Apple Music is the latest platform to go after streaming fraud.
  13. One-time British indie darling Pete Doherty says he’s “a very sick man” and “death is lurking.”
  14. Chris Stein of Blondie will release a memoir in 2024.
  15. Back to Tay-Tay: Taylor Swift fans use a LOT of data at her shows.
  16. The Kansas City Chiefs play the Philadelphia Eagles tonight. That’s why a Philly radio station refused to play any Taylor Swift all weekend.
  17. Enough. Please?

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BONUS: Pussy Riot’s latest cause is protesting for abortion rights.

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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