Random music news for Monday, November 7, 2022

Don’t worry. Contrary to a previous story, research says that picking your nose WON’T cause Alzheimer’s. A relief, no? Now let’s try some music news for November 7, 2022. And there’s a lot.

  1. There was a near disaster at a K-pop show in Indonesia with another crowd crush situation.
  2. What do you get when you crossbreed Slipknot with Ozzy? We’ll soon find out.
  3. Abbey Road’s “Amplify” event is on this week. Details here.
  4. Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos are looking into buying the Washington Commanders.
  5. Apparently Diddy helped Elon Musk take over Twitter with a US$10 million investment.
  6. Meta researchers say that they’ve come up with a compression algorithm that shrink digital files 10X more than MP3s.
  7. Interesting: This Australian guy says he was hired to make sure Kurt Cobain didn’t OD.
  8. If you’re into radio, here’s some lovely nostalgia.
  9. Selena Gomez named her donated kidney after Fred Armisen. Thanks?
  10. Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen is missing a few shows after undergoing a “minor procedure.”
  11. Who’s the biggest artist in the world right now? This guy.
  12. Uh, there’s no such thing as “Ticketfaster.” You’ve been scammed, kid.
  13. Need some winter reading? Here are some of the best music memoirs of all time.
  14. Here’s the story of how Johnny Cash came to cover NIN’s “Hurt.”
  15. This is a vicious takedown of the kind of Twitter Elon Musk wants us to have.
  16. Peter Jackson’s AI tech used for the Get Back documentary was also used on the new Revolver reissue. Here’s why that’s interesting.
  17. With the US midterms coming up tomorrow, Joe Biden is going after “hidden junk fees” on concert tickets.
  18. Parts of Glastonbury 2023 have already sold out.
  19. Norway is one of the countries with the most electric cars per capita. That revolution was inspired by…A-ha? Apparently.
  20. Spotify data shows what’s going on with the decline of English.
  21. Noel Gallagher’s handwritten lyrics for “Wonderwall” sold at auction for £46,875.

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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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