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Random music news for Thursday, November 23, 2023

It’s American Thanksgiving, so most all the news sites there aren’t offering much. I, however, am not constrained by American traditions. As a result, I am able to provide music news for November 23, 2023, as usual.

  1. That car crash on the American side of the Rainbow Bridge yesterday involved a New York man and his wife driving a $300,000 Bentley. They were on their way to the KISS show in Toronto--which had been canceled because Paul Stanley has the flu.
  2. In case you missed it, the Rolling Stones’ 2024 stadium tour is being sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons.
  3. There’s growing evidence that Banksy is actually Rober Del Naja of Massive Attack.
  4. Neil Young is boycotting Twitter X over Elon Musk and the antisemitic tweet.
  5. Despite what we heard last week, metal doesn’t deter killer whales from attacking boats.
  6. Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge has a new signature guitar.
  7. Mark Knopfler is going to auction some of the guitars used on Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms album.
  8. Prince’s “Purple Rain” puffy shirt sold at auction for US$33,000.
  9. Shock poll: Taylor Swift is the most popular public figure in America. Like I said, I’m shocked.
  10. Wait: Mozart had a castle with a dungeon? And it’s for sale?
  11. RIP Mars Williams, sax player for the Psychedelic Furs and The Waitresses. It was a rare form of cancer.
  12. Are these the 30 most influential guitarists of all time? (Via Rick J)
  13. Tupac’s people have to deal with a new copyright infringement charge over the song “Dear Mama.”
  14. Headline: The Beatles Are Still Charting the Future of Pop. It Looks Bleak.” Discuss.
  15. The recorded music industry has been growing like crazy over the last few years. Now there are cuts. Here’s why.
  16. AC/DC reportedly going to to play a limited number of shows in 2024.

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BONUS: Why does red wine cause headaches? Scientists may have finally figured that out.

BONUS BONUS: Gotta post this, of course…

Alan Cross

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