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Random music news for Saturday, April 15, 2023

This might be the scariest but most important thing you’ll read all weekend. What happens when all trust disappears? Once you’re done, move on to music news for April 15, 2023.

  1. Wanna work at Coachella? Apparently, conditions can be brutal.
  2. The MSG Sphere in Las Vegas has announced its first show--and no, it’s not U2.
  3. “Elder abuse?” This Motley Crue lawsuit is weird.
  4. Lizzo is on Nickelback’s side.
  5. Family drama with Eminem.
  6. I don’t think this is the best use of AI, do you?
  7. And while we’re on the subject, what is an AI cover song and are the labels freaking out?
  8. The soundtrack to the Ben Affleck movie Air is fun for fans of 80s music.
  9. This record label was started in a prison. It’s called Jail Time Records, of course.
  10. Johnny Lydon is suing over the ownership of the Public Image Ltd. logo.
  11. Here’s an example of how Brexit has made things difficult for touring musicians.
  12. It’s starting to become clear what Elon Musk plans to do with Twitter.
  13. There’s a new propsal about “equitable remuneration” when it comes to artists and streaming.
  14. Spotify wants to help you get deeper into fitness.
  15. How about a list of band members who hated each other?
  16. A Miami music rep is a person of interest in the death of an aspirating musician.
  17. Is this going overboard when it comes to Taylor Swift?
  18. Denying visas to members of a Ukrainian orchestra isn’t a good look for the UK.
  19. The latest top 10 songs on Spotify are sh*t. Let’s discuss. (Via Walter)

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Let’s bookend this report with AI stories. Have you ever wanted to ask Genghis Khan a question? Now you can.

BONUS BONUS: Peter Gabriel explains the title of his new album.

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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