September 18, 2023
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Random music news for Saturday, April 22, 2023

Simpsons sneakers. Cool. Also cool is today’s roundup of music news for April 22, 2023.

  1. It’s Record Store Day 2023. This Toronto store has rebranded itself for today in a strange way.
  2. This is the second weekend of Coachella. Would you spend US$33,000 for a VIP yurt?
  3. The guitar Eddie Van Halen used for “Hot for Teacher” sold at auction for US$4 million.
  4. Relax. It wasn’t a UFO. It was just Taylor Swift.
  5. Why is Culture Club on tour again? Because Boy George needs the money.
  6. Social media is doomed to die” and “Social media doesn’t want music.” Discuss.
  7. It looks like Billy Corgan is preparing a Zwan box set.
  8. What are you planning to do with AR, Snapchat?
  9. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has written a novel.
  10. If you’re a musician, you need earplugs. Here are the best ones out there.
  11. Your favourite bands of the 80s are now old. Here’s visual proof.
  12. This cruise ship singer is eating her way around the world.
  13. Apparently, Britney Spears’ publisher is worried about her upcoming memoire. She spills so much dirt that they fear lawyers will eat her for lunch.
  14. Mandolin, the livestreaming platform born out of the pandemic, has shut down.
  15. Shade.
  16. The latest band to join TikTok? The Grateful Dead.
  17. Whoever design this Donald Trump NFT trading card didn’t know anything about guitars.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Hovercraft. Jet engines. Maybe not a good idea.

BONUS BONUS: Everyone knows the cover. But do you know the original? (Via Tom)

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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