Random music news for Saturday, April 23, 2022

Hmm. Interesting. And so is music news for April 23, 2022.

  1. Think COVID is done? Hardly. Check out all these musicians who have tested positive.
  2. Cynthia Albritton, otherwise known as Cynthia Plaster Caster (infamous for making plaster casts of rock star dicks) has died.
  3. George Harrison’s childhood home is now an Airbnb.
  4. Here’s why we should respect artists’ wishes that we pay closer attention at gigs.
  5. Drake has been granted a three-year restraining order against a stalker.
  6. How one-person bands killed the rock group. Discuss.
  7. Cousin Greg from Succession is co-developing a music series of some kind for HBO.
  8. Why are so many artists selling their catalogues? Estate planning.
  9. Gen Z is really getting into Nirvana.
  10. Spotify is rolling out a tip jar for artists.
  11. NFTs: As fundamental a technology to the music industry as MP3s. Discuss,
  12. Ever wonder about those Coachella “influencer parties?” Read this.
  13. These are some interesting record shops, no?
  14. Liam Gallagher apparently needs hip replacement surgery but he’s refusing to get it done.

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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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