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Random music news for Saturday, April 6, 2024

It’s almost high wedding season. Anyone else going to have a vampire-themed wedding? As for music news for April 6, 2024…

  1. Remember Pitchfork’s infamous “peeing chimp” review of a Jet album? Here’s the backstory.
  2. Record labels everywhere are laying off promo staff amidst record profits. Why?
  3. X is handing out blue checkmarks to people with a certain level of verified users at no charge. Uh, wasn’t this the original intent before Elon came along?
  4. So will there be a Pete Davidson Ramones biopic or not? We’re not sure.
  5. Meanwhile, the Amy Winehouse biopic is getting panned by some fans.
  6. RIP Pegi Cecconi. She pretty much ran the Rush office to the point where business card listed her job as “QOFE” (Queen of F*cking Everything).
  7. RIP former Wallflowers guitarist Michael Ward.
  8. SCTV isn’t available in reruns because of music licensing issues. We do, however, have YouTube videos of these musical performances. (Via Andrew)
  9. Kid Rock wore a Budweiser hat to a Fox News interview. Hypocrite much?
  10. Madonna is fighting back against that “you started your show too late for us” lawsuit.
  11. Drum ‘n bass Beatles? Yes.
  12. It’s not only Canadian acts. British acts are also pissed over rising visa costs to tour the US.
  13. Here’s some history: The forgotten trans history of the first Beastie Boys record. (Via Christopher)
  14. There will soon be a new law in Greece requiring Greek music to be played in public spaces and hotel lobbies.
  15. Nothing it seems can kill Teenage Head. See?

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: The last-ever Curb Your Enthusiasm is tomorrow night. It’s been pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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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