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Random music news for Saturday, August 12, 2023

This Crocs thing is officially out of hand, don’t you think? And what do you think about music news for August 11, 2023?

  1. Remember the story about the tragic death of 14-year-old internet rapper Lil Tay? Yeah, it was all a hoax.
  2. This is good: The history of the mixtape.
  3. Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor has some good news about his prostate cancer.
  4. Threads is in trouble. After signing up 100 million people very quickly, engagement has dropped by 50%.
  5. There could be an interesting new music lesson app on the horizon.
  6. How much money do musicians make on TikTok? Read this.
  7. This is fascinating: The gender split when it comes to songwriting.
  8. Remember Velvet Revolver? They’ve got a photo book coming soon.
  9. Even Starbucks isn’t immune to Tay-Tay.
  10. One more story about Sinead O’Connor: Listen to her isolated vocals from “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
  11. Live Nation is facing a new class action suit.
  12. GWAR has a new cocktail they’d like you to try.
  13. Liam Gallagher reunited with Bonehead onstage.
  14. Hayley Williams has a lung infection. The rest of Paramore’s North American tour has been canceled.
  15. Mark Bolan is getting the documentary treatment.
  16. GM continues their shunning of Apple’s CarPlay. Are you sure this a good idea?
  17. Think if I asked anyone to do this for my podcast they would?

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Johnny Hardwick, the voice of Dale Gribble on King of the Hill has died at age 64.

BONUS: BONUS: Well, this sums up the 80s pretty well, don’t you think?

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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