Random music news for Saturday, August 27, 2022

This is pretty, pretty, pretty good for Larry David. And this music news for August 26 should be pretty, pretty, pretty good for you.

  1. Gee, R Kelly. That’s pretty bad, even for you.
  2. Madonna’s daughter has just released a debut single.
  3. Blur is coming back to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Parklife album.
  4. This a very nice obituary for Gord Lewis of Teenage Head.
  5. Gerald Potteron, the British-Canadian filmmaker behind both The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and batshit crazy Heavy Metal, has died at 91.
  6. Here are some very weird celebrity items that have gone up for auction.
  7. Here’s a quick refresher course on the whole idea of music publishing.
  8. Want to take a course in Taylor Swift? You can, but you’ll have to go to a university in Texas.
  9. Taylor Swift has a new problem: A US$1 million copyright lawsuit over some poetry. This could be interesting.
  10. Hamilton 1, the evangelical church which thought it could mess with copyright, 0.
  11. In some parts of the world, the mullet is still considered a sign of strength. Not here, though.
  12. If U2 doesn’t play at the new MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, I’ll be shocked. (Via Raven)
  13. Queen Elizabeth likes it when someone drops the needle on the one’s and two’s.
  14. Is podcasting a “movement?” Discuss.
  15. This news Sonos speaker looks really interesting.
  16. Another Russian musician is in trouble for their opinions about the war in Ukraine. (Via Sean)

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BONUS: Good effort, dude.

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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