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Random music news for Saturday, August 5, 2023

Wait: WW III was almost caused by UFOs? Apparently. Music news for August 5, 2023, is much less scary.

  1. How did concert tickets get so expensive? Here’s an explanation.
  2. There’s a big auction of the contents of Freddie Mercury’s former home. This is the latest.
  3. There’s some concern about the financial state of France-based streamer Deezer.
  4. How much longer will Spotify support a free ad-supported stream? Discuss.
  5. Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse was involved in a bad car accident. Everyone is mostly okay.
  6. Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain revealed that he suffered a stroke earlier this year. (Via Tom)
  7. Looking for some new furniture? Someone has used AI to design these chairs based on classic album covers.
  8. Should we fear AI? Read this interview.T
  9. Then there’s this story about how some artists are using AI for song pitches.
  10. And finally, where are all Grimes’ AI hits?
  11. Since the breakup of his marriage, Noel Gallagher is living in a hotel and “partying through pain.”
  12. “We have entered the self-loathing stage of the internet.” Discuss.
  13. Cardi B has been cleared of battery charges over that mic thing.
  14. Well, this looks like an interesting timesuck.
  15. And how about some Britpop sparkling wine from Blur’s Alex James?

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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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