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Random music news for Saturday, December 2, 2023

The Alien franchise is coming to TV. Timothy Olyphant has joined the cast. As for terrestrial music news for December 2, 2023…

  1. We have more details in the Hall and Oates lawsuit.
  2. A stolen street sign for Penny Lane in Liverpool has been returned 47 years after it went missing.
  3. The prosecution wants to use Young Thug’s lyrics against him in a RICO trial. The defense has a different approach.
  4. Some damaged sheet music was discovered at Auschwitz. A composer took up the challenge.
  5. I was Today Years Old when I learned that Courtney Love appears as a bride in the Ramones video “I Wanna Be Sedated.” You can see her at the 29 second mark. (Via Tom)
  6. Interesting: How Quebec markets its music to the world.
  7. “Beat It” by Michael Jackson is the latest song to join YouTube’s Billion Views Club.
  8. Roger Waters fired his son. He’s now playing in a Pink Floyd tribute band.
  9. Piapot First Nation chief wants Buffy Sainte-Marie to take a DNA test. This is the nation that raised her. (Via Sean)
  10. Even Prince William seems to be a secret Swiftie.
  11. This Michael Jackson Polaroids are being auctioned off. They could set some kind of record.
  12. There’s a new “fictional thriller” novel called The Roadie Cartel, a music-a-crime thing written by a former roadie for Guns N’ Roses. It comes with a trailer.
  13. Here’s a behind the scenes look at Spotify as they get ready for the annual Wrapped report.
  14. Live Nation has raised the minimum wage for venue employees in Canadian clubs to $20 an hour.
  15. Thanks, Dad!

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BONUS: Further to the Courtney Love item above, here’s proof. This video was shot in 1988.

BONUS BONUS: Zoom fatigue is real. It may affect the brain and heart.

BONUS BONUS BONUS: This guy apologized for slacking off this year.

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