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Random music news for Saturday, December 30, 2023

New Year’s resolution: Don’t make your bed in the morning. Here’s why. You’re welcome. On to music news for December 30, 2023.

  1. We’ll see this list a lot over the next 48 hours: Celebrity deaths in 2023.
  2. Drilling down, we have the “musicians we lost in 2023” lists.
  3. Then there’s stuff like this: Google search trends from 2023.
  4. Imagine Dragons did a great thing for a Ukranian teenager whose who home was destroyed by the Russians.
  5. Mariah Carey will soon get some major royalty cheques for “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
  6. What’s going on, Paramore?
  7. Cher has filed for conservatorship of her adult son Elijah Blue (also the son of Gregg Allman) after an “attempted kidnapping.”
  8. Only one album sold more than a million physical copies in the US in 2023. Any guesses?
  9. Spotify now has more than 100,000 video podcasts.
  10. This ancient Greek theatre had excellent acoustics. Scientists now know why.
  11. Metallica got tired of paying for royalties from a movie–so they just bought it.
  12. How do we feel about Metallica playing in Saudi Arabia?
  13. Could 2024 be the year of “green” vinyl?
  14. It’s Eminem vs. two of the Real Housewives of Potomac.

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