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Random music news for Saturday, February 11, 2023

How many podcasts like this exist? (It’s a parody, but it’s awfully accurate.) Try some music news for February 11, 2023.

  1. “Satan is beginning to show is hand more clearly.” The satanic panic is back.
  2. What does the music industry really think about TikTok? Take a look at the opinions of 50 people.
  3. The British government is holding an investigation into misogyny in music. It’s a long report, but you can read it all here.\
  4. RIP Toronto artist and musician Mendelson Joe. Parkinson’s finally took him at age 78.
  5. This metal festival in the UK scheduled for this weekend is having serious issues.
  6. Remember that stat saying that 100,000 songs are uploaded to Spotify every day? Yeah, about that…
  7. Metallica has raised more money–a lot more–for charity through their Helping Hands organization.
  8. Burger King now has jingles streaming on Spotify. Please enjoy.
  9. More on the coming mass extinction event of artists we’ve known for decades.
  10. You gotta love it when a beloved character enters the public domain. What could possibly go wrong? Oh. (By the way, the movie has already made back seven times its original budget–and that’s just in Mexico.)
  11. Who’s gonna be the first to sample these sounds?
  12. What the heck is going on with Britney?
  13. Karen Carpenter is getting a documentary. Here’s the trailer.
  14. And Roger Daltrey has a script about Keith Moon.
  15. Got trouble with earworms? You’re not alone.
  16. If you like deep bass with your headphones, take a look at these.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Dinosaur rock. Van Halen shot this in Italy.

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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