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Random music news for Saturday, February 17, 2024

This is NOT what AI was designed for. Once you make the unfortunate decision to click that link, let’s look at music news for February 17, 2024.

  1. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is suffering from dementia. He’s 81.
  2. Kanye and Ty Dolla $ing’s Vultures 1 album has been removed from Apple Music. Here’s why.
  3. Swifties and the Beyhive have banded together to fight the evil Ye. (Via Rick J)
  4. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift did a great thing in the wake of the Kansas City Super Bowl shootings.
  5. What does George Santos want with 220 US radio stations? MAGA conspiracy types will go wild with this.
  6. Can you learn to write songs like hit machine Max Martin? Maybe.
  7. Paul McCartney found a bass that had been missing since 1969.
  8. It looks like a Bee Gees movie will be directed by…Ridley Scott? Yep.
  9. On the topic of life stories, the Nickelback documentary will get a theatrical release next month.
  10. Japan has its own #MeToo problem in the entertainment industry.
  11. They’re not Motley Crue dolls. They’re action figures.
  12. There’s a story that Usher made just US$671 from his Super Bowl appearance. That may be true, but…
  13. Kid Rock’s Florida house could fall into the sea because of severe erosion.
  14. Which organization is starting to have an influence on the music industry? F1 racing.
  15. The US Federal Trade Commission is thinking about AI rules to “prohibit the impersonation of individuals.”

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BONUS: Wow.

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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