Random music news for Saturday, February 26, 2022

The story of the vomited false teeth. You read that correctly. If that’s too much for you, skip directly ahead to music news for February 26, 2022.

  1. Another big investment bank is getting into the business of buying music catalogues.
  2. On that topic, why are the major music companies using other people’s money to buy up song catalogues?
  3. Paul McCartney confirmed his headliner appearance at Glastonbury in a weird Wordle way.
  4. Britney Spears says she’s going to sue her ex-business manager. “They were trying to kill me.
  5. The Problem with Facebook Ads for Music.” Interesting.
  6. The Astroworld lawsuit situation continues to get more complicated.
  7. Slash’s top hat was a mistake. A happy one, but a mistake nonetheless.
  8. There was a protest by songwriters at Spotify head office in LA.
  9. An unpublished novel written by Leonard Cohen in 1956 will finally see the light of day this fall.
  10. This musician became allergic to music.
  11. Those Iron Maiden gigs scheduled for Kyiv and Moscow? Yeah, no.
  12. Jay-Z could be getting some of those perfume royalties he says he’s owed.
  13. Weird Al is getting his own pinball machine.
  14. How Rock’n’Roll Broke Up with Booze and Drugs.”

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BONUS: Want to keep your mind sharp as you age? Get a pet.

BONUS BONUS: Imagine how weird it must be for the crew aboard the ISS now. Reminds me of the movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

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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