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Random music news for Saturday, January 7, 2023

Looking for a new gig? Why not apply to be a “psychonaut?” You’ll explore other dimensions, apparently. I’ll stick to exploring music news for January 7, 2023, thank you.

  1. Multiple (10?) people were shot during a video shoot for French Montana in Miami.
  2. A Grammy Award-winning recording engineer was shot dead by a SWAT team in Nashville after he allegedly took his family hostage.
  3. A masked intruder broke into Billie Eilish’s childhood home. A suspect has been arrested.
  4. Celine Dion fans are so mad that she wasn’t picked for Rolling Stones’ list of the 500 singers that they’re actually picketing the magazine’s offices.
  5. Volkswagen unveiled an electric car (the ID 7) with paint that changes colour with music.
  6. And Sony and Honda have teamed up to reveal an electric car.
  7. Meanwhile, BMW has a new experimental vehicle with a “digital soul.”
  8. Nirvana will get a Lifetime Achievement Grammy this year.
  9. Spotify has a new “gift wrapping” feature.
  10. Still with Spotify, there’s an interesting lawsuit that involves Universal Music.
  11. Dude: Why would you make a fan touch your junk?
  12. Soft rock: Still very much a thing.
  13. A girl group called Flo won the BBC Sounds of 2023.
  14. Lou Reed may still be dead but he’s still publishing a new book.
  15. Please tell me you’re not one of these people.
  16. Is TikTok changing the nature of music? Discuss.

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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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