Random music news for Saturday, July 2, 2022

Citing the Donald Duck precedent, this woman brings up a great point. Sliding over to music news for July 2, 2022…

  1. Billboard just revamped its rock charts and….uh, wow. What year is this?
  2. Kanye is getting sued over a sample
  3. …while at the same time threatening to sue a fan over his restaurant.
  4. Remember the streaming service Slacker? They’re still around–and in legal trouble.
  5. There’s now a subscription version of Snapchat called Snapchat+.
  6. Jack White says he’s going to “re-edit” a lost Prince album called Camille.
  7. A member of Pussy Riot just got a Russian prison term.
  8. Do you engage in “news avoidance?” Understandable, but not good.
  9. Hamilton’s Festival of Friends music event is back. Here’s the lineup for 2022.
  10. Voidvod has a new video game to go with their new album. You can play on these platforms.
  11. This possible new feature from an upcoming version of Apple CarPlay sounds pretty cool.
  12. More records for Kate Bush thanks to Stranger Things.
  13. The founder of the Hells Angels has died. The Rolling Stones are relieved.
  14. More love for Kate Bush.
  15. And more love for Elton John.

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BONUS: If you’re a fan of Star Wars, here’s the story of Larry Kenobi.

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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