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Random music news for Saturday, July 29, 2023

Need dental work? What about booking an appointment with this guy? And what about some music news for July 29, 2023?

  1. The results of an autopsy on Sinead O’Connor won’t be back for several weeks.
  2. Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner’s cause of death was complications from COPD. (Via Andrew)
  3. The Descendents have canceled a European tour because frontman Milo Aukerman has suffered a heart attack.
  4. One of the victims of the horrible flooding in Nova Scotia was a member of a local rock band.
  5. Canada’s new Heritage Minister is a former alt-rocker from Montreal.
  6. A Tupac Shakur ring sold for US$1.016 million. That’s the most paid for any piece of hip-hop memorabilia.
  7. And you know who bought it? Drake.
  8. Elton John believes that women are the saviors of rock.
  9. The Offspring has a podcast! Listen while you can because they don’t have a plan.
  10. Sounds like Mick Jagger had a really interesting 80th birthday party.
  11. Facebook now has three billion active monthly users. More than two billion use it daily. It’s growing again.
  12. What are radio broadcasters to do about songs with bad words in them? Here’s a solution.
  13. A moshpit at an orchestral performance? Yep.
  14. Switfquake!
  15. What’s this new Apple patent that involves (possibly) a turntable?
  16. How many songwriters does it take to write a hit song today? A lot, apparently.
  17. Are things starting to decline over at Threads after that initial big boom? It looks like it. Like 50% down. (Via Rick J)

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” in the style of The Deftones.

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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