Random music news for Saturday, June 11, 2022

Just when you thought life couldn’t get any worse, there’s now a siracha shortage. Best rush out and stock up while you can–but only after we deal with music news for Saturday, June 11, 2022.

  1. On Monday, Ozzy will have surgery, an operation that “will determine the rest of his life.”
  2. If you’re heading to a wedding this weekend, maybe something exciting like this will happen.
  3. Inflation is killing some summer music festivals in the UK.
  4. Spotify expects to have US$100 billion revenue by 2030.
  5. Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” is also a hit in Canada thanks to Stranger Things 4. It’s the #1 download and the #3 most popular song with on-demand streams (2.4 million just in Canada last week). (Via Luminate)
  6. While enduring a five-hour flight delay in Boston on Thursday, I killed an hour browsing through this.
  7. At least one member of Fleetwood Mac had a secret creative tool: Champagne and cocaine.
  8. Need tips on promoting your music on social media? Read this.
  9. Nope. Nickelback didn’t work. Maybe try some Creed?
  10. Fun! Rock star kids then and now.
  11. One of the members of They Might Be Giants was in a bad car accident. John Flansburgh will be on the DL for a while.
  12. The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” will just not drop off the British singles charts.
  13. Primal Scream bass player Mat Sinner still can’t play live with the band because of health problems.
  14. TikTok has a new time management tool aimed at making sure that kids don’t spend too much time on the app.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Uh, no thank you.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Saturday, June 11, 2022

  • June 12, 2022 at 11:23 pm
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    Primal Scream should call Mani back in!

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