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Random music news for Saturday, May 6, 2023

According to right-wing Christians, it was Satan who fired Tucker Carlson. Good to know. Also good to know is what’s happening in music news for May 6, 2023.

  1. Just so you’re aware, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, bass player on the punk anthem “God Save the Queen,” is performing during today’s coronation of King Charles. No, really. It’s happening.
  2. Donald Trump’s weird “January 6 Choir” recording features rioters charged with assaulting police. Nice one, Drumpf.
  3. If you’re the kind person who likes to play “Hey-that-song-sounds-like-this-one” game, read this,
  4. That’s DOCTOR Tom Petty, thank you.
  5. Live Nation is distributing a book on touring and mental health throughout dressing rooms this summer.
  6. This Michael Jackson podcast seems different. It may be worth a listen.
  7. “Hey! Anyone missing a baby?
  8. I know a lot of radio people from around the world read this website. If you’re part of that group, you’ll be interested in this. And certainly this.
  9. Still with radio, is Top 40 dead? Discuss.
  10. If you’re the kind of person who needs to keep up with who Taylor Swift is dating (i.e. who’s next to have a song written about them when they inevitably break up), here’s the latest.
  11. “How the streaming era turned music into sludge.” Discuss.
  12. Here’s why drummer Joey Kramer won’t be part of the Aerosmith farewell tour.
  13. Disturbed’s David Draiman is selling his house in Florida for US$5 million.
  14. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider finds himself at odds with the San Francisco gay community.
  15. TikTok has a new thing for advertisers–and they seem to like it.
  16. I’ve dropped my iPhone many times, but never from 14,000 feet. It survived!
  17. Lost songs heard by journalists but no one else.
  18. I must have missed this: the sad folk-pop movement.
  19. An interesting look at the trajectory of Soft Cell.
  20. Um, right. Okay. Sure.
  21. This is why Eurovision is awesome. Here’s what Popbitch reported ahead of Tueday’s semi-finals in Liverpool: “CROATIA: They might look like a fascist Village People, and sound even worse, but we’re hoping Let3 do make it to the final. Their live shows are infamous in Croatia. One ended with the band being fined for indecent exposure as they played the gig naked. (The judge in their case was not convinced that stuffing corks into their arseholes constituted ‘wearing something’.)

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Alan Cross

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