Music News

Random music news for Saturday, November 4, 2023

  1. My Ongoing History of New Music has been nominated for a Canadian Podcast Award again. (I’ve yet to win.)
  2. Live Nation reported record earnings and concert attendance in Q3.
  3. Just weeks before a sold-out stadium tour of Australia, The Weeknd has canceled everything.
  4. Apple is very coy about how well they’re doing in the music space, especially with Applel Music.
  5. This band walked 870 miles on tour. Their goal was to promote more sustainability in the music industry.
  6. The Cannibal Corpse colouring book is coming next month. You’ll need a lot of red and black crayons. (It’s already been banned in Germany.)
  7. Want to learn to play along with Rush? Now you can!
  8. What’s next for AI and the music industry? Here’s what some industry executives think.
  9. The 150th show of Billy Joel’s residency at Madison Square Garden will be his last.
  10. Next up for Broadway? A Huey Lewis and The News musical.
  11. Kate Bush plans to re-release her entire discography.
  12. Ozzy and Sharon dressed up for Halloween. They went as Kayne and his wife.
  13. I used to love listening to these overnight airchecks.
  14. These eight albiums were inspired by video games.

BONUS: Remember this abomination? (Via Tom)

@laurie_rycher_rocker #awards ♬ original sound – Laurie rocker Rycher 🤘🏻

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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