Random music news for Saturday, October 1, 2022

Your dog knows when you’re stressed because he/she can smell it. Think about that as you go through music news for October 1, 2022.

  1. Kesha sang HARD at the Taylor Hawkins show in LA. How hard? This hard.
  2. The upcoming Jane’s Addiction tour will not feature guitarist Dave Navarro. He’s still suffering from long COVID after a year.
  3. Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, ex of Oasis, says his tonsil cancer is gone.
  4. Metallica now has their own cigars to go along with their whiskey.
  5. This rapping granny is running for office in the US.
  6. A full third of Spotify’s top-streaming tracks are catalogue songs.
  7. And Spotify is now in the…statue business?
  8. Amazon has some new Echo devices with Spatial Audio.
  9. Did Sinead O’Connor change the world with her activism? You can make that argument.
  10. How does music go viral on TikTok? There are now two reports. Try this one and this one.
  11. This new AI app will create a video from nothing more than text.
  12. The adorable Nandi Bushell (a Dave Grohl favourite) has released a single of her own, dedicated to her dad.
  13. Ed Sheeran is now officially a Pokemon.
  14. Speaking of whom, he’s still being pummeled by the estate of Marvin Gaye over some plagiarism claims. We’re talking US$100 million in damages.
  15. A dance stage show based on The Matrix? Yup.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Are we being pummeled by ancient alien spacecraft? Maybe.

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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