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Random music news for Saturday, October 14, 2023

Who are the richest people in Canada. Glad you asked. There are riches of a different kind within music news for October 14, 2023.

  1. The Hamas attack on the Supernova festival was much better planned than first thought. The result was unimaginably brutal.
  2. I gotta agree with Jimmy Iovine on this one when it comes to much of today’s music: “Fame has replaced great.
  3. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS have been sued over the death of a guitar tech due to COVID-19.
  4. Madonna’s Celebration tour starts in London today. The number of things involved in the production are impressive. Check them out here.
  5. Deadmau5 and his manager are getting into the business of buying song catalogues.
  6. Nickelback will perform during the second period intermission at the NHL’s Heritage Classic in Edmonton on October 29. This will be an outdoor game at Commonwealth stadium between the Oilers and Flames.
  7. New stats: Canada’s exports of culture and sports is now worth $19.1 billion, representing 2.5% of all of Canadian exports in 2021.
  8. (Almost) nude Lenny.
  9. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne still have an assisted suicide pact in place.
  10. What do you call a law that prevents rich people from taking advantage of the elderly when it comes to real estate deals? The Katy Perry Act. Seriously.
  11. A Heart biopic is in the works…
  12. …and Stewart Copeland has a new book coming called The Police Diaries.
  13. …and there’s documentary coming on all the Marilyn Manson sex abuse allegations.
  14. Is Tool working on a new album? They will be once their tour wraps up next year. We might get it as early as next spring.
  15. The Biden administration has revealed a new crackdown on what they call “junk fees” on things like concert tickets.
  16. Fyre Festival II is happening. God help us all.

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BONUS: You will not be able to unsee this.

BONUS BONUS: We have a winner in the Fat Bear Contest.

BONUS BONUS BONUS: A new record has been set for “the world’s longest gurn.” Uh, yay?

Alan Cross

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