Random music news for Saturday, October 22, 2022

Snake on a mother******g plane! No snakes in music news for October 22, 2022.

  1. Drake lost CAD$830,000 betting on soccer last weekend. I…I…can’t imagine…
  2. A Dave Grohl drum solo has blown up on TikTok.
  3. In today’s “Kanye is having an episode” news
  4. …oh, and there are now calls to have Spotify and Apple to stop streaming his music.
  5. Worth reading: A new biography on Canada’s punk legend Art Bergman.
  6. Fun: Music and the mafia.
  7. Can you really use Big Data to predict a hit? Let’s take a look.
  8. Back to Kanye and his purchase of right-wing social media site Parler
  9. The last Monkee standing.
  10. Joni Mitchell, who has had all kinds of health issues over the last few decades, has announced her first live performance in 20 years.
  11. Pinterest seems to really want to get deeper into the music space.
  12. We’ve heard of double albums and triple albums. But how about a septuple set? The Chili Peppers almost did it.
  13. There is now a full-time terrestrial “yacht rock” radio station.
  14. Uh, Britney? Can I get you a robe? (Probably NSFW)
  15. When regular gin won’t do, you need KISS NAVY STRENGTH COLD GIN. My head hurts just from typing that.
  16. Andy Partridge of XTC has opened up about mental illness. (Via Sean)
  17. Here’s something I don’t do very often: A video podcast.
  18. Wilfred Laurier University is offering a new PhD in Music with fields in Community Music and Music Therapy. Details here.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Sink this, dude. (Via Rick)

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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