Random music news for Saturday, September 17, 2022

  1. Shocking. Just shocking news from the world of streaming. (And yeah, The Smiths’ “The Queen is Dead” is on the list. So is the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen.”)
  2. Meanwhile, Johnny Lydon has decided that now is the time to respect the Queen.
  3. North Korea has cracked down on singing and telling jokes in the army after soldiers held a talent show.
  4. Sublime is getting the biopic treatment.
  5. And so is Whitney Houston.
  6. If you’re interested in how all those Beatles albums are getting refurbished for the 21st century, you must read this article.
  7. Someone got an AI program to create a new music video based on the lyrics to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”
  8. In Kanye news, he’s winding down his relationship with The Gap…
  9. …and what the hell is going on with his private school?
  10. Now THIS is a Slipknot fan.
  11. I was on the Talking Blues podcast. Listen here.
  12. That’s a LOT of Valium, Em.
  13. Way to build expectations, Weezer.
  14. A trampoline for a hotel room? Hey, Our Kid liked to bounce.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Muhammed Ali had a turntable in one of this cars.

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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