Random music news for Thursday, August 4, 2002

Over US$80 million was spent on the Batgirl movie. Now it’s being junked because it’s “irredeemable.” And you thought you were having a bad day. Let’s try some music news for August 4, 2022.

  1. Have you seen the new Netflix doc on Woodstock ’99 yet? Looks worth it.
  2. Taylor Swift continues to be shamed over the use of her private jet.
  3. Prince’s family and advisors have settled his US$156 million estate. I wonder what that means for fans? Anything?
  4. Metallica’s Kirk Hammet wants to do horror movie soundtracks.
  5. And the Metallica/Stranger Things connection just keeps growing. See?
  6. What if you want to sample a Beyonce song? Read this.
  7. There’s a slow but discernable move towards something called “socially driven music.” Read about it here.
  8. A great question: What’s the next new format for music?
  9. Britney Spears’ memoirs are ready but publishing has been delayed due to a paper shortage. How long is this thing?
  10. BTS is going to release a cookbook. I want to see their recipe for bibimbap.
  11. Can you code a playable virtual ukulele using just 1 kilobyte? Turns out you can.
  12. Another person fell to their death at a concert while riding the handrail of an escalator.
  13. Sara Quinn of Tegan & Sara is a new mom.
  14. Does Nicki Minaj owe US$173 million in taxes?
  15. Winamp is officially back.
  16. RIP LA Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully at 94. He called games for 67 years.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Earlier this week, Donald Trump endorsed some candidate named “Eric.” The problem is that he didn’t say which Eric. CNN wondered about that.

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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