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Random music news for Thursday, December 29, 2022

Pete Davidson is not only greedy but he’s showing off. Jeezus. Is there no one who WON’T date him? Moving on to music news for December 29, 2022…

  1. Do NOT try to out-smoke Willie Nelson. You will lose.
  2. RIP Jo Mersa Marley, a reggae star in his own right and Bob Marley’s grandson.
  3. London’s Brixton Academy has been shut down indefinitely following those two crowd-crush deaths at a concert earlier this month.
  4. Album artwork legend Roger Dean sued over what we see in Avatar. He lost.
  5. This Courtney Love interview on the Marc Maron podcast is quite good.
  6. Here’s a list of bands where the only original member left is the guitarist.
  7. There’s a new graphic novel to celebrate 30 years since the release of Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes album. (Via Andrew)
  8. Hey, Daniel Ek! Everyone is still waiting for Spotify HiFi. What’s going on?
  9. Meanwhile, Tidal has launched a new radio DJ-like feature.
  10. It was a record-setting year in the concert biz, although only the thin layer of performers at the top really benefited.
  11. Is TikTok’s golden music era over? Discuss.
  12. And will the US Government force a sale of TikTok over how the platform uses data?
  13. Here’s a rundown of the music in the highest-grossing movies of 2022.
  14. Variety has this list of the best music books of 2022.
  15. And the Nerd of the Century is…what?
  16. Are you being impacted by “harmful noise?

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BONUS: Mickey Mouse is set to enter the public domain at the end of 2023. This should be interesting.

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One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, December 29, 2022

  • Even Snoop Dogg has stated in interviews that he has a hard time keeping up with Willie Nelson when it comes to smoking up.

    From a ‘People’ Magazine interview:

    “Me and him were playing dominoes one-on-one,” Snoop continued. “He whooping my a–, and I’m just getting higher and higher and higher. He just keep passing it to me, and I’m like, ‘This old m———–‘s outsmoking me.'”

    The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper, 51, said that he wanted to stop smoking but couldn’t because he didn’t “wanna show no signs of weakness!”


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