Random music news for Thursday, January 26, 2023

One ticket to Mars, please. And here’s music news for January 26, 2023.

  1. Ryan Dahle of Limblifter had successful heart valve replacement surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He should be as good as new in a few months. (Via Johnny)
  2. Has Spotify overspent? What do you think?
  3. What will happen to the glorious sound of high-performance internal combustion engines when everyone goes electric? Ferrari has plans.
  4. Australia might ban Kanye for being antisemitic.
  5. How Michael Rapino, a guy from Thunder Bay, ended up running Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
  6. Bad news: Someone stole this guy’s car. Good news; He got it back. Even better news: It was now full of vinyl.
  7. What the hell is going on with Aretha Franklin’s “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman?” Oh.
  8. Madonna announces world tour. Biopic is scrapped.
  9. This is probably an unusual post-Canadian Idol career.”
  10. How to dress like a rock god.
  11. The streaming showdown: It might have finally arrived.
  12. If you’re an artist with music on Spotify, read this blog post on fan analytics.
  13. MSG is now building The Sphere in Las Vegas. They now want one in London, too.
  14. Interesting: Manager Scooter Braun has joined HYBE, which is owned by the same people who gave us BTS.
  15. Metallica is having a worldwide listening party for the release of their 72 Seasons album. Details here.
  16. Neil Young is going to play his first gig in three years for Willie Nelson’s birthdat.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: I had no idea that Steve Martin once did things like this.

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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