Random music news for Thursday, June 16, 2022

What are the most popular website since 1993? This chart lays it out. And now let’s lay out some music news for June 16, 2022.

  1. Ozzy is recovering from some pretty nasty surgery. Word is he’s doing well. In fact, he’s already been discharged.
  2. Why, exactly, is Kate Bush running up all those charts? Some analysis.
  3. Ready for Coachella 2023? Here are your dates.
  4. I read this BTS announcement as “We’re burned out and we need time to recover.”
  5. There’s some new tech designed to help deaf concertgoers get more into the music.
  6. A possible solution to charges of song plagiarism: Could this work? (Via Patrycja)
  7. Deadmau5 is starting a bank? Yes.
  8. I expect that we’ll see this T-shirt at some shows this summer.
  9. This may change your opinion of Post Malone.
  10. Joel Whitburn, the writer of so many books on the music charts, has died at 82.
  11. A foldable and rollable phone? Maybe someday from Samsung.
  12. The latest KISS merchandise is an electric bike.
  13. A Lou Reed exhibition is coming to the New York City Library.
  14. A Smash Mouth comeback? Maybe.

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BONUS: What it means to be a “red shirt.”

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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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