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Random music news for Thursday, March 23, 2023

Gross. Just gross. But then they’ll tell you that they were just exercising their right to free speech. Try to get those images out of your mind with some music news for March 23, 2023.

  1. RIP Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny. It was a brain hemorrhage.
  2. If you’re going to sample your ex-girlfriends’ voice for a song, best get her permission first or prepared to be sued.
  3. BBC employees are the latest people banned from using TikTok on work phones.]
  4. Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 is selling off some of his gear. You can buy it here.
  5. More David Bowie photos have been uncovered.
  6. Shania Train.” That’s not a typo. (Via Tom)
  7. Did you know that Ticketmaster has an arbitration process for fans?
  8. What does Spotify and Meta have against Italian artists? This is weird.
  9. It’s rare that Ted Nugent says something sensible. This is one of those cases.
  10. Disney+ is going ahead with a docu-series on Ed Sheeran.
  11. Bruce Springsteen is getting another big award.
  12. The Weeknd finally settled a copyright dispute over the song “Call Out My Name.”
  13. Meanwhile, a member of Canada’s Down with Webster is going to trial against Post Malone in another copyright case.
  14. Is this the worst metal song ever? You be the judge.
  15. And then there was the time Rob Zombie recorded a cover with Lionel Ritchie.
  16. U2’s Songs of Surrender is selling quite well in its first week. It looks like it’ll be number one in the UK.
  17. Not music related, but these images are pretty funny.
  18. If you have dirty vinyl, take a look at this and this.

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BONUS: I, too, once punched a monkey on the Thai island of Ko Phi Phi. The little bastard jumped on my face.

BONUS BONUS: Frank Zappa nailed it in 1986.

Alan Cross

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