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Random music news for Thursday, March 9, 2023

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  1. This new doc about the outing of George Michael looks interesting.
  2. Japan’s J-pop predator.
  3. Eurovision 2023: Sold out! And Ticketmaster is getting blamed.
  4. The history of Toronto’s Sneaky Dee’s. (Via Andrew)
  5. St. Vincent is narrating a series of podcasts on the history of rock.
  6. U2 says that Achtung Baby will be the “centrepiece” of their upcoming Las Vegas shows.
  7. Why do I get the feeling that we’re closer and closer to some sort of TikTok ban?
  8. Here’s a new controversy for Ticketmaster.
  9. The merch table for Adele’s Las Vegas shows is something else (as in $$$).
  10. What do you do when your favourite artist goes all hateful and racist? Discuss.
  11. These headphones help you hear music better by cleaning out all that gross ear wax.
  12. Remembering the Italian pirate mixtape label of the 1980s.
  13. The Tragically Hip found themselves the subject of a Twitter war.
  14. Nice talk, dude.
  15. “Why do all festival lineups look and feel the same?” Discuss.
  16. If you’re interpreting lyrics with sign language, you often face certain…challenges. Like this.
  17. Here’s what can happen when a band gets signed and then dropped from TikTok.

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BONUS: It’s back. The mullet renaissance is upon us.

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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