Random music news for Thursday, November 10, 2022

This map is helpful if you ever need a super-quiet hotel. Let’s now gingerly move on to music news for November 10, 2022.

  1. Meta announces layoffs of 11,000 employees. That’s 13% of the global staff. Investors haven’t been happy with Meta’s performance, so we’ll see if this helps.
  2. Spotify is having some issues, too.
  3. Musicians aren’t crazy about YouTube’s copyright tool.
  4. Fascinating: “What 90s alt-rock radio, Woodstock 99, and the telecom act have to do with contemporary right-wing media.”
  5. Also fascinating: What a 1942 recording band changed America forever.
  6. Vogue magazine is suing Drake for US$4 million. It’s obvious why.
  7. Ye is being sued over a sample on the Donda album.
  8. Michael Jackson’s estate wants US$1 million in stolen memorabilia back.
  9. Former Helix guitarist Daniel Fawcett was found murdered in a park in London, Ontario.
  10. Is glam metal making a comeback? Maybe. Breaking out the spandex!
  11. The Lumineers have announced a “climate positive” tour. Here’s what that means.
  12. One of U2’s Trabants–those awful East German cars used for the Zoo TV tour–is up for auction.
  13. Speaking of whom, it really does look like U2 will open the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas next year, probably on September 29. Word is 12 shows, all on Fridays and Saturdays over non-consecutive weekends. (Via Raven)
  14. Bono explains why he ended his friendship with Michael Hutchence.
  15. Why does Judge Judy think Justin Bieber is afraid of her? Oh.
  16. “Sovereign computing? What’s that? This.
  17. A stretchy TV? Soon.
  18. Um, why?

BONUS: Wow. Terrifying.

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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