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Random music news for Thursday, November 16, 2023

McDonald’s has teamed up with Crocs for $75 shoes inspired by Grimace and the Hamburgler. Music news for November 16, 2023, isn’t nearly as weird. Mostly.

  1. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue has had enough with stalkers. Here are two examples.
  2. So maybe Tay-Tay is a witch!
  3. A Taylor Swift cruise? I’m surprised it took this long.
  4. I like this: Pink is going to give away thousands of banned books at her shows.
  5. God requested that song? Really?
  6. Spotify’s purchase of carbon credits have been linked to slave labour camps in China.
  7. A long-in-development Ozzy documentary is “finally coming out after 20 years.”
  8. Is this a new job for Peter Jackson’s music-enhancing AI program?
  9. YouTube has a new “top songs on Shorts” music chart.
  10. TikTok has been banned in Nepal for “disrupting social harmony.”
  11. Prince’s Purple Rain puffy shirt went up for auction.
  12. There’s a biopic about Edif Piaf in the works. It’ll use a LOT of AI because Edif wants to remain very, very dead.
  13. Guns N’ Roses has a copyright infringement issue with a photographer. But it’s also way worse than that.
  14. Adele has a new venture in the beauty business. It’s called The Sherbourne Collective.
  15. Fun fact: Geddy Lee was once fired from Rush.
  16. So this is the Fyre Festival v2.0?

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Geddy Lee’s memoir, My Effin’ Life is out this week. Check out this picture of Rush playing in a Toronto subway station. (Via Rick J)

Alan Cross

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