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Random music news for Thursday, October 19, 2023

Canada is the 14th-best country in the world for remote work. Uh, yay? On another topic, here’s music news for October 19, 2023.

  1. Remember back in the spring when the Foo Fighters were supposed to play SNL but got sideswiped by the writer’s strike? They’ll make things up with an appearance on October 28.
  2. Imagine shopping for groceries and Tool comes on in the store. It happened at this Whole Foods.
  3. Bandcamp laid off half its staff after being acquired by Songtradr.
  4. Fun: The story of Primus and the theme song for South Park.
  5. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is selling off a bunch of gear. Here’s how you can get in on the sale.
  6. Well, I suppose that’s one way to give up drinking…
  7. No, I do not remember this.
  8. Britney Spears’ memoir is out. People are worried about what will happen to her when she reads it. Wait: It’s a memoir. What could happen? Oh.
  9. Speaking of which, we have the real story of Britney and The Snake.
  10. Timothée Chalamet to play Bob Dylan in a biopic? Looks like it.
  11. Wow. People are sensitive to paragliding these days–as Alicia Keys found out.
  12. Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan almost drank himself to death. Here’s how he turned things around.
  13. Shortwave radio lives!
  14. Good or bad: Americans consider podcast journalists the most trustworthy.
  15. American Gen Zers spend almost the same amount of time listening to audio as they do with social media.
  16. “What would it take for an AI-generated song to qualify for a Grammy?” Discuss.
  17. Finally, today’s vital Taylor Swift news.

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Alan Cross

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