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Random music news for Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Is your phone really listening to you? Here’s what happens for all those creepily accurate targeted ads to come up. And here’s what’s happening in music news for April 18, 2023.

  1. This looks fun: Albanian gangster rappers.
  2. One of Billy Joel’s residence shows at Madison Square Garden has been bumped because the Rangers made the playoffs.
  3. Here’s the real reason that GM is going to drop Apple CarPlay from future vehicles.
  4. U2: Northern Irish peacemakers.
  5. Can we combine the new Metallica album with The Simpsons? Let’s try.
  6. How many people still alive get a statue? Brian Johnson of AC/DC got one.
  7. Metallica is set to become the first major rock band to release all the videos from one album in American sign language.
  8. Wait: Spotify had a music trivia game? Doesn’t matter now because they’ve shut it down.
  9. Tommy Lee has a Twitter issue.
  10. Montana (the state) has a TikTok issue.
  11. In fact, the entire US government has a TikTok issue.
  12. David Bowie’s Let’s Dance is now 40 years old. There’s a lot of looking back.
  13. A Canadian woman’s art ended up in the new Metallica video. Here’s how.
  14. Oh, Ye. Really?
  15. Buh-bye to Heardle.
  16. Punk legend Ian MacKaye doesn’t think much of today’s music scene.
  17. This is cool: 385,000 vintage 78 RPM records can be heard for free. (Via Larry and Andrew)

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Alan Cross

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