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Random music news for Tuesday, February 21, 2023

I had no idea that Snapchat was still this big. What’s big in music news for February 21, 2023?

  1. Both Adele and Ed Sheeran have declined to appear at King Charles’ coronation.
  2. However, Andrew Lloyd Webber has got his royal commission.
  3. This is disturbing: Is Keith Richards’ arthritis so bad he needs to use a hidden guitarist when the Stones play live?
  4. Wanna buy the Toronto mansion where Prince once lived? It’s for sale again.
  5. Yoko turns 90.
  6. Goth seems to be rising again–at least in the UK.
  7. The band Live and the conman that tore the group apart.
  8. I’m posting this because Saskatchewan music doesn’t always get its due.
  9. Can’t sleep? How about this AI-created playlist designed to help you do just that.
  10. RIP Gerald Fried, composer of music for TV shows like Star Trek, Lost in Space, Gilligan’s Island and more.
  11. Interesting: One-third of American music listeners don’t pay for a streaming service.
  12. There are apparently more Flock of Seagulls fans than I was aware.
  13. Here’s the latest battle artists are facing when it comes to touring.
  14. Oops.

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BONUS: Kurt Cobain had this to say about the price of concert tickets back in 1993.

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