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Random music news for Tuesday, January 17, 2023

I know it’s still early, but if you’re looking for a Halloween costume, why not consider this? No? Well, I tried. As a consolation, here’s music news for Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

  1. If you’ve been watching Welcome to Wrexham with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on Apple TV, you’ve seen and heard this band.
  2. YouTube has some interesting swear words regulations. If you curse within the first eight seconds of the video, you will be demonetized.
  3. I am quite addicted to this streaming music website. You will be, too.
  4. Random stat: About one in five Spotify listeners stream at least one track by The Weeknd in any given month. (From the Music Ally daily newsletter.)
  5. Kanye’s lawyers want to dump him as a client, but they can’t find him to tell him. They want to use newspaper ads. This is not going over well.
  6. The lawsuits over “Uptown Funk” just won’t end.
  7. A fun retro iPod emulation app has been pulled from the App Store. Damn.
  8. Tower Records is still thriving in Japan. Here’s why.
  9. Things are weird with Britney again.
  10. As a former radio program director, I can’t imagine having to deal with a problem like this.
  11. I think you did okay, dude.
  12. There’s a Canadian experiment involving a decomposing piano.
  13. Have you seen Rihanna’s trailer for her Super Bowl performance?
  14. After you read this, you will never think the same about your favourite nursery rhymes.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: David Lee Roth’s isolated non-vocal bits in Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil.”

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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