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Random music news for Tuesday, January 9, 2024

This “AI girlfriend” earned US$34,000 in its first 24 hours. I’m not sure what that says about humanity, but it can’t be good. Maybe there’s something better in music news for January 9, 2024.

  1. It’s now official: Record Store Day 2024 will be April 24.
  2. The latest politician to demand accountability when it comes to AI and music? The governor of Tennessee.
  3. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan has earned a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.
  4. Apple’s Vision Pro headset will open to pre-orders January 29.
  5. Ready for another streaming service? UK-based Roxi could be headed this way.
  6. Samsung has introduced some interesting new video and audio gear at CES in Las Vegas.
  7. James Hetfield should patent this idea pronto.
  8. Are you a guitarist fascinated with The Edge’s sound in U2? Now there’s a new pedal some are describing as “U2 in a box.”
  9. Oh, so that’s what’s behind Paramore’s recent disappearing act.
  10. Here’s the latest on the Purple Rain Broadway musical.
  11. Want a wild death hoax story? This one features Canadian actor Saint Von Colucci. (Frankly, he’s unknown to me but the story is crazy.)
  12. Serj Tankien of System of a Down needs someone to rent his house in North Hollywood. It’s US$6,000 a month.
  13. This guy is in a coma. Music is helping with communication.
  14. There will be a tribute show for both Shane MacGowan and Sinead O’Connor.
  15. Got tinnitus? There’s a new app for that.

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One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, January 9, 2024

  • That Record Store Day date didn’t look right (the 24th is a Wednesday). The RSD website says Saturday, April 20.


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