Random music news for Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Wife is now really deep into F1 racing. The other week during the Austrian Grand Prix, she turned to me and said “Lewis is on the wrong tires.” In other wondrous stories, here’s music news for Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

  1. Billy Corgan is going to host a benefit concert for the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois. His tea house is on that street.
  2. Nice one, The Weeknd!
  3. The Canadian Supreme Court says that Canadian musicians are entitled to just one royalty, not two.
  4. These accusations against Ricky Martin are really gross.
  5. This is a good story on Jack White and his love of vinyl.
  6. Rick Astley is grateful for the rickroll.
  7. Um, okay... (Via Sean)
  8. Here’s an interesting musical challenge that will bring down productivity at the office. (Via Rick J)
  9. Descendants of the writer of the song “Que Sera Sera” are fighting for royalties.
  10. UB40 has released the official anthem for this year’s Commonwealth Games.
  11. More than 300 videos have been viewed more than a billion times on YouTube.
  12. The Goo Goo Dolls: Still deep into NFTs.
  13. What’s going on with Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit? “Health concerns.”
  14. Iron Maiden. Flare from the crowd. Bruce Dickinson: Not happy.
  15. Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” has now had more than 100 million YouTube views. Thanks, Stranger Things!
  16. Kanye: Burning more bridges.

BONUS: Who knew? (Via Tom)

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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