Random music news for Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Urine-based beer? It’s a thing. So is music news for June 21, 2022.

  1. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has secured a deal for his first novel.
  2. It could be Kate Bush at #1 again this week.
  3. Cool! The sounds of starquakes.
  4. Ukraine is banning music by some Russian artists in media and in public places.
  5. Apparently, Noel Gallagher is banned in China for being “an enemy of the people.”
  6. Is China using TikTok to spy on American users? Maybe.
  7. This is why 2022 will be a record year for concert revenue.
  8. On a related topic, here’s a report on the health of 2022 music festivals.
  9. Spotify has bought Findaway, a distributor of audiobooks. That shows you the direction in which Spotify is headed.
  10. Nice one, Neil Diamond.
  11. Watch that first step.
  12. You know you need to get sober when you’re doing this.
  13. Telegram (the messaging app not owned by some big media company) says it now has 700 million users.
  14. Def Leppard will release their autobiography on November 25.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: There was a Beatles reunion! Well, of the two that are left. Still…

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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