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Random music news for Tuesday, May 14, 2024

“The future of dating is having your AI date other people’s AI and recommend the best matches for you to meet.” Discuss. Once you wrap your mind around that, proceed to music news for May 14, 2024.

  1. RIP saxophone great David Sandborn who can be heard on David Bowie’s “Young Americans.” His backstory is quite amazing.
  2. A Swiftie left her baby on the floor at a Tay-Tay gig in France. On the floor!
  3. When Taylor hits Toronto in November, there will be an event called “Taylgate.”
  4. Here’s the latest data on the state of Canadian radio. It actually looks pretty good.
  5. This is the latest on a stage-diving punk fan at a show in Buffalo. Her neck was broken but there are some hopeful signs.
  6. The airspace above Drake’s Toronto mansion is pretty crowded with news helicopters.
  7. Diddy wants a sexual assault charge involving a 17-year-old dropped.
  8. The UK government has an idea for saving small music venues: A levy on ticket to gigs at arenas and stadiums that would be transferred.
  9. A house once owned by NOFX’s Fat Mike is up for sale. It can be yours for US$9.2 million.
  10. Things don’t seem to be going well at Spotify’s podcast division.
  11. Now our voices aren’t safe. AI scammers have figured out something new.
  12. Rudy Giuliani had a radio show. Not anymore he doesn’t.
  13. Farewell to the Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band.
  14. Creed may be hot again but singer Scott Stapp’s wife wants a divorce.
  15. Zildjian is one of the world’s great cymbal maker, Now they have an e-drum kit. (Via Christopher)

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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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