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Random music news for Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The last-ever video store in Kingston, Ontario, has closed. Wait: There are still video stores? There’s certainly music news for May 2, 2023.

  1. Once U2 finished their Las Vegas residency, who will be able to fill the MSG Sphere? One guess is…wow. But I guess that makes sense.
  2. Wow, the Lisa Marie Presley estate battle is ugly.
  3. So is the battle over Johnny Winter’s music. It’s in court.
  4. Still with legal stuff, there’s the question of an “illegal” Frank Ocean Coachella concert video.
  5. Wait: Was that Michelle Obama onstage with Bruce Springsteen? Yes. Yes, it was.
  6. Liam Gallagher says he’ll start work on a new solo album this summer. He’s still hoping for an Oasis reunion, but…
  7. Tommy Lee sold his Calabasas mansion at a loss. Did someone do a blacklight examination of the place?
  8. So when will blink-182 release a new album with Tom DeLonge back in the fold? Travis Barker is teasing that.
  9. YouTube is back in the podcast game–in the US, anyway.
  10. Speaking of YouTube, they have a new blog feature called “Try a Trend.” It might be a way to stay cooler than your friends.
  11. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has a new spoken word presentation: “From Rock Star to Businessman.”
  12. Grimes has launched her AI vocal project. It’s in beta, but you gotta start somewhere.
  13. Adidas is dealing with a class action lawsuit for failing to disclose Kanye’s racism.
  14. What, exactly, will an Artist in Residence do for Skechers?
  15. When Eurovision happens in Liverpool later this month, there’s going to be a massive singalong for Ukraine.
  16. Music was best in the 1960s. Discuss. (Via Mark)

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BONUS: This is one sick TikTok hoax.

Alan Cross

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