Random music news for Tuesday, May 23, 2023
How to swear like it’s 1499. And here’s music news for May 23, 2023.
- Someone other than an automobile manufacturer has come out in favour of the extinction of AM radio in cars.
- The Sex Pistols are going to release a 7-inch replica of the infamous “God Save The Queen” single on A&M.
- The Sphere in Las Vegas has some…problems.
- Wait: There are alternate lyrics to “Smells Like Teen Spirit?” Yes.
- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has bled over to streaming music platforms. Here’s the story.
- The media phenomenon known as The Streisand Effect turned 20 this week.
- Instagram is working on a Twitter competitor. It could be here next month.
- Meanwhile, TikTok is having an effect on restaurant menus.
- Still with TikTok, a challenge has cost Hyundai US$200 million.
- New book: How music hacks our brains.
- Maynard James Keenan: Not a fan of Florida politics.
- Slipknot as wedding music? Why not?
- Slayer once toured with both an evangelical pastor and an exorcist.
- A smashed Nirvana guitar just sold for nearly US$600,000 at auction.
- This dad bought his daughter US$21,000 worth of Taylor Swift tickets but they never showed up.
- And then there was this NYC K-pop disaster.
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Regarding AM radio in vehicles, Ford’s CEO Jim Farley, has just posted this on Linkedin:
“After speaking with policy leaders about the importance of AM broadcast radio as a part of the emergency alert system, we’ve decided to include it on all 2024 Ford & Lincoln vehicles. For any owners of Ford EVs without AM broadcast capability, we’ll offer a software update.
Customers can currently listen to AM radio content in a variety of ways in our vehicles – including via streaming – and we will continue to innovate to deliver even better in-vehicle entertainment and emergency notification options in the future.
Thanks to our product development and manufacturing teams for their quick response to make this change for our customers.”