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Random music news for Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Video games are tricking you. Here’s how. No trickery with music news for May, 9, 2023. You can stop reading at any time.

  1. Sum 41 is going to split after one final album and tour. I break things down a bit here.
  2. Eurovision week is finally here! This is a guide to the 2023 competition.
  3. There was an MTV movie and TV awards event on the weekend? Did anyone pay attention?
  4. Robert Smith: Not a monarchist.
  5. Meanwhile, Katy Perry had a hard time getting a seat at the coronation. She had a big hat, too.
  6. Here’s a new music doc series that looks good: Deep Dive which looks at “rock’s greatest untold stories.”
  7. I pretty sure that if I’d ever dated Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles I’d remember.
  8. We finally know who inspired the AC/DC song “Whole Lotta Rosie.”
  9. The Bob Dylan coffee table book has expanded beyond the coffee table.
  10. The Smashing Pumpkins have recorded a Christmas album. Wait. Isn’t it still May?
  11. Adidas has US$1.3 BILLION worth of unsold Yeezy shoes.
  12. Here’s a good read that explains how complex it is for radio to program music these days. (Via Ross)
  13. And this infographic shows where people are getting their music these days.
  14. I gotta ask my friend Andy about this.
  15. Hey, at least George Harrison had a sense of humour about this copyright infringement case.
  16. U2 has begun to ramp up expectations about this new guitar rock album they say they want to make.
  17. Beware these new fake Facebook pages. Like we need another reason to not trust anything we see online…

BONUS: If you travel by air a lot, you might get a kick out of this.

Alan Cross

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