Random music news for Tuesday, November 29, 2022

I’m a fan of whisky, but I will never, ever drink this. Would you? Moving to music news for November 29, 2022.

  1. Having heard and read so many stories about the, er, activities of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, I’m surprised that it’s taken this long for the #MeToo movement to come for him. About time–even if he’s been dead for 16 years.
  2. It should be interesting to see the results of this study on streaming.
  3. Here’s another example of what can happen when a beloved cartoon character loses copyright protection and moves into the public domain. Hey, I’ll watch this.
  4. What happens if you cross Radiohead and Iron Maiden? We will soon find out.
  5. A “silent mosh pit?” Interesting.
  6. This new Tommy Lee video is (a) NSFW, (b) batshit crazy, (c) all of the above.
  7. Weezer is teasing something called The Kawaii Album.
  8. Crazy, man! (Via Sean)
  9. The 50 worst decisions in the history of music. (Via Rick J)
  10. Another look at Bill C-11. This could be important. (Rick J again)
  11. Michael Jackson’s Thriller is back on the charts after 38 years.
  12. This could shape up to be an ugly battle between indie bands and venues.
  13. Here’s another update on the insanity that’s the UK Christmas #1 race.
  14. Cardi B vs. Marge Simpson. Kind of.

BONUS: This. Whatever this is.

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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