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Random music news for Tuesday, October 24, 2023

What if the International Space Station flew by at 10,000 feet at its normal orbital speed? Then it would look like this. As for music news for October 24, 2023…

  1. What does Weird Al say about AI and voice cloning? This.
  2. Frances Bean, Kurt and Courtney’s daughter, has married the son of skateboarding pro Tony Hawk.
  3. National Album Day in the UK is a good thing for the economy. See?
  4. Give it up for wheelchair-bound Francis Laderoute. The Vancouver music fan has crowd-surfed at more than 30 shows.
  5. Whatever Thurston Moore’s health problems are (he’s not telling), he says that the prognosis is good. Meanwhile, here’s more on his upcoming memoir.
  6. We’ve had fantasy sports for years. How about fantasy music managers?
  7. Did The Who invent backing tracks for live performances? Pete Townshend makes a good argument for that.
  8. Donald Trump’s tastes in playlists continues to be very, very weird.
  9. Britney has an explanation as to why she likes to post nudes on Instagram.
  10. This looks like it was the final interview given by Robbie Robertson.
  11. INXS might be looking for another singer–again.
  12. Adele has extended her Las Vegas residency–again. (She swears it’s the last time.)
  13. Travis Barker now has a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. It’s pretty good.
  14. Today is Drake’s 37th birthday. To celebrate, he’s giving away chicken sandwiches.
  15. Simon Cowell has a stake in a new music-streaming TV service.
  16. How did 90’s-style Eurodance become one of the big sounds of the summer of 2023? Oh.

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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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3 thoughts on “Random music news for Tuesday, October 24, 2023

  • Wrong link for “What if the International Space Station flew by at 10,000 feet at its normal orbital speed? Then it would look like this. As for music news for October 24, 2023…”

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  • Yeah, we’re good now! Thx, Alan.

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