Random music news for Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Having a rough day? Maybe you need this sweary motivational colouring book. Meanwhile, music news for October 25, 2022, doesn’t necessarily stay within the lines.

  1. Those first week sales predictions for Taylor Swift’s Midnights album? They were too low.
  2. U2 has recorded 20 songs for a new album called Songs of Ascentbut they’re not going to release it. For now.
  3. Here’s a good tutorial on the rise of TikTok.
  4. Apple Music just jacked its subscription prices.
  5. The recorded music industry is deathly afraid of AI making music. Here’s why.
  6. That’s a lot of songs owned by just three companies. (Via Rick J)
  7. Kid Rock’s old Detroit mansion is up for sale. It comes with some interesting features.
  8. A hacker who stole 1,300 songs is now in jail for 18 months.
  9. Now that Bono’s on a tour for his book, we’re hearing about things like the half-brother he didn’t know about, his mullet, and the iTunes debacle.
  10. This is an odd story of an evangelical band who moved to Texas and went all metal. (Via Larry)
  11. Did KISS play a private show in front of about 100 people? Apparently so.
  12. Iron Maiden will soon be in the Where’s Waldo business.
  13. Here’s a revealing interview with Eddie Van Halen’s home care nurse in the last years of his life. (Via Chris)
  14. The guy who wrote “Puff the Magic Dragon” has died.
  15. Teaching CPR with…Spotify? Yep.
  16. Gorillaz vodka!

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BONUS: The nerdiest accordion ever created. And that’s saying something.

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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