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Random music news for Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Are you into biohacking? Not so fast. (Via Walter) Nothing harmful about music news for April 24, 2024.

  1. New music from Bowie? Sort of.
  2. Paste posted a review of the new Taylor Swift album but because it contained some critiques, they chose to leave the author’s name off the piece so that Swifties didn’t go all midieval on the person.
  3. Tip: Don’t listen to The Tortured Poets Department on a Walkman. Here’s why. (Via Christopher)
  4. It’s looking like ByteDance will be forced to sell the US division of TikTok by the government. TikTok promises to fight back.
  5. Meanwhile, there are tuba players outside the Trump trial in New York.
  6. Cat + The Scorpions = This. (Via Tom)
  7. Drake has a new diss track. It uses AI vocals.
  8. The newest big musical trend in the UK? Tribute bands.
  9. Can you name this former singer of a legendary American rock band? Give it a moment and it might click.
  10. William Shatner just released a children’s album.
  11. Who says young people don’t listen to radio? They do.
  12. Want to buy Lars Ulrich’s childhood home? Only US$6.85 million,
  13. There will be a tribute to the late Care Failure in Toronto May 2. It’ll be called “Failurefest,” of course.
  14. Jim Kerr of Simple Minds won an award for his work on a Jim Morrison documentary.
  15. A Coachella scam?
  16. Meanwhile, tickets for Coachella 2025 go on sale May 3.
  17. Finally, did Coachella kill Blur?

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