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Random music news for Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Is AI going to be bad for jobs? Yes. Very, very bad. But can it do as good a job as curating music news for August 16, 2023? Yeah, probably.

  1. Van Halen’s Michael Anthony has video of Maui just before the wildfires hit.
  2. Meanwhile, Stevie Nicks is getting slammed for her Maui reactions.
  3. Things got pretty weird at a Lil Durk concert. An active shooter rumour led to looting.
  4. Taylor Swift is now making £6.7million (about CAD$11.5 million) a month from streaming royalties.
  5. And here’s the inevitable “I Couldn’t Get Taylor Swift Tickets for Her Toronto Shows AND SOMEONE MUST PAY” story.
  6. Eric Owen is the drummer for Black Pistol Fire. He also has a new horror film that’s getting industry attention.
  7. A Ukranian singing duo was killed by a Russian missile.
  8. A Russian stream-ripper has given up on appealing a copyright infringement lawsuit because it doesn’t have the money.
  9. Will Apple buy Disney? Don’t bet against it.
  10. A Bono surprise.
  11. Drake to the rescue!
  12. Did you like the Amazon series Daisy Jones & The Six? It might come back. Maybe.
  13. Another Beatles conspiracy solved.
  14. Every wonder why you can remember the lyrics to a song you haven’t heard for years? This is why.
  15. Remember the big blackout of 2003? No? Here’s a collection of recordings of radio coverage of the day. (Via George)

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: For couples in longtime relationships, approximately 72.4% of the time is taken up fighting over where to have dinner. (I made up that stat, but it sure feels like it.) If that sounds like you, try this song.

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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