Random music news for Wednesday, August 17, 2022

A deck chair that flies at 250 kph? I need this for my deck. You know, to get to the kitchen for snacks. Now let’s fly over to music news for August 17, 2022.

  1. Why do so many people give up on music in their 30s? Discuss.
  2. It was INXS Day in Australia yesterday.
  3. Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his spine.
  4. Steve Grimmett, singer with Grim Reaper from the NWOBHM years has died of cancer at age 62.
  5. Low has canceled tour dates because drummer Mimi Parker needs cancer treatment.
  6. Mani from The Stone Roses has launched a charity fundraiser after he learned his wife has cancer.
  7. Need cover art for your music? Here’s a free way to use AI.
  8. Nicki Minaj is being sued by Mattel over a Barbie Doll-related matter involving potato chips.
  9. Jury selection is underway in yet another R Kelly trial.
  10. No surprise here: Streams for Olivia Newton-John songs have spiked 614% since she died.
  11. It’s always nice to see people being nice to each other. See?
  12. Madonna is at it again. This bothers people for some reason.
  13. Spotify has a new try-Premium-for-free campaign.
  14. A$AP has been charged with assault relating back to a 2021 case in which someone was shot.
  15. Corey Feldman vs. Marilyn Manson. Fun.
  16. What exactly does a music supervisor do? Read this.
  17. Is this why Elvis died?

BONUS: There’s a Stranger Things-themed cafe in Japan because Japan.

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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