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Random music news for Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Today’s headline: “Melbourne man charged with lighting fires had ducklings in his underwear.” You’re welcome. Music news for August 23, 2023, has nothing to do with baby ducks.

  1. Hey, Elon! WTF is this?
  2. What’s this new AI music incubator project YouTube has launched?
  3. How about this for band merch: A Slayer branding iron.
  4. Manager Scooter Braun is losing clients. Ariana Grande and Demi Levato are gone. Justin Bieber is gone, too (maybe).
  5. Cool idea for a concert!
  6. Stop it, people. JUST STOP.
  7. What’s the happiest song of all time? This one–and here’s why.
  8. Interesting: The weird world of anonymous bands.
  9. I did another one of my speaking gigs last weekend, this time in Ottawa. There was a write-up about it. (Via Ryan)
  10. And I was also on this podcast. (Via Alan. Not me, another Alan)
  11. This is both weird and interesting: The birth of easy listening radio.
  12. Speaking of radio, lobbyists in the US are gearing up to defend AM radio.
  13. There may be a break in the 1993 murder of AC/DC manager Crispin Dye.
  14. A new Rolling Stones album? It’s looking like it.
  15. Joy France is 60. She’s killing it at rap battles.

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BONUS: If you’re checking email, you’re probably not breathing.

BONUS BONUS: Bookies are offering wagers on Donald Trump’s Georgia arrest tomorrow. The over/under on his weight is 278.5 lbs (yes, he has to be weighed when he’s booked.)

BONUS BONUS BONUS: One day, this will be your haircut.

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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