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Random music news for Wednesday, August 24, 2022

No, Mark. Just…no. If you want us to try your metaverse, you’re going to have to do better than this. Try to forget those images and move on to music news for August 24, 2022.

  1. Did police stop a mass shooting at this music festival? It kind of looks like it.
  2. The fallout from the Astroworld tragedy continues. This won’t be over for a long, long time.
  3. Stuart Anstis, the guitarist with Cradle of Filth, died at the age of 48.
  4. Green vinyl? A Dutch company says they’ve got the answer.
  5. Still with vinyl, these records reportedly sound better than the rest.
  6. This is a new twist on the purchase of a musician’s catalogue: Buying up a manager’s future commissions on an artist’s career.
  7. The guitar Dave Grohl used in the “Monkey Wrench” video is going up for sale. How much do you think it’ll go for?
  8. Tom DeLonge has a good point about the US Government’s new attitude toward UFOs.
  9. Prince Andrew: The Musical. No, really. (Via Tom)
  10. Against Me! drummer Atom Willard was in a bad motorcycle accident. But it could have been much worse.
  11. Wait: Bono and Billy Joel helped Jared get Ivanka back?
  12. What’s the latest from the world of professional podcasting? This.
  13. This would have been…weird.
  14. It was only a matter of time before someone came up with an AI app that helped rappers find the right rhyme.
  15. Virtual talent development: A new priority for Sony.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: This would have looked better had it worked.

BONUS BONUS: Everyone needs a hobby, I guess.

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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