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Random music news for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

We found EIGHT “very suspicious radio signals” from space? I’ll state it again: I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords. Here’s some music news for February 8, 2023.

  1. Bono was at the State of the Union address last night.
  2. Concert ticket fees made Joe Biden’s speech.
  3. Atlantic Records has an interesting posthumous #MeToo case on its hands: The saga of late founder Ahmet Ertegun.
  4. Here’s something you don’t see very often: a songwriters’ protest outside a record label’s offices.
  5. Billy Idol is going to play a show for 250 people at the Hoover Dam. Tickets start at US$1,200.
  6. The history of MuchMusic is getting is own documentary.
  7. Leicester in England has a “punk collective for older women.
  8. A Pink Floyd reunion. Never. Not with talk like this.
  9. Why wasn’t the Dead Kennedys’/RHCP’s DH Peligro saluted during the Grammys in memoriam segment? Fans want to know.
  10. Could it be…Satan? SPOILER: Some people just want to create another satanic panic.
  11. Here’s another AI program that can help songwriters, this time with melodies.
  12. Can streaming be “fixed?” SPOILER: Probably not.
  13. Lip-syncing KISS? Scandalous.
  14. Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco is a father for the first time.
  15. Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Elvis? It’s happening.
  16. Ooo. A South Korean government scandal involving a hat belonging to a member of BTS.

BONUS: Is this how we’re going to search for things online in the future? Will we be “Barding” things soon with “conversational search?” Maybe.

BONUS BONUS: I’m not sure why, but this made me happy.

Alan Cross

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