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Random music news for Wednesday, January 11, 2023

This Robo Bouncer is now on duty at a Las Vegas strip club. That’ll encourage people to behave. You’re now encouraged to check out music news for January 11, 2023.

  1. “At least let the CD die with some dignity.” Discuss.
  2. Elvis Presley’s old private jet has been sold at auction for US$260,000. It didn’t come with engines. Plus it was abandoned in the desert for 40 years.
  3. Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says the band will be back later this year.
  4. British legend Paul Weller has a new book coming. Details here.
  5. This is the kind of technology that scares the crap out of someone who does what I do for a living.
  6. Have you noticed the number of sped-up pop songs on Spotify? Here’s an explanation.
  7. Here’s an odd couple. Who knew?
  8. Limewire is back–but
  9. There’s a story about an Apple phone for “old people.”
  10. Stop it. Just…stop.
  11. Eminem turned down US$9 million to perform at the World Cup in Qatar.
  12. I was on the Beatseeker podcast. Listen here.
  13. Will music streaming finally hit maturity in 2023? Discuss here.
  14. Why is Gwen Stefani insisting she’s Japanese?
  15. Universal Music Group has opened a “music-based experiential hotel” in Madrid.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: This is pretty accurate, eh fellow drummers? (Via David)

Alan Cross

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