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Random music news for Wednesday, January 24, 2024

I couldn’t help thinking about the opening sequence of The Hangover 2 when I read this. Does music news for January 24, 2024 remind you of any movie?

  1. Apple could have their own electric car by 2028: report.
  2. Interesting choice of a song for a Trump campaign rally: The Smiths’ “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want.” No, really. And Johnny Marr is really pissed.
  3. “Cosmic country?” What’s that? Oh. (Via Christopher)
  4. Sorry not sorry.
  5. I was in the hospital this week to have another goddamn kidney stone removed. At least I didn’t have to do this. (Via Sean)
  6. Bon Jovi is getting the documentary treatment.
  7. India could soon become the biggest country for streaming–at least by volume of songs.
  8. Be ready to hear more about this: “Fair training” of audio-centric AI.
  9. …and here’s an example of of why.
  10. Ozzy is talking about playing two farewell shows in his hometown of Birmingham.
  11. Have we hit “peal TikTok?)” Maybe.
  12. Why would anyone do this?
  13. It’s not a Cliff Burton doll, Metallica fans. It’s a Cliff Burton ACTION FIGURE.
  14. David Bowie’s daughter Lexi had a very hard time after her father’s death. She opens up here.
  15. I had no idea that Naomi Watts’ father was a Pink Floyd roadie who died of a heroin overdose.
  16. Why are YouTubers quitting YouTube? Here’s an explanation. (Via Christopher)
  17. Are podcast awards worth it for Canadian podcasters? Maybe not.
  18. Here’s a fascinating analysis of podcasts rated five stars.

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BONUS: Now that the excellent For All Mankind is over for another season, Apple TV+ has a new space series for us.

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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