Random music news for Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Maybe the only thing we need to stay young is shots of ultrasound to the brain. Hey, I’m game. Anyone game for music news for January 25, 2023?

  1. Best wishes to Limblifter’s Ryan Dahle. I’m told that he underwent open heart surgery this week.
  2. Oscar snubs: Bowie, Taylor Swift.
  3. Panic! At the Disco is breaking up. Brendon Urie is expecting a baby.
  4. Here’s a wild stat: In 2022, 65% of all internet traffic came from video sites.
  5. Run-DMC is retiring. They say they’ll play one final concert as part of a documentary.
  6. Peak podcast: The number of new podcast that debuted in 2022 was down 80% from 2020. A post-pandemic drop?
  7. Music piracy today looks very, very different than in the old days.
  8. Your word of the day: “Ludomusicology.” It’s the study of video game music.
  9. Drake’s show at The Apollo had to be paused after a fan fell from the balcony.
  10. Who ever thought “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” would become a controversial song?
  11. There will soon be a Taylor Swift-themed break-up bar called “Bad Blood” in Chicago. It’ll be open in time for Valentine’s Day.
  12. Music industry layoffs are picking up.
  13. Not good, Pantera.
  14. I never knew this about The Marshall Tucker Band.
  15. Loud car? Look out.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Can you parachute and play the bagpipes at the same time? Yes. And you’ll made a cool sound when you land.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.