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Random music news for Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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  1. Stop throwing sh*t at performers onstage, people! Even Taylor Swift is getting hit.
  2. Meanwhile, there were more Ticketmaster problems for her show in Paris. (Via Raven)
  3. Want to buy 10% of Led Zepplin’s song catalogue? It’s for sale.
  4. They don’t make album covers like this anymore.
  5. Russia is spying on music fans and playlists.
  6. Madonna won’t pull a Prince and die without a will.
  7. Billy Joel has some comments about Fall Out Boy’s version of “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”
  8. It was not easy being in a band with Ozzy. See?
  9. Australia is home the new world record for the largest Tina Turner dance-off with 5,838 dancers.
  10. The book collection of late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is being auctioned off.
  11. So how does Jack White really think of Donald Trump? It’s not pretty. (Via Andrew)
  12. How to commit career suicide in two words.
  13. Did Peleton pay more to the music industry last year than TikTok? Maybe.
  14. I’d forgotten that Cher was in an 80s rock band. It didn’t last long.
  15. Lady Gaga has had the lawsuit over her US$500,000 dog walking reward thrown out.
  16. Apparently there are a lot of concert and festival ticket scams happening in the UK right now.

BONUS: Don’t have enough to worry about? Let me fix that.

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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