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Random music news for Wednesday, July 20, 2022

I want this TV. I have no idea where I’d put it, but I still want it. Let’s try some music news for July 20, 2022.

  1. Drake vs. the Swedish police: The truth comes out.
  2. The average price of a concert ticket may be up, but gross concert revenues have yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels.
  3. I missed this radio anniversary re: my home radio station that happened on Friday. Shame. And related to that is this.
  4. Life after music: Andrew Farriss of INXS now works on a farm.
  5. The earliest known demo of Lou Reed’s “Heroin” has been released.
  6. Yes, there was CBGB, but there was also Max’s Kansas City. There’s now a doc on the club.
  7. Queen: As major a force as ever in the UK.
  8. Everything that comes around, goes around–including music. See?
  9. “How much a month for radio?” Discuss.
  10. TikTok has warned employees that layoffs are coming
  11. …and both Apple and Spotify are slowing the number of people they hire.
  12. On a related note, Brits are leaving the streaming market, probably because of inflationary pressures.
  13. Rob Zombie’s version of The Munsters will debut on Netflix in September.
  14. Karl Logan, ex of Manowar, has been sentenced to five years in prison on child porn charges.
  15. Nice gesture, but...

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BONUS: This breaks my cuteness meter.

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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