Random music news for Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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  1. Travis Barker is out of the hospital after his pancreatitis scare.
  2. After being sentenced to 30 years in prison, R Kelly is suing over being placed on suicide watch. Wait–what?
  3. AM radio is being endangered by electric vehicles. Here’s why.
  4. Instagram is moving every video to Reels. Details here.
  5. Harry Styles canceled a concert in Copenhagen because it was near the site of a mass shooting this weekend.
  6. If you’re a musician and you’ve played outdoors, this won’t come as a surprise.
  7. Ricky Martin is dealing with domestic abuse allegations. He’s denying everything.
  8. Happy 40th anniversary, Ozzy and Sharon!
  9. The crash in crypto has taken the NFT market with it.
  10. Are you doing this on TikTok? It’s a thing now.
  11. Paris-based streamer Deezer has gone public.
  12. Hey, Kid Rock: If you’re going to be homophobic, at least admit it.
  13. Sonos says that Google is violating its patents for smart speakers.
  14. Greg Norton of Husker Du has been diagnosed with cancer. Because it’s America, he needs a GoFundMe page.
  15. Meanwhile, Axl Rose is struggling with his voice on a UK tour.
  16. Anarchy turtle. (Via Tom)
  17. Whales teach each other to sing.
  18. Um, okay

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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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