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Random music news for Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Do people annoy you? This psychologist has an explanation. Meanwhile, I can explain music news for June 12, 2024.

  1. Our Lady Peace and Shania Twain are getting some work during the Stanley Cup finals.
  2. I wrote about this earlier this week: The great concert ticket bust.
  3. Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 has a new tell-all podcast.
  4. Spotify has rolled out a new “personalization” feature for Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
  5. MORE Spotify price increases for better audio. Looks like it.
  6. No, there hasn’t been a settlement in the “Madonna was late to start her concert” lawsuits. Madonna considers these lawsuits “harrassment.”
  7. Was The Simpsons’ Duffman named after Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses? That’s what he says.
  8. Coming soon to YouTube: More unskippable ads.
  9. New book! Hallowed Be Thy Name – The Iron Maiden Bible.
  10. Scary stat: 78% of the artists in this survey say that their careers are “not financially sustainable.”
  11. Don’t mess with Pink Floyd when it comes to fake merch.
  12. How did music get free? Here’s tne story.
  13. The Saints, the groundbreaking Australian pre-punk band from the 70s, has reformed.
  14. A member of the Four Tops goes to the ER and is put in a straightjacket for saying he’s a member of the Four Tops. He’s suing.
  15. A model for a Duran Duran album cover has been identifed after 40 years.

BONUS: Here’s a job opportunity: “Bottom whisperer.” And yes, it’s what you think.

BONUS BONUS: If you’re selling Nazi flags at a rally, you’re at a Nazi rally.

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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