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Random music news for Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Celebrities are using deepfake AIs to make themselves look younger in ads. Are we surprised? Here’s some straight-up real music news for June 21, 2023.

  1. E: Not just for ravers anymore. It also cures white supremacy.
  2. So why is your favourite band reuniting? It’s…complicated.
  3. The K-pop sex scandal podcast is now here.
  4. Meanwhile, the people behind K-pop need to be mindful about the fanbase.
  5. The demo tape that got Prince his deal is up for auction. (Via Tom)
  6. The Beatles’ logo could have looked like this.
  7. COVID killed one in six UK music festivals.
  8. RIP Teresa Taylor, drummer for Butthole Surfers.
  9. Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip is a campaign co-chair for Ted Hsu, a candidate for the Liberal leadership in Ontario.
  10. There’s an investigation into the death of AC/DC manager Crispin Dye. He died in 1993.
  11. Robbie Williams seems to suffering from Long COVID.
  12. Is this a situation of musical ageism?
  13. Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” is no longer the number one song choice for funerals–in the UK, anyway.
  14. Elton John says he’s created a brand-new show for his Glastonbury appearance this weekend. It could be his last-ever UK show.
  15. What’s this new music-and-AI startup all about? It’s quite mysterious.
  16. A lot of people listen to Ed Sheeran. A lot.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: Today’s timesuck game is Disco Simulator.

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