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Random music news for Wednesday, March 22, 2023

And the happiest country in the world is… (Canada ranks #13). Here’s hoping that reading music news for March 22, 2023 will make you happier.

  1. Selena Gomez now has 400 million followers on Instagram, making her the first woman to reach that number and putting her in third place as the most-followed celebrity on the platform. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (562 million) and Lionel Messi (442 million) have more.
  2. A Russian musician famous for his anti-war protest songs has died falling into an icy river.
  3. If you love 80s music, this new British TV series features lots of it.
  4. Here are some of the best-ever songs originally written for movies.
  5. Liam Gallagher is going on again about an Oasis reunion. “It’s happening,” he says. I’ll believe that when I see it.
  6. “Mondegreens” are misheard lyrics. Here are some of the funniest. (Via Andrew)
  7. Things were pretty rockin’ in 1973. All these classic rock bands were formed then.
  8. The Rocky Horror Picture show also turns 50 this year. How are the creators celebrating? With NFTs, of course.
  9. A fantastic story: The Great Heavy Metal Hoax.
  10. Bobbi Ercoline, the woman seen on the cover of the iconic Woodstock album cover has died at age 73.
  11. The hot genre that’s growing in popularity? Classical music.
  12. Rapper Rick Ross has problems with his neighbours. They’re complaining about his pet buffaloes.
  13. Red Hot Chili Peppers fans will probably want to read this book to get some gossip on Anthony Kiedis.
  14. A K-pop star wore a QAnon shirt onstage. Probably not a good look.
  15. Three men have been found guilty in the murder of XXXTentacion,
  16. A member of Motley Crue thinks alcohol should be made illegal.
  17. The Beatles’ debut album was released 60 years ago today.

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BONUS: Think the world is going to hell? If so, you need a little perspective on things.

BONUS BONUS: These cameras can “see” sound.

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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