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Random music news for Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The science is in! Having too many tabs open on your computer’s browser is bad for your mental health. Now some music news for May 3, 2023.

  1. Ryan Reynolds is series about trying to buy the Ottawa Senators. And so apparently is Snoop Dogg. (Via Tom)
  2. How are all these people making AI versions of songs? This article explains everything in case you want to make your own clone.
  3. With that in mind, is any artist safe? [SPOILER: No.]
  4. Live Nation has spelled out its proposals for smoother concert ticket sales–in the US, anyway.
  5. Which rock and metal musicians have inspired the most tattoos? Your next bit of ink could be on this list.
  6. Concerned about AI? Relax, says this column.
  7. Liam Gallagher has gone to war with his neighbours over some trees.
  8. This is a cool CD marketing plan.
  9. Dogstar, Keanu Reeves grunge-ish band, is making a comeback after 20 years.
  10. And Brad, the Pearl Jam spin-off headed by Stone Gossard, also has something new planned after a ten year hiatus.
  11. Paul Stanley of KISS touched that third rail.
  12. The story of how Richard Nixon canceled a rock band.
  13. Canada is still on America’s sh*tlist when it comes to copyright infringement. According to the latest Notorious Markets list, we’re in the same category as Brazil, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
  14. What’s all this Katy Perry/American Idol drama that has her being temporarily replaced?
  15. There are probably too many categories in the Guinness Book of World Records. Here’s what I mean.
  16. Metallica’s James Hetfield talks about being nine years sober.
  17. Is the next Twitter something called Bluesky?

BONUS: More helpful science. We now have the answer to how fast and loud you should talk on Zoom.

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