Random music news for Wednesday, November 16, 2022

This new diet drugs works by making your favourite foods taste disgusting. That can be ANY food. A bit extreme, maybe, but if it works… Here’s music news for November 16, 2022.

  1. Here are the 2023 Grammy Award nominations.
  2. There’s a one-night-only Blur reunion happening next year.
  3. Bands are getting tough on behavior like this.
  4. British musicians are really, really, REALLY worried about their economic outlook. Here’s why.
  5. You know who’s getting in the streaming music game? Libraries.
  6. Spotify REALLY seems determined to kill the album. See?
  7. At the same time, though, Spotify wants to help artists sell more merch.
  8. This is shaping up to be a record-breaking year for concert ticket revenues–but there’s a problem.
  9. As a long-time sufferer myself, I can completely sympathize with Gene Simmons.
  10. A study in Australia says that Aussies are more concerned about the high price of concert tickets than they are of contracting COVID-19.
  11. Once of Kurt Cobain’s early smashed guitars just sold for US$1 million at auction.
  12. Here’s an interesting headphone design. It’s apparently good for runners.
  13. Shock horror: Morrissey’s new album will be delayed.
  14. ALS has stolen Roberta Flack’s voice.
  15. Geddy Lee has a memoir coming in 2023.

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BONUS: Here’s a map of the most stressful airpots in the world. How many have you been through? Comment below.

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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