Random music news for Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Interesting that an official warning had to be issued about this. Nothing to worry about with music news for November 9, 2022…

  1. RIP Dan McCafferty, lead singer of Nazareth. He was 76.
  2. This VR set will literally kill you. And I’m using “literally” correctly in that sentence. Explosive charges aimed at your skull? This sounds like an episode of Black Mirror.
  3. People are not loving the new Amazon Music. Here’s why.
  4. Today is World Pianist Day. Here are some interesting facts about the piano.
  5. Okay, that’s a cool portable speaker. But it costs HOW MUCH?
  6. First, it was J-pop. Then K-pop. So C-pop was inevitable, right?
  7. Alanis Morissette bailed on performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony because of what she saw as sexism.
  8. Madonna: What are you doing? You okay?
  9. Virtual Ozzfest is coming up featuring Ozzy (still with us), Megadeth (ditto), and Motorhead (Lemmy’s still dead.)
  10. That virtual Ozzfest is part of the Metaverse Music Festival, which just announced an appearance by Bjork.
  11. Freddie Mercury’s old Rolls Royce sold for big dollars at auction. (Fun fact: He never had a driver’s license.)
  12. Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland is heading back to the Bahamas for a new venture. What could possibly go wrong?
  13. No kidding, dude. We already knew that.
  14. Hey, a man’s gotta eat.
  15. No. Just…no.
  16. The show must go on, even if there’s no electricity.

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BONUS: Here’s a map of what tech gadgets people complain about around the world.

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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