Random music news for Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Here’s a word game you can play to help you get over your ex. You’re welcome. You’re also welcome for music news for October 19, 2022.

  1. Why are so many artists calling off tours? This explains a lot.
  2. Even George Floyd’s family is mad at Kanye West.
  3. Or how about this: Even Donald Trump, Ye’s friend and ally, is distancing himself from the guy.
  4. Is TikTok about to get into the podcast game? It’s starting to look like it.
  5. Liam Gallagher’s concert film hits theatres next month for a limited time.
  6. Eminem is a role model? Apparently. Oh, and he just turned 50.
  7. Here’s how TikTok could change the music industry as we know it.
  8. Toronto has a new alternative weekly print magazine. Say hello to The Grind.
  9. Josh Kizska, singer for Greta Van Fleet, ruptured an eardrum during a gig.
  10. This was an interesting spousal relationship, no?
  11. Mark Hoppus tried to buy tickets for the Blink-182 tour. He couldn’t.
  12. Next year’s Glastonbury tickets will cost £335 (CAD$521). The rise is blamed on “challenging times.”
  13. Two countries have pulled out of Eurovision 2023 because they can’t afford to pay the broadcaster fee.
  14. A Dolly Parton Advent calendar? Why not?
  15. Gas is the new social media site where teenagers have to say nice things about each other.

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BONUS: Why were none of my high school elementary school bands were this good? (Via Danny)

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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