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Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
REVIEW: Smashing Pumpkins, Hi-Sense Arena, Melbourne

It is a shame Smashing Pumpkins weren’t more upfront in advance that their current Australian tour would be a showcase for their new album ‘Oceania’ from start to finish. What made the show special also made it a disappointment.

August 4, 2012
Ed Sheeran, Photo Image Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
REVIEW: Ed Sheeran, Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Ed Sheeran is a real singer songwriter, finally someone kids can look up to, appreciate and be proud of. If you have ever had one of those “but will they be around in 10 years” conversations, then Ed is someone who definitely will.

August 4, 2012
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg Woody Guthrie Melbourne Recital Centre Show Sold Out

Billy Bragg’s ‘An Evening With Billy Bragg’ show at the Melbourne Recital Centre has sold out.

August 4, 2012
Muse - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Image:
Muse Say ‘Survival’ Was Going To Be A Duet With Elton John

Pomp-rockers Muse says that their Olympic song was originally going to feature Elton John.

August 3, 2012
Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear Sneak Out New Track ‘Yet Again’

Beloved indie-folkies Grizzly Bear tease their new album by streaming a new song ‘Yet Again’.

August 3, 2012
Newton Faulkner
Newton Faulkner Books National Tour

Guitar rambler Newton Faulkner returns to Australia in September for some special club shows.

August 3, 2012
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo,
Beyonce To Direct Autobiographical Documentary

R&B superstar Beyonce is looking for backers to fund her self-produced and -directed autobiographical doco.

August 3, 2012
Vaughn Anthony
John Legend’s Lil’ Bro Vaughn Anthony Releases Free Mixtape

Vaughn Anthony, the little brother of John Legend, has released his first mixtape ‘Life Of A Player’.

August 3, 2012
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle
The Sparkle Soundtrack Leads This Week’s New Releases

Whitney Houston’s last musical hurrah, on the Sparkle soundtrack, leads an odd week in new releases.

August 3, 2012
Rain Party
Rain Party Release Debut EP

 Sydney-sider sisters Neige (vocals/bass) and O (guitar/vocals) Koppes travelled to New York, London and Los Angeles, before landing in Melbourne late 2010.

August 3, 2012
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson Teams Up With Lulu Gainsbourg

Actress Scarlett Johansson has collaborated with Lulu Gainsbourg on a cover of French music legend Serge Gainsbourg's 'Bonnie & Clyde'.

August 3, 2012
Yeasayer Stream Their New Album Early Due To Leaks

Trippy indie experimentalists Yeasayer are streaming their new album Fragrant World a week before release.

August 3, 2012
Gin Wigmore, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Gin Wigmore Announces Australian Tour

Gin Wigmore will kick off her tour, complete with full band in Sydney on August 24 to support her brand new album, ‘Gravel & Wine’.

August 3, 2012
Kylie Minogue. image by Ros O'Gorman
Kylie And Jason Christmas Reunion

Pop producer Pete Waterman had planned to reunite the pair at his outdoor Hit Factory concert, but it was cancelled in July because of safety fears due to heavy rainfall and mud in London's Hyde Park.

August 3, 2012
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Katy Perry Hooks Up With John Mayer

Katy Perry and John Mayer 'held hands across a table' during a date last night.

August 3, 2012
Eminem, Noise11, Photo
Eminem Doesn’t Get Down To Business

Eminem has 'no idea' when it comes to the business side of his career.

August 3, 2012
Sheryl Crow - Image By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Sheryl Crow Requests Restraining Order

Sheryl Crow has filed a request for a restraining order against a fan who allegedly threatened to shoot her.

August 3, 2012
Lily Allen - Image By Ros O'Gorman
Lily Allen Heads Back Into Studio

Lilly Allen is elated to 'work at her own pace'.

August 3, 2012
Blink 182, photo, Noise11
Blink-182 Confirmed For Soundwave 2013

Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has tweeted that all three members of pop-punk heroes Blink-182 will be in Australia in 2013.

August 3, 2012
Jeff Lynne, music news,
Jeff Lynne Releases Two Albums On Same Day

Jeff Lynne is going to have a very busy day October 9 with the release of two new albums via Frontiers Records.

August 3, 2012
ZZ Top La Futura
ZZ Top To Release Rick Rubin Produced La Futura

The long-awaited ZZ Top album finally as a title and a release date. ‘La Futura’ will be released in September.

August 3, 2012
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Australia and New Zealand Tour Postponed

The Nicki Minaj Australia and New Zealand tour has been put back until November and December.

August 3, 2012
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Bob Dylan FIRST LISTEN Early Roman Kings

A new song from Bob Dylan’s forthcoming album ‘Tempest’ has debuted in a trailer for a new TV show in the USA.

August 2, 2012
Joe Nichols
Joe Nichols To Return To Australia

American country music star Joe Nichols will return to Australia for his forth visit in September.

August 2, 2012
Dhani Harrison’s Band Thenewno2 Announce Second Album

George Harrison’s son Dhani has a new album with his band thenewno2 plus guest spots from RZA, Ben Harper and more.

August 2, 2012
Collarts, Noise11, Photo
Collarts Students To Present Collaboration Performance

Students from Collarts, the Australian College of the Arts, have two nights locked in to perform their group and solo showcase ‘Collaboration’.

August 2, 2012
Rocksmith Guitar-Learning Video Game Launches In Australia

Guitar Hero-style game, Rocksmith, actually teaches you how to play guitar and will launch in Australia next month.

August 2, 2012
Jinja Safari and Kinfe Geshu
Paul Kelly, Lanie Lane, Brous Announced For Key Of Sea 2

Cross-cultural musical mash-up The Key Of Sea's second volume features Paul Kelly, Lanie Lane, Brous, Chet Faker, Jinja Safari and more.

August 2, 2012
Pony Face
Pony Face Announce Second Album And Tour

Melbourne cinematic psych-blues trio Pony Face announce their second album Hypnotised and a East Coast tour.

August 2, 2012
Fatboy Slim, music news,
Fatboy Slim To Perform Beach Concert In Aussie Cinemas

Fatboy Slim will beam his annual Big Beach Bootique dance party from Brighton, UK into Australian cinemas.

August 2, 2012