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MF Doom
British Rapper MF Doom Dies

British-born rap pioneer MF DOOM has died, aged just 49.

January 4, 2021
Wham Last Christmas
Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ Has Finally Made It No 1 In UK

George Michael's classic Wham! hit Last Christmas has become the U.K.'s first number one of 2021.

January 4, 2021
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift Hold At No 1

Taylor Swift's ninth album "evermore" retains it's No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a third consecutive week.

January 3, 2021
Steve Brown
UK Producer Steve Brown (Wham, Freddie Mercury) Has Died

UK producer Steve Brown has died. At this stage a Cause of Death has not been revealed.

January 3, 2021
Hillsong
Hillsong Hotspot More Likely Human Interaction Than A Visit from the Ghost of Covid Past

A founder of controversial cult Hillsong Church is suggesting nothing less than a Christmas miracle after its Sydney location was listed as a Covid hotspot by the New South Wales government despite him declaring there was no-one at the location at the time.

January 3, 2021
Larry King
Larry King In Hospital After Testing Positive To Covid

Legendary talk show host Larry King is in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive to Covid-19.

January 3, 2021
Foo Fighters Debut Another New Song ‘No Son Of Mine’

Foo Fighters have debuted another new song ‘No Son of Mine’.

January 3, 2021
Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
Country Star Misty Morgan Dies Aged 75

Country singer Misty Morgan, best known for the 1970 hit ‘Tennessee Bird Walk’ with her husband Jack Blanchard, has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 75.

January 3, 2021
Berlin
Berlin Orchestrate Their Oldies

Founding Berlin members Terri Nunn, John Crawford and David Diamond, have reimaged their old songs with an orchestra.

January 3, 2021
Dave Dobbyn
Dave Dobbyn Becomes Sir Dave Dobbyn In New Zealand New Year’s Honours

Dave Dobbyn, best known for his 1986 no 1 song ‘Slice of Heaven’, has been knighted in New Zealand as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

January 1, 2021
Dawn Wells
Gilligan’s Island Star Dawn Wells Dies From Covid-19 at Age 82

Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann in Gilligan’s Island has died from complications from Covid-19 at the age of 82.

December 31, 2020
Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Hoodoo Gurus Doco To Stream To Mark 40th Anniversary

Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner has produced a documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the formation of Le Hoodoo Gurus.

December 31, 2020
Helen Reddy Melbourne 2nd April 2014. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
In Memoriam 2020: The Names We Lost in Music and the Arts

The artists we lost on 2020. Noise11.com In Memoriam

December 31, 2020
Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac performs at ADOTG at Mt Duneed Winery on 7 November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories of October to December 2020

Continuing the Noise11 top news stories of 2020, Mick Fleetwood became a social media sensation, AC/DC coins debut and live music events for 2021 start happening again.

December 31, 2020
Jimmy and Jane Barnes
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories July to September 2020

By the second half of 2020 Covid-19 had become the greatest threat to mankind since any war. Artists adjusted to iso, performing and recording remotely across the world while the fans watched from home.

December 31, 2020
Something For Kate photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories April to June 2020

As Covid increases and isolation locked us down the music world faces challenges with cancellations globally but new music kept on coming. Here are Noise11.com's top music news headlines from April to June 2020.

December 31, 2020
Bette Midler photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top News Stories January to March 2020

2020 began with Australia in a State of Disaster as bushfires continued to choke the East Coast. Australian climate denying Prime Minister Scott Morrison had to cut short a holiday in Hawaii to deal with it.

December 31, 2020
Paul McCartney III
Paul McCartney Sparks Vinyl Revival

Paul McCartney has pushed up vinyl sales in the United States.

December 31, 2020
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith To Perform NYE Show On Billboards in London and New York

Patti Smith will ring in 2021 in style from high above London’s Piccadilly Circus.

December 30, 2020
Diddy, music news, noise11.com
Diddy Scraps New Years Eve Party

Diddy has been forced to scrap his planned lavish New Year's Eve party over Covid-19 concerns.

December 30, 2020
Master P
Master P Makes Bid Doe Reebok

Rap mogul Master P and former basketball player Baron Davis are in talks to buy sportswear company Reebok for $2.4 billion.

December 30, 2020
Grimes
Grimes To Release ‘Miss Anthropocene’ Remix

Grimes will release a second edition of ‘Miss Anthropocene’. The new remix edition will feature different takes on the songs from Richie Hawtin, ANNA, Bloodpop, Julien Bracht and more.

December 29, 2020
Guns N Roses perform at the MCG in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Guns N Roses are touring Australia on their Not In This Lifetime tour. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Slash Teases New Guns ‘N Roses Album For 2021

Slash is hopeful he will drop two new albums in the new year, one with Guns 'n Roses and another with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

December 29, 2020
Meek Mill
Meek Mill and Friends Are Developing A New Music Platform

Meek Mill has teamed up with a number of rappers to build their own digital streaming service as a new platform that will support artists and hopes to maximise "black wealth".

December 29, 2020
Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder Covers Bruce Springsteen On Matter of Time EP

Eddie Vedder has recorded Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Growin’ Up’ for a surprise EP ‘Matter of Time’, released on Christmas Day.

December 28, 2020
Whodini
John ‘Ecstacy’ Fletcher of Whodini Dead at 56

John ‘Ecstacy’ Fletcher of US rap group Whodini has died at age 56. A cause of death has not been announced.

December 28, 2020
Michael Jackson, Noise11, Photo, music news
Michael Jackson Neverland Ranch Sells For $22 Million

Michael Jackson’s infamous Neverland Ranch has been purchased for $22 million.

December 28, 2020
Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar Made Up With Eddie Van Halen Before His Death

Eddie Van Halen fell out with Sammy Hagar after Hagar left the band but in the months leading up to Eddie's death in October following a cancer battle, they buried the hatchet.

December 28, 2020
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift ‘evermore’ Earns A Second Week at No 1

Taylor Swift holds for a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with her ninth album "evermore", with the set debuting at the top in both America and Canada this past week.

December 27, 2020
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Red Hot Summer Clocks Up Another 2021 Sell-Out

Red Hot Summer has registered another sell-out show, this time in Hobart.

December 27, 2020