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Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Live Nation and Frontier Are Working On Drake Together

In what seems like a case of strange bedfellows Live Nation and rival Frontier Touring have teamed up to deliver the Drake tour across Australia in November.

September 6, 2017
Beyonce in concert in Melbourne by Ros O'Gorman
Beyonce and Barbra Streisand To Perform At Houston Benefit Hand In Hand

Houston native rapper Bun B has teamed up with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun to present Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

September 6, 2017
Queen
First Look At Rami Malek As Freddie Mercury In Queen Biopic

The movie won't be released until a year from this coming Christmas but the internet is all wound up in the first picture of Remi Malek as Freddie Mercury.

September 6, 2017
Ritchie Valens
Section Of California Highway 5 To Be Named After Ritchie Valens

The great Ritchie Valens, who died in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, has had a section of California's 5 Highway named after him.

September 6, 2017
Squeeze
Squeeze To Release New Album The Knowledge

"Innocence In Paradise", with its pedal steel and cinematic atmosphere evoking images of the mythical western, is the first single from Squeeze’s upcoming album, The Knowledge (released October 13).

September 6, 2017
Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth Singer Taken To Hospital

Steve Harwell, the lead singer for the band Smashmouth, was hospitalized on Thursday after having breathing difficulties during the soundcheck for a show in Memphis.

September 6, 2017
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Lil Wayne Released From Hospital

Rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly been released from the hospital after suffering multiple seizures in his hotel room over the weekend.

September 6, 2017
Bruford
Bill Bruford To Release Bruford Box Set

Drum legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bruford, best known for his work with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and his prolific solo career, is releasing the definitive boxed set Bruford 1977-1980: Seems Like A Lifetime Ago.

September 6, 2017
Guess Who Shakin' All Over
Original Guess Who Lead Singer In Hospital Following Stroke

Chad Allen, the original lead singer of the Guess Who, most notably on their early hit "Shakin' All Over", has been hospitalized in British Columbia after suffering a serious stroke.

September 6, 2017
Avici, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Avicii Is Over Touring

Dance music superstar Avicii regrets risking his health by touring throughout his 20s after watching his life unfold in a new documentary.

September 6, 2017
AIR logo
Independent Music Now Makes Up 30% Of Australian Industry

Research commissioned by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has found that independent music has a 30% share of the Australian market.

September 5, 2017
Nocturnal Tapes
Nocturnal Tapes Have A Trippy New Video For ‘Wake Up’

Indie duo Nocturnal Tapes have taken to the beach in their hometown Yamba for a trippy new video for the song ‘Wake Up’.

September 5, 2017
Lindi Ortega
Lindi Ortega To Tour Australia In November

Canadian alt-Country singer Lindi Ortega will return to Australia in November.

September 5, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi and Bieber Song Is Biggest Hit of 2017 In UK So Far

This summer has seen the UK rekindle its love affair with Latin pop music and leading the way is Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s Despacito (Remix), which claims the Official Biggest Song of Summer 2017 in a new list unveiled by OfficialCharts.com today, based on UK sales and streams.

September 5, 2017
Bon Scott Live Wire
Bon Scott Live Wire Set To Be Second Ron Creevey Documentary After Michael Hutchence

Media Entrepreneur Ron Creevey has started work on its next documentary, the story of Bon Scott, based on the book ‘Live Wire’ by Mary Renshaw, John Darcy and Gabby D’Arcy through his new media platform Helipad.

September 5, 2017
Queen News of the World
Queen ‘News of The World’ Expanded For 40th Anniversary

Queen will release an expanded 4-disc box set of the ‘News of the World’ to mark the album’s 40th anniversary.

September 5, 2017
Kid Rock photo by Ros O'Gorman, music news, noise11.com
Watchdog Group Files Complain Over Kid Rock Senate Run

Kid Rock has blasted a complaint filed by a watchdog group over his proposed U.S. Senate run.

September 4, 2017
Billy Joel, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Billy Joel Plays Boston REVIEW

With what is now becoming an annual event in Boston, Billy Joel played his fourth consecutive sold out concert this year at the historic baseball field, Fenway Park, on August 30, 2017. The iconic "piano man," is now arguably second in popularity (as far as actual Top 40 hits go) to only Elton John as the most celebrated “ivory key” wizard of all time. Not to mention, Joel and Johns "Face to Face" scattered dual tours during the 90's and 00's were one of the most successful joint tours of all time.

September 4, 2017
Walter Becker of Steely Dan photo by Ros O'Gorman
Donald Fagen Confirms Steely Dan Will Continue In Touching Tribute To Walter Becker

Donald Fagen has written a tribute to his Steely Dan partner Walter Becker who passed away earlier today (September 3) at the age of 67.

September 4, 2017
Wanda Jackson, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Wanda Jackson To Release Her Autobiography

BMG has announced it will release legendary rockabilly and country music pioneer Wanda Jackson’s autobiography Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on November 14, 2017.

September 4, 2017
Dave Hlubek of Molly Hatchett
R.I.P. Dave Hlubek of Molly Hatchet 1951-2017

Dave Hlubek, who founded the southern rock giants Molly Hatchet in 1971, has died at the age of 66.

September 4, 2017
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence ‘The Last Rockstar’ Trailer Premieres

Michael Hutchence ‘The Last Rockstar’ will premiere on Australian television to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the INXS legend in November.

September 4, 2017
Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lionel Richie and Chic Australian Tour Postponed

The Lionel Richie and Chic doubleheader Australian tour for October has been postponed until March and April 2018.

September 4, 2017
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones Postpones US Tour Because Of Health Issues

Tom Jones has been forced to postpone his upcoming U.S. tour on the advice of his doctors.

September 4, 2017
Paul Kelly Life Is Fine
Life Is Fine As Paul Kelly Continues To Sell In Decent Numbers

Paul Kelly’s first ever number one album ‘Life Is Fine’ is continuing to sell in decent numbers, at least relative to how music sells these days.

September 4, 2017
Liberation Records
Mushroom Group Rebrands Flagship Liberation Records

Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group is rebranding its flagship Liberation Music to Liberation Records and introducing a new entity Bloodlines.

September 4, 2017
Harry Sandler
R.I.P. Harry Sandler, A True Gentleman of The Music Industry

Music industry legend Harry Sandler has passed away after a short battle with cancer.

September 4, 2017
QOTSA, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Queens Of The Stone Age Debut At No 1

The seventh studio album for Cali-rock-band QOTSA or as their better known Queens of the Stone Age entitled "Villains", becomes the bands second successive No.1 album in Australia this week.

September 4, 2017
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift Owns The Singles Chart

The lead single from Taylor Swift's sixth album ('Reputation' due Nov.10th) entitled "Look What You Made Me Do" comes straight in at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, and continues a T.S. trend that she started in 2008.

September 4, 2017
Walter Becker of Steely Dan photo by Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. Walter Becker of Steely Dan 1950-2017

Steely Dan legend Walter Becker has died at the age of 67, his official website ha announced.

September 3, 2017