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Bigsound Reveals First Artist Line-up for 2018

The Bigsound music conference and festival has announced the first 75 acts to play the the event for 2018.

June 21, 2018
Amy Shark
Amy Shark Shares New Song Psycho With Mark Hoppus of Blink-182

Amy Shark has shared her song ‘Psycho’, recorded in Los Angeles with Mark Hoppus of Blink-182.

June 21, 2018
Darren Middleton, Powderfinger, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Darren Middleton To Release Third Solo Album ‘Tides’

Former Powderfinger guitarist Darren Middleton will release his third solo album ‘Tides’ in September.

June 21, 2018
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Suzanne Vega Speaks Paul McCartney Has Two New Songs Noise11 iHeartRadio Playlist 21 June 2018

This week at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com Suzanne Vega recalls stories of her Solitude Standing and 99.9 Degrees Fahrenheit albums ahead of her Australian tour in July and August for Lennard Promotions.

June 21, 2018
Mary J Blige plays Hamer Hall on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Mary J. Blige Finalises Her Divorce

Singer Mary J. Blige is a single woman again after a judge signed off on her divorce from Kendu Issacs.

June 21, 2018
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith Is Performing Midnight Oil’s Beds Are Burning On Her Current Tour

Patti Smith has added the Midnight Oil classic ‘Beds Are Burning’ to her current European tour.

June 20, 2018
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul McCartney Releases Two New Songs

Paul McCartney has previewed his upcoming album 'Egypt Station' with two new songs ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Come On To Me’.

June 20, 2018
Harts, 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Harts Follows Mentor Prince With Two Albums On The Way

Harts will release two albums this year, a reminder of how prolific his mentor Prince also was.

June 20, 2018
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Digital Distribution Service GYROstream Launches In Australia

New music distribution service GYROstream has launched in Australia.

June 20, 2018
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PiL The Doco Is Coming

In celebration of Public Image Ltd.’s (PiL) 40th Anniversary, Abramorama and Verisimilitude have released the first official trailer and poster of the new music documentary The Public Image Is Rotten. 

June 20, 2018
Meek Mill
Meek Mill Awaits New Trial

Rapper Meek Mill has been made to wait a little longer to find out if he will be granted a new trial over his decade-old drug and gun conviction.

June 20, 2018
Marvin Gaye
Dr Dre Is Developing A Marvin Gaye Movie

Rapper Dr. Dre is reportedly working on a movie about late singer Marvin Gaye.

June 20, 2018
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Lenny Kravitz Misses Out On Big Little Lies Role

Lenny Kravitz is convinced he lost out on a role in hit TV show Big Little Lies because producers felt uneasy about casting a black actor as the villain.

June 20, 2018
Tommy Lee, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Brandon Lee Wants To Pay For Dad Tommy Lee’s Therapy

Tommy Lee's son is offering to pay for his father to undergo "treatment" of his own after the rocker revealed he took care of Brandon Lee's rehab bill.

June 20, 2018
Screaming Jets
The Screaming Jets Cover Australian Rock Classics For Gotcha Covered

The Screaming Jets have curated a tasty list of Australian rock classics for the album ‘Gotcha Covered’.

June 19, 2018
Rose Tattoo Angry Anderson and Mark Evans. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rose Tattoo Set Rock N Roll Outlaw 40th Anniversary Tour Dates

Rose Tattoo will tour for the 40th anniversary of the classic ‘Rock N Roll Outlaw’ around Australia from September when they return from the European tour.

June 19, 2018
Gang of Youths
Gang Of Youths Tapped To Resurrect MTV Unplugged In Australia

MTV Australia will resurrect the Unplugged template in Melbourne in July with Gang of Youths.

June 19, 2018
XXXTentacion
R.I.P. XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Florida 1998-2018

20-year old rapper Jahseh Onfoy (aka XXXTentacion) has been shot dead in Florida.

June 19, 2018
Kingswood, Photo, Noise11
Kingswood Set Another Tour In Motion With Mane

Kingwood have one more tour for 2018 (not counting their State of Origin II performance on June 24.

June 19, 2018
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Changes Announce Music Passport Program for 2018

In its inaugural year, CHANGES unites talent from America to unpack the varying facets of how Australia and the US have built such a fruitful relationship over music. To deliver crucial insight into the state of the international music business, CHANGES is hosting a series of dedicated discussions as part of the Music Passport program.  

June 19, 2018
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Mighty Mighty Bosstones Reactivate

Remember The Mighty Mighty Bosstones? They became the ambassadors of the 90s ska explosion (the third wave of SKA) by forging new territory and being one of the first, if not the first band to cross high-energy ska with hardcore punk. Over a 30-year career Boston’s best dressed band has built, and continue to build, a devoted following with their unique brass-infused brand of punk rock.  

June 19, 2018
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Pink Recalls Marriage Breakdown In Father’s Day Post

Pink recalled the day she announced her separation from Carey Hart in a touching tribute to her dad on Sunday.

June 19, 2018
Women In Audio
First Women In Audio Conference Is A Success

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, presented the first-ever recording arts conference for women in Los Angeles on June 9, 2018 at the legendary Capitol Studios, sponsored by Capitol Music Group, The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing, and Cloudinary.  

June 19, 2018
Chris Cornell, the Palais Theatre St Kilda. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell’s Teenage Daughter Pays Tribute To Dad On Father’s Day

Chris Cornell's daughter has released a duet with her late dad to honour him on Father's Day.

June 19, 2018
Eminem, Noise11, Photo
Eminem Warns Fans Can Be Frightened By Noises At His Shows

Eminem warned those "easily frightened by loud noises" not to attend his shows during a festival appearance.

June 19, 2018
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, Armand Van Helden, Midnight Oil Nominated For Helpmann Awards

Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, Amand Van Helden and Midnight Oil are just some of the artists nominated for Helpmann Awards for 2018.

June 18, 2018
Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie Recognised As a Major Force In Australian Culture

When Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie migrated to Australia in 2008 he immediately began rebooting Australian culture. Those 10 years of contributions to the Australian entertainment industry have paid off with Brian receiving two nominations in the prestigious upcoming Helpmann Awards.

June 18, 2018
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin, Noise11, Photo
Lance Bass Thanks Surrogate As He Prepares For Fatherhood

Lance Bass praised the "incredible" surrogate he and husband Michael Turchin have chosen to carry their child.

June 18, 2018
Tommy Lee photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tommy Lee’s Son Posts Video Of His Dad Passed Out On The Floor

The feud between Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and his son Brandon has gotten uglier with the younger Lee posting a video of what appears to be his father passed out on the floor.

June 18, 2018
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters Recruit Female Supports For UK Tour

Foo Fighters have enlisted female acts Wolf Alice, The Kills and Goat to open on their current UK tour.

June 18, 2018