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Bill Paxton in Titanic
R.I.P. Bill Paxton 1955-2017

Actor and musician Bill Paxton, star of Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13, has died from complications from heart surgery at the age of 61.

February 27, 2017
Busby Marou Postcards From The Shell House
Australian Charts: Busby Marou Have A No 1 Album

The duo of Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou are known as Busby Marou, and their third album "Postcards from the Shell House" lands at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

February 27, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Scores Trifecta On Singles Chart

Seven weeks ago (13th Jan, 2017) Ed Sheeran created new Australian chart history by debuting at No.1 and No.2 with "Shape of You" and Castle on the Hill", now he expands his hold over the top spots by landing three songs in the Top 3 for the week.

February 27, 2017
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Amanda Pelman To Present The Music Of George Michael With SSO At Sydney Opera House

Amanda Pelman has put together an all-star cast to present the music of George Michael with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in July.

February 27, 2017
Alec Baldwin as Trump
Zach Braff Suggests Alec Baldwin As Demagogue Trump Fill-in At Correspondents Dinner

Actor/Director Zach Braff has put the call out to Alec Baldwin to replace Demagogue Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

February 27, 2017
Anja Nissen
Australia’s Anja Nissen To Perform At Eurovision

Winner of the 2014 series of 'The Voice', Anja Nissen, is now the representative for Denmark in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with her power ballad "Where I Am" (released on the 28th of Feb.)

February 26, 2017
Shannon Noll, Red Hot Summer. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Shannon Noll Taken From Red Hot Summer Stage By Police VIDEO

Shannon Noll fans watched as the Australian Idol pop star was “arrested” at the end of his set on Saturday at the Red Hot Summer show at Sandstone Point in Queensland.

February 26, 2017
ZZ Top, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
ZZ Top Extend US Tour

ZZ Top have added 21 dates to their ongoing Tonnage Tour spanning the North American east coast and mid-section.

February 26, 2017
Rick Derringer
Rick Derringer Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

Veteran rocker Rick Derringer will only receive a $1,000 fine for carrying a handgun on a commercial air flight.

February 25, 2017
Jax Jones
Australian Charts: Jax Jones Has No 1 Shazam Song

Jax Jones featuring RAYE ‘You Don’t Know Me’ was the most Shazammed song of last week in Australia.

February 25, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ Rides Out Another Week As Top Stream

Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ remains the no 1 song on Spotify in Australia again this week.

February 25, 2017
Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters Play First Show In More Than A Year And Announce Glastonbury Headliner

The Foo Fighters are back and they did it in a rather clandestine way.

February 25, 2017
Leon Ware
R.I.P. Leon Ware 1940-2017

Veteran producer, songwriter and performer Leon Ware died on Thursday (February 23) at the age of 77. The cause of death has not been announced.

February 25, 2017
Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lionel Richie Cancels Tour For Knee Surgery

Soul veteran Lionel Richie is reportedly postponing his upcoming tour with Mariah Carey to allow him time to recover from knee surgery.

February 25, 2017
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen’s Family Debut Unseen Footage In Traveling Light Video

Adam Cohen, the son and producer of the late Leonard Cohen, has created a video for his dad’s song ‘Traveling Light’ featuring unseen personal footage of the late star.

February 24, 2017
Jon English performs at the Palais Theatre on 21 October 2007. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jon English’s Rock Opera Paris To Be Staged In Melbourne

‘Paris – A Rock Odyssey’, the rock musical created by the late Jon English, will be staged in Melbourne as a tribute to Jon.

February 24, 2017
Noise11 iHeartRadio
Noise11 iHeartRadio Playlist for 24 February – 2 March 2017

Ed Sheeran, Linkin Park and Lana Del Rey have new music this week. Elton John, k.d. lang and Midnight Oil are touring and there are rare classics from Bon Scott before AC/DC and Angry Anderson before Rose Tattoo.

February 24, 2017
Beyonce in concert in Melbourne by Ros O'Gorman
Beyonce Cancels Coachella

Beyonce has decided that she is not able to headline the Coachella Festival in April due to her being pregnant with twins.

February 24, 2017
Depeche Mode, Noise11, photo
Depeche Mode Distances Itself From The Alt-Right

Richard Spencer is not exactly the most popular person outside the circles of the alt-right movement.

February 24, 2017
Sinead O'Connor (Photo: Tim Cashmere)
Sinead O’Connor Apologises For Outrageous Prince Allegation

Some may have forgotten but, last May, Sinead O'Connor went on one of her regular tirades and ended up claiming that Arsenio Hall may have had some responsibility in the death of Prince.

February 24, 2017
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga Is Working On Mystery The Love Project

Lady Gaga has teased fans a mysterious new Revlon project with top Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner.

February 24, 2017
Stormzy
Stormzy Talks Up Gangs Signs & Prayer On Beats 1

Ahead of the drop of his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer later tonight, check out Julie’s Beats 1 interview with Stormzy below.

February 24, 2017
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Wham Salute George Michael With Chris Martin At BRIT Awards

One of the most emotional points of Wednesday's BRIT Awards was the tribute to the late George Michael who died unexpectedly on Christmas day.

February 24, 2017
HR of Bad Brains
H.R. of Bad Brains Has Brian Surgery

H.R., the lead of the hardcore punk band Bad Brains, has successfully undergone brain surgery.

February 24, 2017
Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway
New Music Releases For 24 February 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Holy Holy, Rhiannon Giddens, Stormzy, Dope Lemon EP, Little Big Town, Christie Lamb, Havana Brown, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gimme Danger s'track, plus Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2016.

February 24, 2017
Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Frank Sinatra Gets Another Make-Over

Reprise/UMe are continuing their ongoing Sinatra 100 reissue project with a brand new expanded version of the 1967 album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim.

February 23, 2017
James McMurtry
James McMurtry US Tour Dates

Singer/songwriter James McMurtry has set a series of eleven shows in the eastern U.S. for late March and early April including shows in Richmond, Norfolk, Philadelphia and New York.

February 23, 2017
Talking Lifestyle
Macquarie Radio Ditches Magic Format For Talking Lifestyle

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will have a new radio format from next Monday 27 February 2017.

February 23, 2017
Jay Z - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jay-Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriter Hall of Fame

Jay-Z is set to become the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

February 23, 2017
Angus Young AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
New AC/DC Album Not Expected Until 2018

With Gun N’ Roses dates running through until September it is expected that the next AC/DC album with Axl Rose won’t be ready until 2018.

February 23, 2017