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George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
R.I.P. George Michael 1963-2016

British superstar George Michael has died at age 53.

December 26, 2016
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John Friends for Christmas
Australian Charts: FONJie Has The No 1 Christmas Album Of 2016

The John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John (aka FONJie) seasonal collaboration "Friends for Christmas" stays for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week.

December 26, 2016
clean-bandit
Australian Charts: Clean Bandit Have The Christmas 2016 No 1 Song

The Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie and Sean Paul track "Rockabye" is atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a fourth straight week, and now the last No.1 for the 2016 chart period.

December 26, 2016
James Brown photo by Tim Cashmere
Christmas Day 2016 Marks 10th Anniversary of the Death of James Brown

Christmas Day, it is the day James Brown died.

December 25, 2016
Rick Parfitt Status Quo performing at Deni Bluesfest in Deniliquin on Sunday 31 March 2013. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. Rick Parfitt of Status Quo 1948-2016

Rick Parfitt, longtime vocalist and guitarist for Status Quo, has died at the age of 68.

December 25, 2016
Bruce Springsteen - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11.com, Photo
Bruce Springsteen Releases Final Clarence Clemons Concert With E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen has released his performance from November 22, 2009 at Buffalo's HSBC Arena, a show that would turn out to be the final one for Clarence Clemons.

December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey To Ride Reindeer For Christmas

Mariah Carey can't wait to hop in her real-life reindeer sleigh in Colorado this Christmas (because that is apparently what people with too much money do).

December 25, 2016
Beyonce in concert in Melbourne by Ros O'Gorman
Beyonce and Adele Booked For Grammy Awards

Beyonce and Adele are bringing their superstar power to the stage for the 2017 Grammy Awards.

December 25, 2016
Pink photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Pink Finally Gets To Spend Christmas With Her Family

Pink and her husband Carey Hart are spending their first Christmas in the comfort of their own home because the singer is too pregnant to fly.

December 25, 2016
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga Is The Little Girl Who Just Likes To Play Piano

Lady Gaga isn’t interested in the business side of the music industry.

December 25, 2016
Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Nine Inch Nails Put Out Sudden New EP ‘Not The Actual Events’

Trent Reznor and his all-new Nine Inch Nails, now with added Atticus Ross, has released the EP ‘Not The Actual Events’ a day before Christmas.

December 24, 2016
Michael Buble Christmas
Australian Albums: There Are Seven Christmas Albums In iTunes Top 10 Today

iTunes is proving that the music trend this Christmas is Christmas music.

December 24, 2016
Mura Masa
Australian Singles: Mura Masa Spends Second Week At No 1 On Shazam Chart

UK electronic music producer Mura Masa has the most Shazamed song in Australia once again this week with ‘Love$ick’.

December 24, 2016
The Weeknd
Australian Singles: The Weeknd ‘Starboy’ Most Streamed Song This Week

The Weeknd ‘Starboy’ maintains the top spot as the most streamed song in Australia again this week.

December 24, 2016
clean-bandit
Australian Singles: Clean Bandit Has Australia’s No 1 Download

Clean Bandit has the most downloaded song in Australia this week and Mariah Carey has dropped off a little Christmas cracker.

December 24, 2016
Avril Lavigne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Avril Lavigne Tells Mark Zuckerberg To Stop Bullying Husband’s Band Nickelback

Popstar Avril Lavigne has chastised Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg for picking on her estranged husband’s band Nickelback.

December 24, 2016
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher Suffers Massive Heart Attack on London To Los Angeles Flight

Star Wars star Carrie Fisher is in a critical condition after suffering a massive heart attack aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles.

December 24, 2016
Rick Wakeman photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rick Wakeman To Release Piano Version of ‘Life On Mars’ On New Album

Keyboardist Rick Wakeman is about to release an album that he has always dreamed of doing, a full solo piano album that covers genres from rock to classical.

December 24, 2016
Shenandoah 30th
Shenandoah Prepare For 30th Anniversary Dates For 2017

Country's Shenandoah is about to go out on their 30th-anniversary tour.

December 24, 2016
Rob Halford, Judas Priest - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Judas Priest To Release Deluxe Edition of ‘Turbo’

On April 15, 1986, Judas Priest released their tenth studio album, Turbo.

December 24, 2016
Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tony Bennett Is Planning A Duet With Beyonce

Beyonce is hoping to make Tony Bennett's 90th birthday wish come true by performing with him.

December 24, 2016
Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis To Celebrate 60th Anniversary In 2017

2016 marked the 60th anniversary of Johnny Mathis' debut album, Johnny Mathis ("A New Sound in Popular Song") but it is 2017 that Columbia/Legacy are considering the real 60th for one of the great pop artists of the last seven decades.

December 24, 2016
The members of the Velvet Underground were dealt a partial blow in their suit against the Andy Warhol Foundation over the licensing and use of the iconic Warhol banana used on their album The Velvet Underground and Nico. The foundation has recently been licensing Warhol's work for use on a number of products, including to Apple in association with their iPad and iPod products. The Velvet Underground, whose former members include Lou Reed and John Cale, claim that the painting has become so identified with the group that its use elsewhere would be confusing to consumers. On Friday, a federal judge refused to hear a claim of copyright on the image, but that doesn't mean the case is over. It now moves to a new phase that will reexamine the claims from a trademark standpoint. For more on the legal aspects of the case and the full finding by the judge, click over to the Hollywood Reporter. Read more: http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2012/09/velvet-underground-lose-half-of-case.html#ixzz26DtrdvCC
Velvet Underground and Nina Simone To Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

On Monday morning, The Recording Academy announced their Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients along with a number of other honors.

December 24, 2016
Andrew Dorff
R.I.P. Country Songwriter Andrew Dorff At 40

Andrew Dorff, a well known and respected country songwriter, died on Monday at the age of 40. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiners Office has not released a cause of death.

December 24, 2016
Greg Lake
Listen To Greg Lake And Janis Ian’s Demo Of Don’t Throw Your Love Away

Early in Greg Lakes's career, he was part of a group called The Shame who released the single Don't Go Away Little Girl, co-written by Lake and a young Janis Ian.

December 24, 2016
Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Nikki Sixx Quits Facebook

Ex-Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has shut down his Twitter account and announced he will no longer post on Facebook in a bid to refocus his life.

December 24, 2016
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks Adds Entire Catalogue To Amazon

After teasing fans with a couple of his albums since October, Garth Brooks is now ready to unleash his entire catalogue exclusively on Amazon Unlimited.

December 24, 2016
Iggy Pop, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Iggy Pop Is Up For A Golden Globe

The nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards have been announced on Iggy Pop is up for an award.

December 24, 2016
Celine Dion - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Celine Dion Reflects On Highs and Lows Of 2017

Celine Dion has reflected on her tough 2016 in a retrospective video recounting the highs and lows of the past 12 months.

December 24, 2016
Dolly Parton - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Dolly Parton Distributes $9.3m To Fire Victims

Victims of the Tennessee wildfires have received their first payments from the $9.3 million relief fund set up by Dolly Parton.

December 23, 2016