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Keely Smith
R.I.P. Keely Smith 1928-2017

Keely Smith, the iconic singer/performer known for her many solo recordings as well as her musical partnership with first husband Louis Prima, died in Palm Springs, CA on Saturday, December 16. She was 89 and under physicians’ care at the time of her passing from apparent heart failure.

December 18, 2017
Ding Dong
Melbourne’s Iconic Ding Dong Lounge To Close

The Ding Dong Lounge, for the past 15 years one of Melbourne’s most treasured music venues, will close in January 2018.

December 18, 2017
Eddie Holland
Motown Legend Eddie Holland Is $20 Million In Debt

Songs that he wrote have gone to the U.S. top ten 42 times but that wasn't enough to keep Eddie Holland out of deep debt.

December 18, 2017
CEO Claire Spencer and Molly Meldrum with the Gospo Choir at the Launch of the Australian Music Vault. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Music Vault Has Opened In Melbourne

Australian music now has a permanent home with the Australian Music Vault opening in Melbourne.

December 18, 2017
Eminem Revival
Eminem Says Revival Is His Last Album

Hip-hop star Eminem has hinted his new album Revival will be his last.

December 18, 2017
Paulini in The Bodyguard. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Paulini Given Suspended Sentence And Avoids Jail

The Bodyguard star and former Australian Idol finalists Paulini Curuenavuli has avoided time in prison for bribing a government official. Instead she has been sentenced to a six-moth suspension.

December 18, 2017
Beyonce in concert in Melbourne by Ros O'Gorman
Is Coachella Planning A Destiny’s Child Reunion?

Beyonce's superfans have sparked rumors suggesting she will be staging a Destiny's Child reunion at her highly-anticipated comeback set at the 2018 Coachella festival.

December 18, 2017
Elton John at A Day On The Green at Rochford Winery on Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John To Be Honored With Grammy Salute

Just two days after the 60th Annual Grammy Awards®, the Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate the legendary career of five-time Grammy winner and 2000 MusiCares' Person of the Year honoree Elton John by presenting "Elton John: I'm Still Standing-A Grammy Salute."

December 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ Is No 1 Again

Ed Sheeran returns to the No.1 spot in the ARIA Albums Chart with his third album "÷ (Divide)", the first return to the top for the album since September 11th and the 21st week overall for the set.

December 16, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran and Beyonce Have The Perfect No 1

Ed Sheeran and Beyonce stay at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their duet "Perfect", which also took the top spot in the US this past week.

December 16, 2017
Fat Boy Slim and The Kite String Tangle
Fatboy Slim Merges Into The Kite String Tangle With Images By Reg Mombassa

Fatboy Slim has created a new Australianised version of ‘Praise You’ with Brisbane’s Kite String Tangle and the images have been brushed up by Reg Mombassa.

December 16, 2017
Rory O'Donoghue
R.I.P. Rory O’Donoghue of Aunty Jack Fame 1949-2017

Rory O’Donoghue, the creative force alongside Grahame Bond for Australian hit 70s comedy The Aunty Jack Show, has died at age 68.

December 16, 2017
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Empire State Building To Use Gwen Stefani Song For Christmas Show

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. and iHeartMedia have announced that the annual Empire State Building holiday music-to-light show will feature global superstar Gwen Stefani and her holiday hit "You Make it Feel Like Christmas", the title song from her first ever holiday album.

December 16, 2017
Billy Gibbons - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Billy Gibbons Has Some Unusual Aussie Dates In January

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons will perform in Australia in January but not quite where you would expect him.

December 15, 2017
Lupe Fiasco - Photo By Damien Loverso
Lupe Fiasco Australian Dates Cancelled

All Australian Lupe Fiasco dates for January have been cancelled.

December 15, 2017
Scott Dorsey and Cat Stevens image courtesy of Scott Dorsey
Cat Stevens Caught Up With Engelbert Humperdinck’s Son Scott Dorsey In Brisbane

Scott Dorsey, the son and former manager of Engelbert Humperdinck, caught up with Cat Stevens in Brisbane this week.

December 15, 2017
Joanne Catherall, The Human League performs at the Palais in St Kilda on Wednesday 14 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
QANTAS Bans Human League Member For Wearing Ugg Boots

QANTAS you idiots, since when are Ugg Boots sleepwear? Human League member Joanne Catherall was screaming don’t you want me baby after refused entry into the Qantas lounge in Melbourne because she was wearing Ugg Boots.

December 15, 2017
Josh Homme Queens of the Stone Age by Ros OGorman 200
Ellen Drops Queens of The Stone Age Because Josh Homme Is A Dickhead

It seems there are complications from kicking a photographer in the head while performing.

December 15, 2017
The Village People performed at The Palais theatre in St Kilda on Thursday 25 May 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman
Village People Cover An Aussie Classic For Same Sex Marriage

Village People, the Ray Simpson version, have thanked Australia for winning the Same Sex Marriage battle by dedicating their version of an Aussie classic to all Australians.

December 15, 2017
Eminem Revival
New Music Releases 15 December 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Eminem (17th), N.E.R.D., G-Eazy, Linkin Park Live, Sir Rosevelt, Panic! At the Disco Live, Gwen Stefani (Xmas) and Soundtracks for Pitch Perfect 3, Paddington 2, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Bright.

December 15, 2017
Melissa Etheridge, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow To Tour Australia In April

Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow will perform shows together in Australia in April.

December 15, 2017
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Noise11 iHeartRadio Features The Artists We Lost In The Past 12 Months

In an end-of-year Noise11 iHeartRadio special we take a look at the artists we lost over the past 12 months.

December 15, 2017
Phil Oakey, The Human League perform at the Palais in St Kilda on Wednesday 14 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Human League Own Melbourne Fans After First Show In Eight Years

The 80s had its own sound and The Human League were the sound of the crowd.

December 14, 2017
Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Bon Jovi, The Cars and Dire Straits To Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The next round of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees has been announced. The Cars, Dire Straits and Bon Jovi have made the list along with Nina Simone, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

December 14, 2017
Eminem photo by Jeremy Deputat
Eminem Releases His Ed Sheeran Collaboration Recorded At Russell Crowe’s House In Sydney

The new Eminem song ‘River’ featuring Ed Sheeran has been released.

December 14, 2017
Robert Plant, Australian Tour 2013, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Robert Plant Plays London #SETLIST

The Royal Albert Hall seems to be looking better than ever these days. Before Seth Lakeman took to the stage you could see excited revellers marvelling at the extraordinary space, it’s 5,272 seats defying its intimate nature.

December 14, 2017
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul McCartney Gets Some Bridge Work Done In Sydney

Sir Paul McCartney visited the old workplace of Paul Hogan on Wednesday when he climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

December 14, 2017
David Byrne 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
David Byrne Sets Solo Dates For 2018

David Byrne fans are in for a treat next year as he mounts a solo tour that he is comparing to a classic Talking Heads trek.

December 14, 2017
Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens
R.I.P. Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens 1955-2017

Pat DiNizio, lead singer of The Smithereens, has died at the age of 62. A cause of death is yet to be announced.

December 13, 2017
Richard Marx played Melbourne on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Stars Ecstatic As Roy Moore Loses Alabama Election

Stars including Richard Marx, Nikki Sixx and Dave Foley have tweeted their excitement following the Alabama election where accused pedophile failed to obtain a senate seat.

December 13, 2017