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David Greenfield of The Stranglers
David Greenfield of The Strangers Dies From COVID-19 At Age 71

The Stranglers’ keyboard player David Greenfield has passed away at the age of 71 after contracting COVID-19 in a UK hospital.

May 5, 2020
Green Day, Soundwave 2014, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Covers Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids In America’

Billie Joe Armstrong has recorded a cover of Kim Wilde’s ‘Kids In America’ as a birthday gift for bandmate Mike Dirnt.

May 5, 2020
Wiz Khalifa, music news, noise11.com
Wiz Khalifa On The Importance Of Being Your Own Boss

Wiz Khalifa has urged up-and-coming rappers to "be the captain of your own ship", stressing the importance of having unique ideas in order to sustain success over a period of time.

May 5, 2020
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Unheard Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Song To Be Auctioned

An unheard song penned by Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr is expected to be sold for around £20,000 at auction.

May 5, 2020
Culture Club Encore Tour at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sunday 11 December 2016. Culture Club headlined the show after support bands Wa Wa Nee, Pseudo Echo, Eurogliders and Real Life performed their sets. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Boy George Explains Why Culture Club Weren’t On Live Aid

Boy George has revealed his band were asked to perform at the landmark concert - which was held on July 13 1985 to raise money for the Ethiopian famine - but organisers “didn’t follow up” on the request because of George’s battle with a drug addiction.

May 5, 2020
Dog Trumpet, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dog Trumpet Perform Live From Home To Launch Great South Road Album

Peter O'Doherty and Reg Mombassa's Dog Trumpet spent one hour from home on Saturday night launching the new album 'Great South Road'.

May 4, 2020
Birds of Tokyo Human Design
Australian Charts: Birds Of Tokyo ‘Human Design’ Is The No 1 Album

The sixth studio album for Perth band Birds of Tokyo called "Human Design" becomes the bands second No.1 album as it debuts at the top of the Australian Albums chart.

May 4, 2020
Sammy Hagar and the Circle
Sammy Hagar Rock Out Whole Lotta Rose For Lockdown Session 5

Sammy Hagar has gathered The Circle to whack down AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rose’ for his Lockdown Sessions No 5.

May 4, 2020
Diesel at Red Hot Summer
Diesel Sets Release Date for ‘Sunset Suburbia’ Album

Diesel has used isolation finishing off his next album at his Sydney home. ‘Sunset Suburbia’ is the name of the record and you can expect it on 28 August.

May 4, 2020
John Fogerty photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Fogerty Sits Around The Campfire And Tells A Few Stories

John Fogerty has ventured outside home with his sons and daughter to tell a few stories around the campfire.

May 4, 2020
The Rubens
The Rubens Announce Revised Dates For Postponed Tour

The Rubens will now start their 'Live In Life' tour in September.

May 4, 2020
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears Conservatorship Extended

Britney Spears' long-time care manager Jodi Montgomery has had her role extended until at least August 22 following an order by judge Brenda Penny.

May 4, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ozzy Osbourne Remains In Good Spirits Since Parkinsons Diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourne revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's - which is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination - earlier this year, and his wife Sharon Osbourne has insisted he’s “doing good”.

May 4, 2020
Stevie Nicks ADOTG at Rochford Winery on Saturday 18 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Stevie Nicks Is Working On A Rhiannon Movie

Stevie Nicks has kept her 2020 schedule free so she can work on a movie inspired by her 1975 Fleetwood Mac hit Rhiannon.

May 4, 2020
Tommy Lee, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Tommy Lee Drops Price On House For Sale

Tommy Lee is preparing to take a hit on his Calabasas, California home after shaving another $400,000 (£320,000) off the asking price.

May 4, 2020
Sting at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sting Uses Home Studio For New Music In Isolation

Sting is still able to work on new music from his home in Wiltshire, South-West England, and he's also praised the efforts of healthcare workers during the pandemic.

May 4, 2020
Eminem photo by Craig Mcdean
Eminem Home Intruder Is A Repeat Offender

The man who broke into Eminem's house last week was previously arrested for targeting the rapper in a separate home invasion attempt.

May 4, 2020
Art4Changes Roger Ballen
Photographer Roger Ballen Joins Art4Changes Project

Roger Ballen: -“Simply sitting home will not change the world, acting from home to provide real help – will!”

May 3, 2020
Victor Wooten and bass Joseph Wooten on keyboards at the Blue Note New York
The Wooten Brothers Stream From Nashville LIVE NOW

The Wooten Brothers will live stream from Rudy’s Jazz Room in Nashville at 7:30pm CST (Nashville time). That is 10:30am TODAY, Sunday in Australia.

May 3, 2020
Dog Trumpet Great South Road
Dog Trumpet To Stream The Launch Of ‘Great South Road’ On Facebook Saturday

Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa, aka Dog Trumpet, will perform live on Facebook this Saturday night for the launch of their new album ‘Great South Road’.

May 1, 2020
Dion Blues With Friends
Dion Gathers Rock Icons For His ‘Blues With Friends’ Album

Rock and Roll legend Dion has gathered up his famous friends for his next album ‘Blues With Friends’.

May 1, 2020
SXSW 2020
Class Action Over Non-SXSW Cancellation Refunds Escalates

SXSW is facing increased pressure to refund delegates who registered for the 2020 music conference and festival which could potentially bankrupt the organization.

May 1, 2020
Melbourne Recital Centre
Why Are Victorian Government Venues Still Selling Tickets After July 1?

Government-owned venues in Victoria are still selling concert tickets for shows scheduled after July 1 despite a very clear message from the Premier and the Chief Medical Officer suggesting it will be a long, long time before the music industry is allowed to return to normal.

May 1, 2020
Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Liam Gallagher Slams The Release Of Oasis Song ‘Don’t Stop’

Liam Gallagher is pissed off at this brother Noel for making an unreleased Oasis song available to all.

May 1, 2020
Dan Andrews, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Victorian Government and Mushroom Group Launch Streaming Service Victoria Together

Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group has partnered with the Victorian Government to launch a new streaming entertainment service called Victoria Together.

May 1, 2020
Sam Smith plays the Town Hall in Melbourne at an intimate show put on by iHeart Radio, KiisFM and Optus Yes. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sam Smith On His Third Album

Sam Smith's new album will explore their "queerness".

May 1, 2020
Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Keith Urban On How The Pandemic Effects Him

Keith Urban says he has been struggling to cope amid the global health crisis, as staying indoors as part of the new social distancing guidelines has meant his “artistic confidence” has been stifled.

May 1, 2020
The Backstreet Boys perform at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Friday 8 May 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Backstreet Boys Officially Postpone Australian Tour

The Backstreet Boys have postponed the Australia/New Zealand leg of their DNA World Tour until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 1, 2020
James Reyne at Red Hot Summer Bendigo 2020 photo Noise11
James Reyne To Perform Virtually For Coopers Live Loud & Local

James Reyne will perform a rare (these days) live show for Coopers Live Loud & Local on May 2.

April 30, 2020
2017 Record Store Day Ambassador Anthony Albanese (aka Albo) at Red Eye Records handing over the Ambassadorship to the current ambassadors. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Delayed Record Store Day To Be Spread Over Three Dates

Record Store Day will now happen on Saturday August 29, Saturday September 26 and Saturday October 24.

April 30, 2020