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Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums
Drum Genius Sandy Nelson Dies Aged 83

Sandy Nelson, best known for the 1961 hit ‘Let There Be Drums’, has died at age 83.

February 20, 2022
The Angels play Palms Crown Casino on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Angels Play First Melbourne Show In Two Years

The Angels played their first Melbourne show in two years on Friday night, kicking off a reactivated live year for one of Australia’s greatest rock bands.

February 19, 2022
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul McCartney Announces His Got Back Tour

Paul McCartney has revealed his first dates since 2019. The 2022 US tour has been christened ‘Got Back’.

February 19, 2022
One Direction, Niall Horan, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
One Direction Star Niall Horan Falls Ill On Flight

Niall Horan has thanked airline staff for taking care of him after he fell "extremely ill" during a flight.

February 19, 2022
Taylor Hawkins Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Hawkins Says he Didn’t Bother Learning Lines For Foo Fighters Studio 666

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins declined to learn his lines for the upcoming horror-comedy movie Studio 666.

February 18, 2022
Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega Joins The SXSW Line-up

Suzanne Vega will showcase at SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas in March.

February 18, 2022
Neneh Cherry photo from Facebook
Neneh Cherry To Be Awarded Icon Awards

NME is excited to announce Neneh Cherry as the winner of this year’s Icon Award, following previous winners Courtney Love and Shirley Manson, in celebration of her continual ability to redefine music, fashion and culture over the past three decades. It is also shared today that Liam Gallagher’s Free Concert For NHS Workers has been named the Music Moment Of The Year, as a triumphant night that celebrated the heroes of the pandemic.

February 18, 2022
Crowded House
Crowded House Add A Day On The Green Shows To Australian Tour

Crowded House will perform for A Day On the Green in Geelong and the Hunter Valley in April as part of the ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’ Tour.

February 17, 2022
Spectrum Testimonial
Gil Matthews Next Aztec Records Release Is Spectrum/Indelible Murtceps ‘Testimonial’

Gil Matthews has given a 21st century make-over to the 1973 Spectrum / Indelible Murtceps album ‘Testimonial’. (Murtceps was Spectrum spelt backwards). Murtceps was the pub band version of Spectrum, while Spectrum played concert mode in bigger venues.

February 17, 2022
The Edge and Bono of U2 photo by Ros O'Gorman
U2 To Release 12 Inch Edition Of 1982 Song ‘A Celebration’ For Record Store Day

U2’s seventh single ‘A Celebration’ will be released as a limited edition 12 inch for Record Store Day 2022.

February 17, 2022
Vanessa Amorosi City of Angels
Vanessa Amorosi To Release Seventh Album ‘City of Angels’

Vanessa Amorosi will release her seventh album ‘City of Angels’ in March.

February 17, 2022
Steve Kilbey, Pure Gold Live at the Palais in St Kilda on Friday 13 May 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Steve Kilbey Recreates The Church ‘Of Skins And Heart’ As An Acoustic Album

Steve Kilbey has re-recorded The Church’s debut album ‘Of Skins And Heart’ as an acoustic album.

February 17, 2022
BTS Star V Tests Positive To Covid-19

BTS singer V has tested positive for coronavirus a few weeks after his bandmate Jimin caught Covid-19.

February 17, 2022
Coachella and Stagecoach Ditch Covid Restrictions

Coachella and Stagecoach attendees will no longer have to follow COVID-19 safety measures.

February 17, 2022
Biffy Clyro - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Biffy Clyro To Premiere Documentary

Biffy Clyro have teamed up with Amazon Music on the upcoming documentary, 'Biffy Clyro: Cultural Sons of Scotland'.

February 17, 2022
Dr Dre Confirms Some Changes Were Made To Super Bowl Performance

Dr. Dre has confirmed National Football League (NFL) bosses asked him to make "minor changes" to his Super Bowl Halftime Show set.

February 16, 2022
Madonna performs at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 March 2016. This is the first show of the Australian leg of her world wide Rebel Heart Tour.
Madonna and Katy Perry Are Working Together

Madonna has reportedly recruited pal Katy Perry for a remix project.

February 16, 2022
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon ‘Bad Habits’ Collaboration Is Ready

Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon will release their heavy rock version of 'Bad Habits' on Friday (18.02.22).

February 16, 2022
Craig David, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Craig David Tests Positive To Covid-19

Craig David has tested positive for COVID-19.

February 16, 2022
Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande Has A New Album Coming For May

Emeli Sande has announced her new album, 'Let's Say For Instance'.

February 16, 2022
Noise11 The 1975 photo by Ian Laidlaw
The 1975 To Make Comeback In Japan

The 1975 will make their live comeback at Japan's Summer Sonic festival in August.

February 16, 2022
Cut Copy
Cut Copy Are Heading Across North American And Into Europe

Australia’s Cut Copy have a full year of touring ahead of them with North American and European dates locked in for 2022.

February 15, 2022
Marlyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr - photo courtesy of The Carrasco Trust
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr Premiere Video For Paul McCartney ‘Silly Love Songs’ Cover

Husband and wife duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr have premiered a video for their Paul McCartney ‘Silly Love Songs’ cover.

February 15, 2022
Barry White, Noise11, Photo
Barry White Classic ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ Gets A Lord Finesse Make Over

Barry White’s 70s soul classic ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ has been given a remix makeover by Lord Finesse.

February 15, 2022
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Aerosmith’s Record Store Day Release Gets A General Issue

‘Aerosmith 1971 – The Road Starts Hear’, originally released for Record Store Day 2021, will have a general international release.

February 15, 2022
Ivan Reitman on the set of Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman Has Died At Age 75

Ivan Reitman, the name behind the classic movies ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Twins’, ‘Kindergarten Cop’ and National Lampoon’s Animal House’, has died at age 75.

February 15, 2022
Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Midnight Oil Debut Third ‘Resist’ Song ‘At the Time of Writing’ Video

Midnight Oil has premiered a lyric video for the third song from the upcoming ‘Resist’ album. ‘At The Time of Writing’ was written by Rob Hirst and Jim Moginie.

February 15, 2022
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters May Be Planning A Surprise Australian Show

The word on the street is Foo Fighters may be in Australia in March for a one-off show in Geelong.

February 15, 2022
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson Covers The Beatles and Chris Stapleton On New Album ‘A Beautiful Time’

Willie Nelson has covered The Beatles ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, Chris Stapleton’s ‘I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die’ and Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song’ for his next album ‘A Beautiful Time’ due in April.

February 15, 2022
Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Splendour Updates Its List of Sideshows

There will be Splendour In The Grass sideshows galore around Australia in July so here is a summary of who to see and when:

February 15, 2022