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Pam the Funkstress
R.I.P. Pam The Funkstress, DJ for Prince, at 51

Pam Warren, better known as Pam the Funkstress during her time with the group The Coup, died on Friday (December 22) at the age of 51. She had been in the hospital for over a month after undergoing transplant surgery.

December 26, 2017
Ringo Starr To Become Second Beatle To Be Knighted

Ringo Starr (aka Richard Starkey) will be knighted in the Queen’s New Years honors making him the second Beatle to be awarded the royal title.

December 25, 2017
Eminem Revival
Australian Charts: Eminem Revival Is The No 1 Album

The ninth studio album for Eminem "Revival" becomes his ninth No.1 album on the ARIA Albums chart this week, debuting at the top as the last No.1 for 2017.

December 25, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Has A Perfect No 1

The final No.1 for 2017 remains Ed Sheeran and Beyonce's duet of "Perfect", which logs its third week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.

December 25, 2017
Led Zeppelin, music news,
Led Zeppelin Planning Surprises For 2018

Not too long ago, Led Zeppelin completed their reissue campaign with deluxe editions of their studio albums filled with rarities and live performances.

December 25, 2017
American Idiot soundtrack Green Day
New Music Releases 22 December 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Green Day, Petula Clark (GH) and Machine Gun Kelly.

December 22, 2017
Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett Departure Examined in New Pink Floyd Book

Available February 15, 2017 from Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Bill Kopp's new book Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon is a celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon.

December 22, 2017
Augie March
Augie March Debut Video For Bootikins

Augie March have revealed a video for their new song ‘Bootikins’ days before Christmas.

December 21, 2017
EasyFever with Tim, Chris, Phil, Tex and Kram at the Forum Theatre Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
All Star EasyFever Supergroup Keeps The Easybeats Alive

When promoter Marc Christowski put together an Australian supergroup to honour the music of Vanda & Young and The Easybeats he went top shelf.

December 21, 2017
Gene Simmons of Kiss photo by Tim Cashmere
Gene Simmons Talk At Friar’s Club Cancelled Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Friar's Club wants nothing to do with KISS rocker Gene Simmons.

December 21, 2017
Jackson Browne performs at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Friday 1 April 2016.
Jackson Browne To Be Awarded Les Paul Innovation Award

The NAMM Foundation has announced that singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will receive the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award at the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Anaheim, CA.

December 21, 2017
Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds at the Palais in St Kilda on Sunday 3 April 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brian Wilson To Play More Pet Sounds Dates In 2018

When Brian Wilson announced his tour that would include his final performances of the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds, nobody expected that "final" would be at least two years out.

December 21, 2017
Insane Clown Posse
U.S. Court Considers Insane Clown Posse Fans “A Gang”

The Juggalos, fans of the group Insane Clown Posse, will continue to be considered a gang after ICP and a group of followers lost their court case.

December 21, 2017
Elvis Presley,, Photo
Elvis The Auction – Now You Can Own a Piece of Presley

After the record-breaking auction during the 40th anniversary Elvis Week this past August, there will be another opportunity to own a piece of music history as highlights of the rare Elvis Presley artifacts to be included in the upcoming “Auction at Graceland” were announced today along with registration information and catalog ordering details.

December 21, 2017
Sean Diddy Combs, music news,
Diddy Tops Forbes Rich List For 2017

He may not be charting very often, but Diddy (or Puff Daddy or P. Diddy or, just simply, Sean Combs), is the top earning musician of 2017 according to Forbes.

December 21, 2017
Michael Jackson, Noise11, Photo, music news
Wade Robson Case Against Michael Jackson Thrown Out Of Court

A judge has dismissed choreographer Wade Robson's sexual abuse lawsuit against the late Michael Jackson.

December 21, 2017
Bachman Turner Overdrive Not Fragile
Randy Bachman Confirms Not Fragile Named To Differentiate From Yes

It seems that the band Yes influenced the title of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's album title Not Fragile.

December 20, 2017
Destinys Child
Kelly Rowland Shoots Down Destiny’s Child Reunion Rumours

Former Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland has dismissed chatter surrounding a possible Destiny's Child reunion at next spring's (2018) Coachella Music Festival in California.

December 20, 2017
Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Ozzy Osbourne Joins Royal Machines For Sabbath Classics in LA

Ozzy Osbourne made a surprise appearance at Royal Machine’s gig at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Saturday (16 Dec 17) and dished up five of his classics.

December 20, 2017
Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens
Steve Van Zandt Joins The Smithereens For Pat DiNizio Tribute

It was just last Tuesday (December 12) when Smithereens lead Pat DiNizio died at the age of 62 but the band and Stephen Van Zandt have already organized a tribute concert.

December 20, 2017
Nelly, music news,
Nelly’s Rape Accuser Sues For Defamation

The woman who accused rapper Nelly of rape is taking him to civil court.

December 20, 2017
Muse play Rod Laver Arena 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Muse Put On One Of The Biggest Rock Shows Melbourne Has Seen In 2017

When Muse played their first ever show in Melbourne at the 400 capacity The Evelyn in 2000 they didn’t go anywhere near filling the room. 17 years on there wasn’t a spare seat to be found at the 14,000 capacity Rod Laver Arena.

December 19, 2017
R.I.P. Korean Pop Star Jonghyun 1990-2017

27-year old Korean pop star Kim Jonghyun has died in Seoul at the age of 27.

December 19, 2017
Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters Get All Christmasy For Saturday Night Live

Foo Fighters knocked out a new Christmas version of their classic ‘Everlong’ this week with some Christmas standards wrapped into the song.

December 19, 2017
Mariah Carey Jupiters Gold Coast Show 2013: Photo Gerry Nicholls
Mariah Carey Bumps Australian Tour Into October 2018

Mariah Carey’s February Australian tour has been bumped to October 2018.

December 19, 2017
Gene Simmons of Kiss photo by Tim Cashmere
Is Anyone Surprised Gene Simmons Is The Latest Sexual Misconduct Name To Surface?

Kiss bass player Gene Simmons is the latest name added to the sexual misconduct list but should that even surprise you?

December 18, 2017
Vincent Nguini
R.I.P. Vincent Nguini Guitarist For Paul Simon At Age 65

Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon since 1991, died on December 8 in Abadiânia, Brazil at the age of 65. He had been suffering from liver cancer.

December 18, 2017
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