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James Hetfield, Metallica. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Miley Cyrus Records Metallica Classic With Elton John

Miley Cyrus has recruited old pal Elton John for a cover of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters.

January 8, 2021
Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors at Red Hot Summer Bendigo photo by Noise11
Queenscliff Music Festival Adds Geyer, Seymour and Skye To Its Pelican Bar

Renee Geyer, Mark Seymour, Charlie Owen, Alice Skye, Kee’ahn and a Brooklyn Nine One One Trivia night have been added to the Queenscliff Music Festival’s Pelican Bar.

January 7, 2021
Bruce Springsteen and Nils Lofgren perform at AAMI Park on Thursday 2 February 2017. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Bruce Springsteen Writes Off Touring For 2021

Bruce Springsteen doesn't anticipate touring until 2022 - but he does have "a big surprise" in store for fans in the meantime.

January 7, 2021
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Greendale tour Melbourne photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Sells 50% of his Catalogue For $150 million

Neil Young has sold 50 per cent of his music catalogue said to be worth an estimated $150 million (£UK110 million/$AU192 million).

January 7, 2021
Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line Deny They Have Split

Florida Georgia Line have put an end to rumours circulating suggesting they have split up.

January 7, 2021
Mike Garson
Mike Garson Says He Had A Telepathic Connect With David Bowie

David Bowie's longtime keyboard player, Mike Garson, says they shared a "telepathic connection".

January 7, 2021
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
Albo Casts His Votes For Triple J’s Hottest 100

Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese has voted early and voted often for the Triple J Hottest 100.

January 6, 2021
John Fogerty photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Fogerty Debuts New Music For 2021 ‘Weeping In The Promised Land’

Creedence Clearwater Revival legend John Fogerty has a new song ‘Weeping In the Promised Land’. The song is about political protest and Black Lives Matter. In 'Weeping in the Promised Land' John Fogerty is articulating the last four years of America with lyrics like "poisoned with lies" and "Out in the street, on your neck with a knee. All the people are crying your last words 'I can't breathe.'

January 6, 2021
Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Red Hot Summer Swan Valley is A Sell-Out

Red Hot Summer’s Swan Valley event at Sandalford Wines in April has sold-out.

January 6, 2021
2021 Grammy Awards Postponed Until March

The Grammy Awards have been postponed from 31 January to 14 March 2021 citing Covid-19 as the reason for the delay.

January 6, 2021
The KLF
The KLF Are Now Streaming

Electronica innovators The KLF have made their music available on streaming services for the first time.

January 6, 2021
Berlin
Terri Nunn Apologizes For Performing Berlin At Mar-A-Lago

Berlin singer Terri Nunn has apologized to fans after performing at the Mar-A-Lago hotel in Florida on New Years Eve.

January 6, 2021
Dr Dre
Dr Dre Suffers Brain Aneurysm

Dr Dre has been admitted to hospital in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm on Monday.

January 6, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lindsey Buckingham Song Catalogue Sold

Lindsey Buckingham's entire music catalogue has been acquired by Hipgnosis Songs Fund.

January 6, 2021
John Butler
John Butler To Appear At Western Australia’s WA Forests Event

John Butler will perform live at the WA Forest event in Western Australia showing the movie ‘Cry of the Forests’.

January 6, 2021
Geoff Stephens
Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Geoff Stephens Dies From Covid-19

Geoff Stephens, the Grammy Award winning songwriter who wrote hits from The Hollies, Hermans Hermits, Boy George and Tom Jones, has died from Covid-19 at the age of 86.

January 5, 2021
Guitarist Alexi Laiho from Bodom After Midnight at a promo shoot. March 1st, 2020, Helsinki Finland. Photo by Terhi Ylimäinen.
Children of Bodom Singer Alexi Laiho Dead At 41

Alexi Laiho of Finnish metal band Children of Bodom / Bodom After Midnight has died at his home in Helsinki, Finland at age 41.

January 5, 2021
Alice Cooper at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 20 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Watch Alice Cooper Sing A Song For Zak Nilsson In His End of Life Stage of Cancer

Alice Cooper called into the YouTube show Coffee Talk with ADIKA Live’ to sing Zak Nilsson, the son of Harry Nilsson a special song.

January 5, 2021
Peter Black photo by Alec Smart
Former Hard-Ons Peter ‘Blackie’ Black To Play Shows In Victoria and Queensland

Peter ‘Blackie’ Black of The Hard-Ons has lined up solo shows in Victoria and Queensland over coming months.

January 5, 2021
Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger photo by Ros O'Gorman
ANNOUNCEMENT: South Australia’s Summer Sounds Festival To Go Ahead

Secret Sounds, Five Four Entertainment and Groove today confirm that their forthcoming concert series, Summer Sounds Festival, will proceed with the first shows taking place this weekend.

January 5, 2021
Warren McLean
Ex-Divinyls Drummer Warren McLean Dies

Warren McLean, a one-time drummer for Divinyls and I’m Talking, has died in Bali.

January 4, 2021
Gerry and the Pacemakers (Gerry Marsden centre)
RIP Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers Dead At 78

Gerry Marsden, lead singer of UK Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died in the UK at the age of 78.

January 4, 2021
Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Thom Yorke Hailed MF Doom A Hero

Thom Yorke of Radiohead has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late rap star, whose death was recently announced by his wife.

January 4, 2021
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones Is Planning At 2020 Album

Tom Jones revealed he has been finishing a new record during the Covid-19 lockdown and he is looking forward to releasing it in 2021.

January 4, 2021
Kendrick Lamar
Roskilde Have Plans For 2021 And Kendrick Lamar Will Headline

Roskilde is going ahead for 2021. Kendrick Lamar has been announced as a new headliner for Roskilde Festival 2021.

January 4, 2021
MF Doom
British Rapper MF Doom Dies

British-born rap pioneer MF DOOM has died, aged just 49.

January 4, 2021
Wham Last Christmas
Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ Has Finally Made It No 1 In UK

George Michael's classic Wham! hit Last Christmas has become the U.K.'s first number one of 2021.

January 4, 2021
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift Hold At No 1

Taylor Swift's ninth album "evermore" retains it's No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a third consecutive week.

January 3, 2021
Steve Brown
UK Producer Steve Brown (Wham, Freddie Mercury) Has Died

UK producer Steve Brown has died. At this stage a Cause of Death has not been revealed.

January 3, 2021
Hillsong
Hillsong Hotspot More Likely Human Interaction Than A Visit from the Ghost of Covid Past

A founder of controversial cult Hillsong Church is suggesting nothing less than a Christmas miracle after its Sydney location was listed as a Covid hotspot by the New South Wales government despite him declaring there was no-one at the location at the time.

January 3, 2021