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R.I.P. Beverly Hillbillies Star Donna Douglas At 81

Donna Douglas, who became world famous as Elly May Clampett in the 60s comedy The Beverly Hillbillies, has died at the age of 81.

January 3, 2015
Bono and U2. image by Ros O'Gorman
Bono May Never Play Guitar Again

Bono may never be able to play guitar again following his bike accident last year.

January 3, 2015
Sam Smith and Jonathan Zeizel, music news, noise11.com
Sam Smith Is Checking Out Sydney

Sam Smith snuck into Sydney last weekend for a quiet harbour side holiday before kicking off a big year of touring.

January 2, 2015
SXSW tragedy photo by Austin Police
SXSW Sued For Wrong Death Of Crash Victims

Families of the SXSW crash victims are now suing the organisers of the event.

January 2, 2015
Cloud Control - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jeremy Kelshaw Quits Cloud Control

Cloud Control will start 2015 with a line-up change. Founding member Jeremy Kelshaw has quit the band.

January 2, 2015
Tim Wheatley, noise11, music news
Tim Wheatley To Play New South Wales January Dates

Tim Wheatley will return to Australian stages next week for a series of shows in New South Wales.

January 2, 2015
Spotify, music news, noise11.com
Pop Will Eat Itself …Streaming Crippled Music Sales In 2014

Evidence that streaming is crippling music sales in the past year has been revealed in the end of year report by Nielsen Music.

January 2, 2015
Paul McCartney and Kanye West, music news, noise11.com
Kanye West and Paul McCartney Collaborate On New Song

Kanye West has released a brand new song for New Year’s Day with Sir Paul McCartney.

January 2, 2015
Chad Gilbert and Hayley WIlliams, music news, noise11.com
Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert To Marry

Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert are getting married.

January 2, 2015
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pink Floyd The Endless River Was 2014 UK Top Vinyl Album

Pink Floyd 'The Endless River' was the biggest selling album on vinyl in 2014.

January 2, 2015
Clean Bandit, music news, noise11.com
Streaming Doubled In UK In 2014

Figures released this week by the BPI show British artists and surge in streaming help to deliver another £1 billion-plus year for the UK recorded music business.

January 2, 2015
Pharrell Williams
Half A Decade Of Chart Facts 2010-2015

January 1, 2014 gets us halfway through the decade.

January 1, 2015
Pharrell Williams Happy Was Biggest Song Of 2014 In USA

Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ sold 6,455,000 downloads in the USA in 2014 making it the biggest selling song of the year.

January 1, 2015
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Taylor Swift 1989 Was Biggest Album Of 2014 In The USA

Taylor Swift had the biggest selling album of 2014 in the USA with ‘1989’ clocking up sales of 3,661,000 units.

January 1, 2015
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
US Digital Music Sales In Steep Decline For First Time Ever

Digital music sales have stalled at an alarming rate in the USA with sales going backwards during 2014 for the first time ever.

January 1, 2015
Ed Sheeran, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Ed Sheeran X Is UK’s Biggest Album Of 2014

Ed Sheeran 'X' was the UK's biggest selling album of 2014 and Pink Floyd better than Taylor Swift in England.

January 1, 2015
Pharrell Williams Happy Was UK No 1 Song Of 2014

Pharrell Williams had the biggest selling song of 2014 in the UK.

January 1, 2015
Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lindsay Buckingham Calls 2015 Last Year For Fleetwood Mac

Lindsay Buckingham has gone on record stating that 2015 will be the final year for Fleetwood Mac.

January 1, 2015
Joe Cocker, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
In Memoriam: The Artists We Lost In 2014

2014 was the year the music industry lost over 100 of its stars both in front and behind the microphone.

December 31, 2014
Courtney Barnett, music news, noise11.com
Courtney Barnett, Seekae Named Amazon Artists To Watch In 2015

Melbourne singer songwriter Courtney Barnett and Sydney's Seekae have been named Amazon’s Artists to Watch in 2015.

December 31, 2014
Peter Asher, music news, noise11.com
Peter Asher Receives CBE In Queen’s New Years Honors List

Peter Asher, half of UK 60s pop group Peter & Gordon, has been awarded the Commander of the British Empire honor (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.

December 31, 2014
Falls Festival, music news, noise11.com
Man Found Dead At Falls Festival Byron Bay

A 26-year old man has been found dead at the Falls Festival at Byron Bay.

December 31, 2014
DJ Sneak, music news, noise11.com
DJ Sneak Replaced With Jamie xx At Sydney and Melbourne Festivals

DJ Sneak has been a last minute drop-out from the Lost Paradise and Let Them Eat Cake festival in Sydney and Melbourne. Jamie xx will replace him.

December 31, 2014
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iTunes Introduces 14-Day Return Policy In Europe

Apple has introduced a 14-day return policy for iTunes sales in Europe to come into line with new laws governing online sales in the territory and the changes have the music industry worried.

December 31, 2014
Kirin J Callinan, AMP Shortlist 2014, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Kirin J Callinan, Billion Added To Rage New Videos

Kirin J. Callinan and Billion featuring Maxine Ashley both have featured videos on Rage this week.

December 31, 2014
Olivia Newton-John - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Olivia Newton-John To Release Vegas Show On DVD

Olivia Newton-John has announced that she will release music from her acclaimed Las Vegas stage show, Summer Nights.

December 31, 2014
Mick Jones of Foreigner, music news, noise11.com
Mick Jones Says Foreigner Hiatus Was Due To Nervous Breakdown

Foreigner's Mick Jones has revealed he took a year off because of a nervous breakdown.

December 31, 2014
Slash. image by Ros O'Gorman
Slash and Wife Perla Split After 13 Years

Slash has reportedly separated from his wife Perla after 13 years of marriage.

December 31, 2014
Kid Rock photo by Ros O'Gorman, music news, noise11.com
Kid Rock To Release First Kiss In February

Kid Rock will release his tenth studio album, First Kiss, in February.

December 31, 2014
R.E.M. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, music news
Michael Stipe Plays Surprise Solo Show For Patti Smith

Michael Stipe of R.E.M. was the surprise opening act for Patti Smith in New York on Monday night.

December 31, 2014