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Royal Blood, Damon Albarn Nominated For Mercury Music Prize

Damon Albarn and Royal Blood are two of the 12 nominees for the Mercury Music Prize this year.

September 14, 2014
Vince Gill, Noise11, Photo
Vince Gill Named BMI Country Icon Of 2014

Vince Gill has been named the 2014 Country Icon by BMI.

September 14, 2014
John Mellencamp - Image By Ros O'Gorman
John Mellencamp Schedules 80 Dates For 2015

John Mellencamp will play a lengthy eighty-date tour of North America starting in January.

September 14, 2014
Survivor Jimi Jamison
Survivor Cancel Tour After Singer’s Death

Survivor has announced that they are cancelling their October and November dates in the wake of the passing of lead singer Jimi Jamison.

September 14, 2014
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, Noise11, Photo
Michael Jackson Immortal Tour Outsold Michael Jackson Tours

Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson 'Immortal' tour has ended after three years and outselling any previous Michael Jackson tour.

September 14, 2014
Country Star Lynn Anderson Charged With DUI

Country singer Lynn Anderson was arrested on Thursday night in Nashville for DUI after being involved in a traffic accident.

September 14, 2014
Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Tom Jones To Neil Young’s Play Bridge School Concert

Neil and Pegi Young's annual Bridge School concert has another top shelf list of acts for 2014 including Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Sir Tom Jones.

September 14, 2014
Riverboats Music Festival
Dan Sultan, The Whitlams And Sarah Blasko Top Riverboats Music Festival Lineup

The Riverboats Music Festival continues to cements its place as one of Australia’s best boutique events with another outstanding lineup for 2015.

September 14, 2014
Joe Sample
Joe Sample Dead At 75

Jazz legend Joe Sample of The Crusaders has died at age 75.

September 13, 2014
Vance Joy, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Vance Joy Dream My Life Away Debuts At 1 On ARIA Albums

Local singer/songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) takes his debut album “Dream Your Life Away” straight into the No.1 position on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

September 13, 2014
Taylor Swift Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Swift Racks Up Three Weeks On Top of ARIA Singles

Taylor Swift spends her longest run at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week, as her second No.1 “Shake it off” racks up a third consecutive week at the chart pinnacle.

September 13, 2014
U2 and Apple
U2 Destroy 30 Years Of Legacy In One PR Stunt

U2’s album spam PR stunt has destroyed decades of legacy quicker than hitting a delete button. In fact, many millions of Apple customers were looking for their delete button as soon as they were spammed with a product they did not opt-n for.

September 13, 2014
Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters Play As The Holy Shits In London

Foo Fighters were performing in London under the alias The Holy Shits this week.

September 13, 2014
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Barbra Streisand To Do First Talk Show Interview In 50 Years

Barbra Streisand is doing something on September 15 that she hasn't done in fifty years, appearing as a guest on a late-night talk show.

September 12, 2014
Kanye West
Kanye West Rushed To Hospital In Melbourne

Kanye West spent Wednesday night in a Melbourne hospital after a suspected seizure.

September 12, 2014
Dead Daisies Face I Love
PREMIERE: The Dead Daisies Face I Love VIDEO

When The Dead Daisies invited fans to contribute their face to the ‘Face I Love’ video over 5000 fans globally uploaded their mug shots.

September 12, 2014
The Tea Party - Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Tea Party and HARTS Talk This Week on iHeartRadio

Jeff Martin of The Tea Party joins iHeartRadio this week as the band releases its first album in 10 years and prepares for their upcoming Australian tour.

September 12, 2014
The Madden Brothers
Madden Brothers, Train Lead The Weeks New Releases

Slash, Train, Madden Brothers, Megan Washington and Obey the Brave have the lead albums this week.

September 12, 2014
Russell Morris, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Russell Morris Awarded Leading Edge Album of the Year

Australian music legend Russell Morris’ ‘Van Dieman’s Land’ has been named Leading Edge Album of the Year.

September 12, 2014
Primal Scream
Robert ‘Throb’ Young Of Primal Scream Dead At 49

Robert ‘Throb’ Young has been found dead in his apartment at age 49. Young died on September 9.

September 12, 2014
Bob Crewe
Four Seasons Songwriter Bob Crewe Dead At 82

Bob Crewe, the legendary songwriter and producer portrayed in the movie The Jersey Boys, has died at age 82.

September 12, 2014
Stevie Wonder image by Ros O'Gorman
Stevie Wonder To Perform Songs In The Key of Life Live

Stevie Wonder will bring a complete performance of his classic album Songs in the Key of Life to eleven arenas around North America.

September 12, 2014
Iggy & The Stooges, Bluesfest 2013, Noise11, Ian Laidlaw, Photo
Iggy Pop Is In The Fashion Biz

Iggy Pop has partnered with Sailor Jerry Clothing to create 'The Flash Collection by Iggy Pop', an annual collaboration between Sailor Jerry and a like-minded artist, inspired by the legendary tattoo flash of Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins.

September 12, 2014
U2 The Miracle of Joey Ramone
U2 Kept The Good Songs For The Next Record

U2's bonus free album to 500 million of their closest personal friends isn't the newest music the band has recorded.

September 12, 2014
ZZ Top, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
ZZ Top Cancel All Remaining Shows For 2014

When Dusty Hill of ZZ Top fell and injured his hip, it caused the band to cancel the balance of their tour with Jeff Beck but it was hoped they would be able to finish out the rest of their 2014 dates.

September 12, 2014
Kasey Chambers photo Ros OGorman, music news, noise11
Premier Artists Score ARIA Trifecta With Barnes, Chambers and Hilltop Hoods

Premier Artists have scored the ARIA trifecta with three of their artists Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers and Hilltop Hoods in the Top 3 albums this week.

September 11, 2014
Miley Cyrus, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival Cancelled

The iHeartRadio Music Festival featuring Miley Cyrus and Redfoo have been cancelled following the unavailability of one of the headliners.

September 11, 2014
Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australians Charting Overseas

Usually I just post the massive list of Aussie acts whom are charting overseas, but with more and more local acts picking up international chart entries, I thought I’d do an occasional recap of which local artists are charting and where this week.

September 10, 2014
Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Vance Joy Good For This Weeks No 1 MIDWEEK SALES

Taylor Swift is on track to spend a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart with “Shake it off”, which would in turn become her longest run at the top of the Australian charts, as her only other chart-topper; “Love Story” spent two broken weeks at No.1 in 2009.

September 10, 2014
Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and Graeham Goble aka BSG
Stephen Housden Forces Little River Band Founder To Close Facebook Page

Stephen Housden, the current legal owner of the Little River Band name, has taken action to force Little River Band founder and principal songwriter Graeham Goble to take down a LRB Facebook page.

September 10, 2014