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The new Violent Femmes lineup with Brian Viglione, Noise11, Photo
Violent Femmes Interview From Noise11.com Archives

Violent Femmes may just be the ultimate cult band. After 21 years and one slight line-up diversion the band have maintained a cult status with a core audience who never seem to get much older.

April 25, 2016
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro Interview From Noise11.com Archives

Sometime in the 90's Neil Young was christened the Godfather of Grunge but the title really belonged to his band Crazy Horse.

April 25, 2016
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Prince Hadn’t Slept For 6 Days Before His Death

Prince reportedly worked for six days without any sleep prior to his death.

April 25, 2016
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Queens of the Stone Age Interview From Noise11.com Archives

Queens of the Stone Age rose from the ashes of Kyuss. Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri formed the new band in 1997 and today remain the only original members of QOTSA.

April 25, 2016
James Jagger in Vinyl
Vinyl Star James Jagger Marries

Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall reunited to celebrate the wedding of their son, Vinyl star James Jagger.

April 25, 2016
Billy Paul
R.I.P. Billy Paul 1934-2016

Soul singer Billy Paul has died at age 81.

April 25, 2016
Metallica, Lars Ulrich, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Interview From The Noise11.com Archives

For someone who has just jumped in to drive the bass sounds for the biggest hard rock band on the planet, Robert Trujillo is doing a great job.

April 25, 2016
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, The Who. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Roger Daltrey “AC/DC Will Miss Brian More Than Brian Will Miss AC/DC”

Roger Daltrey of The Who is the latest rock icon to suggest AC/DC moving forward without Brian Johnson is a bad idea.

April 25, 2016
Michael Buble image by Ros O'Gorman
Michael Bublé Interview From Noise11.com Archives

Crooning is not just about singing songs about "moon" and "June". Crooning is an entire genre unto itself. The world has a new crooner. His name is Michael Bublé. He's only 25 but has taken decades of great crooners and remastered them for his own voice.

April 25, 2016
Beyonce Lemonade
Beyonce Releases Sudden New Album ‘Lemonade’

Beyoncé has released her brand new album ‘Lemonade’ but you’ll have to suck it up through Tidal to get it.

April 25, 2016
Prince Photo Credit: Madison Dubé Copyright NPG Records 2013
Remarkable Insight About Prince The Humanitarian By Van Jones

Political activist, commentator and author Van Jones has opened up for the first time about the secret contributor to his humanitarian causes. It was Prince.

April 25, 2016
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Prince Didn’t Have A Will, Sister Tyka Nelson May Inherit It All

Get ready for the next big court case. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411.com, it is most likely that Prince did not have a will.

April 25, 2016
Ice Cube at the Australian Premiere of Ride Along 2. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com
N.W.A. Reunite At Coachella

Ice Cube delivered his promise of a full N.W.A. reunion during his second-weekend set at the Coachella festival in California on Saturday night (23Apr16).

April 25, 2016
Phil Spector
Phil Spector Files For Divorce From Prison

Phil Spector has filed for divorce from his wife, Rachelle Short, claiming that she is wildly spending his fortune.

April 25, 2016
Gene Simmons, Kiss. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Gene Simmons Of Kiss Interview From Noise11.com Archives

When Gene Simmons named his new album 'Asshole' few people would argue it was an inappropriate name. Gene does have a reputation to uphold after all.

April 25, 2016
The Simpsons unused Prince episode
The Simpsons Writer Al Jean On The Unused Prince Episode

Al Jean, one of the writers for The Simpsons, has revealed the script from the shows episode that was to feature Prince but Prince rejected.

April 25, 2016
Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Radiohead Interview From Noise11.com Archives

Since their humble beginnings in 1993 with Pablo Honey and the song 'Creep', Radiohead have developed to become one of the greatest bands of recent times.

April 24, 2016
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Prince’s Cause Of Death Remains Secret Until Autopsy Completed

A cause of death for Prince remains "pending" following the completion of an initial autopsy on Friday (22Apr16).

April 24, 2016
James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Coachella Turns Purple With Prince Tributes

LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding and Joey Bada$$ were among the acts at Coachella Festival who paid tribute to the late music icon Prince.

April 24, 2016
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Prince Cremated In Private Service For Family And Close Friends Only

The body of Prince was cremated just days after the music legend’s death on Thursday.

April 24, 2016
Dominic Howard, Muse. Photo by Ros O'Gorman. http://www.noise11.com
Muse Interview From The Noise11.com Archives

The Muse story is relatively short. They formed in Devon, England in 1997, although the three members had been banging it out in bands together since they were 13.

April 24, 2016
Stone Gossard. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com
Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam Interview From Noise11 Archives

Stone Gossard caught up with Paul Cashmere to talk all things Pearl Jam and Brad. From the Noise11 archives Stone Gossard tells the story.

April 24, 2016
Mavis Staples photo by Ros OGorman
Mavis Staples Salutes Prince At Coachella

Soul legend Mavis Staples kicked off her second weekend Coachella festival set with a tribute to Prince on Friday.

April 24, 2016
Bruce Springsteen at SXSW Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bruce Springsteen Opens Brooklyn Show With Purple Rain

Bruce Springsteen opened his Brooklyn concert with the Prince classic 'Purple Rain' on Saturday night.

April 24, 2016
Dami Im, Noise11, Photo
Tainted Camp Gallipoli Foundation Features Shows By Australian Pop Stars Under Investigation

The names of Australia’s pop stars Dami Im, Cyrus, Taylor Henderson and Stan Walker are attached to a charity under investigation by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

April 24, 2016
Sam Phillips, music news, noise11.com
Sam Phillips Sun Records Interview From Noise11.com Archives

Starting a studio and founding a record label in the early 50s was a bold move. Sam Phillips did it though. The decision for his career path also changed music history and created the template for what became rock and roll.

April 24, 2016
Duran Duran, SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Duran Duran Interview From Noise11.com Archives

2003, Melbourne, Australia and Duran Duran are about to tour the country in their original line-up for the first time in 20 years. Getting the original line-up back together seemed near impossible after 1996 when founding member John Taylor walked out of the band he started two decades earlier.

April 24, 2016
The Black Keys photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Black Keys Interview From Noise11.com Archives

The Black Keys are Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. They hail from Okron, Ohio, the home of Devo but we can honestly say they sound nothing like Devo.

April 23, 2016
Prince on Sesame Street
That Time Prince Was On The Muppets

In 1997 Prince appeared on The Muppets.

April 23, 2016
Mirusia This Time Tomorrow
Mirusia Debuts At 21 On ARIA Chart And No 2 Classical

Queensland born Soprano, Mirusia debuts her first studio album “This Time Tomorrow” on the ARIA Pop charts at number 21 and the Classical Crossover Chart at number 2 this week.

April 23, 2016