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The Monkees
Monkees Backing Band Member Sues Band

Aviva Maloney, a member of the Monkees' backup band for over twenty years, has sued Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Warner Music and others for being wrongly fired.

April 4, 2016
Paul Weller: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Paul Weller Photo Book To Be Published

Tom Sheehan first saw the young Paul Weller on stage with The Jam at the Finsbury Park Rainbow in May 1977. Unfortunately, on this day he didn’t take any pictures of the relative newcomers, as he was there to shoot the headliners, The Clash.

April 4, 2016
Redfoo Lets Get Ridiculous
Redfoo Sales Get Ridiculous, Delta Laughs All The Way To The Bank

If you thought Redfoo’s disastrous 144 sales debut was ridiculous last week well then this week it gets even worse. The man who handed out the critiques on Australia’s The X Factor sold just 51 copies of his ‘Party Rock Mansion’ in week two.

April 4, 2016
Ke$ha, Kesha
Kesha Claims She Was Offered Freedom If She Lied About Rape

Kesha has revealed she was offered freedom from her Sony contract if she agreed to lie about her alleged abuse at the hands of mentor and producer Dr. Luke.

April 4, 2016
David Draiman of Disturbed photo by Tim Cashmere, music news,
Paul Simon Raves About Disturbed Version of ‘The Sound of Silence’

Paul Simon has posted a message on Facebook calling the Disturbed version of his song "Wonderful".

April 4, 2016
Record Store Day
Chris Stockley To Perform For Record Store Day In Melbourne

ARIA Hall of Famer Chris Stockley will perform for Record Store Day at Essendon CDs Records and Books on April 16.

April 4, 2016
Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds at the Palais in St Kilda on Sunday 3 April 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Genius Of Brian Wilson Performs Again For Melbourne

Brian Wilson was throwing in classic songs early in his show that 99% of other acts would have to save for their encore. With Brian Wilson in the room Melbourne was treated to a night of genius.

April 4, 2016
The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock
The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Has 14 Songs Never Before On CD

Warner Music’s epic 4CD ‘The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock Vol 1’ has 14 songs that have never before been on CD.

April 4, 2016
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones Cancels Shows Due To Family Illness

Tom Jones has been forced to cancel six dates in the far east and one in Abu Dhabi due to what is being called a "serious family illness".

April 4, 2016
The Beatles Anthology
The Beatles ‘Anthology’ Made Available For Streaming

A little early April present for Beatles fans and streamers, alike. All three volumes of The Beatles' Anthology have been placed on all streaming services worldwide.

April 4, 2016
Cyndi Lauper, Noise11, Photo
Watch Cyndi Lauper Go Country With ‘Funnel of Love’

Cyndi Lauper has released the official video for the track Funnel of Love from her upcoming country album Detour.

April 4, 2016
The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism
Mick Taylor Slams Rolling Stones For Exhibitionism Snub

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor has slammed the Rolling Stones for not inviting him to the opening of their Exhibitionism exhibition in London this week.

April 4, 2016
Record Store Day
Melbourne’s Basement Discs Lines Up Big Day In Of Record Store Day Music

Basement Discs in Melbourne will have a big day in for Record Store Day on April 16 with live music all day starting at 11am.

April 3, 2016
Jackson Browne at the Palais on Friday 1 April 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jackson Browne, Melbourne, April 1 2016 #REVIEW

A Jackson Browne show is never about the greatest hits because every Jackson Browne song is a stand-alone statement.

April 3, 2016
Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Guns N Roses Play First Of The Reunion Shows In LA

Guns N' Roses made their reunion official on Friday night with a warm-up concert at L.A.'s Troubadour.

April 3, 2016
Zayn Mind of Mine
ARIA Albums: Zayn Has The No 1 Album In Australia

The debut album for former One Direction member Zayn (Malik) entitled “Mind of Mine” enters at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, just over one year since he first announced his departure from the former five-piece (late March 2015).

April 2, 2016
Lukas Graham
ARIA Singles: Lukas Graham ‘7 Years’ Is 7 Weeks At No 1

Lukas Graham is spending their seventh week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart with their similarly numbered song “7 Years”.

April 2, 2016
David Draiman of Disturbed photo by Tim Cashmere, music news,
Disturbed ‘The Sound of Silence’ Is No 1 On iTunes Australia Chart

Disturbed have the most downloaded song on iTunes at the moment with their version of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’ but they have also covered Tears For Fears, Genesis, Faith No More and U2.

April 2, 2016
Lukas Graham
Lukas Graham Releases New Song ‘Happy Home’ #LISTEN

Danish act Lukas Graham has returned a follow-up to ‘7 Years’ with a new song is ‘Happy Home’.

April 2, 2016
Iman’s Mother Dies Two Months After Husband David Bowie

David Bowie's widow Iman's mother has died, just two months after the music legend.

April 2, 2016
Duran Duran, SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Simon Le Bon Says A Music Revolution Is Overdue

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon says we are overdue for a musical revolution.

April 2, 2016
David Bowie
Night One Of The Music Of David Bowie Performed At Carnegie Hall

Last night was the first of two "The Music of David Bowie" concerts in New York with show one at Carnegie Hall.

April 2, 2016
Frances Bean Cobain
Frances Bean Cobain Faces Intruder At Hollywood Home

Frances Bean Cobain has compared her dramatic personal life to a telenovela after disturbing an intruder in her home.

April 2, 2016
Beatles Michelle Grammy
Recording Academy Takes Action To Stop Sale Of Lennon Grammy

When an artist wins a Grammy Award, the Recording Academy insists that a form be signed with the artist agreeing that they will not sell the Grammy. Failure to live up to the agreement allows the Academy to, in effect, repossess the award.

April 2, 2016
Record Store Day
Greville Records Melbourne To Host Bowie Day For Record Store Day

Greville Records in the Melbourne of Prahran will put on Bowie Day for Record Store Day on April 16.

April 2, 2016
the rolling stones, rod laver arena, photo ros ogorman
Rolling Stones Refused Permission To Perform Outside London Exhibition

The Rolling Stones were banned from performing outside a London gallery to celebrate the opening of their exhibition.

April 2, 2016
Guns n Roses. image by Ros O'Gorman
Guns N Roses To Play LA Troubadour Show Tonight

Guns N' Roses posted a video showing the cities they would be visiting on a North American tour earlier this week but didn't include dates or venues.

April 2, 2016
Tyga Mourns Death Of Bodyguard

Rapper Tyga is in shatters after learning his friend and bodyguard died in a sudden accident on Wednesday.

April 2, 2016
Metallica, Lars Ulrich, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lars Ulrich Says Keith Richards Will Outlive Us All

Metallica star Lars Ulrich is convinced Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will "outlive us all".

April 2, 2016
BIGSOUND Welcomes New Programmer Maggie Collins

Band manager and Triple J presenter Maggie Collins has stepped in as co-programmer for BIGSOUND 2016.

April 1, 2016