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UK’s Team Rock Shuts, US’s Billboard Acquires Spin

It really is a very tough time for the publishers of magazines. It seems, at times, that there are more titles on the shelves that are competing for fewer and fewer eyes.

December 23, 2016
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Replaces Jennifer Lopez At New Years Eve Bash

Rapper Nicki Minaj has stepped in to replace Jennifer Lopez at a New Year's Eve party in Miami, Florida.

December 23, 2016
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Bjork Sick Of Media Treating Her Differently To Men

Bjork is fed up with being pigeonholed musically thanks to her gender and has called on music journalists to expand their minds.

December 23, 2016
Mel Tillis
Mel Tillis and TG Sheppard Condition Updated

Two country hitmakers from the 70's and 80's, Mel Tillis and T.G. Sheppard, have been ill but things may be looking up for both.

December 23, 2016
Blink 182
Blink-182 Overwhelmed By First Grammy Nomination

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker still can't believe they've been nominated for their first-ever Grammy Award.

December 22, 2016
Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman
Former Pearl Jam Member Dave Abbruzzese Fires Off At Hall of Fame Over Snub

We were hoping for a drama free Rock and Roll Hall of Fame season with the likelihood that all of the bands were willing to see former members come back for the induction ceremony. Unfortunately, that dream lasted less than 24 hours.

December 22, 2016
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Spice Girls Reunion Still Uncertain

Melanie Brown has cast serious doubt that the Spice Girls reunion will take place in 2017.

December 22, 2016
Jennifer Lopez: Photo By Mary Boukouvalas
Jennifer Lopez Cancels New Years Eve Gig

Jennifer Lopez has axed plans to ring in 2017 with a New Year's Eve appearance in Miami, Florida.

December 22, 2016
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke Breaks Down At Father’s Funeral

Singer Robin Thicke was overwhelmed with grief on Tuesday as he laid his father Alan Thicke to rest in California.

December 22, 2016
Justin Bieber Indicted In Argentina

Justin Bieber has reportedly been indicted in Argentina over a 2013 altercation with a paparazzo.

December 22, 2016
Sharon Jones, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Watch Sharon Jones ‘Please Come Home For Christmas’ Claymation Video

We have lost so, so many great musical artists in 2016, a list of names that threatens to bury one of the most talented, Sharon Jones.

December 21, 2016
Richard Marx played Melbourne on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Richard Marx Subdues Violent Airline Passenger

Richard Marx became one of the heroes of a Korean Air flight from Hanoi, Viet Nam to Seoul, Korea when a passenger became violent.

December 21, 2016
Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rock And Roll Hall of Fame To Induct ELO Pearl Jam

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the latest inductees on Tuesday morning with a total of six new members who were voted in out of the nineteen nominees and one special inductee who, in essence, was also among the nominated.

December 21, 2016
Brett Michaels Emojis
Bret Michaels Has An Emoji Package For Fans

Emojis, those little graphics that are sprinkled throughout social media posts, are the current rage in the on-line world and stars and companies are starting to capitalise on the trend with their own emoji packages.

December 21, 2016
CeeLo Green. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Cee Lo Green Explains Exploding Phone Viral Video

Cee Lo Green has assured his fans he's fine after fake footage showing a cellphone exploding in his face circulated on social media.

December 21, 2016
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John Friends for Christmas
Sony’s Clever FONJie Marketing Campaign Redefines What The ARIA Chart Can Be

It wasn’t coincidence or luck that put the John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John Christmas album at the top ARIA chart this week. It was a carefully planned marketing strategy and the plan was game-changing.

December 20, 2016
Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. Dr Rachel Owen, Longtime Partner of Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke’s partner of 20 years, Dr Rachel Owen, has died from cancer at the age of 48.

December 20, 2016
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New Chic Album For 2017 Says Nile Rodgers

It looks like we will finally be able to hear the Chic album It's About Time sometime in 2017.

December 20, 2016
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justin Timberlake Had Most Played Song On Australian Radio In 2016

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ was the most played song on Australian radio in 2016.

December 20, 2016
Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Has Lasttix Fucked The Live Touring Industry

One trend in music over the last 12 months has been live music fans waiting for the cheap concert tickets instead of buying when they go on sale. That never used to happen. So what changed? A company called Lasttix popped up.

December 20, 2016
Barry Gibb, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Barry Gibb Cancels Bluesfest and Australian Tour

Barry Gibb has cancelled his Australian and New Zealand tour for 2017 including his Bluesfest headline performance.

December 20, 2016
Colin Hay photo by Ros O'Gorman
Colin Hay Has A New Album And 2017 Tour Dates

Colin Hay, the ex-frontman for Men at Work and all around great live entertainer, has announced his next studio album, Fierce Mercy, will be released on March 3 via Compass Records.

December 20, 2016
Kanye West
Kanye West Cousin Says Sex Tape Drama Causes His Breakdown

Kanye West's cousin is convinced the family drama surrounding a stolen sex tape sparked the rapper's "decline", which resulted in his recent hospitalisation.

December 20, 2016
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50 Cent Hints At Retirement

Rapper 50 Cent is hinting at retiring from music following the release of his much-delayed album Street King Immortal.

December 20, 2016
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger’s New Son Makes His Social Media Debut

Mick Jagger's newborn son, Deveraux, has made his debut on social media.

December 20, 2016
Alex The Astronaut
Watch The New Alex The Astronaut Video ‘Already Home’

Alex The Astronaut is Sydney-born, New York-based ‘folktronic’ singer-songwriter Alex Lynn.

December 19, 2016
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay Is Officially Worlds Most Streamed Band

Coldplay has now reached more than 5 billion streams on Spotify, making them the biggest band in the world on all-time streams.

December 19, 2016
Monkees Head Alternative Back
The Monkees ‘Head’ Set For Reissue

Depending on who you talk to, the Monkees' soundtrack to their film Head is either pure genius or a low point in their career.

December 19, 2016
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John Friends for Christmas
Australian Charts: FONJie Has The No 1 ARIA Album

It has finally happened, Australia has landed its second ever Christmas album, as the John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John seasonal collaboration "Friends for Christmas" jumps up three places to land its first week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

December 19, 2016
Australian Charts: Clean Bandit ‘Rockabye’ Is No 1 ARIA Single

For a third week in Australia (and sixth in the UK) "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit with singers Anne-Marie and Sean Paul is the biggest overall selling single.

December 19, 2016