Rob Thomas. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rob Thomas Insults Indigenous Australians And Owes Australia An Apology

I’m going to give Rob Thomas the benefit of the doubt after he slurred the oldest continuous culture on planet earth. Maybe his comment was just a bad joke from an ignorant tourist. Then again maybe a little racist streak just let loose for one blind moment.

February 21, 2016
Molly
ARIA Albums: Molly Remains The No 1 Album

After last weeks leap to No.1 for the “Molly” TV Soundtrack, it holds for a second week atop the ARIA Albums Chart this week after the second and final part of the mini-series screened last Sunday night.

February 20, 2016
Lukas Graham
ARIA Singles: Lukas Graham ‘7 Years’ Is No 1

Another week, and yet another new No.1 single in Australia, as Danish act Lukas Graham who debuted at No.20 last week with “7 Years”, this week leaping nineteen places to take out the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart (and second week at No.1 in the UK too).

February 20, 2016
Carly Simon
Carly Simon Serenades Clive Davis At Grammy Party

Carly Simon was a surprise guest Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

February 20, 2016
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Metallica, Soundwave 2013, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Prepare Deluxe Editions Of Early Albums

On April 15, Metallica will release deluxe versions of their first two albums, Kill 'Em All (1983) and Ride the Lightning (1984) and when they say "deluxe", they mean it.

February 20, 2016
Tom Waits, Noise11, Photo
Tom Waits Covers Blind Willie Johnson For Tribute Album

Tom Waits has lent his voice and soul to a stunning collection of performances celebrating legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson.

February 20, 2016
Ke$ha, Kesha
Kesha Loses Case Against Sony

Singer Kesha broke down in tears after a judge dismissed a preliminary injunction she was seeking to end her contract with record label bosses at Sony on Friday (19Feb16).

February 20, 2016
Deep Purple: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Photo, Noise11
Ritchie Blackmore Claims He Was Banned For Hall of Fame Induction

Now that we may finally have the Chicago vs. Peter Cetera situation with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame settled it looks like Deep Purple vs. Ritchie Blackmore may be the next fight on the card.

February 20, 2016
Eric Clapton I Still Do
George Harrison Makes Guest Appearance On New Eric Clapton Album

The late George Harrison will be heard again on a new song from the upcoming Eric Clapton album ‘I Still Do’.

February 19, 2016
Yoko Ono. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Yoko Ono Releases Video For Orchestral ‘Walking On Thin Ice’ For Her 83rd Birthday

Yoko Ono turned 83 today and celebrated with a new orchestral version of ‘Walking On Thin Ice’ with a potent video reflecting on the absence in her life since the death of John Lennon.

February 19, 2016
Mavis Staples photo by Ros OGorman
Mavis Staples Shares Nick Cave Penned ‘Jesus Lay Down Beside Me’

Nick Cave has written a song for the new Mavis Staples album ‘Livin’ On A High Note’.

February 19, 2016
Courtney Barnett performs in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Courtney Barnett Wears Midnight Oil For Stephen Colbert

Courtney Barnett showcased for America once again last night when she appeared on Stephen Colbert’s show wearing a Midnight Oil t-shirt.

February 19, 2016
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Toby Leaman of Dr Dog Is At Noise11 iHeartRadio

Dr Dog’s Toby Leaman joins iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com to talk about the new album The Psychedelic Swamp, a remaking of the band’s rare first album from 2001.

February 19, 2016
Bette Midler photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bette Midler and Blondie To Play Bowie Benefit In NYC

David Bowie was most certainly larger than life which may be why New York's celebration of his life has had to expand to two separate nights.

February 19, 2016
Missy Higgins photo by Ros OGorman
Missy Higgins ‘Oh Canada’ For Syrian Refugee Abdullah Kurdi

Missy Higgins has written a heartfelt song for Syrian refugee Abdullah Kurdi whose family was torn apart with the devastating loss of his son Alan as they attempted to make their way for a new life in Canada.

February 19, 2016
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Mick Jagger Calls Martin Scorsese ‘A Music Connoisseur’

Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese may come from different worlds, but their minds meet in the middle.

February 19, 2016
Kanye West 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Kanye West Saturday Night Live Meltdown Leaks

Audio of Kanye West's alleged meltdown backstage at comedy show Saturday Night Live over the weekend has leaked online, revealing another attack on Taylor Swift.

February 19, 2016
Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother, 2013, Music Bowl, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
New Music Releases 19 February 2016

Simple Plan, The Corrs, Love & Theft, Animal Collective, The Hilltop Hoods, Wolfmother, Jack Garratt and BJ the Chicago Kid top the week's new releases.

February 19, 2016
Kid Rock photo by Ros O'Gorman, music news, noise11.com
Kid Rock Defends Plane Purchase

Kid Rock would rather live in a trailer than give up his aeroplane.

February 18, 2016
Adele, music news, noise11.com
Adele Prepares For Arena World Tour

Billboard spoke with Adele's manager, Power 100 (No. 39) honoree Jonathan Dickins about the 25 campaign, the impact of keeping the album off streaming services and what’s ahead as Adele prepares for her first arena tour.

February 18, 2016
Paul McCartney photo by Karen Freedman, Noise11, photo
Tyga Apologies For Paul McCartney Snub

Tyga has offered to "personally walk" Sir Paul McCartney into one of his upcoming gigs.

February 18, 2016
Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin ‘Come Home (Cardinal Pell)’ Tops iTunes Chart

Tim Minchin’s stinging musical editorial ‘Come Home (Cardinal Pell)’ in the top selling song in Australia right now.

February 18, 2016
Richard Marx
Richard Marx To Tour Australia In June

Richard Marx will bring his Greatest Hits tour to Australia in June.

February 18, 2016
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots Australian Dates Announced

Twenty One Pilots will tour Australia for the third time in April.

February 18, 2016
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Don McLean On More Domestic Violence Charges

The case against American Pie singer Don McLean keeps growing.

February 18, 2016
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Gwen Stefani ‘Make Me Like You’ Is About Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani wrote Make Me Like You about her new boyfriend Blake Shelton.

February 18, 2016
Ronnie Spector English Heart
Ronnie Spector To Release ‘English Heart’

Ronnie Spector, whose voice can be heard fronting such classic records as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Walking in the Rain, has signed with 429 Records for the release of her new album, English Heart.

February 18, 2016
Jesus Christ Superstar, Melbourne, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Tim Minchin Pleads In Song For George Pell To Face Royal Commission

Tim Minchin has articulated what a large number of Australia’s are saying right now with a song pleading with the Catholic Church’s third highest ranking officer Cardinal George Pell to come home to face the Royal Commission into child sex abuse.

February 17, 2016
Lady Gaga as Bowie at the Grammy Awards
Lady Gaga David Bowie Grammy Tribute Was ‘Mentally Confused’ Says Bowie’s Son

If you hated that Lady Gaga David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards then guess what? His son Duncan Jones agrees with you.

February 17, 2016
Prince at Hamer Hall Melbourne
Prince Pays Tribute To Vanity At Melbourne Show

Prince has paid tribute to his protégé Denise Matthews aka Vanity who died yesterday at the age of 57.

February 17, 2016