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Pharrell Williams Is Happy With Top Album In Australia ARIA ALBUMS

Pharrell Williams climbs to No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week with his second album “G I R L”, now that his album has had a full week of sales (and the price dropped in some places to under $12), and thanks to his recent appearances at The Future Music Festival.

March 15, 2014
Pharrell Williams, Photo by Ian Laidlaw 2
Pharrell Williams Happy Becomes Equal Longest No 1 Hit Of The Decade ARIA SINGLES

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” stays put for a tenth week at the top of the ARIA Singles chart, becoming the equal longest running No.1 for this decade, and it is now tied in equal second for longest running for this century.

March 15, 2014
Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Nine Inch Nails, Queens of The Stone Age, Brody Dalle Play Melbourne

Queens of the Stone Age formed in 1996, but Josh Homme had already passed veteran performer stage after forming Kyuss in 1987.

March 15, 2014
Paul McCartney photo by Karen Freedman, Noise11, Photo
Paul McCartney Adds More South American Dates

Paul McCartney has added more South American dates after announcing his first show for 2014 earlier this week.

March 15, 2014
IHeartRADIO launches in Australia, Noise11, Photo
iHeartRADIO Creates Shamrock Radio For St Patrick’s Day

Australia’s iHeartRADIO has developed a uniquely Irish music channel for Tourism Ireland in time for St Patrick’s Day.

March 15, 2014
Prince on New Girl
Prince And Zooey Deschannel Release Song Together

Just weeks ago Prince made a guest appearance on the Zooey Deschannel sitcom ‘New Girl’. This week she has returned the favour, appearing on his new single ‘FALLINLOVE2NITE’.

March 15, 2014
Rashad Owens
SXSW Killer’s Bail Set At $3 Million

The Austin court has made sure SXSW killer Rashad Owens does not do a runner by setting his bail at $3million, something he could not possibly afford.

March 15, 2014
Live Nation
Live Nation Australia And New Zealand Launches Family Division

Live Nation Australia and New Zealand has recruited The Wiggles touring manager Graham Kennedy to set up its new Family Entertainment Division.

March 15, 2014
Blondie photo by Ros O'Gorman
Blondie Launch Ghost Of Download At SXSW

Blondie have cracked the cork on their 10th studio album ‘Ghost Of Download’ with a showcase performance at SXSW in Austin, Tx on Thursday. The SXSW show was the official launch of the album released this week.

March 15, 2014
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Lady Gaga Reveals Her Katy Perry Paranoia At SXSW

Lady Gaga argued she is not a sell-out and has “fuck all to do with Katy Perry” in her “its all about me” SXSW keynote address.

March 15, 2014
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga Jumps The Shark At SXSW

Everyone is talking about the vomit stunt at the Lady Gaga SXSW show. No-one is talking about the music. Isn’t SXSW meant to be about music? Lady Gaga showcased at SXSW, the world’s biggest music conference, in Austin, Tx this week and all anyone is talking about is spew.

March 15, 2014
Soundgarden, Chris Cornell - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Soundgarden Perform Superunknown For First Time Ever At SXSW

Soundgarden released their iconic album ‘Superunknown’ on March 8, 1994. This week, 20 years and one week on, they performed it live from start to finish for the first time ever at SXSW in Austin, Tx.

March 14, 2014
Bee Gees
Bee Gees 1987-1991 Repackaged For Reissue

The Bee Gee four albums from 1987-1991 have been repackaged for a box set with bonus tracks to be released in April.

March 14, 2014
Rashad Owens
SXSW Killer Rashad Owens Was A Wannbe Rapper

Rashad Owens, the 22-year old man who killed two people and injured a further 23 in a collision on the streets of Austin during SXSW, wanted to be a rap star.

March 14, 2014
George Donaldson
Celtic Thunder’s George Donaldson Dies At Age 46

George Donaldson of Celtic Thunder has died from a massive heart attack at age 46.

March 14, 2014
Austin police chief Art Acevedo holds press conference
Austin Venues To Stay Open Following SXSW Tragedy

Austin venues Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie’s will stay open tonight and provide their scheduled entertainment during SXSW in order to avoid more serious safely issues.

March 14, 2014
Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes and Keith Urban
Jimmy Barnes Is Recording With Keith Urban

Jimmy Barnes is recording in the USA this week with Australian country legend Keith Urban.

March 14, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock and Steve Kilbey
Robyn Hitchcock and Steve Kilbey Team For Tour

Robyn Hitchcock of the iconic The Soft Boys and Steve Kilbey’s of Australia’s legendary The Church have teamed up for an Australian tour in April.

March 14, 2014
Led Zeppelin Set
Led Zeppelin To Reissue First Three Albums With Bonus Discs

Led Zeppelin have posted the cover art and a link for pre-orders for their first three albums in Super Deluxe Editions.

March 14, 2014
Jimi Hendrix Stamp
Jimi Hendrix Postage Stamp Released In USA

Jimi Hendrix's latest lick is on the back of a postage stamp. The Jimi Hendrix Commemorative Stamp goes on sale today in post offices across the U.S.

March 14, 2014
KISS, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, 2013 Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11 music news
Gene Simmons Slams Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Policy

Gene Simmons has slammed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over their decision to only induct the four original members of KISS.

March 14, 2014
Austin police chief Art Acevedo holds press conference
Austin Police Release Media Conference Video, Name SXSW Killer

Rashad Owens, a 22-year man from the Austin suburb of Killeen, has been named as the driver of the car that plowed into a crowded Austin street killing two people in the early hours of Thursday morning.

March 14, 2014
Austin police chief Art Acevedo holds press conference
SXSW Victim Was Dutch Man From MassiveMusic

Steven Craenmerh of MassiveMusic, Amsterdam has been confirmed as one of the victims of the SXSW massacre that killed two and injured a further 23 people.

March 14, 2014
Austin police chief Art Acevedo holds press conference
SXSW Murder Update, Statement, Service Details, Blood Donations Needed

Austin Police has yet to name the man who drove into a crowded Austin street killing two and injuring 23 during SXSW on Thursday. Police cannot name the suspect until he has been formerly charged.

March 14, 2014
Pono
Neil Young Pono Passes $2million In Kickstarter Funding

Neil Young targeted $800,000 in funding from Kickstarter for his Pono digital music player. It has now passed $2 million in just 24 hours.

March 14, 2014
SXSW tragedy photo by Austin Police
Drunk Driver Who Killed Two At SXSW Faces Death Penalty

The drunk driver who drove into a crowd of SXSW delegates in Austin, Tx early Thursday morning has been charged with two counts of Capital Murder and now face the death penalty under Texas law.

March 13, 2014
Tame Impala, Photo By Damien Loverso
Tame Impala Cover Michael Jackson

Tame Impala have recorded a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger In Moscow’ … just for the fun of it.

March 13, 2014
Spandau Ballet perform at SXSW 2014
Spandau Ballet Play First US Show In 29 Years SETLIST

Spandau Ballet, featuring the original line-up of Tony Hadley, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Steve Norman, John Keeble, performed for the first time in 29 years in the USA at SXSW in Austin, Tx on Wednesday night.

March 13, 2014
SXSW tragedy photo by Austin Police
Austin Streets Stay Shut While Police Investigate SXSW Deaths

Austin Police have advised that streets between 9th and 12th on Red River will remain closed this morning following the early morning tragedy where two people lost their lives after a car collided with the SXSW crowd around 12:30am.

March 13, 2014
Damon Albarn photo by Ros OGorman
Damon Albarn Launches Everyday Robots At SXSW

Damon Albarn launched his first solo album Everyday Robots at SXSW in Austin, Tx on Wednesday night and gave the crowd a few songs from his other bands.

March 13, 2014