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Ed Sheeran, Linkin Park and Lana Del Rey have new music this week. Elton John, k.d. lang and Midnight Oil are touring and there are rare classics from Bon Scott before AC/DC and Angry Anderson before Rose Tattoo.

February 24, 2017
Beyonce in concert in Melbourne by Ros O'Gorman
Beyonce Cancels Coachella

Beyonce has decided that she is not able to headline the Coachella Festival in April due to her being pregnant with twins.

February 24, 2017
Depeche Mode, Noise11, photo
Depeche Mode Distances Itself From The Alt-Right

Richard Spencer is not exactly the most popular person outside the circles of the alt-right movement.

February 24, 2017
Sinead O'Connor (Photo: Tim Cashmere)
Sinead O’Connor Apologises For Outrageous Prince Allegation

Some may have forgotten but, last May, Sinead O'Connor went on one of her regular tirades and ended up claiming that Arsenio Hall may have had some responsibility in the death of Prince.

February 24, 2017
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga Is Working On Mystery The Love Project

Lady Gaga has teased fans a mysterious new Revlon project with top Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner.

February 24, 2017
Stormzy
Stormzy Talks Up Gangs Signs & Prayer On Beats 1

Ahead of the drop of his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer later tonight, check out Julie’s Beats 1 interview with Stormzy below.

February 24, 2017
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Wham Salute George Michael With Chris Martin At BRIT Awards

One of the most emotional points of Wednesday's BRIT Awards was the tribute to the late George Michael who died unexpectedly on Christmas day.

February 24, 2017
HR of Bad Brains
H.R. of Bad Brains Has Brian Surgery

H.R., the lead of the hardcore punk band Bad Brains, has successfully undergone brain surgery.

February 24, 2017
Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway
New Music Releases For 24 February 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Holy Holy, Rhiannon Giddens, Stormzy, Dope Lemon EP, Little Big Town, Christie Lamb, Havana Brown, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gimme Danger s'track, plus Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2016.

February 24, 2017
Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Frank Sinatra Gets Another Make-Over

Reprise/UMe are continuing their ongoing Sinatra 100 reissue project with a brand new expanded version of the 1967 album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim.

February 23, 2017
James McMurtry
James McMurtry US Tour Dates

Singer/songwriter James McMurtry has set a series of eleven shows in the eastern U.S. for late March and early April including shows in Richmond, Norfolk, Philadelphia and New York.

February 23, 2017
Talking Lifestyle
Macquarie Radio Ditches Magic Format For Talking Lifestyle

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will have a new radio format from next Monday 27 February 2017.

February 23, 2017
Jay-Z - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jay-Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriter Hall of Fame

Jay-Z is set to become the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

February 23, 2017
Angus Young AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
New AC/DC Album Not Expected Until 2018

With Gun N’ Roses dates running through until September it is expected that the next AC/DC album with Axl Rose won’t be ready until 2018.

February 23, 2017
Death Cab For Cutie, music news, noise11.com
30 Days 30 Songs Expands To 1000 Under Demagogue Rule

The 30 Days 30 Songs campaign, developed as a precursor to the rule of demagogue Trump, has been expanded to follow the first 1000 days of the American regime (if he lasts that long).

February 23, 2017
Rag n Bone
BRIT Awards Lacks Innovation For 2017

The best word to sum up the 2017 BRIT Awards is 'Boring'.

February 23, 2017
Elton John Adds Hobart To His Australian Dates

Sir Elton John will perform in Hobart for the first time in 27 years on his upcoming Australian tour.

February 23, 2017
Bowie Wins A BRIT

The late David Bowie was the big winner at the 2017 BRIT Awards at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday.

February 23, 2017
Emeli Sandé
Emeli Sande Wins Her First BRIT

Singer Emeli Sande kicked off the 2017 BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday night by taking home the title for British Female Solo Artist.

February 23, 2017
Chris Brown, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Chris Brown Now Blames Middlemen For Fight Cancellation

Chris Brown bowed out of his fight against Soulja Boy because there were too many middlemen wanting "a piece of the pie".

February 23, 2017
Ed Sheeran, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Ed Sheeran Talks Up Harry Styles Solo Album

Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is deeply impressed with Harry Styles' solo efforts, insisting his debut album will be a smash.

February 22, 2017
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley’s Ex Has Spousal Support Denied

Lisa Marie Presley's estranged husband has been denied his request for $40,000 (£32,000) in monthly spousal support while the former couple fights over its assets.

February 22, 2017
Kasey Chambers, Iwaki Ausitorium, Melbourne 2014
Kasey Chambers Added To SXSW And Announced Australian Dates

Kasey Chambers will tour her Dragonfly album around Australia after a visit to the USA for SXSW next month.

February 22, 2017
T Bone Burnett, Noise11, Photo
T-Bone Burnett Wants Copyright Act Reviewed

Producer and artist T-Bone Burnett has released a five-minute video asking congress to review their DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and place more of the blame on internet piracy on such digital providers as YouTube.

February 22, 2017
Grigoryan Brothers
The Grigoryan Brothers To Support k.d. lang in Australia

Australian guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers have been named support act for k.d. lang’s upcoming Australian tour.

February 22, 2017
Neil Finn photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Finn To Close Bluesfest Nic Cester To Play Solo

Neil Finn will be the final performer at Bluesfest 2017.

February 22, 2017
`Elton John, Photo: Ros O'Gorman music news noise11.com
Sir Elton John To Play Wollongong For The First Time

Sir Elton John has added a Wollongong date to his Australian tour in September.

February 22, 2017
Rag n Bone
Rag’n’Bone Man Analyses His Hit ‘Human’

After a record-breaking week of album sales – Rag’n’Bone Man takes us behind the scenes in the latest instalment of the Beats by Dr. Dre Beat x Beat series. Alongside his producer Two Inch Punch, they offer an exclusive look at the making of the track ‘Human’, which has now gone platinum and is currently sitting at #2 in the charts.

February 22, 2017
Chris Brown photo by Ros O'Gorman Noise11.com images
Chris Brown and Soulja Boy Fight Cancelled

The boxing match between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy has been called off.

February 22, 2017
Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper Leads iHeartRadio New Artist Finalists

Chance the Rapper and The Chainsmokers are among the seven artists who will battle it out to be crowned iHeartRadio's Best New Artist.

February 22, 2017