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Bob Dylan Stratocaster Sells For Nearly $1million

Bob Dylan should have a garage sale more often. His old Stratocaster guitar has sold for just under $1million.

December 9, 2013
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Bluesman Chick Willis Dies Aged 79

Blues singer Chick Willis, also known as the Stoop Down Man, died on Saturday evening from cancer at the age of 79.

December 9, 2013
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David Bowie Releases I’d Rather Be High Video

David Bowie premieres the latest music video off the deluxe edition of his comeback album The Next Day. Directed by Black Dog UK director Tom Hingston, I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix [Wasted Edit]) is a powerful anti-war film featuring over 100 clips of original archival footage from 20th century wartime.

December 8, 2013
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Ringo Starrs On Dave Stewart Show The Ringmaster

Beatles legend Ringo Starr joins Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart for a sit down interview on ‘The Ringmaster’, Dave’s new show on the BiteSizeTV online network.

December 8, 2013
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Matt Corby, Busby Marou Remake Morning Of The Earth

The classic ‘Morning Of The Earth’ surfing soundtrack has been re-recorded by some of Australia’s biggest more recent artists including Busby Marou and Matt Corby.

December 8, 2013
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REVIEW: Bon Jovi, Melbourne, December 7, 2013

Die-hard Bon Jovi fans will be keen to find out if the departure of founder Richie Sambora has had a negative effect. Sorry to say Sambora fan, no it hasn’t.

December 8, 2013
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Bleach Festival Announces First Acts

The Gold Coast’s Bleach festival will return for 2014 with Violent Soho, Elizabeth Rose and Hey Geronimo in the first round announcement.

December 8, 2013
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Bruce Springsteen High Hopes To Include Live Born In The USA DVD

Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming ‘High Hopes’ album will include a bonus DVD featuring the entire ‘Born In The USA’ album performed live in London.

December 8, 2013
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ARIA Albums: Taylor Henderson Takes Top Spot

It’s been a record year for albums, as the 35th number one album has landed at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this year, the self-titled debut set for Taylor Henderson is the new No.1 this week.

December 7, 2013
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ARIA Singles: John Legend Debuts At Number One

John Legend’s first Top 40 entry “All of Me” becomes his first No.1 single in Australia, the song also currently spending it’s fourth week at the top in Portugal, making us the only two countries in the world to give John a No.1 single (he’s had three US R&B No.1 albums).

December 7, 2013
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Lorde, Tame Impala And Hiatus Kayote Nominated For Grammy Awards

New Zealand's Lorde and Australia's Hiatus Kayote and Tame Impala will represent Australia and New Zealand at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

December 7, 2013
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Muse Dedicate Melbourne Performance To Nelson Mandela REVIEW

Muse performed their show at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena in honour of the great Nelson Mandela who passed away earlier in the day.

December 7, 2013
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The Chieftains and Ry Cooder To Host Masterclasses

Iconic Irish band The Chieftains will get together with the legendary Ry Cooder will host The Celtic Sessions, four days and nights in New York in July, 2014 with master classes, Q&A and a rare performance.

December 7, 2013
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Kid Rock Hits The Golf Course With Shane Warne

Kid Rock flew in Melbourne on Tuesday this week and the first thing he did was hit the golf course with cricket legend Shane Warne.

December 7, 2013
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Skid Row And Ugly Kid Joe Team For Australian Tour

Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe will get together for an Australian tour in April.

December 7, 2013
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New Releases For w/c December 6, 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 6th December, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below)

December 6, 2013
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Rod Stewart and Ron Wood Really Might Reform The Faces This Time

Rod Stewart and Ron Wood may have put any differences behind them and potentially have synced their calendars for a Faces reunion in 2015.

December 6, 2013
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Billy Joel Sets First Dates For Madison Square Garden Residency

Billy Joel has signed up for a residency at New York's Madison Square Garden and has now announced his first set of dates.

December 6, 2013
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Gene Simmons To Mentor Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

Gene Simmons of Kiss will join the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in 2014 to mentor and jam with wannabe rock stars.

December 6, 2013
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DubHouse treats fans to new twist on Icehouse classics

On Wednesday night the Gershwin Room at Melbourne’s renowned ESPY was full of delighted Icehouse fans as they were treated to some unique versions of familiar Icehouse classics done with a dubbed reggae twist.

December 5, 2013
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White Night To Return To Melbourne

White Night Melbourne, 12-hours of synchronised swimming to live music, fashion and illuminations, will return to City of Melbourne on February 22.

December 5, 2013
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Watch The Russell Morris Acceptance Speech Cut From The ARIA Broadcast

Following the criticism for cutting Russell Morris’ acceptance speech from the ARIA Awards telecast, the video of the speech has now been placed online.

December 5, 2013
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Grinspoon Place Themselves On Hold

Grinspoon have put themselves into hiatus.

December 5, 2013
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The Darkness Release New Song The Horn LISTEN

The Darkness have given fans a brand new song called 'The Horn'.

December 5, 2013
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Avicii Tops Shazam Electronic Searches

Avicii is the most Shazamed electronic artist of 2013.

December 5, 2013
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Grammy Hall Of Fame Adds Classic George Harrison And Neil Young Recordings

The Recording Academy has named 27 new recordings to the Grammy Hall of Fame which preserves and celebrates the greatest recordings in history.

December 5, 2013
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Billy Joel To Play Madison Square Garden Forever

Billy Joel will become the first "franchise" singer at New York's Madison Square Garden, playing one show per month until there is no longer demand.

December 5, 2013
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One Direction Sells Over Half A Million In USA

One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ will easily be the number one album in the USA this week with more than 500,000 sales securing its position.

December 4, 2013
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Midweek Sales: Taylor Henderson Takes On One Direction

An X-Factor runner-up is challenging this week's One Direction number one debut for next week's top spot.

December 4, 2013
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Rolling Stones Add More Dates For China and Japan

The Rolling Stones 14 On Fire tour has expanded for the third time today to now include China and Japan.

December 4, 2013