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Lee Ranaldo at Pure Pop photo by Marty Williams
Lee Ranaldo Questioned By Tim Rogers At Pure Pop

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo did something special this week in Melbourne. He performed at iconic Pure Pop Records in St Kilda and was then quizzed by You Am I’s Tim Rogers.

October 23, 2012
Depeche Mode, Noise11, Photo
Depeche Mode New Album Details

A day before a major press conference, Depeche Mode announced that they will have a new album in the spring which they will support with a European tour followed by one around North America.

October 23, 2012
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger To Produce James Brown Biopic

The story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is coming to the big screen thanks to the producing duo of Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer along with Victoria Pearlman of Jagged Films and Erica Huggins of Imagine Entertainment.

October 23, 2012
Morrissey. images by Ros O'Gorman
Morrissey Cancels Dates To Be With Sick Mother

Morrissey has been forced to postpone four shows so he could fly back to England where his mother is said to be hospitalized.

October 23, 2012
James Blunt. image by Ros O'Gorman
James Blunt Joke Fools Media

James Blunt has not quit music as reported by that bastion of credibility the Daily Mail.

October 23, 2012
SXSW 6th Street Photo Ros O'Gorman
Stuart Coupe To Present Wild About You Panel At SXSW

Stuart Coupe, the well-known music journo, broadcaster, label owner and artist manager, will present ‘Wild About You’, a panel about the history of Australian and New Zealand music at SXSW in 2013.

October 23, 2012
Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur Jr and Jon Spencer Lead Golden Plains Line-up

The line-up for Golden Plains 7 is out and Dinosaur Jr and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion lead the line-up following on from the already announced Cat Power and George Clinton.

October 23, 2012
Blind Boys Of Alabama photo by Ros O'Gorman
Blind Boys of Alabama, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Bonnie Raitt And Mavis Staples Bluesfest Sideshows

Blind Boys Of Alabama and Sweet Honey In The Rock have announced sideshows around Bluesfest 2013.

October 22, 2012
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Arlo Guthrie, Gurrumul To Play Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Arlo Guthrie and Gurrumul lead the first round of artist announcements for the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival.

October 22, 2012
Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker
Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker To Take Place At London’s 02

Live Nation have announced details of the Hit Factory Live - Christmas Cracker and our very own Dean 'Midas' Maynard found out more...

October 22, 2012
Jackson Bad25 Documentary
Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson : Bad25 Doco To Air In US On Thanksgiving

ABC will show the new documentary by Spike Lee on Michael Jackson's Bad album on Thanksgiving night starting at 9:30 PM (EST).

October 22, 2012
Jimmy Barnes at the Berklee College of Music
Jimmy Barnes Goes Back To School

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has gone back to school. He is attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

October 22, 2012
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo
Elvis Presley Tops List Of UK Best-Selling Male Artist

The Official Chart Company in the U.K. are gearing up for next month's 60th anniversary of their first published chart with countdowns of some of the biggest artists of the era.

October 22, 2012
Macy Gray, music news, noise11.com
Macy Gray Records Talking Book As A ‘Love Letter’ To Stevie Wonder

Grammy-Award winning R&B/Soul singer-songwriter, Macy Gray, will be releasing a new album called "TALKING BOOK" on October 30th, 2012.

October 22, 2012
Aerosmith
Aerosmith Release New Video Ahead Of New Album

On November 6, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) will release MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION on Columbia Records.

October 22, 2012
Memphis Music Hall Of Fame
Memphis Music Hall Of Fame To Induct Initial 25 Artists

There are dozens of music halls of fame that have sprung up around the country.

October 22, 2012
Black Country Communion, Noise11, Photo
Tension In The Black Country Communion Camp

Black Country Communion has had a pretty active career, especially for a group that has so many musicians active in other areas.

October 22, 2012
Ke$ha, Kesha
Ke$ha To Release Her Crazy Beautiful Life Journal

Ke$ha has announced that she will publish an illustrated photo journal and scrapbook entitled My Crazy Beautiful Life, with Touchstone on November 20, 2012.

October 22, 2012
Jack and Ozzy Osbourne
Jack Osbourne Says Everyone Is Spoiling His New Baby

Jack Osbourne declined baby gifts for his daughter Pearl.

October 22, 2012
Mandy Moore, music news, noise11.com
Mandy Moore : Kids Can Wait

Mandy Moore is in no rush to have kids.

October 22, 2012
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Use Of Guns In Madonna Show Upsets Denver Audience

Madonna has angered fans in Colorado after performing a gun scene in concert.

October 22, 2012
Willow Smith
Willow Smith Does A Cover Of Skyfall

Willow Smith has covered Adele's theme song for forthcoming Bond film Skyfall.

October 22, 2012
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears’ Dad Feared For Her Life

Britney Spears' father feared she would die during her 2007 meltdown.

October 22, 2012
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justin Timberlake Shows Off His Wedding Ring

Justin Timberlake has emerged with his wedding ring on hand after exchanging vows with Jessica Biel.

October 22, 2012
The Hollies 50th anniversary
The Hollies To Play 50th Anniversary Shows In Australia and New Zealand

The legendary The Hollies will tour Australia in February to mark their 50th anniversary.

October 21, 2012
INXS, 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman
REVIEW: INXS, Rod Laver Arena, 20 October 2012

Let me start by saying the very topic of the current existence of INXS generates polarised debate. I have never understood why many people despise the fact they are still around.

October 21, 2012
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Pink Spends 5th Week At Number One On ARIA

Pink not only stays at No.1 for a fifth consecutive week with “The Truth About Love”, but she also picks up a four x Platinum certification, and the album is now the equal third longest running chart-topper for the year. So far the list looks like this…

October 21, 2012
Psy
PSY Is Number One, Adele Leaves Chart After One Week

With PSY in the country most of last week, dancing for his fans and the media with his “Gangnam Style”, he has remained at No.1 for a fourth straight week on the ARIA Singles Chart, plus the song leaps from two times to now four x Platinum in sales.

October 21, 2012
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Adele Gives Birth To A Son

Adele has given birth to her first child and managed to keep the news out of the news for days.

October 21, 2012
Neil Young at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young’s Bridge School Concert To Stream This Weekend

Neil Young’s Bridge School concert will stream this weekend.

October 20, 2012