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Queen Bohemian Rhapsody actors
Australian Albums : Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack is number one again

Queen hold onto the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a second week with the soundtrack to their biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", matching the two weeks their first No.1 set "A Night at the Opera" achieved back in 1976.

January 12, 2019
Post Malone
Australian Singles: Post Malone ‘Sunflower’ is number one again

Post Malone has his "Sunflower" planted in the No.1 spot in Australia for a second week, while the song also starts its run at the top in New Zealand, making us the only two countries to make it a chart-topper (so far, as it's at #2 in Canada).

January 12, 2019
Bowie Golden Years
Jason Singh and Dale Ryder assemble incredible band to honour David Bowie

Dale Ryder had wanted to perform a tribute to David Bowie five years ago, two years before Bowie had died, and last April he was finally motivated to go through with it.

January 11, 2019
Sam Smith plays the Town Hall in Melbourne at an intimate show put on by iHeart Radio, KiisFM and Optus Yes. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sam Smith releases his new song with Normani Dancing With A Stranger

Sam Smith’s new song ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ has been released making this the second new Sam Smith son in three weeks.

January 11, 2019
Paul McCartney The Bruce McMouse Show
Paul McCartney presents The Bruce McMouse Show

Paul McCartney is about to release the part animated/part concert The Bruce McMouse Show, featuring footage from his 1972 Red Rose Speedway tour.

January 11, 2019
Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Thom Yorke won’t attend Radiohead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke says he has no intention of attending the induction of his band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 11, 2019
Rocky Horror Show Craig McLachlan photo by Ros O'Gorman
Craig McLachlan charged with Sex Offences

Actor and singer Craig McLachlan has been changed with assault and sex offenses by Victoria Police.

January 11, 2019
Venetta Fields Barbra Streisand and Clydie King
Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles backing vocalist Clydie King dies at age 75

Clydie King, who sang on dozens of songs including Elton John’s ‘The Bitch Is Back’, the Rolling Stones ‘Tumbling Dice’ and with Barbra Streisand on ‘A Star Is Born’ has died.

January 11, 2019
Ollie Olsen
Ollie Olsen announces his retirement from music

Australian post-punk and electronica pioneer Ollie Olsen has announced his retirement from music.

January 11, 2019
Jimmy Barnes My Criminal Record
Jimmy Barnes to release 17th solo studio album My Criminal Record

Jimmy Barnes will have a new album in May he is calling ‘My Criminal Record’.

January 11, 2019
Tina Arena EVITA photo Jeff Busby
The Melbourne season of Evita has been extended until March 3

Evita opened at Arts Centre, Melbourne on December 9 and was due to run until February 17. The extension gives the show two more weeks.

January 11, 2019
Olivia Newton-John - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Olivia Newton-John warns of Social Media scams using her name

Olivia Newton John’s publicist Michael Caprio has warned of internet scams by Olivia impersonators on social media trying to scam money from fans.

January 11, 2019
Barbra Streisand Walls
New Music Releases for 11 January 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Tommy Emmanuel, Christina Perri, Swizz Beatz, Randy Houser, Katherine Jenkins, Taking Back Sunday (GH) and a bunch Australian Country Music compilations.

January 11, 2019
The Manhattan Transfer
Manhattan Transfer to open Bermuda Festival before playing Australia

Manhattan Transfer will play their first show of 2019 in Bermuda for the Bermuda Festival before some US dates and then head to Australia.

January 10, 2019
Lost Paradise
Drug dealer who poisoned music festivals sentenced to just 80 community service

Drug dealer Tina Phan, who was caught smuggling 394 ecstasy capsules in the Knockout Games of Destiny Festival in Sydney in December, has been sentenced to a ridiculous 80 hours community service.

January 10, 2019
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
More Australian acts including Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are going to SXSW

More Australian acts including the one we were all watching in 2018, Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, will showcase at SXSW 2019.

January 10, 2019
Beyond The Valley
Australian Festivals Association open Government dialogue for drug testing at events

The Australian Festivals Association has started a dialogue with state governments to work together to make music events safer.

January 10, 2019
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Aerosmith to perform for Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund Benefit

Aerosmith will perform at the 2nd Janie’s Fund Gala Benefit in Hollywood on 10 February.

January 10, 2019
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Clive Palmer wants to join Dee Snider on stage – Snider said NO

Wacky Clive Palmer now wants to perform with Dee Snider.

January 10, 2019
Wayne Kramer
Wayne Kramer responds to Rashida Tlaib’s use of the word ‘Mutherfucker’

MC5 founder and punk legend Wayne Kramer has added his opinion to the use of the word “mutherfucker”.

January 10, 2019
Kate Bush
Kate Bush says she is not a right-wing conservative nutter

Kate Bush has made an official statement condemning a comment from a 2016 interview she made that has been taken out of context to align her with the right-wing Tory government.

January 9, 2019
David Bowie Spying Through The Keyhole
Rare David Bowie ‘Spying Through A Keyhole’ set for release

‘Spying Through A Keyhole’ is a brand new David Bowie release featuring nine previous unreleased demos including one never-before released song.

January 9, 2019
Abba from ABBA The Official Photo Book, Noise11, Photo
Remember those two new Abba songs coming out 2018. They didn’t!

The first new Abba songs in over three decades have been delayed and no-one knows when they are coming out now.

January 9, 2019
Mental As Anything Plays at your Party
Rare first Mental As Anything EP available again on vinyl

Mental As Anything’s extremely rare very first release ‘Mental As Anything Plays at Your Party’ has been given a limited vinyl release to mark its 40th anniversary.

January 9, 2019
Happy Mondays, Noise11, Photo
Happy Mondays Shows are selling out in Australia and New Zealand

Happy Mondays have done well with ticket sales since David Roy Williams put the shows in sale.

January 8, 2019
The Angels play Palms Crown Casino on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Angels to Perform with and without Orchestra for next season of shows

The Angels will play both Classical and Rock when they start their shows for 2019.

January 8, 2019
The Illusionists
Daredevil Sam Powers to perform death defeating feat with The Illusionists in Melbourne

Daredevil Sam Powers will join the Melbourne line-up for The Illusionists starting 22 January at the Regent Theatre.

January 8, 2019
Loretta Miller and Her Boyfriends
Loretta Miller and Her Boyfriends to replace Alma Zygier at MEMO Music Hall for Summer Sounds of St Kilda

Loretta Miller of The Dusty Millers will replace Alma Zygier at MEMO Music Hall on January 19.

January 8, 2019
The Greatest Showman
Only One Album Sold Over A Million in 2018 and Number Two was Nowhere Near It

‘The Greatest Showman’ was the only album to sell over one million copies in the USA during 2018. ‘A Star Is Born’, at number two, didn’t even come close.

January 8, 2019
Pegi Young photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Pays Tribute to his Late Ex-Wife Pegi

Neil Young has paid tribute to his ex-wife Pegi who passed away last week from cancer.

January 8, 2019