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George Harrison, photo by Paul Cashmere
George Harrison Vinyl Box To Be Released

Had he lived, George Harrison would have turned 74 on February 25.

January 18, 2017
Spoon
Spoon Album Details Released Then Unreleased

It looks like someone at Matador Records is in a bit of hot water.

January 18, 2017
Fleetwood Mac photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie To Release Duets Album

While news of a new Fleetwood Mac album has been circulating all week, there are still a lot of questions on who will participate and when it will be recorded and released.

January 18, 2017
Spandau Ballet photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brad Pitt Joins Sting and Chris Cornell For Charity Gig

Brad Pitt turned his attention to charity on Saturday as he joined rockers Sting and Chris Cornell to raise funds to fight a rare skin disease.

January 17, 2017
Elton John and his Band perform in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 11 December 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Russian Billionaire Hires Elton John and Mariah Carey To Sing At Wedding

Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John were reportedly paid millions to sing at the wedding of a Russian billionaire’s granddaughter.

January 17, 2017
Gavin Rossdale, Bush: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Gavin Rossdale Joins The Voice UK

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale hopes his appearance on The Voice UK will increase his band's album sales.

January 17, 2017
Steely Dan - image By Ros O'Gorman
Steely Dan Booked For Nine Day Vegas Residency

Steely Dan has joined the growing number of classic artists who are setting up residence in Las Vegas for a series of dates.

January 17, 2017
Daryl Braithwaite performs at One Electric Day at Werribee Park in the grounds of the Werribee mansion on Sunday 29 November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Daryl Braithwaite Taken To Hospital Cannot Do Red Hot Summer This Weekend

Aussie music legend Daryl Braithwaite has had to cancel his two performances this weekend for Red Hot Summer after taking ill and taken to hospital on Monday.

January 17, 2017
David Bowie Blackstar
BRIT Awards Noms Announced

The nominations for the BRIT Awards were announced on Saturday.

January 17, 2017
Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, Soundwave, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Green Day Flame Trump In New Video

The band that dubbed George Bush American Idiot is back with another shot at a U.S. leader with the lyric video for their new single Troubled Times.

January 17, 2017
Dick Gautier
R.I.P. Dick Gautier, Hymie From Get Smart 1931-2016

Dick Gautier, best known as Hymie the robot in the 60s TV series Get Smart, has died at age 85.

January 17, 2017
Bruce Springsteen at SXSW Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Trump Can’t Even Get Springsteen Cover Band To Play At His Party

One of the strongest voices against the presidency of Donald Trump has been Bruce Springsteen, so it was both perplexing and amusing when the Springsteen tribute group, The B Street Band, was signed to play at the Garden State Inaugural Gala.

January 17, 2017
Cavern Club 60th
Liverpool’s Cavern Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary

In Liverpool, all music roads lead to 10 Matthew Street, the home of the Cavern Club.

January 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Ed Sheeran Fans Actually Purchased His New Songs

here is something you don't see everyday. Music fans actually paying for their music. Ed Sheeran has shown true star pulling power with fans actually choosing to buy his two new songs rather than stream them.

January 16, 2017
Alec Baldwin as Trump
Trump Chucks Another Wobbly Over New SNL Sketch

Donald J. Trump, the second most voted for politician at the 2016 American election, has once again gone into meltdown over a comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live.

January 16, 2017
Trolls
Australian Charts: Trolls Soundtrack Is Australia’s No 1 ARIA Album

Like the singles chart this week, we also have a new record set on the albums chart this week, as the "Trolls" soundtrack holds for a second week atop the ARIA Albums Chart.

January 16, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Takes Top Two Spots On ARIA Singles

The charts are only three weeks into 2017 and we have two new records set this week, the first of which is Ed Sheeran becoming the first act to debut in the top two spots on the singles chart, the ultimate winner being "Shape of You" which also stepped into the No.1 spot in New Zealand, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden this week.

January 16, 2017
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Victoria Beckham Is Blocking Spice Girls Using Her Songs

Victoria Beckham has reportedly launched legal action to halt the remaining Spice Girls from singing the group's famous hits.

January 16, 2017
Larry Steinbachek
R.I.P. Larry Steinbachek of Bronski Beat 1960-2016

Larry Steinbachek, a founding member of the band Bronski Beat, has died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 56. Reports say that he died in December but it was not announced publicly until now.

January 16, 2017
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga Drops Out Of Next Ryan Murphy Movie

Lady Gaga has dropped out of director Ryan Murphy's upcoming American Crime Story drama, because she's too busy.

January 14, 2017
Madonna performs at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 March 2016. This is the first show of the Australian leg of her world wide Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Madonna To Join Women’s March In Washington

Madonna will march for women's rights in Washington, D.C. next week.

January 14, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Ed Sheeran Makes UK Chart History

Ed Sheeran has delivered the biggest comeback since Adele with a double record-breaking week on the Official Singles Chart, as his two new singles Shape of You and Castle on the Hill enter at Number 1 and 2, a first for any artist, and sets a new UK streaming record in the process.

January 14, 2017
Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Photo By Graham Spillard
U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers To Play Bonnaroo

The initial lineup for Bonnaroo includes U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as Australia's Flume.

January 14, 2017
David Byrne 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
David Byrne To Debut New Show Joan Of Arc

David Byrne is becoming quite adept at writing musicals about women.

January 14, 2017
Paris Jackson large image
Paris Jackson Pissed Off With Joseph Fiennes Playing Her Father In Telemovie

Filmmaker Ben Palmer has defended his decision to cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a new British TV drama amid a backlash from the King of Pop's family.

January 14, 2017
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Def Leppard Set US Dates With Poison

This could be one of the big tours of the summer as Def Leppard, Poison with Brett Michaels and Tesla are set for 38 dates from coast-to-coast.

January 14, 2017
The Carpenters
Richard Carpenter Sues Universal Over Carpenters Royalties

Richard Carpenter has pulled out the big guns and sued Universal Music Group, alleging that they owe him over $2 million in past royalties for the Carpenters music.

January 14, 2017
Asia's John Wetton, music news, noise11.com
John Wetton Drops Out Of Asia As His Cancer Battle Continues

In May, Asia vocalist and bass player John Wetton underwent surgery to remove a 2.2 pound cancerous growth.

January 13, 2017
DAB radio
Europe Begins Phase-Out Of FM Radio

Technology keeps marching on, leaving many of us behind and confused. Standard televisions are now HD TVs and they'll soon be replaced by 4K models. Vinyl went to CDs which went to digital (and, to some extent back to vinyl). Movies went Beta/VHS to VHS only to DVD to Blu-Ray to digital. Each new iteration of technology seems to be obsoleted faster that the last.

January 13, 2017
Weird Al Yankovich, music news, noise11.com
Weird Al Yankovic Has A Box On The Way

If parody is the sincerest form of flattery, then Weird Al Yankovic has flattered a LOT of music artists.

January 13, 2017