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The Bluesfest Sunflower with inventor Dr Barry Hill (left) and student Dylan Blackman, Noise11, photo
Bluesfest Unveils Solar Powered Performance Stage

The Bluesfest music festival at Byron Bay has unveiled its new Lotus Palace solar powered performance stage.

March 29, 2013
Jimmy Savile, BBC, entertainer, Noise11, photo
High Profile Australian Entertainer Arrested For Sex Crimes

London Police have confirmed that they have arrested an “82-year old high-profile Australian entertainer” in their continuing investigation into sexual abuse of children related to the late Jimmy Savile.

March 29, 2013
Russell Morris, Long Way To The Top: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Russell Morris Launches See The Real Thing Campaign

Australian rock legend Russell Morris has put his name and song to the See The Real Thing campaign, a move to de-stigmatise hepatitis C.

March 29, 2013
Anthrax with Slash at the House of Blues photo by Stephanie Cabral, Noise11, photo
Slash And Chuck D Join Anthrax In L.A.

Anthrax fans in West Hollywood were treated to some surprise guests last night. Slash and Chuck D joined Anthrax on stage at the House of Blues.

March 29, 2013
Robert Zildjian, Noise11, Photo
Sabian Cymbals Founder Robert Zildjian Dies At Age 89

Robert Zildjian, founder of Sabian Cymbals, has died at the age of 89.

March 29, 2013
Bula Quo, Noise11, Photo
The Name Of The Band Is Quo, Status Quo

Status Quo are about to become movie stars. Prepare yourself for the first Quo action comedy ‘Bula Quo’.

March 29, 2013
Wilko Johnson photo by David Coombes, Noise11, Photo
Wilko Johnson Too Ill To Perform Anymore

Wilko Johnson, who has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and has not sought treatment for the disease, has played his final show.

March 29, 2013
Paul Simon, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Paul Simon Plays Melbourne SETLIST

Seeing Paul Simon, one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century, performing other people’s songs shows the reverence he must have for those artists.

March 29, 2013
James McCartney with Paul McCartney and Ron Wood, Noise11, Photo
Paul McCartney Joins Son James McCartney And Ron Wood On Stage In London VIDEO

Sir Paul McCartney joined his son James on stage in London this week.

March 28, 2013
The Presets, Noise11, Photo
The Presets Announce North American Tour

The Presets will tour the USA and Canada in May.

March 28, 2013
The Dead Daisies, Noise11, photo
Richard Fortus Jumps From Guns N’ Roses To The Dead Daisies

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus will be doing time in Australia as a member of The Dead Daisies.

March 28, 2013
Arctic Monkeys. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Appears On New Queens Of The Stone Age Album

The Arctic Monkeys frontman has been officially confirmed as a guest on the new Queens of the Stone Age album titled '...Like Clockwork'.

March 28, 2013
Elvis Costello, ADOTG, Photo By Ros OGorman Noise11 photo
Elvis Costello To Tour U.K. And Europe Minus His Wheel

Elvis Costello will scale back his shows this summer, dropping the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, which saw his sets each night chosen by the spin of a fair wheel, to a straight forward show with his band the Imposters (keyboardist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher).

March 28, 2013
Gordon Stoker
Gordon Stoker Of The Jordanaires Passes Away At 88

Gordon Stoker, tenor and manager of the Jordanaires who spent years backing Elvis Presley along with many other greats, died on Wednesday after a long illness at the age of 88.

March 28, 2013
Depeche Mode, Noise11, Photo
Depeche Mode Just Behind Justin Timberlake On U.K. Midweek Chart

There are still a couple of days left, but the midweek chart for British Album sales, as published by the Official Charts Company, has Depeche Mode's new album, Delta Machine, just 4,000 copies behind Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience which is in its second week of release.

March 28, 2013
Eric Burdon with Paul Cashmere at SXSW. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Burdon To Release Memoir

Eric Burdon has signed with Alfred Music and ABKCO Music and Records for the release of his memoir, Breathless.  The book is expected late this year.

March 28, 2013
Rolling Stones - image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
The Rolling Stones Confirmed For Glastonbury

The Rolling Stones will perform at the Glastonbury Music Festival this year.

March 28, 2013
Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Bruce Springsteen Australian Tour Sees Better Days SETLIST Melb 3

Bruce Springsteen has premiered ‘Better Days’ at his third Melbourne concert.

March 27, 2013
Aaron Chugg, Noise11, Photo
Aaron Chugg Farewell Planned For Sydney On Tuesday

The Australian music industry is planning a Sydney-sized farewell for Aaron Chugg, who died on March 18 from complications from a stroke he had while tour managing The Stone Roses.

March 27, 2013
Andrew Stockdale Keep Moving, Noise11, Photo
Andrew Stockdale To Release Next Album As Solo Record

Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale is going solo for what was to be the band's third album.

March 27, 2013
Craig David, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Craig David Lands In Australia To Save Tour

Craig David has arrived in Australia to start the tour that nearly ended in tears.

March 27, 2013
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Accused Of Assaulting Neighbour

Justin Bieber's neighbour has accused the singer of assaulting him.

March 27, 2013
Deke Richards
Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dead At 68

Deke Richards, the songwriter who led the Motown writing and production team The Corporation, died on Sunday from esophageal cancer. He was 68.

March 27, 2013
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper Uses Kickstarter To Fund Comic Books

Alice Cooper has paired with Tom Sheppard (The High Fructose Adventures of the Annoying Orange) for a new Kickstarter project revolving around an Uncle Alice Presents series of comics and, possibly, more.

March 27, 2013
Albert Hammond
Albert Hammond To Reunite With Girl Who Inspired His First Love Song

Albert Hammond was only 16 years old when he saw a girl in Gibraltar that inspired him to write his first song, Blue Boy.

March 27, 2013
Lou Reed. photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Lou Reed Cancels Coachella And Other Dates

Lou Reed has cancelled five dates in April including both weekends at the Coachella Festival plus shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Monterrey.

March 27, 2013
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, Noise11, Photo
Justin Timberlake Has One Of The Decade’s Fastest Selling Albums

Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ has sold almost 1 million units in its first week on sale in the USA.

March 27, 2013
Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Bruce Springsteen Plays Melbourne And Rosie Comes Out Tonight

‘Rosalita’ (Come Out Tonight), the one time centrepiece of a Bruce Springsteen live performance, has made its second appearance on the E Street Band Australian tour.

March 27, 2013
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, Noise11, photo
The Beatles Blue Jay Way House Sells For $3.8m

The house in Los Angeles that George Harrison wrote the song ‘Blue Jay Way’ about has sold for $3.8 million after nearly a year on the market.

March 26, 2013
The Dead Daisies, Noise11, photo
David Lowy Says Dead Daisies Will Be Ongoing

The Dead Daisies guitarist David Lowy says his new band will be an ongoing concern.

March 26, 2013