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Joey Belladonna of Anthrax at Download 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Anthrax Rocks Download Melbourne REVIEW

That first Anthrax album ‘Fistful of Metal’ was 35 years ago. It was the start of Trash Metal. Anthrax were a founding Thrash Metal band.

March 13, 2019
Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro’s Red Hot Summer Port Macquarie sells out ahead of this weekend

Red Hot Summer series two is coming to its finale this weekend with a sold-out show for Port Macquarie on Saturday and then the final farewell at Bribie Island on Sunday.

March 13, 2019
Gipsy Kings
The Gipsy Kings and Kevin Borich Express added to Blues on Broadbeach

The Gipsy Kings will perform at Queensland free music festival Blues on Broadbeach.

March 13, 2019
Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox’s Daughter duets with Snow Patrol frontman

Courteney Cox's 14-year-old daughter Coco Arquette stole the show at a recent charity fundraiser by joining Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody onstage to perform a duet.

March 13, 2019
Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter says he would Punch Wade Robson in the Face over Michael Jackson comments

Aaron Carter has slammed choreographer Wade Robson over allegations he has made about Michael Jackson.

March 13, 2019
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears Musical to Replace Michael Jackson Show in Chicago

A new musical featuring Britney Spears' hits is to replace Michael Jackson's Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough onstage in Chicago, Illinois.

March 13, 2019
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody actors
Queen are open to a Bohemian Rhapsody Sequel

Queen could be planning a sequel to their blockbuster biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, according to a longtime confidant of the band.

March 13, 2019
Olly Murs photo by Zo Damage
Olly Murs to become a Disney character

Disney UK announced today that Olly Murs has signed up for a guest “spot” on Disney Channel’s brand new animation series, 101 Dalmatian Street, launching on Disney Channel on 18th March.

March 13, 2019
Tom Araya of Slayer at Download Melbourne 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Slayer Farewell Melbourne DOWNLOAD REVIEW

So Melbourne, that was the last you’ll see Slayer. Slayer were a last minute headline announce for Download Australia after Ozzy Osbourne pulled out due to illness.

March 12, 2019
Rob Halford of Judas Priest at Download Melbourne 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Judas Priest formed 50 years ago and they rocked DOWNLOAD REVIEW

2019 will mark 50 years since Judas Priest formed in West Bromich a few ks from Birmingham. None of the founders are with the band but the three stalwarts Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Glenn Tipton had joined before the first album was released.

March 12, 2019
William DuVall of Alice In Chains at Download Melbourne 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas
William DuVall has Regenerated Alice In Chains DOWNLOAD REVIEW

Alice In Chains was over for 14 years until William DuVall came along.

March 12, 2019
Gang Of Four
Gang of Four Postpone Australian and New Zealand Tour

Gang of Four have postponed their Australian and New Zealand tour due to start in Perth on March 20.

March 12, 2019
Russell Morris performs at Hamer Hall as support for America on their 2017 Australia tour.
Young, Morris, Shorrock, Parkinson and Jones to perform the songs of Lennon and McCartney

John Paul Young, Russell Morris, Glenn Shorrock, Doug Parkinson and Jack Jones will tour ‘Let It Be: The Songs of Lennon’.

March 12, 2019
The Tubes The Completion Backwards Principle
The Tubes to Perform Entire ‘The Completion Backward Principle’ live

In 1981 The Tubes will perform their 1981 corporate rock spoof ‘The Completion Backward Principle’ for the first time in its entirety on their upcoming US tour.

March 12, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ is no 1 again

For the second time in 2019 an album has reclaimed the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, as this week "thank u, next" for Ariana Grande climbs back up one spot to reign again in the No.1 spot here.

March 10, 2019
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Singles: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ‘Shallow’

Holding at No.1 again this week is the recent Oscar-winning song "Shallow" for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, plus the song log its first week at the top in both Canada and America (after charting for the past 21 weeks in both locales).

March 10, 2019
Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour 2015
Brian Cadd performs 50+ years of self-made Aussie music history REVIEW

It was fascinating watching Australian music legend Brian Cadd perform a week apart, once with Russell Morris’ band and once with his own.

March 10, 2019
Kurious Cabinet of Curiosities
Cirque du Soliel to present Kurios for Australia

Cirque du Soliel’s next Australian showcase is the acclaimed ‘Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities’.

March 10, 2019
Elton John at A Day On The Green at Rochford Winery on Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Autobiography to be Published in October

Elton John has added to his farewell events with news that his autobiography will be published this October.

March 9, 2019
John Farnham photo by Ros O'Gorman
All John Farnham Red Hot Summer Shows To Go Ahead

John Farnham’s upcoming dates for Red Hot Summer series 3 will go ahead as scheduled.

March 9, 2019
Steve Van Zandt
Steve Van Zandt is now a Hologram at Newark Airport

Next time you visit Newark airport look out for Steve Van Zandt. He’ll be a hologram.

March 8, 2019
Sounds Australia
Sounds Australia reveal Aussie BBQ line-up

54 Australian acts will perform during SXSW 2019.

March 8, 2019
Busby Marou photo by Ros O'Gorman
San Francisco’s Front Country and Rockhampton’s Busby Marou take over Memo Music Hall this weekend

Queensland’s Busby Marou and all the way from the USA’s Front Country will perform this weekend at Memo Music Hall in Melbourne.

March 8, 2019
My Friend The Chocolate Cake perform at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 16 June 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman
New Music Releases for 8 March 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Buckcherry, H.E.R., Maren Morris, Amanda Palmer, Paul Weller (Live), Foals, Kerser, James Morrison (UK), Dido, Flight of the Conchords (Live), Sigrid, Tim Rogers, Juice WRLD, Sasami, Mick Thomas, Celtic Woman, David Bridie, Townes Van Zandt and David Gray.

March 8, 2019
Bjorn from Abba on Better Later Than Never
Bjorn from Abba is speaking at SXSW

SXSW slipped a quiet one into their speakers schedule. Bjorn Ulvaeus from Abba will be a guest speaker at the SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas this month.

March 8, 2019
Gurrumul Djarimirri
Gurrumul ‘Djarimirri ‘(Child of the Rainbow)’ awarded Australian Music Prize

Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)’ has won for Australian Music Prize for 2019.

March 8, 2019
James Hetfield of Metallica photo by Ros OGorman
Metallica and Slipknot to tour Australia together in October

Metallica’s Worldwired tour will reach Australia and New Zealand in October and Slipknot are their special guests.

March 8, 2019
Michael Jackson, Noise11, Photo
Michael Jackson’s name will survive Leaving Neverland says daughter Paris

Paris Jackson is certain her father Michael Jackson's name won't be torn down following the damning documentary Leaving Neverland.

March 8, 2019
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Corey Feldman says Michael Jackson never molested him

Corey Feldman has decided he can no longer defend Michael Jackson.

March 8, 2019
Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
EMI bosses sue Kanye West

EMI bosses are suing Kanye West over what he has called a "servitude" contract, insisting the terms of the agreement are all legal in New York, where the deal was signed - and extended.

March 8, 2019