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Ryan Adams Announces Monstrous Live Boxset

Prolific alt-country lad Ryan Adams is about to release a 15-disc, 144-song vinyl boxset (with 74 digital bonus tracks).

June 14, 2012
The Beautiful Girls
The Beautiful Girls Announce Their Farewell Tour

After a decade of sun-drenched tunes, Aussie trio The Beautiful Girls plan a massive final national tour.

June 14, 2012
Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap
Watch: Clips From Ice-T’s All-Star Art Of Rap Documentary

Ice-T has premiered his all-star (and we mean ALL-STAR) documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap in New York.

June 14, 2012
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R.I.P. Australian Jazz Great Graeme Bell

Graeme Bell, one of the founding father’s of Australian jazz, has died at the age of 97.

June 14, 2012
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Jamie From The xx Announces Solo Shows

Remix master of Brit hype act The xx, Jamie xx, is doing two solo shows in Australia.

June 14, 2012
Patti Smith
Patti Smith Performs On Letterman And Releases A Mini-Doc About Banga

Patti Smith has performed the title track to her new album Banga and released a video online about its inception.

June 14, 2012
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New Paul Piticco Create Control Label To Release Smashing Pumpkins In Australia

The new Smashing Pumpkins album ‘Oceania’ will be released through Paul Piticco’s new Create Control label in Australia.

June 13, 2012
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REVIEW: Ghostface Killah, Chino XL, DOOM – The Forum, Melbourne – 9 June 2012

Wu-Tang breakout star Ghostface Killah, super-hero-producer DOOM, and savage tongue Chino XL deliver true hip-hop to the troops.

June 13, 2012
The Offspring
The Offspring Defend Their ‘Cruising California’ Single

Dexter and Noodles from The Offspring discuss their notorious new ‘Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk)’ single.

June 13, 2012
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Hilltop Hoods Sell Out And Add Dates

Hip-hop megastars Hilltop Hoods sell out some shows, and add Wollongong and Newcastle dates.

June 13, 2012
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Stone Roses Drummer Walks Out Of Gig

Reunion tours many times include a great deal of drama but that should be expected. After all, for many of the groups, if they had a harmonious relationship, they would probably have still been together.

June 13, 2012
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VIDEO: New Matchbox Twenty She’s So Mean

Matchbox Twenty have released the official lyric video for their new song ‘She’s So Mean’.

June 13, 2012
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Billy Corgan Says Radiohead’s Success Is Due To “Pomposity”

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins has raged against a pompous music scene that values Radiohead in an interview.

June 13, 2012
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Beach Boys On Track For Big US Debut

All indications are that the Beach Boys will debut at number 3 on the Billboard Album chart when it is released on Thursday.

June 13, 2012
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Michael Paynter And Rebecca Barnard Join The Heart of St Kilda Line-Up

Rebecca Barnard and Michael Paynter have been added to The Heart Of St Kilda benefit concert to help raise funds for the Sacred Heart Mission.

June 13, 2012
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Watch: The Temper Trap On David Letterman

The Temper Trap dropped in to play ‘Trembling Hands’ on The Late Show With David Letterman and post a new clip.

June 13, 2012
Money For Rope
Money For Rope Drop Second Single ‘Misery Lane’

Melbourne garage outfit Money For Rope stream the second single from their forthcoming debut album.

June 13, 2012
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Adele Ties With Saturday Night Fever And Purple Rain In USA

Adele ‘21’ has returned to the number one spot on the American chart this week equalling her weeks at number one with the Saturday Night Fever and Purple Rain soundtracks.

June 13, 2012
Mark Kozelek
REVIEW: Mark Kozelek, Melbourne 11 June 2012

Mark Kozelek presents an evening of gentle memories and broken embraces.

June 13, 2012
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Sydney’s Iconic Venue The Basement Is For Sale

One of Sydney's most loved music venues The Basement is for sale.

June 12, 2012
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George Michael And Pete Townshend To Play Olympics

Last week we learned that Paul McCartney will be playing the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics and it has now been revealed that the Who and George Michael will be playing for the closing ceremonies.

June 12, 2012
1952 Les Paul Goldtop guitar
Les Paul Auction Nets $5m

The Les Paul Foundation and Julien's Auctions held their auction of instruments, equipment and memorabilia from the estate of the late-Les Paul last Friday and Saturday, bringing in almost $5 million for the foundation.

June 12, 2012
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Grow Up Madonna

Madonna is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular entertainers of the last quarter century and for good reason. She has had a very long run of hits that are varied in style and, most of the time, her live shows are exciting and extremely entertaining.

June 12, 2012
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John Fogerty Completes Album With Friends

John Fogerty makes his Vanguard Records debut on October 9 with the duets album Wrote a Song for Everyone.

June 12, 2012
Frank Zappa Weasals Ripped My Flesh
Frank Zappa Catalogue Moves On To Universal

The Zappa Family Trust, the "corporation" that handles all things having to do with Frank Zappa, have announced that they have signed a new contract with Universal Music Enterprises which will see 60 of Frank's albums get rereleased.

June 12, 2012
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Tommy Chong Says He Has Prostate Cancer

Tommy Chong of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong announced on Saturday that he is suffering from prostate cancer.

June 12, 2012
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Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr Attend Dhani Harrison Wedding

Dhani Harrison, the only child of Beatle George Harrison, married on the weekend and former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended.

June 12, 2012
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No Doubt Christen New Album

The next No Doubt album has a name.

June 12, 2012
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Ricki-Lee To Play Live In Melbourne And Sydney

Dancefloor diva and ex-Idol Ricki-Lee books a couple of gigs to showcase her new album Fear & Freedom.

June 12, 2012
Hunting Grounds
Hunting Grounds Book Launch Tour For In Hindsight

Victorian indie rock unit Hunting Grounds announce a national tour to launch their debut album In Hindsight.

June 12, 2012