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Poor Timing Beastie Boys Sued Day Before Adam Yauch Death

One day before Adam Yauch passed away, the Beastie Boys were served with a lawsuit over samples that they used on their albums License to Ill (1986) and Paul's Boutique (1989).

May 9, 2012
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Bobby Brown To Release First Album In 14 Years

After years of problems and controversy, Bobby Brown is finally releasing new material. The Masterpiece, his first album in 14 years, will be out on June 5 via Ingrooves.

May 9, 2012
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VIDEO: Neil Young Journeys Trailer

Director Jonathan Demme's third documentary on Neil Young, Journeys, premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and will open in theaters on June 29.

May 9, 2012
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Gotye Video Passes 200m YouTube Views

Gotye feat. Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ video has passed the 200,000,000 YouTube views benchmark.

May 9, 2012
Tom Gabel Of Against Me! Plans To Live As A Woman

Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel has revealed that he is transgender and plans to start living as a woman.

May 9, 2012
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The Tea Party Will “Definitely” Make New Music

A fully reunited Tea Party tell Noise11 that their return will “definitely” result in new music.

May 9, 2012
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The Afghan Whigs Announce First Show In 13 Years

The Afghan Whigs will return to the stage for the first time in 13 years at the Bowery in New York on May 23.

May 9, 2012
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Emma Louise Set To Sparkle

New artist to watch Emma Louise will perform East Coast shows in Australia leading into Splendour In The Grass.

May 9, 2012
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Amanda Palmer Could Raise $1 Million For Next Record

When Amanda Palmer took to to raise money for next album she raised over $100,000 in the first week. One week in, she has raised $598,142. Before the end of this month, Amanda Palmer may very well raise $1,000,000. That is a lot more than what a major label would put up these days.

May 9, 2012
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Andre Rieu Protégé Mirusia Announces Solo Tour

Australia’s Mirusia Louwerse, seen globally on the Andre Rieu world tour, will perform her own shows in Australia in July.

May 9, 2012
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Jakob Dylan Reforms The Wallflowers

The Wallflowers hiatus is over. The Wallflowers have reformed and are already working on their next album at Dan Auchbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville.

May 9, 2012
Jewel To Play June Carter Cash

Jewel will play June Carter Cash in the Lifetime Network biopic based on the book Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash by her son John Carter Cash.

May 8, 2012
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Andre 3000 To Play Jimi Hendrix

Outkast's Andre 3000 has been confirmed to play Jimi Hendrix in a new Hollywood biopic to be titled All Is By My Side.

May 8, 2012
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Triple J Remains Strong In Second Radio Survey

The fickle radio audience has once again been dial swapping across Australia’s cap cities, according to figures released for the second survey of 2012 but youth network Triple J is continuing to challenge the big budget commercial networks.

May 8, 2012
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Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews On Jimmy Fallon Album

Talk show host Jimmy Fallon has put together an album of songs featuring super-guests Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder and Dave Matthews.

May 8, 2012
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Yellowcard To Return To Australia

Yellowcard will return to Australia for three shows in September.

May 8, 2012
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Joel Madden Joins Song Summit

Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden has been added to APRA/AMCOS Song Summit in Sydney.

May 8, 2012
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Francois K Australia And New Zealand Dates Announced

New York house icon Francois K will perform a three night stand in New Zealand and Australia over one weekend in June.

May 8, 2012
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Kate Miller-Heidke Calls Julia Gillard Uninspiring

Singer songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke called the Australian Prime Minister “uninspiring” and “crushingly disappointing” on the ABC’s Q&A program last night.

May 8, 2012
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Michael Parisi’s Wunderkind Signs With Mushroom Group

Wunderkind, the new label from former Festival Mushroom Managing Director Michael Parisi, has signed a joint venture deal with Michael Gudinski’s The Mushroom Group.

May 8, 2012
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Edith Bliss To Be Farewelled In Sydney Wednesday

The funeral service for Edith Bliss will take place in the Sydney suburb of Normanhurst tomorrow (Wednesday, May 9, 2012).

May 8, 2012
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Word Is The Rolling Stones Are Rehearsing In New York

Speculation is mounting of a Rolling Stones Saturday Night Live performance on May 19 with unconfirmed reports on the Stones forum that the band is rehearsing in New York City.

May 7, 2012
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Michael Jackson Orders Brother Randy Shot Dead Claims The Sun

A bizarre allegation has surfaced today that Michael Jackson once ordered his brother Randy to be killed.

May 7, 2012
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Ad-Rock Thanks Fans And Stars Pay Musical Tribute To MCA

Adam Horovitz thanks well-wishers and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fun, and more pay tribute to fallen Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

May 7, 2012
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Best Coast And Beach House Stream New Albums

Garage pop act Best Coast and dreamy indie duo Beach House are both streaming their albums online.

May 7, 2012
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John Butler Prepares Live Tin Shed Tales Double-Album

Aussie roots hero John Butler will release a double live album from his Tin Shed Tales tour this week.

May 7, 2012
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REVIEW: Mount Kimbie, The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne, 3 May, 2012

British experimental electronic outfit Mount Kimbie played to a sold-out crowd at Melbourne’s Hi Fi last Thursday.

May 7, 2012
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One Direction Stay Atop The ARIA Chart

One Direction keep dominating, but Norah Jones and Santigold make a good showing on this week’s ARIA chart wrap.

May 7, 2012
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Carole King Tapestry Photographer Jim McCrary Dies At 72

Jim McCrary may hardly be a household name but the artists he photographed are.

May 7, 2012
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Rolling Stones Berlin Date Surfaces

Rolling Stones tickets for a Berlin date in September are currently being advertised through The Guardian newspaper’s website in the UK.

May 6, 2012