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Paul Williams To Speak At SXSW

Legendary songwriter Paul Williams has been a last minute addition as a speaker for SXSW.

February 27, 2012
Taylor Swift. image by Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Swift Asks Leukemia Patient To Be Awards Date

Taylor Swift knocked back a teen leukemia patient who asked her to be his prom date… but returned with a far better counter-offer.

February 27, 2012
Adele 21 image photos
Adele Retains Top Spot On This Week’s ARIA Chart

Adele equals Delta Goodrem’s record, and not much else happens, in this week’s ARIA Chart wrap.

February 27, 2012
Bon Iver
Golden Plains Playing Times

Golden Plains playing times have been announced.

February 27, 2012
Thom Yorke of Radiohead image
Radiohead Australian Dates Announced

Radiohead will mount an East Coast tour of Australia in November.

February 27, 2012
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen Plays Surprise Gig In New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen performed in a small New Jersey club on Saturday night for a fund-raiser for his former trainer Tony Strollo.

February 26, 2012
Johnny Cash Bootleg IV
Johnny Cash Would Be 80 Today

February 26 marks the 80th birthday of Johnny Cash.

February 26, 2012
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
Bruce Springsteen To Release Studio Version Of Land Of Hope And Dreams

The new Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band album ‘Wrecking Ball’ will include a studio version of ‘Land Of Hope And Dreams’, a song Springsteen has been performing live for more than a decade.

February 26, 2012
George Harrison
Happy Birthday To George Harrison

George Harrison, the youngest Beatle, would have been 69-years old this weekend.

February 26, 2012
Roy Estrada
Little Feat and Frank Zappa Bass Player Jailed For 25 Years

Roy Estrada, an original member of both Little Feat and Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention, has been jailed for 25 years for child molestation.

February 26, 2012
Nile Rodgers of Chic
Nile Rodgers Rehearses INXS Original Sin For Playground Weekender

Nile Rodgers will be performing the INXS classic ‘Original Sin’ during Chic’s Playground Weekender set in Australia next weekend.

February 26, 2012
Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere, Noise11, photo
Robert Plant To Debut New Band At Womad

Robert Plant will debut his new band the Sensational Space Shifters at Womad in the UK in July.

February 25, 2012
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Chris Brown and Missy Elliot Added To Supafest

Celebrity thug Chris Brown has been added to Supafest 2012. So has Missy Elliot, Big Sean and Naughty By Nature.

February 25, 2012
Whitney Houston, music news,
Whitney Houston Death Cocktail Revealed

Whitney Houston died from a mixture of Valium, Xanax and alcohol, the coroner’s report will reveal.

February 25, 2012
Roxette - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Roxette Put Respect Back Into Pop

Roxette have been setting the benchmark for pop performers during their Australian tour. This is how pop should be done, a real band playing real music.

February 24, 2012
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton’s Bizarre New Song ‘Drunk Text’ Hits YouTube

Paris Hilton first new song ‘Drunk Text’ has hit YouTube and it’s, uh, weird.

February 24, 2012
Sinead O'Connor (Photo: Tim Cashmere)
Sinead O’Connor Says Playboy Shoot Is On Her Bucket List

Sinead O’Connor has said that a shoot for men’s magazine Playboy is on her bucket list.

February 24, 2012
John Peel
John Peel’s Record Collection To Be Archived Online

The legendary late BBC DJ John Peel’s giant record collection is to be turned into an online museum.

February 24, 2012
Gorillaz for Converse
Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy Collab Is Just A Preview

The collaboration between Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy that we reported on yesterday is just a preview to a longer song.

February 24, 2012
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Drops New Track ‘Roman Reloaded’

Nicki Minaj slips out her new track, ‘Roman Reloaded’, featuring Lil Wayne and some very recent references.

February 24, 2012
Spectrum Road
Supergroup Spectrum Road To Release Debut

Supergroup Spectrum Road, featuring members of Living Colour, Cream, Santana and Lenny Kravitz’ band, will release their debut album in June.

February 24, 2012
Triplej’s Hottest 100 Leads This Week’s New Releases

Triplej’s annual compilation, Aqua, Sleigh Bells and Ting Tings lead the new releases this week.

February 24, 2012
Zola Jesus
David Lynch Remixes Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus has had her song In Your Nature rebuilt by filmmaker turned musician David Lynch.

February 24, 2012
One Direction
One Direction Announce Australian Tour

UK boy band sensation One Direction have announced Australian tour dates.

February 24, 2012
Sia, music news,
Sia Announces Best Of Collection

Following her retirement from live performance, Sia delivers an 18-track ‘Best Of’ album.

February 24, 2012
Gotye Debuts New Stop Motion Clip For ‘Easy Way Out’

Gotye has revealed a clever new clip, which was reportedly nine months in the making.

February 24, 2012
Triple J, music news,
Triple J Wins 25-39 Demographic In Sydney, Adelaide and Perth

ABC youth network Triple J was the big winner in the first radio survey of 2012 but not with the youth.

February 24, 2012
Ted Nugent, music news
Ted Nugent, Styx, REO Speedwagon Announce US Tour

Three giants of rock from the late-70's and early-80's are joining forces for an early summer tour. Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent will take their Midwest Rock 'N Roll Express on the road starting May 1 in Hidalgo, TX and finish up July 7 in Gilford, NY.

February 24, 2012
Chris Brown photo by Ros O'Gorman images
Blogger Offers $1000 To Beat Up Chris Brown

The author of Punching Tom Hanks offers a $1000 bounty to anyone who beats up Chris Brown.

February 23, 2012
Hear A Dubstep ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ Remix

Colorado electro trio Robotic Pirate Monkey have remixed Gotye and Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

February 23, 2012