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Katherine Jenkins Awarded OBE

Katherine Jenkins will now wear the letter OBE after her name after receiving the honour from Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Honours list.

January 1, 2014
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Penelope Keith, Angela Lansbury Made Dames By Queen Elizabeth II

Actresses Penelope Keith and Angela Lansbury will now be known as Dame Penelope Keith and Dame Angela Lansbury. The two veteran actors were given the title by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year’s Honours list.

January 1, 2014
Pete Tong
Pete Tong Awarded MBE

The British DJ and broadcaster, Pete Tong, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Broadcasting and Music in the New Year's Honours List 2014.

January 1, 2014
Marilyn Manson - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Marilyn Manson Becomes An Actor

Marilyn Manson has a new job for 2014. He says he is now an actor.

January 1, 2014
Lou Reed, sxsw 2008, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. The Rock And Roll Heaven 2013 Inductees

R.I.P., in 2013 more than 150 musicians, songwriters, producers, actors and writers passed into Rock and Roll Heaven including the writer of the song, Alan O'Day.

January 1, 2014
Reg Mombassa with his art at Sydney Opera House, Noise11, Photo
Reg Mombassa Designs Sydney’s NYE Fireworks

Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet and formerly of Mental As Anything is today working with the title Creative Ambassador for tonight’s New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney.

December 31, 2013
NYE Festival Cancelled With 24 Hours Notice

NYE Festival due for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebration has been cancelled with just 24 hours notice for punters.

December 31, 2013
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Benjamin Curtis Of School of Seven Bells Dead At 35

Benjamin Curtis, the guitarist for Dallas band School of Seven Bells, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 35.

December 31, 2013
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Beyonce Criticised For Using Space Shuttle Disaster In Video

Beyonce is under fire for using audio from the 1986 space shuttle disaster in one of her music videos.

December 31, 2013
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Goo Goo Dolls Fire Mike Malinin

Goo Goo Dolls have first drummer Mike Malinin after 19 years service with the band.

December 31, 2013
Dave Evans, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
AC/DC First Setlist From 40 Years Ago

AC/DC performed their first ever shows in Sydney exactly 40 years ago today with a set of mainly Stones, Beatles, Chuck Berry and Little Richard covers.

December 31, 2013
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Christmas Generates Record Music Sales Week

Christmas week has proven to be the best week for album sales in Australia for 2013.

December 30, 2013
Ninet Tayeb performs witn Jon Stevens and The Dead Daisies
Israel’s Ninet Tayeb Performs With The Dead Daisies

Ninet Tayeb, one of the incredible voices to watch in 2014, performed with Australian supergroup The Dead Daisies at their one-off show in Israel on December 21.

December 30, 2013
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Hiatus Kaiyote Listed In 10 Best Concerts By Wall Street Journal

Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote have been named as one of the 10 best concerts of 2013 for a show in New York’s Central Park in August.

December 30, 2013
Paul Doucette, Matchbox Twenty, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Matchbox Twenty’s Paul Doucette To Make Solo Record In 2014

Matchbox Twenty’s Paul Doucette has signalled another break for the band with news he is planning on making a solo record in the New Year.

December 30, 2013
Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Bruce Springsteen’s Entire High Hopes Album Leaks

Bruce Springsteen’s entire 2014 release ‘High Hopes’, not due until mid January, made a brief appearance on Amazon this week and is now being shared on download sites.

December 30, 2013
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The Crimson ProjeKCt Postpone Australian Tour

The Crimson ProjeKCt, featuring members of King Crimson, have postponed their Australian tour.

December 30, 2013
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Gotye Gets Back To The Basics For Woodford Folk Festival

Gotye will be Wally Basic again today when The Basics, some band that he used to know, reform for the Woodford Folk Festival.

December 30, 2013
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Brian May Updates Fans After Christmas Health Scare

Brian May of Queen says that after a health scare at Christmas his problems have checked out okay.

December 29, 2013
Darryl Jones and David Lowy of The Dead Daisies performing in Israel. Photo by Katarina Benzova
The Dead Daisies Play First Ever Israel Show

Australian supergroup The Dead Daisies stopped over in Tel Aviv on their return to Sydney for a show after their recent UK tour.

December 29, 2013
David Byrne 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Talking Heads Unreleased Tracks Surface LISTEN

A goldmine of Talking Heads unreleased songs and demos have been placed online.

December 29, 2013
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GANGGajang, Beth Orton To Play Woodford Folk Festival

Reformed GANGGajang and Beth Orton are two on the highlights of Day 3 of the Woodford Folk Festival.

December 29, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
ARIA Albums: Michael Buble Stars On Top Of The Christmas Tree

Michael Buble holds for a third consecutive with his seasonal album “Christmas”, giving the album its twelfth accumulated week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

December 28, 2013
Jason Derulo, Photo Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles: Jason Derulo Tops Last Chart 2013

The last chart of 2013 sees a new No.1 in the form of Jason DeRulo and “Trumpets”, which is up from last weeks No.3 to become his third chart-topping single in Australia.

December 28, 2013
Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Scooter Braun Says Bieber Break Was His Idea

Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun says it was his decision for Justin Bieber to take a year off, not Bieber's.

December 28, 2013
Engelbert Humperdinck and Scott Dorsey
Engelbert Humperdinck Spotted At Simon Cowell’s Office

Engelbert Humperdinck is believed to be in discussions with producer Simon Cowell after he was spotted leaving Cowell’s London office on Thursday with his manager/son Scott Dorsey.

December 28, 2013
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Matt Corby Side Project To Play Woodford Folk Festival

Matt Corby will perform a second show at the Woodford Folk Festival today. Corby will reveal his side-project Museum Collective.

December 28, 2013
Woodford Folk Festival To Stream MALPA On Sunday

Woodford Folk Festival will stream the performance of MALPA live from its website on Sunday.

December 27, 2013
Michael Buble Christmas
Wham Last Christmas Most Streamed Christmas Song

Wham's classic 'Last Christmas' was the most streamed Christmas song of 2013 but Michael Buble owned the Top 10 with only Mariah Carey and The Pgues also getting a look-in.

December 27, 2013
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Taylor Swift Named Year’s Most Charitable Star

Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable star of 2013.

December 27, 2013