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Kevin Somers
Australian agent/booker Kevin Somers loses battle with cancer

Kevin Somers, the Australian agent/booker who worked with Jimeoin, Dave Hughes, Eric Bana and Vince Sorrenti over the years, has lost his battle with cancer.

December 7, 2018
Baker Boy
National Live Music Awards 2019

The National Live Music Awards were held across Australia on Thursday 6 December 2018. As part of the awards Magic Dirt were inducted into the National Live Music Hall of Fame.

December 7, 2018
Joe Creighton
Joe Creighton promises special guests at The Music of Van Morrison Christmas show at Memo Music Hall

Joe Creighton will be performing his ‘Into the Mystic – The Music of Van Morrison’ show at Memo Music Hall on 15 December and expect some special guests along for the show.

December 7, 2018
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Joan Jett label sues software company for ripping song off for advertisement

Joan Jett’s record label Blackheart Records Group is suing payroll software manufacturer Paycom for ripping off ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ for a television commercial.

December 7, 2018
Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd to Headline Summersalt on Bellarine Peninsula

Xavier Rudd has been announced as the headliner for the Summersalt music festival at Bellarine Peninsula on March 6.

December 7, 2018
Coldplay Live In Buenos Aires
New Music Releases 7 December 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Coldplay (Live), All That Remains, Cilla Black, Slipknot (re-issue), John Mellencamp, The Carpenters & RPO, Brett Young, Ice Cube, Van Morrison, Brothers 3, Wes Carr, Mel Parsons, Richard Swift and the Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack.

December 7, 2018
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justin Timberlake cancels all remaining 2018 shows

Justin Timberlake has cancelled his remaining shows for 2018 as he works on repairing his vocal cords.

December 7, 2018
Pete Shelley
Pete Shelley, formerly of Buzzcocks, dies aged 62

One-time Buzzcocks singer and songwriter Pete Shelley has died from a suspected heart attack at age 62.

December 7, 2018
Palace of the King
Palace of the King have a stack of dates over summer

Palace of the King has a stack of tour dates across December and January starting tonight in Emu Plains and finishing up on 25 January in Belconnen as they open for The Screaming Jets and a show with Living Color.

December 7, 2018
Kylie Minogue photo by Ros OGorman
Kylie Minogue adds Sydney shows

Kylie Minogue will play an additional shows for Sydney on 6 March 2019.

December 7, 2018
Front row L-R: Denis Handlin AO (Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment), Christine Woodruff and John Woodruff (JWM) Back row L-R: Brett Oaten (Brett Oaten Solicitors) and Keith Welsh (JWM)
Denis Handlin signs Savage Garden back catalogue to Sony

The music of Savage Garden will be remarketed to the world in 2019 following a deal between Sony boss Denis Handlin and John Woodruff Management.

December 7, 2018
Michael Hutchence, music news, noise11.com
Michael Hutchence statue set for Melbourne – The question is why?

City of Yarra mayor Danae Bosler has announced that a statue of Michael Hutchence will be erected in Melbourne. The question is why?

December 6, 2018
Kim Salmon at the launch of Leaps and Bounds 2015, photo by Ros O'Gorman
MEMO Music Hall to pay tribute to the music of St Kilda with Summer Sounds of St Kilda series

Melbourne’s hidden music gem of a venue MEMO Music Hall will pay tribute to its local artists with Summer Sounds of St Kilda series throughout January.

December 6, 2018
The Four Tops
The Four Tops bring a touch of Motown to Melbourne

The Four Tops, still with original member Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, are in Australia performing the songs that date back to their first hit ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ 54 years ago.

December 6, 2018
The Monkees with Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz perform at the Palais in St Kilda as part of their 50th anniversary tour on Wednesday 7 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Monkees with Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz to tour Australia in 2019

David Roy Williams will tour The Monkees in Australia again in 2019 but this time Mike Nesmith is coming.

December 6, 2018
Debra Byrne
Debra Byrne has a new band Cornerstone

One time Young Talent Time teen idol Debra Byrne has a new band she calls Cornerstone and the band already has a sell-out show at MEMO Music Hall.

December 5, 2018
James Reyne photo by Ros O'Gorman
James Reyne is happy to enter his “Vegas years”

James Reyne is thrilled to enter his “Vegas years” as he sets up a 12 month residency at The Palms at Crown Casino for 2019.

December 5, 2018
Mary Webb
Final names added for National Live Music Awards around Australia

The National Live Music Awards are thrilled to announce the final additions for the 2018 runs of events this Thursday!

December 5, 2018
J.I.D
Rapper J.I.D to play one Australian show in 2019 for Live Nation

Live Nation will bring rapper J.I.D to Australia for one headline show in Melbourne in 2019.

December 5, 2018
Tropical Fuck Storm
Tropical Fuck Storm 2019 Australian dates

Gareth Liddiard will take Tropical Fuck Storm for a tour up and down the east coast of Australia in March 2019.

December 5, 2018
Divinyls
New Divinyls tour has Charley Drayton riled

On Monday Divinyls co-founder Mark McEntee announced he will tour a new line-up of his legendary band in 2019. While the announcement was met with scorn from Charley Drayton, the husband of his late co-founder Chrissy Amphlett, the fact remains that Divinyls is very much a part of McEntee’s legacy and he is well within his rights to honor that legacy any way he sees fit.

December 5, 2018
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
There’s a Prince musical in the works

Prince's music is to feature in a new movie musical in the style of ABBA's Mamma Mia!.

December 5, 2018
noise11 the 1975 splendour photo, ian laidlaw photograph
The 1975 aim at third consecutive number one

The 1975 are on course for their third Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

December 5, 2018
Madonna, Rod Laver Arena Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Madonna takes issue with Lady Gaga quote

Madonna has reignited her long-running feud with Lady Gaga after suggesting the A Star Is Born actress has lifted an old quote of hers and claimed it as her own.

December 5, 2018
Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Kanye West apologizes after Broadway show slur

Kanye West has issued a rare apology after being slammed by Broadway's new Sonny Bono for using his mobile phone during opening night of The Cher Show.

December 5, 2018
Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Cher Show on Kanye West’s bad theatre behaviour

Broadway star Jarrod Spector has forgiven Kanye West for his lack of theatre etiquette during the opening night of his new musical after the rapper apologized for staring at his phone through the first act.

December 5, 2018
Four Tops
Original Four Tops member Duke Fakir talks longevity with ABC News Breakfast

The Four Tops are back in Australia and original singer Duke Fakir is still doing it at the age of 82.

December 4, 2018
Zoot
Zoot engineer a cover of Life In A Northern Town for Archaeology compilation

Zoot’s 50th anniversary compilation ‘Archaeology’ features a newly engineered recording of The Dream Academy hit ‘Life In A Northern Town’ and it features Darryl Cotton.

December 4, 2018
GANGgajang
GANGgajang reveal Surfing Around The World 2019 dates

GANGgajang will tour again in 2019 with dates for the Surfing Around The World tour set to start January.

December 4, 2018
Steve Kilbey: Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Church added to By The C music festival

The Church has joined the By The C line-up for Newcastle, Wollongong, Coolongatta, Geelong and Adelaide for 2019.

December 4, 2018