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Tour Manager Aaron Chugg Dies Following Stroke

Aussie tour manager Aaron Chugg has passed away after suffering from a stroke while tour managing for The Stone Roses at the Future Music Festival last week.

March 19, 2013
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Bon Jovi Beats Bowie To Top Of US Chart

Bon Jovi ‘What About Now’ will narrowly beat David Bowie ‘The Next Day’ to the top of the US chart this week.

March 19, 2013
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David Bowie Tops UK Album Charts For The First Time In 20 Years

David Bowie's new album, 'The Next Day', gave him both his first U.K. No. 1 album in 20 years and the market’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 when it made its chart debut on Sunday.

March 19, 2013
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Smashing Pumpkins Perform For Red Bull At SXSW Showcase SETLIST

Smashing Pumpkins played to an audience of 350 at the Red Bull Sound Select event with a secret show in 6th Street, Austin on Saturday night during SXSW.

March 19, 2013
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Justin Timberlake Covers INXS AT SXSW Gig SETLIST

Justin Timberlake added an Australian flavour to his SXSW showcase on Saturday night. He performed the INXS classic ‘Need You Tonight’.

March 19, 2013
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Birds Of Tokyo Outsells Bon Jovi In First Week Sales

Birds of Tokyo number one debut last week outsold the Bon Jovi one number debut this week.

March 18, 2013
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Prince & A Tribe Called Quest Play Out SXSW

It was arguably the most coveted show in SXSW history. Prince played out SXSW at La Zona Rosa.

March 18, 2013
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Green Day Covers Guns N Roses and AC/DC At SXSW SETLIST

Green Day slipped Guns N’ Roses’ classic ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’ into their Austin setlist on Friday night.

March 17, 2013
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Gotye Covers The Reels For SLAM

Grammy Award winner Gotye has recorded a cover of The Reels ‘Quasimodo’s Dream’ for SLAM (Save Australia’s Live Music).

March 17, 2013
Bon Jovi, Photo By Damien Loverso
Bon Jovi At One, Bowie At Two On ARIA Chart

The twelfth studio album for Bon Jovi "What About Now" becomes their ninth No.1 album in Australia (seven studio and two greatest hits).

March 17, 2013
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Pink Keeps Up The Fun At Number One On ARIA Chart

Pink spends a fourth week at No.1 in Australia with "Just Give Me A Reason" equalling her previous best effort of four weeks at the top with "So What" in September 2008.

March 17, 2013
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SXSW Day 4 With Flaming Lips And Billy Bragg

Day 4 and slight delirium sets in. The SXSW schedule that you adhered to on Day 1 has gone out the window and openness to suggestion has taken its place. Feet ache from walking from one venue to the next and egos are both bruised and massaged by the ballot system.

March 16, 2013
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Sound City Players At SXSW SETLIST

Dave Grohl's famous friends for Sound City Players included John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks and Rick Springfield at SXSW on Thursday night.

March 16, 2013
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Justin Timberlake To Headline MySpace Show At SXSW

Justin Timberlake’s secret show at SXSW has become a little less secret with the announcement that he will perform at SXSW on Saturday night.

March 16, 2013
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SXSW Day 3, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sound City Players And More

It’s day three at SXSW and the weariness has kicked in as a result from watching Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Alt-J the night before, then writing an article until 4am.

March 16, 2013
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Katie Noonan To Feature On Melbourne Art Centres First In Conversation

Four times ARIA Award winner Katie Noonan will get up close and personal with fans at the Hamer Hall in Melbourne on Saturday.

March 15, 2013
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Iggy & The Stooges Showcase At SXSW SETLIST

Iggy & The Stooges showcased their new album 'Ready To Die' at the tiny Mohawks venue in Austin, Texas for SXSW on Wednesday night.

March 15, 2013
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Dave Grohl, Mudwrestlers, Nirvana, The Complete SXSW Keynote Address VIDEO

Dave Grohl has delivered his SXSW keynote address in Austin, Texas, telling the story of how he went from living with female mudwrestlers to joining Nirvana.

March 15, 2013
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Dave Gahan From Depeche Mode Is An Overpaid Stripper @SXSW

Depeche Mode are partially responsible for America’s sex lives and Dave Gahan feels like an overpaid stripper.

March 14, 2013
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 2013, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
SXSW Day 1, Nick Cave Opens Up, Polyphonic Spree Fire Up

Nothing prepares you for the overwhelming assault on the senses that is SXSW. It’s a gargantuan mix of creative energy, with a multitude of bands playing at every conceivable location such as garages and purpose built pop up stages, along with the more traditional established venues.

March 14, 2013
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 2013, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Nick Cave Describes His Kylie Minogue Duet As “Camp”

Nick Cave gave his keynote interview at SXSW today calling his hit with Kylie Minogue “a little camp”.

March 13, 2013
Steve Poltz. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jewel and Steve Poltz Reunite For Tour

Jewel will reunite with her former songwriter and guitar player Steve Poltz for shows in the USA in May and June.

March 12, 2013
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Aussie SXSW Bound Vaudeville Smash Stranded After United Airlines Cancels US Flights

Australian band The Vaudeville Smash have been delayed in going to SXSW in Austin, Texas after United Airlines abandoned their US bound flight with no notice to customers.

March 11, 2013
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Prince To Play SXSW

Prince will perform this week at SXSW.

March 11, 2013
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Michael Buble And Bruno Mars To Perform At The Logies

Michael Buble and Bruno Mars will head to Australia in April to perform at The Logie Awards.

March 11, 2013
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Birds Of Tokyo March Fires Debuts At Top Of ARIA Albums

The fourth studio album for Birds of Tokyo entitled “March Fires” becomes the bands first ARIA No.1 album this week, but they’ve been building up to this chart placement since album number two.

March 10, 2013
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Pink And Nate Ruess Remain Number One On ARIA Singles

Pink and Nate Ruess stay atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a third (broken) week with “Just Give Me a Reason”, which also notches up double Platinum in sales this week, whilst James Arthur returns to his former peak of No.2 with “Impossible”.

March 10, 2013
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Russell Morris Goes Top 20 For First Time In 42 Years With Sharkmouth

Russell Morris will have the 17th biggest selling album in Australia when the ARIA Chart is revealed on Sunday making ‘Sharkmouth’ his first Top 20 album in 42 years.

March 9, 2013
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Depeche Mode To Showcase Delta Machine At SXSW

Depeche Mode will showcase at SXSW in Austin next week.

March 9, 2013
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John Fogerty To Close SXSW

Creedence Clearwater Revival legend John Fogerty has been announced to officially close SXSW 2013.

March 9, 2013