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Passenger Knocks Macklemore And Ryan Lewis From Top Of ARIA Chart

Current tourist Passenger scores his eighth international number one placement by moving up one spot to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with his hit “Let Her Go”.

March 31, 2013
The Bluesfest Sunflower with inventor Dr Barry Hill (left) and student Dylan Blackman, Noise11, photo
Bluesfest Unveils Solar Powered Performance Stage

The Bluesfest music festival at Byron Bay has unveiled its new Lotus Palace solar powered performance stage.

March 29, 2013
Robert Zildjian, Noise11, Photo
Sabian Cymbals Founder Robert Zildjian Dies At Age 89

Robert Zildjian, founder of Sabian Cymbals, has died at the age of 89.

March 29, 2013
Aaron Chugg, Noise11, Photo
Aaron Chugg Farewell Planned For Sydney On Tuesday

The Australian music industry is planning a Sydney-sized farewell for Aaron Chugg, who died on March 18 from complications from a stroke he had while tour managing The Stone Roses.

March 27, 2013
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, Noise11, Photo
Justin Timberlake Has One Of The Decade’s Fastest Selling Albums

Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ has sold almost 1 million units in its first week on sale in the USA.

March 27, 2013
Husky Gawenda of the band Husky - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Husky Wins APRA Development Award

Husky Gawenda of Husky is one of eight songwriters to win an APRA Professional Development Award.

March 25, 2013
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, Noise11, Photo
Justin Timberlake Debuts At Number One On ARIA Album Chart

The third studio album for Justin Timberlake becomes his second No.1 album in Australia as “The 20/20 Experience” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart, plus is also certified Gold, something which the previous five No.1 debuts did not achieve.

March 24, 2013
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Noise11, photo
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Become First Act Since Kylie To Have First Three Singles Go To Number One

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis land their third consecutive number one single in Australia this week as “Can’t Hold Us” (featuring Ray Dalton) rises one place to take out the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart.

March 24, 2013
Music Victoria City of Melbourne, Noise11, Photo
Melbourne Claims Live Music Capital Of Australia Title

Melbourne has claimed the Live Music Capital of Australia title following a live music census.

March 21, 2013
Brent Grulke 2011, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
The Flaming Lips, Chvrches, Haim Win Inaugural SXSW Grulke Prize

The Flaming Lips have been named winners of the inaugural Grulke Prize by SXSW along with Glasgow’s Chvrches and US act Haim.

March 20, 2013
David Bowie The Next Day, Noise11, photo
Bon Jovi Beats Bowie On US Chart

Bon Jovi ‘What About Now’ outsold David Bowie ‘The Next Day’ by around 16,000 units in the USA to take the top spot this week on the American chart.

March 20, 2013
Aaron Chugg, Noise11, photo
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
David Bowie The Next Day, Noise11, photo
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
David Bowie The Next Day, Noise11, photo
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
Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
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
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
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
Bon Jovi photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
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
Prince at SXSW, Noise11, Photo
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
Green Day - image By Ros O'Gorman, noise11, photo
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
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls, Noise11, photo
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
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
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
The Flaming Lips - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
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
Sound City Players, SXSW 2013, Photo By Mary Boukouvalas
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
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, Noise11, Photo
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
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, SXSW, Photo by Anna-Maria Megalogenis
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
Katie Noonan, Noise11, photo
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
Iggy & The Stooges at SXSW, Noise11, photo
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
Dave Grohl at SXSW, Noise11, photo
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
Depeche Mode, Noise11, photo
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