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Patti Smith performs Horses at Hamer Hall in Melbourne on Sunday 16 April 2017

Patti Smith Talks Songwriting

by Music-News.com

Patti Smith says she admires the people who can combine “poetic elements” with melodies that find the formula to mainstream pop success.

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Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners performs at the Harvest Festival at Werribee Park on 11 November 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kevin Rowland Explains 1999 ‘My Beauty’ Cover

by Music-News.com

The Dexys Midnight Runners singer Kevin Rowland has opened up on his 1999 solo album and its artwork, which featured the musician in a ballgown and stockings.

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The Stranglers in Australia photo by Ros OGorman, music news, noise11.com

The Stranglers Aren’t Ready To Retire Just Yet

by Paul Cashmere

With reports out of the UK that The Stranglers are about to mount their last ever UK tour, co-founder Jean-Jacques Burnel tells Noise11.com that does not mean they are retiring.

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Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein Are Planning A Spoken Word Tour

by Music-News.com

Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein are set to bring ‘Debbie Harry & Chris Stein In Conversation’ to the UK this April.

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Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek’s Final Message “Keep On Laughing It Is What It Is

by Paul Cashmere

Ric Ocasek’s sons have released their father’s final doodle with a message “Keep on laughing. It is what it is”.

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Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek Died from Heart Disease

by Music-News.com

The Cars singer Ric Ocasek died naturally of heart disease, according to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Ric Ocasek

R.I.P. Ric Ocasek of The Cars at age 75

by Paul Cashmere

Ric Ocasek, the legendary lead singer of The Cars, has been found dead at his Manhattan home. He was 75-years old.

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Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Debbie Harry’s Memoir is out next month

by Music-News.com

Debbie Harry is gearing up to release her memoir Face It next month – but the star is already talking about a possible uncensored sequel.

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TC&I Naked Flames

XTC Fans Check Out TC&I

by Paul Cashmere

In 2017 Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers of XTC released the EP ‘Great Aspirations’ under the name TC&I. It was the first recording for Moulding since retiring in the 1980s and first for Moulding since XTC broke up in 2006.

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Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Debbie Harry to release her autobiography Face It

by Paul Cashmere

Debbie Harry’s autobiography Face It will be published in October.

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Sylvain Sylvain photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls starts GoFundMe as he battles cancer

by Paul Cashmere

Sylvain Sylvain has announced the reason for his low profile over the past 12 months is because he is battling cancer.

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Joe Jackson photo by Ros O'Gorman

Check out the new Joe Jackson song ‘Friend Better’

by Paul Cashmere

Joe Jackson sounds a lot like Joe Jackson with his new song ‘Friend Better’.

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David Byrne American Utopia tour 2018

David Byrne names his live EP after quote from NME review

by Paul Cashmere

David Byrne has anointed his new live EP ‘The Best Live Show of All Time’ after a quote he got from a NME review.

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David Byrne American Utopia tour 2018

David Byrne delivers equal part Art and Rock in stunning Melbourne show #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

David Byrne has always been music by innovation. The Talking Heads were equal parts rock and art and their lead singer has continued that philosophy. In American Utopia, Byrne has transformed the band into the show. This show is as visually stunning as the songs themselves.

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David Byrne 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

David Byrne New Zealand reviews reveal a Talking Heads trip and more

by Paul Cashmere

David Byrne’s New Zealand shows are being written up as one of the greatest shows of 2018.

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Joe Jackson photo by Ros O'Gorman

Joe Jackson Returns To His Angry Punk Roots With ‘Fabulously Absolute’

by Paul Cashmere

Joe Jackson is an angry man again and it sounds good. Jackson is back sounding like his ‘Look Sharp’ origins with ‘Fabulously Absolute, the first taste of his 2019 album ‘Fool’.

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Wreckless Eric

Wreckless Eric Will Tour Australia for David Roy Williams

by Paul Cashmere

Wreckless Eric is coming to Australia for David Roy Williams in November.

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Paul Weller True Meanings

Paul Weller Pays Homage To David Bowie On 14th Solo Album ‘True Meanings’

by Paul Cashmere

Paul Weller has given his former foe David Bowie a musical nod in the new song ‘Bowie’ to be released on his 14th solo album ‘True Meanings’ in September.

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Elvis Costello, ADOTG, Photo By Ros OGorman, Noise11, Photo

Elvis Costello Cancels Shows After Cancer Surgery

by Paul Cashmere

Elvis Costello has cancelled his upcoming UK and Euro tour after being diagnosed, then treated, for cancer.

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The Cars

The Cars Reform For Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

by Paul Cashmere

The Cars were back together again on the weekend for one final time – to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The Mavis's

The Mavis’s Reunite For 20th Anniversary of Pink Pills

by Paul Cashmere

The Mavis’s are on mission from God, they are getting the band back together for a 20th anniversary tour to celebrate their ‘Pink Pills’ album.

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Grace Jones photo by Damien Loverso, music news, noise11.com

Grace Jones Talks About Sexual Abuse On Her First Film

by Paul Cashmere

Singer and actor Grace Jones says that the producer of her first movie attempted to sexually abuse her.

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Adrian Belew, Birds Basement 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Adrian Belew Tells A Wealth of Stories At Noise11 iHeartRadio

by Noise11.com

Adrian Belew, the former guitarist for David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa and long-time member of King Crimson sits down with Noise11’s Paul Cashmere for amazing stories about his incredible career.

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The Power Trio with Adrian Belew play Birds Basement on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

Adrian Belew Is Playing A Residency For Melbourne Only And You Will Want To See It

by Paul Cashmere

Adrian Belew plays guitar so effortlessly you could be mistaken for thinking that the instrument was just part of his body. The sounds this one man can make with one instrument are just magical.

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Cut Copy. Photo by Damien Loverso.

Cut Copy Slip A Sydney And Melbourne Date In

by Noise11.com

Cut Copy will perform in Sydney and Melbourne in July.

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Blondie photo by Ros O'Gorman

Blondie Debut Video For ‘Fun’

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Blondie has released the video for Fun, the first single from their upcoming album Pollinator.

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Blondie photo by Ros O'Gorman

Blondie and Cyndi Lauper To Play A Day On The Green

by Paul Cashmere

Blondie and Cyndi Lauper will tour Australia together in 2017 for A Day On The Green.

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Devo Something Else For Everyone

Devo Release 30 Year Old Live Show And Album Of Rarities

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Devo will release an album of rarities from between 2006 and 2009 when they were recording the music that would become Something For Everybody.

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Blondie Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Blondie Set To Release 10th Album

by Music-News.com

Following the amazing success of their current UK sell-out tour, Blondie have announced their tenth studio album ‘ Ghosts Of Download’ is to be release in Autumn 2013.

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Blondie photo by Ros O'Gorman

Blondie To Tour US In September

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Blondie has announced that they will mount the No Principals Tour this coming fall with special guest X.

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