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Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears To Judge X-Factor

Britney Spears, who doesn’t even sing live in her own shows, is going the judge those who do.

May 11, 2012
Aerosmith To Perform On American Idol

If Steven Tyler’s judging role wasn’t enough for Aerosmith fans then the final show will have all the guys.

May 11, 2012
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Bill Walsh Sells His Share of Cherry Bar

After 12 years, Bill Walsh of Cosmic Psychos fame has sold his share in Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar.

May 11, 2012
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Mick Hucknall Debuts As Solo Artist

Mick Hucknall, the voice of Simply Red and recent lead for the b, has announced his first solo show for Royal Albert Hall in London on September 18.

May 11, 2012
Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys
Unauthorised Jimi Hendrix Biopic Goes Ahead

The Jimi Hendrix biopic, All is By My Side, starring Andre 3000, will go forward with production; however, Experience Hendrix, LLC is not on board. This means that the film, which is supposed to concentrate on Hendrix' time in London in 1966 and 1967, can not contain any of Jimi's music.

May 11, 2012
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Stevie Wonder To Receive Billboard Award

The second Billboard Icon Award will be presented to Stevie Wonder at the Billboard Music Awards scheduled for May 20 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and showing nationwide on ABC.

May 11, 2012
Jason Mraz - photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jason Mraz Says CDs Are Now Just Merch met up with American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz whose acoustic melange of reggae, pop, rock, folk, jazz, and hip hop has charmed globally.

May 11, 2012
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Gurrumul Records With Sarah Blasko

'Bayini' is a spiritual love song, an Australian classic hymn, and now a haunting duet between two iconic Australian voices.

May 11, 2012
Carole King. image by Ros O'Gorman
Carole King Retires

Carole King has told the Associated Press that her days in music are most likely over.

May 11, 2012
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Zooey Deschenel To Play Loretta Lynn

Once again, Broadway is going to the movies for a "new" show, this time with a country legend and one of television's hottest actresses.

May 11, 2012
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Don Walker Announces Nightfishing Solo Tour

Don Walker has announced solo dates off the back of those upcoming Cold Chisel UK dates.

May 11, 2012
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Steel Panther Are Coming Back To Australia

Steel Panther are coming back to Australia for the second time this year.

May 11, 2012
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Punch Brothers Australian Tour Dates

Punch Brothers will head to Australia for the first time in August for dates in Melbourne and Adelaide.

May 11, 2012
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30 Rock Given Termination Notice

30 Rock will be back for a 7th season but then it will be gone. NBC has given the hit TV comedy its termination notice after a reduced farewell season.

May 11, 2012
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Blink 182 Out of Action For Medical Emergency

A 'medical emergency' has forced pop/punksters Blink-182 to cancel all of their scheduled May 2012 tour dates. It has been revealed that the drummer, Travis Barker, "required an urgent tonsillectomy".

May 11, 2012
Beastie Boys photo by Ros O'Gorman
Beastie Boys Albums Shoot Back Into The Charts

Following the death of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys get seven albums back in the Billboard 200.

May 10, 2012
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Lady Gaga To Appear On Simpsons Finale

Lady Gaga is coming to Springfield. She will meet the Simpsons on the season finale to air in the USA on May 20.

May 10, 2012
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George Michael Fans Furious At eBay And Scalpers

Tickets for George Michael’s Australia tour went on sale at midday today and by 12:15pm almost 50 tickets were being scalped on eBay for up to 300% above face value.

May 10, 2012
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Mudhoney Announce A Sole Splendour Sideshow

Grunge pioneers Mudhoney will play a single Splendour In The Grass sideshow in July.

May 10, 2012
Live Nation
Live Nation Acquires Creamfields Music Festival

The company behind Creamfield’s, the world’s big electronic music festival, has been acquired by Live Nation.

May 10, 2012
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters - Photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Foo Fighters’ “Million Dollar Demos” Leaked

Songs from the One By One sessions dubbed by the Foo Fighters as the “million dollar demos” have leaked online.

May 10, 2012
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Listen: Previously Unreleased Millencolin Song ‘The Downhill Walk’

Swedish pop-punk royalty Millencolin prepare a massive b-sides collection with two new tracks and a DVD.

May 10, 2012
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ZZ Top Debut New Song In Beer Ad

ZZ Top have used the old Candid Camera format to launch their new song ‘I’ve Got To Get Paid’ via a beer commercial for new brew Jeremiah Weed.

May 10, 2012
Jimmy Stafford, Train - Image By Ros O'Gorman
EXCLUSIVE: Train To Play At AFL Football Match

US rock band Train will perform at an AFL football match during their upcoming Australian tour.

May 10, 2012
Miike Snow
Miike Snow Book Splendour Sideshows

Bright synthpop Swedes Miike Snow announce two sideshows and post a Dirty South remix.

May 10, 2012
Future Of The Left, Falco and Julia - Image by Ros O'Gorman
Listen: New Future Of The Left Song ‘I Am The Least Of Your Problems’

Welsh rock bullies Future Of The Left tease their new album with a punchy new tune and hilarious song titles.

May 10, 2012
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey, Band Of Skulls, Kimbra Headline Spin Off Fest

Lana Del Rey, Band Of Skulls, Friends, Kimbra, Last Dinosaurs and more come to Adelaide for the Splendour Spin Off.

May 10, 2012
Kate Miller-Heidke. image by Ros O'Gorman
Kate Miller-Heidke And Anthony Callea Feud Dates Back Years

The sudden feud between Anthony Callea and Kate Miller-Heidke actually dates back to 2005 when Kate wrote a song titled ‘Australian Idol’.

May 10, 2012
Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Play Entire Black Album Backwards

Metallica put a new twist on the complete album performance. For the first time ever on Monday they played their iconic self-titled ‘Black’ album from end to beginning instead of beginning to end.

May 9, 2012
Rick Allen of Def Leppard
Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen’s Playing Turned Into Art

Def Leppard’s legendary one-armed drummer Rick Allen has had his playing turned into art pieces.

May 9, 2012