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James Hetfield, Metallica. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica To Headline Soundwave

Soundwave's 2013 headline act is Metallica.

August 8, 2012
Marianas Trench
Marianas Trench Working On Concept Show For Concept Album

Canada’s Marianas Trench want to develop their live show to mirror this current album ‘Ever After’ but it won’t happen before their Australian dates.

August 7, 2012
Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco on set
Guy Sebastian Prepares New Single Featuring Lupe Fiasco

Guy Sebastian posts behind-the-scenes photos from the video to his new single ‘Battle Scars’, featuring Lupe Fiasco.

August 7, 2012
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
360, Karnivool, Xavier Rudd Lead First Pyramid Festival Announcement

The first group of local and international artists for the New Year’s Pyramid Festival have been announced.

August 7, 2012
Bell Biv DeVoe
Bell Biv Devoe and Ginuwine Australian Tour Cancelled

Bell Div Devoe and Ginuwine are no longer coming to Australia. The tour, due to start later this week, was cancelled today.

August 7, 2012
Chopper Read, Noise11, Photo
Chopper Read To Release Album Through Shock

Notorious Australian criminal Mark ‘Chopper’ Read has signed a record deal with Shock Records.

August 7, 2012
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson Release Adam & Eve Video

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson have released the video for 'Adam & Eve', the first single from their 'Wreck & Ruin' album.

August 7, 2012
Helpmann Awards Nominations Announcement, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters, Prince, Roger Waters, Sade Compete for Helpmann Awards

National concerts by Prince, Roger Waters, Foo Fighters and Sade have been short-listed for a Helpmann Award.

August 7, 2012
Polyester Records
Polyester Records Launches Vinyl Label

Melbourne indie record store institution Polyester Records launches a new vinyl label.

August 7, 2012
Greenthief Announce First Headline Tour And Debut Single

After three and a half years together, Brisbane’s Greenthief are embarking on a national tour in support of their debut single.

August 7, 2012
Lamb Of God, Randy Blythe - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Randy Blythe Of Lamb Of God Releases Statement

Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God has released a detailed statement following his release from a Czecg Republic prison last week.

August 7, 2012
Eminem, Noise11, Photo
Eminem Collaborates With Lady Gaga

After the news of a Gaga and Kendrick Lamar collab, Eminem says he’s on the track as well.

August 7, 2012
Daryl Hall and Rumer
Rumer To Visit Daryl Hall

U.K. soul singer Rumer will be the next Daryl Hall guest on Live From Daryl’s House.

August 7, 2012
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in Sparkle
Whitney Was Encouraging Says Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks says working with Whitney Houston was 'amazing' as she wanted everyone to 'shine'.

August 7, 2012
Frank Sinatra, music news,
Rare Frank Sinatra Apple Record Surfaces

Money, as The Beatles song goes, can't buy you love. It probably also can't buy you the services of a legendary crooner like Frank Sinatra to serenade your beloved with a unique recording.

August 7, 2012
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler Needs To Rub Noses With Johnny Depp

Steven Tyler has moved near to Johnny Depp because he wants to 'rub noses' with people who've had 'over-the-top' experiences.

August 7, 2012
Lee Ranaldo
Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo Announces Sideshows

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo will be in Australia for the Melbourne Festival and books two sideshows.

August 7, 2012
One Direction - image by Ros O'Gorman
One Direction Do Surprise Free Gig

These days, the best way to go from a 'nobody' to a 'somebody' is riding the coattails of a world famous boy band while bringing a unique talent to our eyes and ears via YouTube.

August 7, 2012
Kanye West 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Kanye West Unveils Jaw-Dropping Tracks

Kanye West left audiences with their jaws "literally dropped" when he unveiled some new tracks at the weekend.

August 7, 2012
Keith Urban. images by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Keith Urban Tries Untried Territory

Keith Urban hopes the "total unfamiliarity" surrounding his upcoming album will make for his best record to date.

August 7, 2012
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Katy Perry And John Mayer Flirt Up A Storm

Katy Perry and John Mayer were apparently 'flirting' up a storm over the weekend.

August 7, 2012
Morrissey. images by Ros O'Gorman
Morrissey Unable To Watch Olympics

Here's a surprise (well, not really). Morrissey has gone off on the "foul with patriotism" Olympics.

August 7, 2012
Gary Barlow, Noise11, Photo
Gary Barlow Devastated By Loss Of Baby

Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn are 'devastated' by the loss of their fourth child.

August 7, 2012
John Butler
John Butler Re-Records ‘Ocean’ As A Thank You To Fans

Roots stayer John Butler thanks his fans with an eleven-minute recording of his signature tune ‘Ocean’ as a free download.

August 7, 2012
Mike Oldfield
John Peel To Thank For Virgin Empire

In an exclusive interview given to digital arts service The Space, Sir Richard Branson admits that were it not for John Peel’s decision to play Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells it in its entirety on his BBC Radio One show Top Gear, the album would not have been a global smash and the rest of the Virgin empire would never have happened.

August 7, 2012
The Beards, Noise11, Photo
The Beards Announce Their Biggest Tour Yet

Hairy concept comedy band The Beards announce a mammoth national tour.

August 7, 2012
Musexpo 2013
Musexpo 2013 Dates Announced

Musexpo 2013 will take place in Los Angeles from May 5. Here is the official announcement:

August 6, 2012
The Presets,, photo
The Presets Stream New Song ‘Ghosts’

After ‘Youth In Trouble’, The Presets stream another tune from their forthcoming album Pacifica.

August 6, 2012
Delta Goodrem photo by Ros O'Gorman
Delta Goodrem And Rachael Leahcar Dates Announced

Delta Goodrem is heading out on the road with The Voice star Rachael Leahcar.

August 6, 2012
Flo Rida - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Flo Rida Ordered To Pay Australian Promoters $400K

A court has ordered chart-topping club rapper Flo Rida to compensate festival organisers over a Newcastle no-show.

August 6, 2012