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Hilltop Hoods - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hilltop Hoods Book ‘Speaking In Tongues’ National Tour

Adelaide hip-hop megastars Hilltop Hoods announce a national winter tour.

April 23, 2012
James Mercer of The Shins
The Shins Announce Splendour Sideshows

Portland pop-folkies The Shins announce their Australian sideshows following their Splendour slot.

April 23, 2012
One Direction - image by Ros O'Gorman
One Direction Cling On To Number One In This Week’s ARIA Chart

One Direction hold on following a strong debut from Kate Miller-Heidke in this week’s ARIA chart wrap.

April 23, 2012
East 17, music news,
East 17 Announce Australian Tour

You read that headline correctly. East 17 are heading all over Australia this June ready to enthral once-young audiences with their east-London accents and early 90s pop gems.

April 23, 2012
Billy Gibbons, Noise11, SXSW 2012, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Billy Gibbons Answers Whatever Happened To The New ZZ Top Album

ZZ Top fans have long suspected the band’s next album has turned into the next ‘Chinese Democracy’ as they wait year after year for the release of the record so went right to the source and asked frontman Billy Gibbons what the hell is going on.

April 22, 2012
Greg Ham, The Push
Statement About Greg Ham From The Push

Men At Work's Greg Ham served as Chairman of The Push through-out most of the 90s, working volontarily to help young people become involved in the music industry.

April 22, 2012
Ted Nugent, music news
Ted Nugent In Trouble Again

Just days after Ted Nugent was cleared of making threats against the President by the Secret Service, he is once again in trouble with a government agency.

April 22, 2012
Greg Ham, The Push
Greg Ham Death Linked To Kookaburra Hearing

Just days after the tragic death of Men At Work sax and flute player Greg Ham, the attention is turning to the copyright case that in Greg’s mind lost him his heritage.

April 22, 2012
Beatles Please Please Me
Beatles Album Fetches $24k

A fierce ten-day bidding war has ended with this scarce Beatles album fetching $24,675 on eBay. Surprisingly, the album was not a hit when it was first released in America.

April 22, 2012
Robin Gibb - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Robin Gibb Awakes From Coma

Robin Gibb has awoken from his coma and is communicating with family members.

April 22, 2012
The Beatles Record Store Day limited editions
Happy Record Store Day From Noise11

Music retailers around Australia are today celebrating Record Store Day.

April 21, 2012
Bret Michaels. image by Carrie Reiser
Bret Michaels To Speak At Science Conference

Poison frontman Bret Michaels will address a Science conference in New Jersey in May.

April 21, 2012
The Sonics
INTERVIEW: Rock Pioneers The Sonics Return At Full Strength

‘The first punk band’ – Washington’s The Sonics – are revered by all your favourite rockers, but they wouldn’t have reformed if it wasn’t right.

April 20, 2012
Occupy This Album
Listen To Occupy Wall Street Benefit Compilation Tracks

The Occupy This Album compilation is coming soon, featuring Yoko Ono, UNKLE, Mogwai, Tom Morello, Ani Di Franco and 94 more artists.

April 20, 2012
Arctic Monkeys. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Domino Promise Hot Chip, Arctic Monkeys, John Cale For Record Store Day

Record Store Day is tomorrow, and Domino Records presents a tasty line-up (and SoundCloud sampler!).

April 20, 2012
Alanis Morissette, music news,
Alanis Morissette Is Preparing A New Album

Nineties chick-rock icon Alanis Morissette has recorded a new set of songs to be released in June.

April 20, 2012
Steve Poltz. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Steve Poltz Begins The Australian Tour For His Australian Album

Californian songwriter Steve Poltz kicks off an Australian tour on the back of his new album Noineen Noiny Noin.

April 20, 2012
Christina Perri
Christina Perri Announces Melbourne And Sydney Shows

Chart-topping US singer-songwriter Christina Perri announces June shows while she’s in town.

April 20, 2012
2012 Reclink Community Cup
The 2012 Reclink Community Cup Announces Bands, Date And Theme

The annual rock n’ roll charity footy match The Reclink Community Cup has announced its 2012 plans.

April 20, 2012
Ted Nugent, music news
Secret Service Drop Ted Nugent Investigation

Ted Nugent apparently has been cleared by the Secret Service of perceived threats against President Obama and has gone on to post a lengthy statement on his website to clarify his comments made at the 141st Annual Members Meeting of the National Rifle Association.

April 20, 2012
Damien Leith
Damien Leith And Jack White Lead New Releases

Damien Leith’s next cover album and Jack White’s solo debut lead a curious week in new releases.

April 20, 2012
Cold Chisel - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
REVIEW: Cold Chisel, Festival Hall, Melbourne, April 19, 2012

If Cold Chisel have a secret formula it is the blending of the individual talents. Jimmy Barnes is the rock star to Ian Moss the soul voice, Don Walker is the architect and Phil Small and the late Steve Prestwich were the momentum.

April 20, 2012
Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers- Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Red Hot Chili Peppers To Release Covers Record

Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a covers E.P. to commemorate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2012
Jack White. image by Ros O'Gorman.
Jack White To Play Sydney And Melbourne

The Jack White Splendour In The Grass sideshows have been announced with Sydney and Melbourne scoring the gigs in July.

April 20, 2012
Greg Ham
Colin Hay Talks About The Death of Greg Ham

Men At Work singer Colin Hay has written about the death of his fellow Men At Work band-mate Greg Ham.

April 20, 2012
Levon Helm
Levon Helm Dies At 71

Levon Helm, one of the greats of music, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 71.

April 20, 2012
Blur, photo, Noise11
Blur Announce Imposing, 21-Disc Reissue Campaign

In their 21st, and probably final, year, Britpop legends Blur announce a mammoth reissue campaign and box set.

April 19, 2012
Radio Ink - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Radio INK Launch Their New Single In Sydney

Straight from Duran Duran and Aqua tours, Sydney electro-pop trio Radio INK book a launch party.

April 19, 2012
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Listen To Hot Chip’s Rubbery New Tune ‘Night And Day’

UK indie dance oddballs Hot Chip have released a bouncy new funk workout ‘Night And Day’ from their forthcoming album.

April 19, 2012
Metric Announce New Album And Lou Reed Collab

Canadian indie rockers Metric will visit for Splendour, and reveal details of a Lou Reed collab on their next album.

April 19, 2012