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Musicians Take To Crowdfunding In 2012

In a year when crowdfunding grew exponentially across the globe, music projects accounted for thousands of campaigns, including a growing local trend towards fan-supported releases.

January 11, 2013
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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Announce US Tour

Bob Seger is putting the Silver Bullet Band back on the road.

January 11, 2013
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Tubular Bells For Two Second Melbourne Show Announced

Tubular Bells For Two, the performance by Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, will be performed a second time at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

January 11, 2013
Steve Howe - Photo By Tim Cashmere
Steve Howe Quits Asia

Steve Howe has announced that he has left the group Asia.

January 11, 2013
BJ Thomas The Living Room Sessions
BJ Thomas Re-Records His Classics As Duets

B.J. Thomas has gone the duets route with his upcoming album, The Living Room Sessions, due this spring from Wrinkled Records.

January 11, 2013
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Bruce Springsteen And Rolling Stones Nominated For Brit Awards

Veteran artists the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen have been nominated for the 2013 BRIT Awards. The Stones are up for British Live Act while Springsteen received a nod for International Male Artist.

January 11, 2013
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Elton John Denies He Has A Second Child

News reports about Elton John and David Furnish welcoming a second child are false.

January 11, 2013
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Destiny’s Child Reunite For One More Song

Beyonce Knowles has reunited with Destiny's Child to record a new track.

January 11, 2013
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SXSW Adds Hundreds More Including Macklemore

Seattle's Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who have owned the top of the Australian singles chart with 'Thrift Shop' for the past month, are just one of the acts added to SXSW 2013.

January 11, 2013
360, The Audreys, ME Selected for SXSW

More Australian showcases have been announced for SXSW 2013 with 360, The Audreys and ME! added to the list.

January 11, 2013
The Angels - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
The Angels John And Rick Brewster And Chris Bailey Release Statement For Doc Neeson

The Angels’ co-founders John and Rick Brewster and Chris Bailey have issued a heart-felt statement following the news of singer Doc Neeson’s brain tumour.

January 10, 2013
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justin Timberlake Ready To Make Third Album

Justin Timberlake will have new music soon. How soon I soon? Well its 7.18pm Melbourne time as I write this. If you are in Australia, it will be released before you wake up tomorrow.

January 10, 2013
Psy Goes Nuts Over Super Bowl Ad

Psy will make his commercial debut this February when Wonderful Pistachios features him in their Super Bowl ad.

January 10, 2013
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Prince Consults Fans On His Plans For A Big Year In 2013

Prince orchestrated a meeting of fans online this week in order to discuss recent leaks of his music on Twitter, as well to seek their input on everything from sharing music online to reasonable ticket prices for concerts at Paisley Park.

January 10, 2013
Willow Smith
Willow Smith Samples Radiohead In Beautiful New Single

"I try to be sugar and spice, but I'm melancholy and can't do anything right," sings Willow Smith in her stunning new single Sugar and Spice, which features a sample from the Radiohead song Codex.

January 10, 2013
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Ross Wilson, Troy-Cassar-Daley Join Glenn Frey Tour

Glenn Frey has announced the special guests for his Australian tour with Ross Wilson and Troy Cassar-Daley added to shows around Australia.

January 10, 2013
Elvis Presley Aloha From Hawaii
Elvis Aloha From Hawaii 40th Anniversary With Rehearsal Coming

Sony will reissue the classic Elvis Presley live album ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ to mark the 40th anniversary of the show and include the rehearsal show from the previous day.

January 10, 2013
The Marbles
Trevor Gordon Of The Marbles Dies At 64

Trevor Gordon, half of duo The Marbles with his cousin Graham Bonnet, has died at the age of 64.

January 10, 2013
Kent Abbott of Grade and Somehow Hollow
Grade And Somehow Hollow Member Kent Abbott Dead At 31

Kent Abbott of Grade then Somehow Hollow has passed away at the age of 21.

January 10, 2013
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Record Store Day Is 100 Days Away So Name The Essential Albums

Record Store Day is just over 100 days away and over at the Record Store Day Facebook page the question being asked is “what are the 100 favourite albums of all-time?”.

January 10, 2013
Mike Scott of The Waterboys
The Waterboys First Australian Tour Starts Next Week

The very first Australian tour for The Waterboys will commence next week in Brisbane.

January 10, 2013
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Doc Neeson Hospitalised With Brain Tumour

Doc Neeson of The Angels is being treated for a brain tumour in a Sydney hospital.

January 10, 2013
Russell Crowe In Les Miserables
Russell Crowe Finally Has A Number One Album

Russell Crowe has finally hit the top of the music charts.

January 10, 2013
Justin Bieber - Believe Acoustic
Justin Bieber Announces New Acoustic Album And SNL Appearance

Justin Bieber kicks off 2013 by announcing the release of his new acoustic album, Believe Acoustic, followed by a stint as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

January 10, 2013
Shihad To Support Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath will tour Australia and New Zealand with NZ’s own Shihad.

January 10, 2013
Bee Gees
Bee Gees First Three Aussie Albums To Be Reissued

The first three Bee Gees Australian albums, before they moved for the UK, will be reissued for the very first time by Warner Music’s Festival label on February 1.

January 10, 2013
Elvis Costello. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
A Day On The Green To Turn 300 With Elvis Costello

A Day On The Green promoters Mick and Anthea Newton will be celebrating their 300th anniversary with Elvis Costello at the Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley on January 26.

January 10, 2013
Sound City Players line-up
Dave Grohl Gathers Up Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Rick Springfield For Show

Dave Grohl is plotting another Nirvana reunion and Foo Fighters will be there and Rick Springfield, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty will be there too.

January 10, 2013
Wilko Johnson
Wilko Johnson Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

Wilko Johnson, from Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury and The Blockheads, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

January 10, 2013
Reece Mastin: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Where Is My Bloody HIT In The End of the Year Chart

With the release of the 2012 End of Year charts this week, I noticed for the first time that a few high charting hits did not make the biggest selling songs for last year. 

January 9, 2013