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Jack White Sings U2 In The Great Gatsby Trailer

Baz Luhrmann has used Jack White’s cover of U2’s ‘Love Is Blindness’ for his first trailer for the remake of ‘The Great Gatsby’.

May 23, 2012
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Spinal Tap’s David St. Hubbins Struck By Car In New York

Actor Michael McKean, who played David St. Hubbins in the Spinal Tap movie, is in hospital in New York after being struck by a car while walking. His leg was broken in the accident.

May 23, 2012
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Google Honour Robert Moog’s Birthday With Playable Synthesizer

The latest Google doodle is a playable (and recordable) synthesizer in honour of Robert Moog’s birthday.

May 23, 2012
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Beastie Boys Working To Name Brooklyn Park After Adam Yauch

Adam Horovitz is working to have a Brooklyn park named after late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

May 23, 2012
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Robert Plant and Lucinda Williams Sing For Lil Band O Gold

Lil Band O’ Gold’s next album ‘Plays Fats’ has a crack line-up of guests including Robert Plant and Lucinda Williams as well as Australia’s Jimmy Barnes and Tim Rogers.

May 23, 2012
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Pledge For Nona Hendryx And Contribute To Her Tour

Nona Hendryx is taking pledges for her first solo tour since the 2008 Labelle reunion in support of her new album ‘Mutatus Mutandis’ and you can be part of the business model with a pledge.

May 22, 2012
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James Bond Skyfall Trailer Released

The trailer for ‘Skyfall’, the 23rd James Bond movie was released overnight and has already had over one million YouTube views.

May 22, 2012
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Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP Are On Madagascar 3

‘We Speak No Americano, the massive dance hit for Australia’s Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, will feature on the ‘Madagascar 3 soundtrack.

May 22, 2012
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FIRST LISTEN: The Final Recording From Whitney Houston

Have a listen to the last recording Whitney Houston ever made.

May 22, 2012
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New Mumford & Sons On Brave Soundtrack

The soundtrack to the new Disney movie ‘Brave’ will feature a brand new song from Birdy with Mumford & Sons.

May 22, 2012
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Jay-Z Gets Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Skrillex For His Festival

Jay-Z has named Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Skrillex, Santigold, Janelle Monae and more for his Made In America festival.

May 22, 2012
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Franz Ferdinand Play Four New Songs Live

Four new Franz Ferdinand songs, and a Donna Summer cover, have been captured by Irish concert-goers.

May 22, 2012
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Spotify Launches In Australia

Music streaming giant Spotify has officially launched in Australia.

May 22, 2012
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Watch: Hot Chip’s New Video Starring Terence Stamp, Lara Stone and Reggie Watts

Brit electropop act Hot Chip release a trippy space-monk clip for ‘Night & Day’ starring Terence Stamp, Lara Stone and Reggie Watts.

May 22, 2012
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Reef Cancel Australian Tour

The Reef Australian tour has been cancelled because of bereavement with a family member.

May 22, 2012
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Gurrumul To Perform At Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert

Indigenous star Gurrumul will perform a song penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert.

May 22, 2012
Sandi Thom
Sandi Thom Returns With Help From The Black Crowes

Former aspiring “punk rocker” Sandi Thom delivers album number four with help from Rich Robinson and other Black Crowes.

May 22, 2012
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Billie Joe Armstrong Sang At Mark Zuckerberg Wedding

If Green Day was your favourite band you would probably have the DJ play a few Green Day songs at your wedding but when you are billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, you have the real thing. Well, almost.

May 22, 2012
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Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary Bad On The Way

Sony will mark the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ album with the anniversary three CD and one DVD edition of the album in September.

May 22, 2012
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Musicians Pay Tribute To Robin Gibb Of The Bee Gees

A broad range of musicians have tweeted their condolences and memories of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, who died today.

May 21, 2012
Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd Announces A Mammoth Tour For Spirit Bird

On the verge of his new album Spirit Bird, roots hero Xavier Rudd books a continent-spanning tour.

May 21, 2012
Jonathan Boulet
Jonathan Boulet Announces Details Of His Second Album

Sydney tribal folk auteur Jonathan Boulet introduces his second album with a title, tracklist and release date.

May 21, 2012
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The Black Sabbath Soap Opera Keeps Getting Sillier

Black Sabbath ‘Spinal Tap’ story just keeps on going. The latest episode in the band vs Bill Ward bickering comes after their first gig from Ward himself.

May 21, 2012
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Van Halen Coming To Australia In August?

After postponing their US tour, David Lee Roth has let it slip that Van Halen’s next plans are for Japan and Australia.

May 21, 2012
Pitbull and Taio Cruz To Tour Australia

Pitbull will tour Australia in August with Taio Cruz.

May 21, 2012
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Keith Urban Tops This Week’s ARIA Chart

The Voice pushes Keith Urban’s new compilation to the top (and contestants debut well) in this week’s chart wrap.

May 21, 2012
John Butler
John Butler Settles Over Advertising Rip-Off

John Butler has settled with USA advertising agency Poptent after the company ripped off one of his songs for a yoghurt commercial.

May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Bee Gees Star Robin Gibb Dies At Age 62

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 62.

May 21, 2012
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REVIEW: Black Sabbath O2 Academy Birmingham

It was simply amazing! I have to admit I had low expectations especially of Ozzy and his vocal abilities. But they were super tight and he nailed it, a great frontman even now in his 60s.

May 21, 2012
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REVIEW: Florence and the Machine, Melbourne 20 May 2012

Fire-haired Florence Welch and her machine deliver an excitable 90 minutes of anthemic power pop.

May 21, 2012