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James Mercer of The Shins
The Shins Announce New Album ‘Port Of Morrow’

Indie stars The Shins have announced their fourth album Port Of Morrow to be released early next year.

December 15, 2011
Bad Religion
Bad Religion Announce Soundwave Sideshows

Melodic punk godfathers Bad Religion announce Soundwave sideshows with Strung Out, Street Dogs and The Menzingers.

December 15, 2011
Tina Arena
Tina Arena Awarded French Knighthood

Melbourne singer Tina Arena has been awarded one of France’s highest honors, the Knighthood of the Order of National Merit.

December 15, 2011
Mike Myers as Austin Powers
Austin Powers Musical In The Works

Mike Myers is working on a prequel to the Austin Powers films as a stage musical.

December 15, 2011
Tony Bennett Lady Gaga nude drawing
Tony Bennett Lady Gaga Nude Drawing For Auction

The nude sketch of Lady Gaga by Tony Bennett is up for auction on eBay with all proceeds going to charity.

December 15, 2011
The Bronx, Soundwave 2011 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Big Day Out Put The Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx In Adelaide and Perth

Big Day Out promoter Ken West has announced that Mariachi El Bronx and The Bronx will play at both the Adelaide and Perth Big Day Out events.

December 15, 2011
Lana Del Rey, music news,
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey Born To Die Video Goes Live

The new music video Lana Del Rey has been uploaded to YouTube.

December 15, 2011
Blind Boys Of Alabama and Daryl Hall - photo by Mark Maglio
Daryl Hall Welcomes Blind Boys Of Alabama To The House

Blind Boys Of Alabama are in the house, the Daryl Hall house that is. Blind Boys Of Alabama are the special guests o the 49th edition of Live From Daryl’s House.

December 15, 2011
Cosmo Jarvis at
Britain Adds 60 Acts Including Cosmo Jarvis To SXSW

Britain is preparing for invasion status of SXSW with more than 60 acts including Cosmo Jarvis now added to the 2012 line-up.

December 15, 2011
Walking With Dinosaurs - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Dinosaurs Replace Dinosaurs AC/DC In Aussie Rich List

Walking With Dinosaurs have replaced rock and roll dinosaurs AC/DC as the top grossing entertainment act of the past 12 months.

December 14, 2011
Fuse Festival
Brett Cottle Of APRA/AMCOS To Keynote At Fuse

APRA/AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle has been announced as a keynote speaker for the Fuse Festival in Adelaide in February.

December 14, 2011
The Black Keys photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Black Keys Explain Their Aversion To Music Streaming Services

The Black Keys are the latest in a long list of artists who are refusing to supply their music to streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, but drummer Patrick Carney explained their reasoning in a way that is difficult to argue with.

December 14, 2011
Lanie Lane, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
52 Australian Artists Invited To SXSW

Australia is gearing up for one of its biggest years ever at the SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas.

December 14, 2011
Blood Orange
Blood Orange (Formerly Lightspeed Champion) Heads To Australia

Remember Dev Hynes? He was in the lol-aliciously titled Test Icicles and then released a couple of albums as Lightspeed Champion, but now he has reinvented himself again as Blood Orange and is planning on bringing his new incarnation to Australia to show us what he’s all about.

December 14, 2011
Watch Rock Of Ages Movie Trailer With Tom Cruise

The trailer for Rock Of Ages has hit the web, featuring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

December 14, 2011
Marilyn Manson. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Marilyn Manson Announce Their Soundwave Sideshows

Soundwave headliners Marilyn Manson book three Soundwave sideshows with spooky supports.

December 14, 2011
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters - Photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Foo Fighters Start Planning Their Next Album

Dave Grohl thanks his fans on the Foo Fighters site and mentions that they’re planning their eighth album.

December 14, 2011
Rihanna. images by Ros O'Gorman photos
Rihanna’s Facebook Stats Make Her Queen Of The Universe

R&B superstar Rihanna will take the honour of being the most “liked” artist on Facebook for 2011.

December 14, 2011
Lionel Richie. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
TwitBits: Lionel Richie, Sigur Ros, Glee, Jessie J And More

Lionel Richie’s mystery CMT induction, Jonsi from Sigur Ros talks soundtracks, Glee join Bono and Sting, Jessie J works too hard, and heaps more.

December 14, 2011
Morning Of The Earth
Morning Of The Earth Goes Back On The Road

The Morning Of The Earth concert is going back on the road in January.

December 14, 2011
Absolutely Fabulous
Elly Jackson Of La Roux To Appear On Absolutely Fabulous Special

La Roux’s Elly Jackson has tweeted that she will be starring in the New Year’s Absolutely Fabulous special.

December 14, 2011
Kanye West
Watch Kanye West Visit His Childhood Home

In the second episode of the VOYR doco series behind Watch The Throne, Kanye and Jay-Z head back to West’s childhood home.

December 14, 2011
JB Hi-Fi Now
JB Hi-Fi Now Launches in Beta Mode

JB Hi-Fi have launched their unique method of selling music, at least in beta form, to customers willing to take the plunge into the world of cloud computing.

December 13, 2011
Georgia Fair - Photo By Ros OGorman
Georgia Fair And Busby Marou Hit The East Coast In January

Rising folk roots duos Georgia Fair and Busby Marou join forces up the East Coast.

December 13, 2011
Earth Wind & Fire
Earth Wind & Fire Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets to see Earth, Wind & Fire, presented by, is now on sale.

December 13, 2011
Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil Brings Zappa Plays Zappa Back To Australia

Dweezil Zappa is set to bring his father Frank’s insane rock operas to stages around Australia.

December 13, 2011
Madonna. photo by Kevin Mazur from
Madonna and M.I.A. Sing Happy Birthday To Nicki Minaj

Nicki Mimaj got a superstar birthday greeting for her 29th this week when Madonna and M.I.A. sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her.

December 13, 2011
Duran Duran, SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
TwitBits: RHCP, Duran Duran, Bon Iver, OFF! And More

Chad from RHCP has some ideas for Rammstein, Duran Duran offer a banned clip, Bon Iver take crappy photos, OFF! cheat the system, and heaps more.

December 13, 2011
Engelbert Humperdinck Ten Guitars stamp
Engelbert Humperdinck Get Stamp Of Approval In New Zealand

New Zealand has honoured Engelbert Humperdinck by releasing a stamp based on his song ‘Ten Guitars’.

December 13, 2011
Metallica reunited with Dave Mustaine
Metallica Celebrate 30 Years With New EP

Metallica celebrated their 30th anniversary on the weekend with some shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco and the celebration continues with the release of Beyond Magnetic – a four song EP of songs you probably haven’t heard.

December 13, 2011