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Rita Ora Is Helping Her Medical Mum As Coronavirus Volunteer

Rita Ora decided she had to volunteer to help Britain battle the coronavirus after seeing how returning to work affected her psychiatrist mum.

April 11, 2020
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Leon Bridges and John Mayer Team For The COVID-19 Relief Fund

Leon Bridges has joined forces with John Mayer to help raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

April 11, 2020
Matt Lucas
UK Charts: Matt Lucas Makes His UK Chart Debut

Matt Lucas’ charity single Thank You Baked Potato debuts at Number 34, with the highest digital download sales of the week. The track - clocking in at just 1 minute and 4 seconds - is a rework of a song he performed on comedy panel show Shooting Stars 20 years ago, with new lyrics encouraging hand washing and social distancing. All proceeds from the song go to FeedNHS, which is providing hot meals to NHS staff and critical care workers.

April 11, 2020
Dua Lipa
UK Charts: Dua Lipa Debuts At No 1

Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia climbs to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart, earning the singer her first chart-topping record in the UK.

April 11, 2020
One Direction, Liam Payne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Liam Payne Separated From Son During COVID-19 Lockdown

Liam Payne cannot visit his son Bear because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

April 11, 2020
Rihanna, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Rihanna and Jack Dorsey Donate To Domestic Violence Victims In COVID-19 Pandemic

Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation have joined forces with Twitter CEO Jack, 43, to send the huge sum to the Mayor's Fund to "address a surge in domestic violence" in LA during the coronavirus lockdown.

April 11, 2020
Gilad Passerby and HaHui
Israel’s Gilad Passerby Records Virtual Duet ‘Be There’ With China’s HaHui

Israel’s Gilad Passerby has recorded a virtual duet with China’s HaHui as a thankyou to the dedicated health workers in China and around the world.

April 8, 2020
John Fogerty photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Fogerty and Family Jam ‘Down On The Corner’ In Isolation

One positive out of this very negative time it the creation of music from family homes. Watch John Fogerty and family knock out his Creedence Clearwater Revival hit 'Down On The Corner'.

April 8, 2020
John Prine
John Prine Dies Aged 73 From COVID-19

Songwriting legend John Prine has passed away at age 73 after having the Coronavirus COVID-19.

April 8, 2020
The Pretenders
The Pretenders To Release Rockin’ ‘Love For Hate’ Album In July

The 11th album for The Pretenders ‘Hate For Sale’ will be released on 17 July, 2020.

April 8, 2020
Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
National Indigenous Music Awards To Be Online Only During COVID-19 Crisis

The National Indigenous Music Awards are pleased to announce in the face of the COVID19 pandemic, that they will continue in 2020, reacting to a climate where celebrating and shining a light on First Nations artists is even more important than ever. Opening their nominations today, the NIMAs are ready to face the challenge of building and supporting community in a changed world.

April 8, 2020
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R. Kelly Denied Early Release

A New York judge has shot down R. Kelly's bid for an early prison release amid coronavirus concerns.

April 8, 2020
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Bob Geldof To Band-Aid Critic “Go Fuck Yourself”

Bob Geldof has blasted the snowflakes who moan about his Band Aid hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' making celebrities out to be "white saviours".

April 8, 2020
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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Has Written Six Songs In Isolation

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is using his time at home during the coronavirus pandemic to get ahead with the band's next project.

April 8, 2020
Flume by Cybele Malinowski
Flume Nearly Quit Music After Success

The 28-year-old Australian record producer-and-DJ has admitted he noticed similarities in the way he was dealing with his mental health to those of the late Avicii - whose family said he "could not go on any longer" after years of health worries caused by stress and alcohol abuse.

April 8, 2020
Lady Gaga - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lady Gaga ‘One World: Together At Home’ Concert Is Motivational Not A Fundraiser

Lady Gaga's upcoming One World: Together at Home concert will not be a fundraising event as she feels it is inappropriate to ask fans for donations amid the coronavirus crisis.

April 8, 2020
Dame Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn Sales Soar After Queen’s Speech

Official Charts Company data confirms that sales of Vera Lynn’s wartime classic We’ll Meet Again, as referenced in Queen Elizabeth’s address to the nation on Sunday evening, have soared 580% so far week-on-week, based on download sales from chart-reporting digital retailers including the likes Amazon, iTunes and more.

April 8, 2020
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How Jimmy Barnes And Family Are Isolating

Jimmy Barnes, wife Jane, Son Jackie and daughter Mahalia are all keeping musical while the global pandemic is going on.

April 7, 2020
Yusaf - Cat Stevens at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Monday 27 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Yusuf / Cat Stevens Sends A Message of Peace

Cat Stevens has posted a message of peace at this time as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 7, 2020
Ben Lee, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ben Lee Pays Tribute To R.E.M. With Nightswimming

Ben Lee has offered fans a taste of R.E.M. to mark the 40th anniversary of the first R.E.M. concert. Ben has covered ‘Nightswimming’.

April 7, 2020
Billie Joe Armstrong and Susannah Hoffs
Billie Joe Armstrong and Susanna Hoffs Gift Fans ‘Manic Monday’

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs have spent isolation together apart and created this new version of ‘Manic Monday’ for you.

April 7, 2020
Lady Gaga Chromatica
Lady Gaga Reveals Cover for Chromatica Album

Lady Gaga has channelled a cyber punk look in the apocalyptic artwork for her forthcoming album Chromatica.

April 7, 2020
Ellie Goulding Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ellie Goulding Releases Gangster Inspired Video

Ellie Goulding's latest music video for 'Worry About Me' was inspired by gangster flicks 'Snatch' and 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'.

April 7, 2020
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Kelly Clarkson To Host TV Show From Her Montana Retreat

Kelly Clarkson is returning to daytime TV to host The Kelly Clarkson Show from her Montana getaway.

April 7, 2020
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Rita Ora Signs Up As NHS Volunteer

Rita Ora is volunteering her time to assist Britain's struggling National Health Service (NHS) amid the coronavirus pandemic.

April 7, 2020
Noel Gallagher: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Noel Gallagher Is Hoarding Beer

Noel Gallagher has been stockpiling beer to keep him going through the coronavirus lockdown.

April 7, 2020
Jay-Z - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
JAY-Z and Meek Mill Donate 100000 Masks To Prisons

JAY-Z and Meek Mill's Prison Reform Alliance has sent nearly 100,000 surgical masks to prisons across the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic.

April 7, 2020
Tones and I
Tones and I Leads Nominations for 2020 Virtual APRA Awards

Tones and I has been nominated four times for the 2020 APRA Awards and this year they’ll be virtual.

April 7, 2020
Lady Gaga - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
BBC To Screen Lady Gaga One World: Together At Home

BBC One secures the first UK Television broadcast of One World: Together at Home – a special event from Global Citizen and the World Health Organisation, curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga.

April 7, 2020
R.E.M. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, music news
R.E.M.’s Very First Setlist From 5 April 1980

R.E.M. played their first show 40 years ago this week on 5 April 1980 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Athens, Georgia.

April 6, 2020