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Paul McCartney Closes Olympic Opening Ceremony

Paul McCartney concluded the Olympics Opening Ceremony with two songs from The Beatles, ‘The End’ and ‘Hey Jude’.

July 28, 2012
The Nectars
The Nectars Release Debut Single

The Nectars, who formed 12 months ago after becoming disenchanted by the Sydney music scene, are set to release their first single.

July 27, 2012
Elton John - image by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John And PNAU To Perform Together Live

Elton John and PNAU will perform music together from their ‘Good Morning To The Night’ collaboration together later this year.

July 27, 2012
Pink. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pink Releases A Video For ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’

Punky pop princess Pink delivers a roaring ‘20s clip for her new number one single.

July 27, 2012
Green Day - image By Ros O'Gorman, noise11, photo
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Voice

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong signs up to be a mentor on smash hit talent show The Voice.

July 27, 2012
Darlene Love (photo by Ros O'Gorman)
Darlene Love Suffers Heart Attack

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Darlene Love thought she just had a little indigestion last weekend before she did a performance in Asbury Park, NJ but, when it developed into severed pain the next day, she went to the hospital.

July 27, 2012
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Richard Clapton Divorce Ends In Album

The new Richard Clapton album ‘Harlequin Nights’ is the end result in a long divorce.

July 27, 2012
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Beeb Birtles Issues Statement About Darryl Cotton

Beeb Birtles, the original bass player for Zoot and then later guitarist for Little River Band, has issued about the death of his former bandmate Darryl Cotton.

July 27, 2012
Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Discuss 3D Live Concert Film

Lars Ulrich has said Metallica’s forthcoming 3D film will not be like The Song Remains The Same.

July 27, 2012
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Funeral Service For Usher’s Stepson

Usher's stepson's funeral is planned for this Friday.

July 27, 2012
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Plan B And Blur Kick Off This Week’s New Releases

In honour of the London Olympics (perhaps), the Brits lead a pretty thin week of new releases.

July 27, 2012
Katherine Jackson
Emotional Reunion For Katherine Jackson And Grandchildren

Katherine Jackson was reportedly "completely unaware" that her grandchildren were so disturbed by her absence.

July 27, 2012
Rick Springfield, photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Rick Springfield Issues Statement About Death of Darryl Cotton

Rick Springfield has posted a statement at his Facebook page commenting on the death of his former Zoot bandmate Darryl Cotton today in Melbourne.

July 27, 2012
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The Killers Release A New Video For ‘Runaways’

Las Vegas pomp-rockers The Killers preview their fourth album with a clip for new song ‘Runaways’.

July 27, 2012
Darryl Cotton
Darryl Cotton Has Passed Away At Age 62

Australian singer and actor Darryl Cotton has lost his battle with liver cancer at the age of 62.

July 27, 2012
Katherine Jackson
Katherine Jackson Home, Paris and Marlon Tweet, Family Torn Apart

Katherine Jackson has returned home to her house in Calabasas, California but the family is torn apart in a bitter feud.

July 27, 2012
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Orleans Singer Larry Hoppen Dead At 61

Larry Hoppen, a founding member of the band Orleans, has passed away at the age of 61. Hoppen died on Tuesday in Florida. The cause of death is still under investigation.

July 26, 2012
Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles Sneak Out New Track ‘Plague’

Canadian electro-noise outfit Crystal Castles have posted up a new song online before their September album.

July 26, 2012
Martha Wainwright
Martha Wainwright Announces Come Home To Mama

Martha Wainwright’s new album features guest spots from Sean Lennon, Nels Cline, Yuka Honda and more.

July 26, 2012
Engelbert Humperdinck - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Engelbert Humperdinck Returns To The New Zealand Chart

‘Release Me: The Best of Engelbert Humperdinck’ is the no. 5 album in New Zealand this week.

July 26, 2012
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Drop New Single

Victorian surf-punk buzzband King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard drop raw new single ‘Elbow’.

July 26, 2012
Don Felder
Don Felder To Release First Album In 29 Years

Former Eagles member Don Felder will release his first album since 1983 in October.

July 26, 2012
Jack White, Photo Ros O'Gorman
REVIEW: JACK WHITE, Festival Hall, 26 July 2012

Jack White, with all his might and an all-girl band and a deep catalogue, can't beat the gulag atmosphere of Festival Hall.

July 26, 2012
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Madonna Defends Her Swastika Stage Video

Madonna has defended the use of a swastika superimposed on a French politician's face in her MDNA tour video.

July 26, 2012
The Veronicas
LISTEN: The Veronicas Release Preview of Lolita

The Veronicas are trying something different with their new song ‘Lolita’. When you listen to the sample of the new song you will also notice a new sound for The Veronicas.

July 26, 2012
Butterfly Boucher
Butterfly Boucher Showcases For Sydney And Melbourne

Multi-instrumentalist Butterfly Boucher’s first single ‘5678’ from her eponymous album, received rave reviews and won her fans around the world.

July 26, 2012
Katherine Jackson
Katherine Jackson Speaks Out

Katherine Jackson has made her first public announcement since the current Jackson family circus started on the weekend when she called into ABC News Radio to tell her side of the story.

July 26, 2012
Kim Nekroman of Nekromantix
Nekromantix Book October Tour

Danish psychobilly leaders Nekromantix will head out to Australia this October.

July 26, 2012
Sarah Blasko
Sarah Blasko Returns To Australia With New Album

We track the progress of the new album from baroque pop songbird Sarah Blasko, who is back in Australia for August acoustic dates.

July 26, 2012
Jericco Announce New Single And Tour

After three years, 137 blistering shows, 11 festival appearances, two successful EPs and one live album, Melbourne-based alternative prog-rockers Jericco is set to release the second single from their forthcoming debut studio album, due late 2012.

July 26, 2012