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Snoop Dogg Banned From Norway

Norway has placed a two-year ban on Snoop Dogg entering the country after the rapper was caught trying to bring marijuana into the country last month.

July 29, 2012
Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins To Hit The Road With Gurrumul and Emma Louise

Missy Higgins has announced The Razzle Dazzle Summer tour with Gurrumul and Emma Louise heading on the road with her.

July 29, 2012
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ARIA Number One Is Still fun

Current tourist’s fun. stay on top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their second No.1 “Some Nights”, but challenging for the lead this week are local dance troupe Justice Crew who jump up five places to No.2 with “Boom Boom”, another chart career high for the group who three weeks ago scored their first Top 10 entry with this single.

July 29, 2012
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Karise Eden Makes It Five Weeks At No 1 On ARIA

Karise Eden’s “My Journey” album stays on top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a fifth consecutive week, now equaling Damien Leith’s “The Winners Journey” (from 18-Dec-2006) five week stretch at the top for ‘Reality Show Winners (local) Longest No.1 Albums’.

July 29, 2012
James Bond escorts The Queen to the Olympics
James Bond Escorts The Queen To The Olympics

Queen Elizabeth II has made her first-ever acting role in a piece featuring James Bond escorting her to the Olympic Games opening ceremony.

July 28, 2012
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The Danny Boyle 86 Song Olympic Playlist

Danny Boyle was the man behind the music at the Olympics Opening Ceremony.

July 28, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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