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James Hetfield, Metallica. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
VIDEO: Metallica with Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Kid Rock For 30th

Metallica have released the video recap of the second night (December 7) of their 30th anniversary show series in San Francisco.

December 23, 2011
Chris Squire Of Yes Forms Squackett With Steve Hackett

Details are few at this time but it has been announced that two classic rock icons, Chris Squire and Steve Hackett are joining forces in a new band called Squackett.

December 23, 2011
Morrissey. images by Ros O'Gorman
Morrissey Says He Is Through With The Majors

Morrissey has vowed his music career on a major label is over.

December 23, 2011
Larry King
Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick Record Christmas Song With Larry King

Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick Jermaine Jackson and Larry King have recorded a Christmas song together. Yes, I said Larry King.

December 23, 2011
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Promoter Andrew McManus Exposed By The Age

The Age journalist Karl Quinn has published an explosive article on Australian promoter Andrew McManus.

December 23, 2011
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Richard Wilkins Book Was New Holland Publishers Best Seller

The Richard Wilkins book ‘Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms’ was the biggest selling book of the year for New Holland Publishers.

December 23, 2011
Lana Del Rey
Andy’s Best Music Of 2011

Andy’s favourite music of 2011, featuring Lykke Li, Lil Wayne, Lanie Lane, Lana Del Rey… and that’s just the ‘l’s.

December 23, 2011
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Has A Bends-Era Radiohead Song Appeared Online?

An untitled and previously unheard Radiohead song from the mid-90s appears to have surfaced online.

December 23, 2011
Holly Valance proposal
Holly Valance To Marry Billionaire Boyfriend

Actress/pop star Holly Valance is to marry property tycoon Nick Candy.

December 23, 2011
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Drop Off Falls Festival

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, the solo project for Orlando Dinosaur, is off the Falls Festival.

December 23, 2011
Lady Gaga. image by Tim Cashmere
Lady Gaga To Drop Unreleased Song On Christmas Day

Lady Gaga tweets that she’ll put out an unreleased Born This Way track on Christmas day.

December 23, 2011
Triple J Nick Cave tribute show
Nick Cave Tribute Concert To Screen On Australia Day

Triple J’s Tribute To Nick Cave will be broadcast on ABC2 in Australia on January 26.

December 23, 2011
Eddie Van Halen guitar
Eddie Van Halen Auctions Guitar For Charity

Eddie Van Halen is auctioning a guitar to raise money for the charity Drop In The Bucket.

December 23, 2011
Chris Martin of Coldplay. Image by Ros O'Gorman.
Coldplay Thank Fans With Christmas Song

Coldplay have thanked fans for the season with a brand new Christmas song performed live in Berlin on Wednesday (December 21).

December 23, 2011
Molly Meldrum, Countdown Spectacular - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum Surgery A Success

Doctors who operated on Ian Molly Meldrum today at The Alfred Hospital report the operation was a complete success.

December 22, 2011
Lykke Li
Lykke Li Offers Free Alternate Takes To Download

Swedish alt-pop singer Lykke Li gives away the alternate takes online as The Lost Sessions.

December 22, 2011
Bono and U2. image by Ros O'Gorman
U2 Are The Top Touring Act Of 2011 By Far

Billboard has revealed the top-grossing touring acts of the year, and U2 come out on top by a long way.

December 22, 2011
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Sia Misses Out On Madonna Album

Adelaide singer songwriter Sia Furler has revealed that none of her songs have made the next Madonna album despite a story circulating from a Madonna fansite today.

December 22, 2011
Scissor Sisters - Photo by Ros O'Gorman
TwitBits: Miley Cyrus, Far East Movement, Ice Cube, Scissor Sisters And More

Miley talks rudeness, Far East Movement rock the malls, Ice Cube works out the US financial crisis, Scissor Sister Jakes Shears loves Judith Light and heaps more.

December 22, 2011
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Steve Jobs To Be Awarded Posthumous Grammy

Apple founder Steve Jobs will be awarded a posthumous Grammy Award.

December 22, 2011
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The Mayor Of Las Vegas Declares January 2 ‘Deadmau5 Day’

Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman has officially proclaimed January 2, 2012 ‘Deadmau5 Day’.

December 22, 2011
Sigur Ros
Sigur Ros Offer ‘Lúppulagið’ As Free Download

Icelandic experimentalists Sigur Ros give away the new song from Inni, ‘Lúppulagið’, as a free download.

December 22, 2011
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Artists Need To Sell 12399 Tracks To Earn Minimum Wage

New statistics out of the USA put a reality check back into the music industry. For starters, for a solo artist in the USA to earn the minimum wage ($1,160 per month) they need to sell 12,399 tracks on iTunes. For a group, you can divide that figure by the number of members in the band.

December 22, 2011
R. Kelly, music news,
R. Kelly Needs Investors For 32 More ‘Trapped in the Closet’ Episodes

R&B superstar R. Kelly has come out of the closet to announce that he has 32 more episodes of Trapped in the Closet and needs funding.

December 22, 2011
Molly Meldrum - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum To Have Surgery Today

Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum will undergo surgery today (December 22, 2012) to repair his broken collarbone and ribs following the fall one week ago at his Richmond home.

December 22, 2011
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ruby Rose And Gossling Act In 360’s ‘Boys Like You’ Video

Rapper 360 has dropped a video for ‘Boys Like You’, featuring a Ruby Rose and Gossling love triangle.

December 22, 2011
Yoko Ono. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Yoko Ono To Be Awarded Austrian Kokoschka Art Prize

Musician, artist and Beatle widow Yoko Ono has been chosen as 2012’s winner of Austria’s Oskar Kokoschka art prize.

December 22, 2011
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Axl Rose Doesn’t Rule Out Performance With Original GnR Members

Axl Rose appears to be considering reforming with at least some of the classic Guns ‘n’ Roses lineup.

December 22, 2011
Elf Radio
Australian Radio Network Launches Elf Radio

The Australian Radio Network (ARN) has added Elf Radio, a 24/7 Christmas radio station to its digital channels.

December 22, 2011
Shock Records
Shock Founder David Williams Leaves The Company

David Williams, the founder of Shock Records, has left the company he founded 24 years ago.

December 22, 2011