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Soundwave 2012: Dragonforce Out, Switchfoot and Paradise Lost In

Promoter A.J. Maddah has announced today that Dragonforce have been forced to pull out of Soundwave 2012 due to “recording delays”.

January 13, 2012
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo,
Aussie Fly Named After Beyonce

Australian scientists have name a fly after Beyonce because of its “bootylicious’ shape.

January 13, 2012
Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Black Label Society Announce Sidewaves

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society announce two Soundwave sideshows with Hellyeah, Black Tide and Holy Grail.

January 13, 2012
Will.I.Am To Travel The World To Collaborate With Local Artists is flying around the world this year to collaborate with artists for Intel’s Ultrabook project.

January 13, 2012
Kid Cudi for Heatwave Festival
D12 Miss Adelaide Flight For Heatwave

The organisers of the Heatwave Festival have had to juggle their acts after D12 missed their flight to Adelaide.

January 13, 2012
The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips Add Bon Iver To Collaboration Record

Psychedelic kooks the Flaming Lips confirm Bon Iver for their crazy collaborative release.

January 13, 2012
Walk Off The Earth image
Walk Off The Earth Gotye Song Adds Another 4m Views

I wasn’t going to mention the Walk Off The Earth cover of the Gotye and Kimbra song ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ today but I can’t ignore it.

January 13, 2012
Ed Sheeran - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Leads Brit Award Nominees

Ed Sheeran is the favourite for the 2012 Brit Awards. He has more nominations than any other act.

January 13, 2012
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Lil Wayne To Write Prison Memoir

Rap megastar Lil Wayne has signed on to release a memoir of his eight months in Riker’s Island prison.

January 13, 2012
Keb Mo and Daryl Hall
Keb Mo Joins Daryl Hall For 50th Live From Daryl’s House

Keb Mo is the special guest of the 50th Daryl Hall 'Live From Daryl's House'.

January 13, 2012
Engelbert Humperdinck - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
WTF? Engelbert Humperdinck Marries Benedict Cumberbatch

For Engelbert Humperdinck and Benedict Cumberbatch what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. The superstar singer and famous Sherlock Holmes actor got drunk and got married.

January 13, 2012
The Little Willies
Little Willies, Big Pink, Martin Solvieg Lead New Releases

A hell of a mixed bag at the start of 2012, with everything from country to electro to pop to garage rock.

January 13, 2012
Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law Announce Soundwave Sideshows

Anthemic punk rock veterans Unwritten Law announce their Soundwave sideshows with Zebrahead and Royal Republic.

January 13, 2012
FBi Sydney
FBi Radio Sydney Looking For Fresh Talent

Sydney’s independent radio station FBi is on the hunt for new presenters and you could be the next in line to force your musical tastes upon the harbour city.

January 12, 2012
Sinead O'Connor (Photo: Tim Cashmere)
Sinead O’Connor Tweets She Is Unwell

Just a week after ending her 16 day marriage and then trying to resurrect it, Sinead O'Connor has taken to Twitter to tell fans she is unwell.

January 12, 2012
The Ox Must Rock benefit concert
The Ox Must Rock, More Details On The Ox Benefit

Here is an update on the benefit concert for Adriano 'Ox' Tiatto, singer for GUT and former Australian Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, who is recovering from a heart attack at The Alfred Hospital.

January 12, 2012
Lemmy of Motorhead. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Motorhead Document Tour With DVD

To celebrate 35 years of touring Motorhead are about to release a live DVD documenting their recent world tour.

January 12, 2012
Bob Dylan Chimes Of Freedom Amnesty album
Adele Sings For Bob Dylan And Amnesty International

Adele is just one of dozens of artists covering Bob Dylan for a massive 4CD Bob Dylan tribute album to benefit Amnesty International.

January 12, 2012
James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
LCD Soundsystem Documentary Trailer Released

The trailer for the documentary film of the last 48 hours of the life of LCD Soundsystem has hit the net.

January 12, 2012
Journey the gray wolf
Gray Wolf Named After Journey

California’s first gray wolf since 1928 has been named after rock band Journey.

January 12, 2012
Rap Legend KRS-One Books First Australian Tour

New York hip-hop pioneer KRS-One will visit Australia for the first time ever in March.

January 12, 2012
Molly Meldrum, Countdown Spectacular - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum Is Talking And Improving Every Day

Ian Molly Meldrum is talking and is expected to eventually make a full recovery following his horrendous fall from a ladder in December.

January 12, 2012
Blackchords Need Your Cash For New Record

Melbourne’s own Blackchords have a novel idea of how to raise money for a record – get the fans to help out!

January 12, 2012
Thom Yorke of Radiohead image
Rule Out Radiohead And Stone Roses For Splendour

The rumour mill went into overdrive today with speculation that Radiohead and/or The Stone Roses were coming to Australia for Splendour In The Grass. It was completely made up and false information.

January 12, 2012
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Neil Wedd’s New Regal Ballroom Nabs Tex Perkins, Katie Noonan and Adam Cohen

Neil Wedd’s new Regal Ballroom in Melbourne will open with a stellar line-up over coming months.

January 12, 2012
The Velvet Underground and Nico
Velvet Underground Angry Banana Sold To Apple

The Velvet Underground, the band formed by Lou Reed and John Cale in the 60s, has taken legal action against the Andy Warhol Foundation for selling his iconic Banana album design to Apple.

January 12, 2012
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Madonna Reveals Twelfth Album Title

Madonna’s twelfth studio album will be named MDNA, the pop superstar has revealed.

January 12, 2012
Madeleine Peyroux
Madeline Peyroux Australian Tour Cancelled

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before. An honest press release.

January 12, 2012
Jay-Z. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Blue Ivy Carter Becomes Youngest Ever Hitmaker

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby has become the youngest person ever to have a hit record.

January 12, 2012
James Mercer of The Shins
The Shins Offer First Song From Port Of Morrow

On the back of their Coachella announcement, indie rock heavyweights The Shins deliver a new song.

January 12, 2012