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Hilltop Hoods - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hilltop Hoods Deliver New Single And Announce Album

Aussie rap king-pins Hilltop Hoods drop their new Sia-featured track and detail their sixth album.

November 24, 2011
Reece Mastin
Reece Mastin Single Sells 32,000 In First Day

‘Good Night’, the debut single by X Factor winner Reece Mastin sold about 32,000 downloads on yesterday (November 23), the day after Reece won X Factor.

November 24, 2011
Jay And Silent Bob
Jay & Silent Bob Announce Australian Stage Tour

Comic duo Jay and Silent Bob, from Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse, tour Australian in 2012.

November 24, 2011
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Noiseworks, Moss, Wilson, Clapton, Dragon, Braithwaite, 1927, Choirboys For A Day On The Green

A Day On The Green has put together a massive line-up of Australian rock with Noiseworks, Ian Moss, Ross Wilson, Richard Clapton, Dragon, Daryl Braithwaite, 1927 and Choirboys will gather for a few gigs.

November 24, 2011
Andrea True Connection
Andrea True Dies Aged 68

Andrea True, the singer who made it to the top five in 1976 with More, More, More, passed away on November 7 in Kingston, NY at the age of 68. The cause of death was not made public.

November 23, 2011
Your New Favourite Artist: Austra

A combination of spine-tingling operatic vocals and retro digitalism may just make Canada’s Austra your new favourite.

November 23, 2011
Magazine - No Thyself
Magazine Release First Album in 30 Years

Magazine were an arty band that came along at the time of post-punk, but they were even on the periphery of a genre that was already on the periphery of music. Now the band have returned with their first album since 1981, ‘No Thyself’.

November 23, 2011
Dolly Parton - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
REVIEW: Dolly Parton, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne

Dolly Parton is back in Melbourne for the first time in 25 years and this show is every bit the entertainment you want it to be.

November 23, 2011
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Tweets Details Of Her Second Album

Hip-pop sensation Nicki Minaj has tweeted the name and release date of her follow-up to Pink Friday.

November 23, 2011
Joe Strummer
Julie Delpy To Direct Joe Strummer Biopic

It’s been rumoured for a while, but actress Julie Delpy has been confirmed as the director of an upcoming biopic on the late Clash front man Joe Strummer.

November 23, 2011
Big Boi of Outkast, Noise11, Photo
TwitBits: Fishbone, Temper Trap, Big Boi, Missy Higgins And More

Fishbone get covered on TV, Temper Trap stay at cancerous hotel, Big Boi gets compared to the Beatles, Missy Higgins’ mystery duet and heaps more.

November 23, 2011
Real Estate
Golden Plains Finalises Lineup

Real Estate and Total Control are the final two bands to be added to the Golden Plains lineup, completing it after the lineup suffered the setback of dreamy band Low’s cancelation.

November 23, 2011
Yolanda Be Cool
Yolanda Be Cool Added To New Year’s Harbour Party

Club chart-toppers Yolanda Be Cool join Sydney’s Harbour party with Wynter Gordon, Potbelleez and more.

November 23, 2011
Drake Tops US Chart

Drake’s ‘Take Care’ album sold like it was the good old days this week.

November 23, 2011
Reece Mastin
X Factor Winner Reece Mastin Releases Debut Single

Moments after Reece Mastin was announced as the winner of X Factor 2011 Sony Music released his debut single ‘Good Night’ via iTunes.

November 23, 2011
The Fall
The Fall Announce Their Twenty-Ninth Studio Album

British post-punk cult legends The Fall are set to release their twenty-ninth album since 1976.

November 22, 2011
Leonard Cohen, Noise11, Photo
Leonard Cohen Prepares First Album In 8 Years

‘Old Ideas’ is the title of what will be Leonard Cohen’s first studio album in over eight years and his 12th album since 1967.

November 22, 2011
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
TwitBits: No Doubt, tUnE-yArDs, Bruno Mars, Tom Morello And More

No Doubt tweet Cure photos, tUnE-yArDs need spinal care, Bruno Mars sends wellness vibes to Adele, Tom Morello performs with Ben Harper, and heaps more.

November 22, 2011
Vince Clarke and Martin Gore of VCMG
Gore And Clarke From Depeche Mode Working Together Again

Vince Clarke and Martin Gore, the founding members of Depeche Mode, are back working together for the first time since 1981.

November 22, 2011
Das Racist
Hip-Hop Pranksters Das Racist Book BDO Sideshows

Brooklyn alt-hip-hop heads Heems, Kool A.D. and Dap, otherwise known as Das Racist, announce sideshows.

November 22, 2011
Adele images photo
American Music Awards Complete Winners List

Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Adele were the big winners at the American Music Awards this week.

November 22, 2011
Bon Iver
Bon Iver Deluxe Edition Includes Ten Films

The deluxe edition of Bon Iver’s hit self-titled album will feature ten short films.

November 22, 2011
Bruno Mars, Noise11, Photo
Bruno Mars Scores His 11th Top 10 Hit

Bruno Mars has now had 11 Top 10 hits when you count songs he wrote, recorded, produced or featured on.

November 22, 2011
Will.I.Am Delivers First Solo Single With Jagger And J.Lo

Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am releases his first solo single with guests spots from Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez.

November 22, 2011
Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle Holds On At The Top Of The Chart

Susan Boyle retains the number one position in a strange week on the ARIA charts.

November 22, 2011
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen Takes E Street Band Back On The Road

The official word came on Sunday that Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band will, indeed, continue after the untimely death of saxophonist Clarence Clemmons.

November 22, 2011
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Takes Paternity Test

Justin Bieber has taken a paternity test despite the woman who claimed he fathered her 3-month old baby dropping her allegations.

November 22, 2011
Cold Chisel. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
REVIEW – Cold Chisel, Rochford Winery, 19th November, 2011

“We’re not used to playing in fancy wineries. We used to play in mining towns.” This was the line from Jimmy Barnes that summed up the awkward feeling I had in my guts about seeing Cold Chisel in the picturesque Yarra Valley. Something about it didn’t feel right and while that feeling seemed lost on a fair chunk of the Toorak-tractor-driving upper class wine-sipping crowd, it was refreshing to know that the band were at least aware of it.

November 21, 2011
Lou Reed and Metallica - Lulu
Lou Reed and Metallica Is Sales Stiff Of 2011

Lou Reed and Metallica’s ‘Lulu’ is a complete stiff.

November 21, 2011
Tim Freedman at
Tim Freedman Writes His Musical

A show co-written by Tim Freedman is about to be work-shopped in Sydney.

November 21, 2011