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The Khanz
The Khanz Signs With General Pants Major Label

General Pant’s music label Major Label has merged the bubble artist mentoring program and signed a new act, The Khanz.

November 14, 2011
Guns n Roses. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
TwitBits: Guns N Roses, Harvest Tweets, NKOTB, Willow Smith And More

Gunners tweet onstage pics, Portishead, The Flaming Lips and PVT talk Harvest, NKOTB book NYC NYE gig, Willow Smith gets hacked, and heaps more.

November 14, 2011
Powderfinger Fingerprints and Footprints
WIN : Powderfinger – Fingerprints & Footprints

CONTEST HAS FINISHED FOOTPRINTS – The Best Of Powderfinger 2001-2011 brings together 18 musical moments to serve as a permanent reminder of what made Powderfinger one the greatest and most popular Australian bands of all time. 

November 14, 2011
Soundtrack Red Dog
WIN: Red Dog soundtrack

CONTEST HAS FINISHED From start to finish, there was always music playing in the background during production of RED DOG.

November 14, 2011
Boris Announce Australian Tour For March 2012

Japanese masters of rock weirdness, Boris, book a run of dates in Australia for March next year.

November 14, 2011
Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)
Rolling Stones Play Down 50Th Anniversary Activity

The Rolling Stones are playing down the possibility of any 50th anniversary shows next year.

November 14, 2011
Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle Tops This Week’s ARIA Chart

Susan Boyle’s third album Someone To Watch Over Me shuffles the top ten down in this week’s chart wrap.

November 14, 2011
Portishead - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Harvest Presents The Gathering: Disaster or Masterpiece?

The inaugural Harvest Festival kicked off yesterday in Melbourne with a slew of spectacular performances.

November 14, 2011
The Doors LA Woman
The Doors LA Woman Gets Dressed Up For 40th

The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ is getting a 40th anniversary make-over by Rhino Records. A new 2CD version of the classic album by The Doors will be released on November 25.

November 13, 2011
Pegi Young Bracing For Impact
Pegi Young To Release Third Album

Pegi Young will release her third album ‘Bracing For Impact’ later this month.

November 13, 2011
The Beatles Abbey Road
Abbey Road Studios Turns 80

The iconic Abbey Road studios in London turned 80 this weekend.

November 13, 2011
Simply Red Mick Hucknall - image by Ros O'Gorman
Mick Hucknall Is Not Simply Dead

Simply Red star Mick Hucknall was surprised to find out he had died this week so he tweeted about it.

November 13, 2011
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher Quits Twitter After Supporting Child Molester

Ashton Kutcher has “resigned” as a Twitter tweeter after posting support for a child molester.

November 12, 2011
Heavy D
Heavy D To Be Laid To Rest In New York

Rapper Heavy D will be laid to rest back home in New York after passing away on Tuesday at the age of 44.

November 12, 2011
The Beatles Abbey Road
Universal Music Buys EMI, Sony Gets EMI Publishing

Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed an agreement to buy EMI’s recorded music division for £1.2 billion. ($AUD1.8 billion, $US1.9 billion).

November 12, 2011
Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica To Headline Download Festival

METALLICA have today announced that they will headline the 10th Download Festival at Donington Park on Saturday 9 June 2012, with an exclusive UK performance oftheir best selling, No. 1 album Metallica, more commonly known simply as 'The Black Album'.

November 12, 2011
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Van Halen Heading To Interscope?

As long as they have existed, Van Halen has recorded for Warner Brothers records, but that is about to change. There are strong rumors that sometime next week, the band will become part of the Interscope family which is part of the Universal Music Group.

November 12, 2011
Nick Lowe and Ry Cooder - Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Nick Lowe Channeled Johnny Cash On New Record

Nick Lowe tells that the inspiration for one of the songs on his new album was his former father-in-law Johnny Cash.

November 12, 2011
Queen, Noise11, Photo
Queen + Michael Jackson Duet Coming

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that a duet featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson will be released as a new Queen record in 2012.

November 12, 2011
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath To Reunite for Album and Tour

The original line-up of Black Sabbath have reunited to record their first album since 1978 and then take the show on the road.

November 12, 2011
Fucked Up
F**ked Up Announce Foo Fighters Sideshows

Canadian art-core band Fucked Up have announced a couple of shows alongside their Foo Fighters support.

November 11, 2011
R.E.M. Photo by Ros O'Gorman,, music news
TwitBits: R.E.M., Dillinger Escape Plan, Will.I.Am, Jennifer Hudson And More

Michael Stipe visits Colbert, Dillinger/Mastodon side project reveals their name, Will.I.Am is on a large plane, Jennifer Hudson watches Dreamgirls, and heaps more.

November 11, 2011
Bleeding Knees Club
Bleeding Knees Club Tour Teenage Girls Up The East Coast

Brisbane brats Bleeding Knees Club plug their new single ‘Teenage Girls’ with an East Coast tour.

November 11, 2011
Seal - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Seal And Glee Lead This Week’s New Releases

Seal goes soul again, and Glee get in the yuletide spirit in a long list of new releases out today.

November 11, 2011
The Black Keys photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Black Keys Offer New Track ‘Run Right Back’

Hear the new The Black Keys new song that they’re debuting for Record Store Day.

November 11, 2011
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Madonna Manager Responds To Leak

Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary has responded to the leaked Madonna trac ‘Give Me All Your Love’.

November 10, 2011
Heavy D
Heavy D Saw Doctor The Day Before He Died

Rapper Heavy D, who passed away at age 44-year in Los Angeles yesterday, had been to the doctor’s just the day before.

November 10, 2011
Low Cancel Australian Tour

Regrettably, Low have been forced to cancel their upcoming Australian tour, including their appearance at the Golden Plains festival in March, 2012.

November 10, 2011
Jane Birkin, Noise11, Photo
Jane Birkin To Perform Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg In Australia

English singer/actress Jane Birkin will perform the songs of her former partner Serge Gainsbourg in a series of shows across Australia next March.

November 10, 2011
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eddie Vedder, Steve Jones, Johnny Marr Visit Portlandia

Eddie Vedder, Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, Smiths’ Johnny Marr and more will appear on comedy Portlandia.

November 10, 2011