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Adele 30
Australian Albums: Adele Spends 4th Week At No 1

It's a fourth straight week at No.1 for Adele's fourth album "30", as the set looks likely to occupy the No.1 spot for several more weeks.

December 21, 2021
Australian Bird Collective Songs of Disappearance
Australian Bird Calls ‘Songs Of Disappearance’ Goes Up The Chart

Australia’s most unusual hit of 2021 got even bigger this week. The Australian Bird Calls ‘Songs of Disappearance’ actually increased in sales in its second week moving up the ARIA Chart from number 5 to number 3.

December 21, 2021
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Kelly Celebrates Gravy Day With New ‘How To Make Gravy Video’

Paul Kelly has updated his 25 year old Christmas classic with a new version and video for ‘How To Make Gravy’.

December 21, 2021
Brian Cadd at Memo Music Hall Melbourne - photo by Peter Walsh son of Peter Walsh
Brian Cadd Digs Into The Legacy For Final Melbourne Show Of 2021

Brian Cadd fans who attended his last Melbourne concert of 2021 were treated to some rarely played early hits.

December 20, 2021
George Harrison Concert for Bangla Desh
George Harrison Concert For Bangla Desh Was Released 50 Years Ago

The album of the George Harrison charity event ‘Concert for Bangla Desh’ was released on 20 December 1971.

December 20, 2021
Brian May of Queen performs at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 2 March 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brian May Reveals He Can Play Guitar After Covid

Brian May have popped up a video showing he can play guitar after covid but as he says “it would probably help if you could play it before”.

December 20, 2021
Evanescence. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Covid Positive Crew Member Brings Evanescence Tour To A Halt

Evanescence US tour has come to a sudden halt after a crew member tested to Covid-19.

December 20, 2021
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith Australian Tour For 2022 Cancelled

The Patti Smith Australian tour for April 2022 has been cancelled.

December 20, 2021
Terry Uttley of Smokie photo from Smokie website
Last Original Smokie Member Bass Player Terry Uttley Dies at Age 70

Original Smokie bass player and one of the band’s co-founders Terry Uttley has died at the age of 70, just four weeks after his wife Shirley passed away.

December 20, 2021
Carlos Marin of Il Divo
Il Divo’s Carlos Marin Dies From Covid At Age 53

Carlos Marin of Il Divo has died from Covid-19. He was 53 years old.

December 20, 2021
Bros To Record New Album

Bros are set to record their first album in over 30 years.

December 20, 2021
Eric Clapton photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Clapton Sues Fan For Selling $15 CD

Eric Clapton has successfully sued a woman who was selling a bootleg CD for just £8.45 ($15).

December 20, 2021
Megan Thee Stallion
Florida’s Jingle Ball Cancelled Due To Covid Concerns

The final night of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour was cancelled on Sunday (19.12.21).

December 20, 2021
Lindsay Tebbutt, drummer for Choirboys - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Choirboys Drummer Lindsay Tebbutt Has Passed Away

Lindsay Tebbutt, a founding member and drummer for Choirboys has died after a battle with cancer.

December 19, 2021
Robie Porter - photo from Robie's Facebook page
Robie Porter (aka Rob E.G.) Has Died At Age 80

Australian performer/producer Robie Porter (Rob E.G.) has died at the age of 80 after a battle with dementia.

December 19, 2021
Megan Thee Stallion
Warner Music Group Buys 300 Entertainment For $400 Million

Warner Music Group has paid $US400 million to acquire 300 Entertainment, the home of Megan Thee Stallion, Fetty Wap and Young Thug.

December 18, 2021
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Adele, Ed Sheeran Lead BRIT Award Nominations

The nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards with Mastercard were this evening announced in ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ one-hour TV special on ITV and ITV Hub and streamed for the first time on The Official BRIT Awards YouTube.

December 18, 2021
Elton John and Ed Sheeran Merry Christmas
UK Charts: Elton John and Ed Sheeran Christmas Song Stays At No 1

Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s Merry Christmas enters its second week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart today, and its sights seem set on next week’s Official Christmas Number 1 - the biggest and most exciting chart battle of the year.

December 17, 2021
Harry Styles One Direction Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Harry Styles Will Release Third Album in 2022

Harry Styles will release his latest album early next year.

December 17, 2021
The Doobie Brothers play Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 11 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Doobie Brothers Are Heading To Las Vegas

The Doobie Brothers will perform eight shows in Las Vegas in 2022.

December 16, 2021
Shania Twain Now
Shania Twain Announces Her Final Las Vegas Shows

Shania Twain will bring her Las Vegas residency to an end in 2022.

December 16, 2021
The Byrds 1965 to 1967
The Byrds Coffee Table Book To Be Published in 2022

2022 will see the publication of a collectible coffee table book ‘The Byrds 1964-1967’.

December 16, 2021
Katie Noonan to perform Joni Mitchell Blue in Queensland
Katie Noonan To Perform Joni Mitchell’s Blue

Katie Noonan is planning a performance of Joni Mitchell’s iconic ‘Blue’ album in Queensland in March.

December 16, 2021
Crowded House
Check Out New Crowded House Video Performance of ‘Start of Something’

Crowded House have shared a performance video of their new song 'Start of Something'.

December 16, 2021
The Avalanches
The Avalanches Postpone US Tour

The Avalanches have postponed their upcoming US tour.

December 16, 2021
Phil Chen photo from Phil Chen Facebook page
Phil Chen of the Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck Bands Dead At 80

Jamaican bass player Phil Chen has died at age 80 from cancer. Chen was the bass player for Rod Stewart from 1977 to 1980 as well as Jeff Beck.

December 16, 2021
George Harrison
Watch the First-Ever George Harrison ‘My Sweet Lord’ Video With All Star Cast

Dhani Harrison has produced the first ever video for his dad George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’.

December 16, 2021
Screen Music Awards live in Melbourne (photo supplied)
The Screen Music Awards To Return To Melbourne in 2022

The APRA AMCOS Screen Music Awards will be back in Melbourne as a live event in 2022. It will be the first live Screen Music Awards since 2019.

December 16, 2021
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Added To National Film Registry

Talking Heads live concert film ‘Stop Making Sense’ has been added to the National Film Registry in the USA.

December 15, 2021
The Hard-Ons at the Link and Pink Woy Woy photo by Mark Fraser
The Hard-Ons Slipped The Sausage In Woy Woy

The new line-up of The Hard-Ons, featuring You Am I’s Tim Rogers on vocals, played their first live show last Friday in New South Wales under the name Clandestine Sausage.

December 15, 2021