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Australian Charts: Taylor Swift ‘evermore’ Debuts At No 1

Taylor Swift issued a surprise ninth studio album last week called "evermore", which debuts at No.1 on this week's ARIA Albums Chart, giving her a second chart-topping album for 2020.

December 21, 2020
Eminem photo by Craig Mcdean
Eminem Apologises To Rihanna On New Album

Eminem has used his reissued album Music to Be Murdered By to publicly apologise to Rihanna following the leak of an old rap in which he appeared to side with her abuser Chris Brown.

December 21, 2020
President Obama
President Barack Obama Reveals His Favourite Songs of 2020

President Barack Obama has continued his tradition of naming his favourite songs of the year.

December 21, 2020
The Cure frontman Robert Smith performs at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Thursday 28 July 2016.
The Cure Are Close To New Album

The Cure are expected to release their long-awaited new LP next year – their first since 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’ – and guitarist Reeves Gabrels explained the record has been inspired by a “tough couple of years” for the whole band.

December 21, 2020
The National, Harvest Festival 2011, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Aaron Dessner and Taylor Swift Continue To Collaborate

Aaron Dessner of The National produced and co-wrote much of Taylor Swift's 'folklore' and 'evermore', and he believes Taylor and the team behind the albums will "continue to be in each other’s artistic and personal lives".

December 21, 2020
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Pink Ends Up in Hospital

Pink is in hospital after fracturing her ankle while running down the stairs.

December 21, 2020
Christina Aguilera photo by Ros O'Gorman
Christina Aguilera Turns 40

Christina Aguilera marked her 40th birthday on social media with a beautiful note to herself.

December 21, 2020
Eminem 2018 by Craig Mcdean
Eminem Drops New Album Music To Be Murdered By Side B

Eminem has slipped out a surprise new edition of ‘Music to be Murdered By’. Fans found ‘Side B’ online today 18 December 2020).

December 18, 2020
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith photographed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry moments after the live broadcast was finished Saturday, September 26, 2020. This marked the final performance before the 95th Anniversary of the Opry which saw the return of a socially distanced crowd of 500 people.
Marty Stuart Fan Bids $4725 for Dinner with the Country Music Legend

One Marty Stuart fan has bid $4725 for a dinner with Marty with five friends.

December 18, 2020
Daniel Wilfred by Sarah Walker
Announcement: ARIA, PPCA, Arts Council Reveal First Nations Grand Recipients

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) in partnership with the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts today announced the grant recipients of the First Nations Sound Recording Partnership.

December 18, 2020
Melbourne’s The FyreFly To Close

Melbourne venue will close after this weekend making it the second Melbourne venue in a week to shut, after The Dog’s Bar, also in St Kilda.

December 18, 2020
Hall & Oates - Photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Oates Has A Christmas Song Called ‘The Christmas Song’

John Oates has released a Christmas song. It’s called ‘The Christmas Song’.

December 18, 2020
Billy Thorpe photo by Ros O'Gorman
Announcement: QMusic Billy Thorpe Scholarship Open

QMusic today announced the return of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, with applications open until 11:59pm (AEST), Thursday 14 January 2021 for all Queensland early-career artists to apply.

December 18, 2020
Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish Reveals The Michael Buble Song That Inspired Her

Billie Eilish has revealed that she used to listen to the song when she was "really depressed" as a teenager because it provided her with hope about the future.

December 18, 2020
The Cure vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith performs at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 12 August 2007.
Robert Smith Becomes Patron of Heart Research UK

Robert Smith, of The Cure, has become a Patron for national charity Heart Research UK.

December 18, 2020
The Killers photo by Olivia Bee
The Killers Debut Their Own Brand of Hot Sauce

Brandon Flowers and co have branched out into the food market with their own collection of condiments, ‘The Killers’ Hot Sauce’.

December 18, 2020
Adele performs at on March 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit: Graham Denholm / Getty Images
Matt Chamberlain Is Working With Adele

Matt Chamberlain, who has played for the likes of late music legend David Bowie, Sir Elton John and Bob Dylan - has revealed he was in the studio with Adele recently and has recorded some drum parts for the Grammy-winner's new tunes for her long-awaited follow-up to 2015's '25'.

December 18, 2020
Ringo Starr By Ros O'Gorman
Ringo Starr Delivers All-Starr New Song ‘Here’s To The Nights’

Ringo Starr has a new song 'Here's To The Nights' and he has a lot of friends playing on it.

December 17, 2020
Paul McCartney III
‘McCartney III’ Karen Freedman Reviews The New McCartney Album

Paul McCartney is my absolute hero. Does that make me biased when reviewing his latest release? Shit yeah. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be objective.

December 17, 2020
Stone Temple Pilots
Under The Southern Stars International Acts Have Been Granted Exemption To Perform In Australia

The international artists for Under The Southern Stars have been granted exemption by the Australian Federal Government to enter Australia in 2021 for the music festival.

December 17, 2020
The Avalanches
The Avalanches To Play Sidney Myer Music Bowl

The Avalanches will perform at the revamped Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on 23 April, performing for the audience in an all-new formatted seating plan.

December 17, 2020
Elton John by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Awarded Global Citizen 2020

Sir Elton John is to be honoured at the Global Citizen Prize ceremony.

December 17, 2020
David Bowie 2004 Rod Laver Arena. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Adam Lambert and Duran Duran Join Bowie Birthday Line-up

Adam Lambert, Peter Frampton, and Duran Duran have been added to the line-up for an upcoming David Bowie tribute.

December 17, 2020
Guns N Roses perform at the MCG in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Guns N Roses are touring Australia on their Not In This Lifetime tour. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Slash Discusses Eddie Van Halen

Slash has heaped praise on the late Van Halen guitar legend - who passed away after a battle with cancer in October - for his "phenomenal" technical ability and insisted there aren’t many other "rock'n'rollers” who have that level of nuance in their playing.

December 17, 2020
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Knock out ‘My Shalom-a”

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin have delivered the seventh performance from their 'The Hanukkah Sessions'.

December 17, 2020
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Swift On Track For UK No 1 This Week

Taylor Swift is in pole position for Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with her surprise-released ninth studio album Evermore.

December 16, 2020
The Hives perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Sunday 6 December 2015. They are in Australia supporting ACDC on the Australian leg of the Rock Or Bust World Tour.
The Hives Plot World Tour Without Leaving Sweden

The Hives are planning to tour the world without leaving their native Sweden.

December 16, 2020
One Direction, Zayn Malik, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Police Shut-Down Zayn Malik’s Sister’s Wedding Party

Zayn Malik's younger sister's wedding reception was halted by police on Saturday night, after breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules.

December 16, 2020
Dolly Parton photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dolly Parton Says Christmas Songs Aren’t That Easy To Write

Dolly Parton has admitted writing Christmas songs is more challenging than anything else she's done.

December 16, 2020
Gwen Stefani photo by Ros O'Gorman
Gwen Stefani and her Three Sons Suffer from Dyslexia

Gwen Stefani and her three sons all struggle with dyslexia - a fact she believes is down to "genetics".

December 16, 2020