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Tears for Fears
Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith To Release First Tears For Fears Album In 17 Years

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have returned to the studio together as Tears for Fears for a new album. ‘The Tipping Point’ will be the first Tears For Fears album since ‘Everybody Loves A Happy Ending’ in 2004.

October 8, 2021
Nick Cave, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Nick Cave Releases Song With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Nick Cave has released a live version of ‘Push The Sky Away’ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

October 8, 2021
Martha and the Muffins
Martha & the Muffins Are Back With A Brand New Song

Here’s something I never thought I’d say in 2021. Martha & The Muffins have a new song.

October 8, 2021
Diplo Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse Allegations

Diplo has issued a lengthy statement to deny allegations of sexual misconduct.

October 8, 2021
Mel B Hot
Spice Girl Mel B Was Bedridden With Covid

Mel B has been left bedridden by Covid-19 as she battles the virus for the fifth week.

October 8, 2021
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Bob Dylan Premieres ‘Licence To Kill’ Featuring Historic Footage With Mark Knopfler and Mick Taylor

Bob Dylan fans have discovered an all-new release with a video for his ‘Licence To Kill’ appearing on the Dylan YouTube channel.

October 7, 2021
Olivia Newton John Physical
Olivia Newton-John Expands ‘Physical’ For Its 40th

Olivia Newton-John’s ode to cardiology ‘Physical’ will turn 40 next week with an expanded edition coming as well.

October 7, 2021
Soft Cell
Soft Cell To Release First Album In 25 Years

Marc Almond and David Ball will release their first Soft Cell in 25 years in February. The album will be called ‘Happiness Not Included’. Take a listen to ‘Bruises On My Illusion’.

October 7, 2021
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger Turns 30

‘Badmotorfinger’, the third and also breakthrough album for Soundgarden is 30 years old.

October 7, 2021
Cold Chisel Ringside
Cold Chisel To Release Ringside of Vinyl

Cold Chisel’s 2003 live album ‘Ringside’ will be released on vinyl for the first time.

October 7, 2021
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Tina Turner Has Sold her Catalogue To BMG

Tina Turner has sold the rights to her solo back catalogue to BMG.

October 7, 2021
Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish Reveals Big Tour For Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand will be included in the Billie Eilish ‘Happier Than Ever’ World Tour despite currently being in lockdown.

October 7, 2021
Elton John at A Day On The Green at Rochford Winery on Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran and Elton John To Release A Christmas Song

Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John are set to release a Christmas duet this December.

October 7, 2021
Madonna performs at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 March 2016. This is the first show of the Australian leg of her world wide Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Madonna ‘Madame X’ Documentary To Premiere On MTV

Madonna’s highly anticipated documentary film, MADAME X, will debut Friday 8th October at 10pm on MTV UK.

October 7, 2021
Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest (supplied)
Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest Suffers Ruptured Aorta

Richie Faulkner, the guitarist for Judas Priest is lucky to be alive today after suffering a ruptured aorta.

October 6, 2021
James Reyne at Red Hot Summer Bendigo 2020 photo Noise11
Announcement: Valley Sounds Postponed Until 2022

With the ongoing uncertainty around lockdowns and capacities for live music due to the pandemic, Valley Sounds, the Yarra Valley's first Acoustic Festival, will move to Sunday March 27, 2022.

October 6, 2021
Donald Fagen and Steely Dan photo by Ros O'Gorman
Donald Fagen Cancels Upcoming Steely Dan Shows Due To Pandemic

Donald Fagen has put his upcoming Steely Dan shows on hold because of the upswing in Covid numbers in the USA.

October 6, 2021
Motorhead Everything Louder Forever
Motorhead Clock Up 50 Million Views of Their David Bowie ‘Heroes’ YouTube Video

Motorhead released ‘Under Cover’, their covers album in 2017. One of those covers, David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ has just clocked up over 50 million views of YouTube.

October 6, 2021
Melanie Candles In The Rain
Melanie ‘Candles In The Rain’ Gets A 50th Anniversary Update

Melanie’s classic ‘Candles In The Rain’ has been remastered and will be reissued in November to mark its 50th anniversary.

October 6, 2021
Depeche Mode Speak and Spell
Depeche Mode ‘Speak and Spell’ Turns 40

‘Speak and Spell’, the debut album for Depeche Mode, was released on 5 October 1981, exactly 40 years ago.

October 6, 2021
Adele performs at on March 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit: Graham Denholm / Getty Images
Adele Announces Her Fourth Album On the Day She Turns 33 and a Third

Adele has confirmed her fourth album is on the way and ahead of that we get to hear 15 seconds of the track ‘Easy On Me’ coming October 15. Hey we may be reading too much into the relevance of the day but today she turned 33 1/3.

October 6, 2021
Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Hoodoo Gurus Reschedule Shows Into 2022

Hoodoo Gurus will get their show back on the road in April 2022. The 40th Anniversary Tour will now start in Perth on 2 April, 2022.

October 6, 2021
Announcement: APRA AMCOS Open Applications for Professional Development Awards

APRA AMCOS is proud to announce the 2022 APRA Professional Development Awards, a career boosting initiative which has helped further the musical success stories of Gotye, Ecca Vandal, Eric Avery, Gordi, Morgan Evans, Beatrice Lewis, Michael Yezerski, and many more.

October 6, 2021
Ronan Keating - photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Ronan Keating To Release An Irish Album

Ronan Keating is set to pay homage to his homeland of Ireland on his upcoming album, 'Songs From Home'.

October 6, 2021
ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award nominees 2021
Announcement: ARIA Reveal Music Teacher Of The Year Award Nominees

ARIA is excited to announce the nominees for the 2021 ARIA Music Teacher Award.

October 6, 2021
Justin Bieber Launches His Own Cannabis Line

Justin Bieber has launched his first-ever cannabis line.

October 6, 2021
Motor Ace Five Star Laundry
Motor Ace To Tour ‘Five Star Laundry’ 20 Years On

Motor Ace will hit the road in 2022 for belated 20th anniversary tour to mark the release of their debut album ‘Five Star Laundry’.

October 6, 2021
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Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Drops Cat Power Composed ‘Metal Heart’

‘Metal Heart’, the first song from Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan’s solo album ‘Imposter’ was written by Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power).

October 5, 2021
Andrew Farriss and his APRA AMCOS award
Andrew Farriss Clocks Up Over 1 Billion Streams For Dua Lipa’s ‘Break My Heart’

‘Break My Heart’, the Dua Lipa hit based around Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence’s INXS classic ‘Need You Tonight’ has been streaming over one billion times earning Farriss a round thing from APRA.

October 5, 2021
Singer Brian Canham Pseudo Echo performs at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Wednesday 13 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brian Canham Gets Pseudo Echo Active In the Studio Again

Brian Canham has revealed he has another new Pseudo Echo album on the way.

October 5, 2021