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Ben Harper
Ben Harper To Release Lap Steel Guitar Album

Ben Harper’s next album will be the solo work ‘Winter Is For Lovers’, featuring 15 songs performed on Ben’s Monteleone lap steel guitar.

September 2, 2020
Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert
Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals Rushed To Intensive Care

Toots and the Maytals singer Toots Hibbert has been hospitalised in an intensive care unit with suspected COVID-19.

September 2, 2020
Music Cities Award
Announcement: Music Victoria nominated for Best Global Music Office in the inaugural Music Cities Awards

Music Victoria has been nominated in the top three Best Global Music Offices in the inaugural Music Cities Awards.

September 2, 2020
Miranda Lambert, music news,
Miranda Lambert Leads CMA Nominations

Miranda Lambert leads the 2020 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards nominations.

September 2, 2020
Akon. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Akon Hope For ‘Real-Life Wakanda’ Will Be RefugeFrom Racial Injustice

Akon has suggested that people facing racial injustice could move to the futuristic city he plans to build in his parents' native Senegal.

September 2, 2020
Burt Bacharach performs at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Wednesday 28 October 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Burt Bacharach Is Back In The Studio

Burt Bacharach says recording new music during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a "lifesaver" for him.

September 2, 2020
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Is A Dad

Ed Sheeran has welcomed his first child with wife Cherry Seaborn.

September 2, 2020
Luka Bloom
65 Year Old Luka Bloom Reflects On 23 Year Old Barry Moore

Irish singer songwriter legend Luka Bloom recorded his first three albums under his real name, Barry Moore. 65-year old Luka doesn’t care too much for who 23 year-old Barry was.

September 1, 2020
Skyhooks with Ross Wilson. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ross Wilson Puts His Jukebox Up On Spotify

Ross Wilson has created a Spotify playlist so that you can enjoy the music from his home Jukebox.

September 1, 2020
David Freiberg of Jefferson Starship
Jefferson Starship Cover Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Starship have covered a Jefferson Airplane song on their new album.

September 1, 2020
This Way North
This Way North Debut Hector In ‘Driving Roads’ Video

Leisha Jungalwalla and Cat Leahy from This Way North have introduced their new star Hector the van for the new video ‘Driving Roads.

September 1, 2020
Lady Gaga Chromatica
Lady Gaga “Wear A Mask”

Lady Gaga urged people to wear face masks as she won five gongs at the first ever socially distant MTV Video Music Awards 2020.

September 1, 2020
Amber Lawrence
Country Star Amber Lawrence Mentors Primary School Children

For the past seven years country star Amber Lawrence has been visiting schools and performing free concerts for primary school children.

September 1, 2020
Noel Gallagher photo by Ros O'Gorman
‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis Is England’s Best Selling Britpop Song

Oasis were crowned the Kings of Britpop on Bank Holiday Monday on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds as Britpop Top 50 with Jo Whiley counted down the UK’s 50 best-selling Britpop songs of the 90s.

September 1, 2020
BTS Map of the Soul
BTS Become First Korean Band To Top US Chart

BTS, the South Korean boy band, have become the first Korean act to top the US singles chart. They did it with ‘Dynamite’.

September 1, 2020
The Weeknd
MTV VMAs 2020 Complete Winners List

A full list of winners at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are as follows:

September 1, 2020
Liam Gallagher, Oasis, Noise11, Photo
Liam Gallagher, Stormzy To Play Reading and Leeds Festival

The annual Reading and Leeds music festival was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has now been confirmed the event - which takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend in both Reading and Leeds simultaneously - will be going ahead next year, with a host of big names already on the bill.

September 1, 2020
Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Sued Over ‘Loyalty’

Kendrick Lamar has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over his Rihanna collaboration, LOYALTY.

September 1, 2020
Cher Weighs In On Britney Spears Legal Woes

Cher has taken to Twitter to accuse the people behind Britney Spears' conservatorship of treating Britney like a 'cash cow'.

September 1, 2020
Voice from the Stone Director Creates New Evanescence Video

The director behind ‘Use My Voice’ the new video for Evanescence, is Eric D Howell, who has worked on ‘Voice From The Stone’.

August 31, 2020
San Cisco
San Cisco To Play An Actual Show With An Actual Audience

Fremantle’s San Cisco will do something Victorian bands can only dream about this week. Have an album launch show with an actual live audience.

August 31, 2020
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Greendale tour Melbourne photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Covers Bob Dylan For The Times

Neil Young has recorded Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ for his next release, ‘The Times’ EP.

August 31, 2020
John Lennon
John Lennon Gets An Upgrade

The John Lennon catalogue is going through another upgrade. 2020 mixes of his classics are on the way.

August 31, 2020
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen ‘Hallelujah’ Used Without Permission At Republican Convention

Representatives from the estate of Leonard Cohen are "surprised and dismayed" after they "specifically declined" Republican Party officials' request to use his song Hallelujah at their National Convention.

August 31, 2020
Mick Jagger in The Burnt Orange Heresy
Mick Jagger “Studied” For His Last Movie Role

Mick Jagger was careful to do his homework before starring in his new movie The Burnt Orange Heresy because he felt rusty after two decades away from acting.

August 31, 2020
Elton John at Mt Duneed Winery 7 Dec 2019 photo by Jackson
Elton John Doesn’t Listen To Elton John

BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitt chatted with Sir Elton John about Record Store Day on Mary Anne Hobbs’ show.

August 31, 2020
The Weeknd
The Weeknd Wants To Write An Album For A Female Artist

The Weeknd is keen to write a whole album for a female artist to balance out his past misogynistic lyrics.

August 31, 2020
The Killers photo by Olivia Bee
Australian Charts: The Killers ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Debuts at No 1

The Killers see their sixth studio album called "Imploding the Mirage" become their third No.1 album in Australia this week, while the set also becomes their sixth consecutive #1 in England (a first for a non England based band).

August 30, 2020
Leo Sayer photo by Ros OGorman
Leo Sayer Sends Heartfelt Message To Melbourne With ‘My City In Lockdown

Leo Sayer has written one of his most poignant songs ever with a message for Melbourne ‘My City In Lockdown’.

August 30, 2020
The Lemon Twigs photo by Karen Freedman
Brian D’Addario of The Lemon Twigs Talks Songs for the General Public with Karen Freedman

Those poor Lemon Twigs. There they were, ready to bring out a new album, with a release date of 1st May and a bunch of shows booked across North America. And then, 2020 happened.

August 29, 2020