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John Butler
John Butler To Appear At Western Australia’s WA Forests Event

John Butler will perform live at the WA Forest event in Western Australia showing the movie ‘Cry of the Forests’.

January 6, 2021
Geoff Stephens
Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Geoff Stephens Dies From Covid-19

Geoff Stephens, the Grammy Award winning songwriter who wrote hits from The Hollies, Hermans Hermits, Boy George and Tom Jones, has died from Covid-19 at the age of 86.

January 5, 2021
Guitarist Alexi Laiho from Bodom After Midnight at a promo shoot. March 1st, 2020, Helsinki Finland. Photo by Terhi Ylimäinen.
Children of Bodom Singer Alexi Laiho Dead At 41

Alexi Laiho of Finnish metal band Children of Bodom / Bodom After Midnight has died at his home in Helsinki, Finland at age 41.

January 5, 2021
Alice Cooper at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 20 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Watch Alice Cooper Sing A Song For Zak Nilsson In His End of Life Stage of Cancer

Alice Cooper called into the YouTube show Coffee Talk with ADIKA Live’ to sing Zak Nilsson, the son of Harry Nilsson a special song.

January 5, 2021
Peter Black photo by Alec Smart
Former Hard-Ons Peter ‘Blackie’ Black To Play Shows In Victoria and Queensland

Peter ‘Blackie’ Black of The Hard-Ons has lined up solo shows in Victoria and Queensland over coming months.

January 5, 2021
Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger photo by Ros O'Gorman
ANNOUNCEMENT: South Australia’s Summer Sounds Festival To Go Ahead

Secret Sounds, Five Four Entertainment and Groove today confirm that their forthcoming concert series, Summer Sounds Festival, will proceed with the first shows taking place this weekend.

January 5, 2021
Warren McLean
Ex-Divinyls Drummer Warren McLean Dies

Warren McLean, a one-time drummer for Divinyls and I’m Talking, has died in Bali.

January 4, 2021
Gerry and the Pacemakers (Gerry Marsden centre)
RIP Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers Dead At 78

Gerry Marsden, lead singer of UK Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died in the UK at the age of 78.

January 4, 2021
Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Thom Yorke Hailed MF Doom A Hero

Thom Yorke of Radiohead has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late rap star, whose death was recently announced by his wife.

January 4, 2021
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones Is Planning At 2020 Album

Tom Jones revealed he has been finishing a new record during the Covid-19 lockdown and he is looking forward to releasing it in 2021.

January 4, 2021
Kendrick Lamar
Roskilde Have Plans For 2021 And Kendrick Lamar Will Headline

Roskilde is going ahead for 2021. Kendrick Lamar has been announced as a new headliner for Roskilde Festival 2021.

January 4, 2021
MF Doom
British Rapper MF Doom Dies

British-born rap pioneer MF DOOM has died, aged just 49.

January 4, 2021
Wham Last Christmas
Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ Has Finally Made It No 1 In UK

George Michael's classic Wham! hit Last Christmas has become the U.K.'s first number one of 2021.

January 4, 2021
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift Hold At No 1

Taylor Swift's ninth album "evermore" retains it's No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a third consecutive week.

January 3, 2021
Steve Brown
UK Producer Steve Brown (Wham, Freddie Mercury) Has Died

UK producer Steve Brown has died. At this stage a Cause of Death has not been revealed.

January 3, 2021
Hillsong
Hillsong Hotspot More Likely Human Interaction Than A Visit from the Ghost of Covid Past

A founder of controversial cult Hillsong Church is suggesting nothing less than a Christmas miracle after its Sydney location was listed as a Covid hotspot by the New South Wales government despite him declaring there was no-one at the location at the time.

January 3, 2021
Larry King
Larry King In Hospital After Testing Positive To Covid

Legendary talk show host Larry King is in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive to Covid-19.

January 3, 2021
Foo Fighters Debut Another New Song ‘No Son Of Mine’

Foo Fighters have debuted another new song ‘No Son of Mine’.

January 3, 2021
Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
Country Star Misty Morgan Dies Aged 75

Country singer Misty Morgan, best known for the 1970 hit ‘Tennessee Bird Walk’ with her husband Jack Blanchard, has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 75.

January 3, 2021
Berlin
Berlin Orchestrate Their Oldies

Founding Berlin members Terri Nunn, John Crawford and David Diamond, have reimaged their old songs with an orchestra.

January 3, 2021
Dave Dobbyn
Dave Dobbyn Becomes Sir Dave Dobbyn In New Zealand New Year’s Honours

Dave Dobbyn, best known for his 1986 no 1 song ‘Slice of Heaven’, has been knighted in New Zealand as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

January 1, 2021
Dawn Wells
Gilligan’s Island Star Dawn Wells Dies From Covid-19 at Age 82

Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann in Gilligan’s Island has died from complications from Covid-19 at the age of 82.

December 31, 2020
Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Hoodoo Gurus Doco To Stream To Mark 40th Anniversary

Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner has produced a documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the formation of Le Hoodoo Gurus.

December 31, 2020
Helen Reddy Melbourne 2nd April 2014. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
In Memoriam 2020: The Names We Lost in Music and the Arts

The artists we lost on 2020. Noise11.com In Memoriam

December 31, 2020
Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac performs at ADOTG at Mt Duneed Winery on 7 November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories of October to December 2020

Continuing the Noise11 top news stories of 2020, Mick Fleetwood became a social media sensation, AC/DC coins debut and live music events for 2021 start happening again.

December 31, 2020
Jimmy and Jane Barnes
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories July to September 2020

By the second half of 2020 Covid-19 had become the greatest threat to mankind since any war. Artists adjusted to iso, performing and recording remotely across the world while the fans watched from home.

December 31, 2020
Something For Kate photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories April to June 2020

As Covid increases and isolation locked us down the music world faces challenges with cancellations globally but new music kept on coming. Here are Noise11.com's top music news headlines from April to June 2020.

December 31, 2020
Bette Midler photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top News Stories January to March 2020

2020 began with Australia in a State of Disaster as bushfires continued to choke the East Coast. Australian climate denying Prime Minister Scott Morrison had to cut short a holiday in Hawaii to deal with it.

December 31, 2020
Paul McCartney III
Paul McCartney Sparks Vinyl Revival

Paul McCartney has pushed up vinyl sales in the United States.

December 31, 2020
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith To Perform NYE Show On Billboards in London and New York

Patti Smith will ring in 2021 in style from high above London’s Piccadilly Circus.

December 30, 2020