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Van Duren
Who Is Van Duren and why are we only hearing about him now?

At some stage in the 70s former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldman signed on to manage Memphis artist Van Duren. He hung with Jody Stephens of Big Star, was tooted as the next Paul McCartney and then … nothing happened.

March 30, 2019
Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Clapton Announces Crossroads Festival 2019

Eric Clapton will present his fifth Crossroads Festival over two nights in September in Dallas, Texas.

March 29, 2019
Liverpool Duo Her’s Die In California Road Accident

Liverpool duo Her’s, featuring Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading and their road manager Trevor Engelbrektson, have died after a road crash in Santa Ana, California.

March 29, 2019
Rick Springfield, photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Rick Springfield Gets Orchestrated

Rick Springfield will perform his greatest hits with an orchestra this weekend in Beverly Hills.

March 29, 2019
Rammstein at Big Day Out Melbourne 2011 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rammstein unveils details of first album in 10 years

Rammstein have returned after 10 years with new of a new album and the premiere of the first single ‘Deutschland’.

March 29, 2019
Laura Imbruglia on Rage
Laura Imbruglia and this week’s new music on Rage

Laura Imbruglia will be hanging out on the Rage couch this week and she is bringing along some Carpenters, Pointer Sisters and Paula Abdul.

March 29, 2019
Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap 30th anniversary
New Music Releases for 29 March 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Keith Richards, Devin Townsend, Son Volt, Bruce Springsteen (Live), Stevie Nicks (GH), Jamie Lawson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Billie Eilish, George Strait, Logic, Michael Ball, The Black Sorrows, I Prevail, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Brian McFadden, Suzi Quatro and Steve Earle & The Dukes.

March 29, 2019
JJ Cale, Noise11, Photo
First Posthumous JJ Cale album ‘Stay Around’ Set for Release

JJ Cale died in 2013. In April his first posthumous album ‘Stay Around’ will be released.

March 28, 2019
Bryan Ferry, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Bryan Ferry to Reunite with Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera for Hall of Fame

Bryan Ferry will perform with original Roxy Music members Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera when Roxy Music are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on this Friday, March 29.

March 28, 2019
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody actors
Bohemian Rhapsody Opens In China With All Gay References Removed

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody biopic have opened in China with all Gay and Bisexual references removed.

March 28, 2019
Lily Allen
Lily Allen Denies Management Team Dropped Her

British pop star Lily Allen has shut down "nonsense" reports suggesting she has been dropped by her management team.

March 28, 2019
Scott Dorsey and Yusuf Cat Stevens
Yusuf/Cat Stevens to perform at Christchurch Remembrance Event

Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) has flown to New Zealand for a special performance at Ko Tātou, Tātou We Are One, the remembrance concert for victims of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack.

March 28, 2019
Multiple Award winner Briggs for A.B.Original at The Annual Age Music Victoria Awards held at 170 Russell St Melbourne on Wednesday 22 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Briggs To Curate SongHubs First Nations

Briggs has been named as curator of SongHubs First Nations, a project to bring together First Nations writers and creatives from around the world to collaborate with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, and Pasifika songwriters and musicians.

March 28, 2019
Courtney Barnett . Photo by Ros O'Gorman
AIR Independent Music Awards Nominees Revealed

The 2019 AIR Independent Music Awards will be announced in Adelaide on 25, July 2019.

March 28, 2019
Ruth Picker The Song Tailors
Ruth Picker reinvents music business model with The Song Tailors

Melbourne based Ruth Picker has a dual life. By day she is a mild-mannered auditor for a great metropolitan accounting firm, by night songwriter for her labour of love The Song Tailors.

March 27, 2019
The Soul Movers
Stop Take A Minute and watch the new The Soul Movers video

The Soul Movers have channelled The Blues Brothers and the Aretha Franklin scene for the video for their new song ‘Stop, Take A Minute’.

March 27, 2019
Luka Bloom
The Very Cool Covers by Luka Bloom

Irish folk singer-songwriter Luka Bloom will spend this weekend at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda and while he stands alone for his original work, his covers reinvent the originals.

March 27, 2019
Ranking Roger
Ranking Roger of The Beat has died at age 56

The Beat’s vocalist Ranking Roger has died at the age of 56.

March 27, 2019
The Stray Cats
Stray Cats debut video for first song in 16 years ‘Cat Fight (Over a Dog Like Me)’

Stray Cats recent reformation includes ’40’, their first album since 2004. The first single from the album ‘Cat Fight’ (Over a Dog Like Me)’ has its first video.

March 27, 2019
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande pays tribute to Mac Miller of first anniversary of his death

Ariana Grande paid tribute to her late ex Mac Miller on the sixth anniversary of their song The Way on Monday.

March 27, 2019
Avicii, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Avicii Estate Launches Mental Health Foundation

Avicii's family has launched a mental health awareness foundation in memory of the tragic dance superstar, almost a year after his apparent suicide.

March 27, 2019
Don Walker, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Don Walker To Play Memo Music Hall

Don Walker will bring his songbook for Memo Music Hall in St Kilda in August when he presents ‘Songs Live’.

March 27, 2019
The Tea Party at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday 4 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Tea Party Are Coming Back for Australian Dates in June

The Tea Party will be another Australian round in June.

March 27, 2019
Amy Shark
2019 APRA Awards nominees announced

The 2019 APRA Awards nominations have been announced with Song of the Year showcasing the diversity of Australian music over the past year.

March 27, 2019
Bon Scott, music news,
Western Australian Government Paid $13800 for a Bon Scott of AC/DC Letter

The Western Government has been confirmed as the purchaser of a letter by former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott. They paid $13,800 for the document.

March 26, 2019
Def FX
Def FX reform for tour

Fiona Horne and Ant Banister have reformed Def FX for dates in June.

March 26, 2019
Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg
Michael Chugg and Michael Gudinski reunite to form massive Joint Venture operation

Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg have reunited to form one of Australia’s biggest touring companies. Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring have entered into an exclusive Joint Venture to will see all Chugg tours co-promoted with Frontier from April 1.

March 26, 2019
Scott Walker
Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76

Pop legend Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers has died at age 76.

March 26, 2019
Eagles Their Greatest Hits
Estate of Michael Jackson Queries Eagles Greatest vs Thriller sales

The Estate of Michael Jackson has questioned the sudden jump in Eagles ‘Their Greatest Hits’ sales which has pushed the Eagles title up “overnight” by 9 million sales.

March 26, 2019
Diana Ross, Noise11, Photo
Diana Ross wants people to stop “attacking” Michael Jackson

Legendary entertainer Diana Ross has come under fire for urging Michael Jackson critics to quit attacking his legacy amid allegations of sexual abuse.

March 26, 2019