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Michael Falzon
Australian Theatre Star Michael Falzon Has Died Aged 48

Australia stage show star Michael Falzon has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 48.

June 24, 2020
Sean Sennett
Sean Sennett Plays Homage Top Stephen Cummings With ‘Stephen’s Feeling Reckless’

Sean Sennett has recorded a song he wrote way back in last millennium about Stephen Cummings.

June 24, 2020
MSO AFL Club Anthem Project
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Partners To The AFL For Orchestrated Footy Themes

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with the AFL to create the AFL Club Anthem Project.

June 24, 2020
Nile Rodgers and Chic Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 8 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Nile Rodgers and Neil Tennant Call For Arts Sustainability

Nile Rodgers and Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant are among the stars who have called on Britain's arts industry to go green after the Covid-19 crisis passes.

June 24, 2020
Seal - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Seal Pays Tribute To Joel Schumacher

Seal has shared a heartfelt tribute to the late filmmaker Joel Schumacher, after he used his track Kiss From a Rose over the end credits of Batman Forever.

June 24, 2020
Yungblud Has Made A #BlackLivesMatter VodCast

British rock-rapper Yungblud is bringing back his popular YouTube show to raise funds for Black Lives Matter (BLM).

June 24, 2020
Mick Thomas Roving Commission See You On The Other Side
Mick Thomas on ‘I Heard Sally Singing’

‘I Heard Sally Singing’ on the Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission’s ‘See You On The Other Side’ album is a lockdown song about have fast things have been changing in 2020.

June 23, 2020
'Paul Kelly' by Stuart Coupe
Stuart Coupe’s ‘Paul Kelly’ To Be Released On 28 July

Stuart Coupe’s ‘Paul Kelly: The Man, The Music and the Life In-Between’ will be available via Hachette Australia on 29 July 2020.

June 23, 2020
Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen performs at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 2 March 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Queen’s Roger Taylor Releases Iso Song ‘Isolation’

Queen drummer Roger Taylor has released a brand new iso song called ‘Isolation’.

June 23, 2020
Joel Schumacher
American Filmmaker Joel Schumacher Dead At 80

American filmmaker Joel Schumacher, who came to fame after his three movies ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ (1985), ‘The Lost Boys’ (1987) and 'Flatliners' (1990), has died at age 80.

June 23, 2020
Queen stamps
Queen To Feature In UK Stamp Series

Queen the band (as opposed to Queen the old lady) will be displayed on a series of British stamps.

June 23, 2020
Chris Cornell, the Palais Theatre St Kilda. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell’s Daughter Pays Tribute To Her Dad On Father’s Day

Chris Cornell's teenage daughter paid tribute to the late singer by sharing touching memories of her time with him on Father's Day.

June 23, 2020
Justin Bieber Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Justin Bieber has hit back at an allegation of sexual assault recently made against him on social media.

June 23, 2020
Prince Guitar Sells For Over $500000

The long-lost guitar Prince played on during his Purple Rain, Sign o the Times, and Diamonds and Pearls tours has stunned auction experts by selling for over $563,000 (£456,000).

June 23, 2020
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan On Track for UK Number One

Bob Dylan is on course for his ninth Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart with Rough and Rowdy Ways.

June 23, 2020
Brian Yale, Matchbox Twenty, Photo By Ros O'Gormam
Matchbox Twenty US Tour Rescheduled for 2021

Matchbox Twenty will reform in 2021 for make-up dates for the cancelled 2020 mad COVID season.

June 22, 2020
Murray Cook of the Wiggles at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards held in Melbourne at the Meat Market on Thursday 22 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Wiggles Drew Three Times More Than Trump In Tulsa

Australia’s The Wiggles managed to generated a three times bigger crowd with their audience purchasing tickets to a BOK Center, Tulsa show that Trump drew to his freebie ticket rally on the weekend.

June 22, 2020
Amy Shark
Regional Touring Activates New Event ‘To The Point’ For Queensland For November

Regional Touring will present Amy Shark, The Cat Empire, John Butler, The Beautiful Girls and Stella Donnelly for To The Point on 7 November.

June 22, 2020
Mick Thomas Roving Commission See You On The Other Side
Mick Thomas’ ‘Round Fourteen Two Thousand Nine’ Came From A Retro Footy Match In Lockdown

When Mick Thomas gathered his Roving Commission for the “lockdown” album ‘See You On The Other Side’ he created one song from the perspective of being served retro football matches on television while the current season was put on hold.

June 22, 2020
Tom Petty
Tom Petty Estate Issues Cease and Desist To Trump Campaign

The Estate of Tom Petty has issued a Cease and Desist order against the Trump campaign after Petty’s song ‘I Won’t Back Down’ was used without authorization at Trump’s Tulsa rally.

June 22, 2020
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyoncé Releases ‘Black Parade’ for #BlackLivesMatter

Beyoncé has slipped out a surprise new song ‘Black Parade’ for #BlackLivesMatter.

June 22, 2020
New Zealand Musician Aaron Tokona of Weta Dies Aged 45

Aaron Tokona of the New Zealand bands Weta and Fly My Pretties has died at the age of 45.

June 22, 2020
Crosby Stills Nash and Young photo by Ros O'Gorman
David Crosby Pleads With Neil Young To “Forgive Me”

David Crosby has pleaded with Neil Young to end their feud and get back together in the lead-up to the American election.

June 22, 2020
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Kurt Cobain Guitar Sells For $6m

Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar has shattered records at auction.

June 22, 2020
Bette Midler photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bette Midler Takes Part In Virtual AIDS Walk

Bette Midler and Gloria Estefan are among the stars taking part in the virtual AIDS Walk: Live From Home livestream show, in support of those affected by HIV and AIDS.

June 22, 2020
Aretha Franklin in the 60s
Previously Unreleased Aretha Franklin Song Surfaces For Juneteenth

A previously unreleased version of Aretha Franklin’s Never Gonna Break My Faith has been dropped to mark the 155th anniversary of the end of slavery in America.

June 22, 2020
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Taylor Swift Makes Juneteenth Pledge

Taylor Swift has promised fans she will be a ferocious anti-racist moving forward as part of a statement released to mark America's Juneteenth.

June 22, 2020
Cliff Richard, Hamer Hall, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Sir Cliff Richard Recorded Once With Dame Vera Lynn

Cliff Richard is hoping his version of wartime anthem We'll Meet Again with Dame Vera Lynn will finally get a release following the beloved singer's death this week.

June 22, 2020
Vika and Linda Akilotoa
Australian Charts: Vika & Linda Bull Score Their First No 1 Album With ‘Akilotoa’

Vika & Linda (Bull) land their first No.1 Album in their native Australia this week as their collection called "Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006)" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart.

June 21, 2020
Roger Waters played Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Saturday 10 February 2018. Roger Waters is performing his Us and Them Australian tour. Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Debuts Iso Version of ‘Two Suns in the Sunset’

Roger Waters has recorded an iso version of his Pink Floyd song ‘Two Suns In The Sunset’.

June 21, 2020