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Damon Albarn To Close AIM Awards 2020

The year’s AIM Independent Music Awards will close tonight with a tribute to the late, great drummer Tony Allen with a very special performance from long-time friends and collaborators Damon Albarn, Ezra Collective’s Femi Koleoso, Gorillaz’ Seye Adelekan and Remi Kabaka Jr., as well as Allen’s The Good, The Bad & The Queen bandmate Simon Tong.

August 13, 2020
Trini Lopez
Trini Lopez Dies From Coronavirus At Age 83

Tex-Mex singer Trini Lopez is a victim of coronavirus. The 60s star has died at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

August 12, 2020
Alice Cooper at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 20 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Alice Cooper Joins Brian Mannix and Kevin Hillier’s ‘Life of Brian … Mannix That Is’ Podcast

Alice Cooper has a few words with Brian Mannix and Kevin Hillier this week for episode 6 of the ‘Life of Brian … Mannix That Is’ podcast.

August 11, 2020
Courtney Barnett . Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Courtney Barnett Covers Kev Carmody and Its Stunning

Courtney Barnett has made a music video for her cover of Kev Carmody’s ‘Just For You’.

August 11, 2020
Guns N Roses perform at the MCG in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Guns N Roses are touring Australia on their Not In This Lifetime tour. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Duff of Guns ‘N Roses Joins Lily Cornell For Mind Wide Open Podcast

Guns ‘N Roses bass player Duff McKagan is Lily Cornell’s guest on Mind Wide Open this week.

August 11, 2020
Wangaratta National Jazz Awards
Submissions for National Jazz Awards Announced

Organised as part of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, each year the National Jazz Awards focus on a different instrument. In 2020, the focus is on voice.

August 11, 2020
Art Music Awards 2020
Finalists for ART Music Awards Announced

The ART Music Awards will be virtual in 2020 with 278 nominees holding out for 13 awards.

August 11, 2020
Bad Religion
Bad Religion Remake 2020 Version of Faith Alone

Bad Religion have updated their 1990 track ‘Faith Alone’ for a locked down Covid world.

August 11, 2020
Deep Purple: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Photo, Noise11
Deep Purple Might Top UK Chart This Week

Taylor Swift is on track for a third week at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this Friday, but two new entries from Glass Animals and Deep Purple aren’t missing out on the top spot without a fight.

August 11, 2020
2Chainz
2 Chainz Set To Release New Album

2 Chainz has confirmed he has a new record on the way entitled 'So Help Me God', and has told fans to expect plenty of content from him in the near future.

August 11, 2020
JIMI HENDRIX Both Sides of the Sky
Jimi Hendrix Guitar Sells For Over $200,000

Jimi Hendrix's Japanese sunburst electric guitar has sold for more than £160,000 ($209,000) at auction.

August 11, 2020
Corey Taylor
Corey Taylor Confirms Stone Sour Are On Hold

The Slipknot frontman has revealed his other band Stone Sour has "kinda run its course now" and he is instead focusing on Slipknot and his recently launched debut solo project.

August 11, 2020
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 Teases Biopic

Madonna has teased fans with a new film project, a music-orientated script she is developing with Tully screenwriter Diablo Cody.

August 11, 2020
Culture Club Encore Tour at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sunday 11 December 2016. Culture Club headlined the show after support bands Wa Wa Nee, Pseudo Echo, Eurogliders and Real Life performed their sets. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Boy George Apologizes To Culture Club’s Jon Moss

Boy George met with his former Culture Club bandmate Jon Moss after realising he needed to "apologise for some things".

August 11, 2020
Brian May Queen Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Brian May Evacuates Home Because of Fire

Brian May was forced to evacuate his home in Surrey due to a nearby forest fire.

August 11, 2020
Don Martin of Mi-Sex photo by Mi-Sex Facebook page
Mi-Sex Bass Player Don Martin Passes Away Following Cancer Battle

Don Martin, an original member and bass player of Mi-Sex has lost his battle with cancer.

August 10, 2020
Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky photo by Pia Johnson
Paul Kelly Gives Paul Grabowsky His First Ever Top 10 Album

Maestro Paul Grabowsky is finally a pop star. The Melbourne musician, composer and teacher is no 3 on the ARIA album chart via his collaboration with Paul Kelly ‘Please Leave Your Light On’.

August 10, 2020
Mick Thomas' Roving Commission
Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Premieres ‘I Heard Sally Singing’ Video

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission has premiere a video for ‘I Heard Sally Singing’ from the ‘See You On The Other Side’ album, recorded during Isolation.

August 10, 2020
Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Keith Urban Announces Tracklisting for ‘The Speed Of Now Part 1’

Keith Urban has offered up the tracklisting for his next album ‘The Speed of Now Part 1’ due in September.

August 10, 2020
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters Cancel 25th Anniversary Tour

Foo Fighters have cancelled their upcoming 25th anniversary Van Tour.

August 10, 2020
MTV VMAs
2020 VMA’s Venue Changed Because of Safety Concerns

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will no longer be held at Brooklyn's Barclays Centre, due to "safety concerns" amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 10, 2020
Timbaland
Timbaland and Timberlake Plot Sequel

Timbaland and Justin Timberlake are working together again for the first time in 14 years.

August 10, 2020
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The Vamps Next Album Is About Rebirth

The Vamps - made up of Bradley Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans - are gearing up to release their fourth studio album, 'Cherry Blossom', in October this year, and have said they came up with the name during a relaxing trip to Japan, where they were inspired by the Sakura trees.

August 10, 2020
Azealia Banks, Future Music, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Azealia Banks Posts Distressing Messages To Social Media

Fans of Azealia Banks have expressed concern for her mental health after she posted some alarming messages to her social media accounts.

August 10, 2020
Baker Boy
Baker Boy Named Artist Of The Year At NIMAs

Baker Boy has been named Artist of the Year at the 2020 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs).

August 9, 2020
Taylor Swift Folklore
Australian Albums: Taylor Swift ‘Folklore’ Spends Second Week At No 1

Taylor Swift holds for a second week at No.1 in Australia with her eighth studio album "folklore", which also holds in England and debuts at the top in both America and Canada.

August 9, 2020
Taylor Swift Folklore
UK Charts: Taylor Swift Tops UK Chart For Second Week

Taylor Swift scoops Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart for a second week with Folklore.

August 9, 2020
Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Liam Gallagher Mocks Noel Over Covers Album Idea

Liam Gallagher doesn't seem too impressed after his older sibling revealed he would like to release a collection of other people's tracks.

August 9, 2020
Kanye West photo by Ros O'Gorman
Kayne West Is Trying To Fuck Up Joe Biden’s Election Run

Kanye West has seemingly indicated that his presidential run is aimed at harming Joe Biden's chances of defeating President Donald Trump in November's election.

August 9, 2020
Wayne Fontana
60s Pop Star Wayne Fontana Dies At Aged 74

Wayne Fontana, the 60s pop star who fronted The Mindbenders, has died at the age of 74.

August 8, 2020