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Chris Bell Looking Forward
Upcoming Chris Bell Compilation Is A Big Star Prequel

While Chris Bell is known as a founding member of Big Star (and for his posthumous classic song I Am the Cosmos), his story did not begin with that legendary band. Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star, set for a July 7 release on Omnivore Recordings, features Chris Bell delivering the origins of his incredible, influential and far-too-short career.

May 8, 2017
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
Guns N Roses And The Who To Play South American Dates Together

They are classic rock bands of two different eras and, this summer, will come together to co-headline a series of South American dates.

May 8, 2017
Mr Big To Release Ninth Album In July

Mr. Big is preparing to release their ninth studio album, Defying Gravity, on July 7 via Frontiers Music.

May 8, 2017
Inspiral Carpets Craig Gill
Inspiral Carpets Drummer Craig Gill Committed Suicide After Years Of Tinnitus

Last November (2016) when Craig Gill, the drummer for the Inspiral Carpets died, there was no word on the cause of his death at just 44.

May 8, 2017
Yusuf Islam, Moonshadow - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Cat Stevens Adds Second Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane Shows

Cat Stevens will perform second shows for Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney on his upcoming Australian tour.

May 8, 2017
Hanson: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Hanson Release New Music ‘I Was Born’ LISTEN

Hanson have new music ahead of their Australian tour in June. ‘I Was Born’ marks 25 years of Hanson.

May 8, 2017
James Reyne performs at Red Hot Summer in Ballarat on 15 March 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
James Reyne To Crawl Across Australia In August

James Reyne will head out on his All Crawl: ‘James Reyne Plays Australian Crawl’ tour from Australia in August.

May 8, 2017
Bliss N Eso photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Bliss N Eso End Ed Sheeran’s Album Run

The fifth studio album for Australian hip-hop act Bliss N' Eso becomes their third successive No.1 album, as "Off the Grid" jumps straight into the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

May 8, 2017
DJ Khaled Justin Bieber and co
Australian Charts: Justin Bieber Fuels DJ Khaled To Top Song Of The Week

DJ Khaled with the ensemble of Justin Bieber, plus the three rappers Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil' Wayne all debut in the No.1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart with a track entitled "I'm the One", a first for four of the five acts performing the song.

May 8, 2017
Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Miley Cyrus Caught In Hip-Hop Comment Backlash

Singer Miley Cyrus insists she meant no offence by dissing profane hip hop lyrics in a new interview.

May 8, 2017
Gorillaz - Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Gorillaz Take To The Graham Norton Show For A Few Words

The Gorillaz' new album, Humanz, is making waves around the world and the musicians behind the "band" recently appeared on Britain's The Graham Norton Show.

May 8, 2017
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears Auctions Her Stage Costumes

Several of Britney Spears' most famous costumes are going up for auction.

May 7, 2017
Dappled Cities IIIII
Dappled Cities Return With Album IIIII

Sydney’s Dapples Cities have released their first album in five years IIIII.

May 6, 2017
Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia Will Be Back On Australian Stages From November

Mamma Mia the musical will return to Australian stages in November.

May 6, 2017
Loretta Lynn, Noise11, Photo
Loretta Lynn Suffers A Stroke

Country icon Loretta Lynn has been admitted to a Nashville hospital after suffering a stroke.

May 6, 2017
Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Keith Urban ‘Ripcord’ Clocks Up One Year In Australian Top 30

New Zealand country artist Keith Urban this week clocks up 52 weeks in the Australian Top 30 album chart.

May 6, 2017
Meat Loaf - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Meat Loaf Slags Off Sony Over Another Bat Out Of Hell Reissue

Meat Loaf’s classic ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ is about to be reissued and Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman are furious about it.

May 6, 2017
Metallica, Lars Ulrich, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lars Ulrich Gets A Show On Beats1

Apple's Beats 1 on-line radio station is about to get a bit of classic hard rock.

May 6, 2017
Bret Michaels. image by Carrie Reiser
Bret Michaels Records A Song For His Daughter

Bret Michaels likes to write music for his children.

May 6, 2017
Richie Sambora photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Richie Sambora Has Made An App For A Charity

Rocker Richie Sambora has launched a mobile app that allows users to share photos and news to help raise money for charity.

May 6, 2017
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Bruno Mars Adds Fourth Melbourne And Third Sydney Show

Bruno Mars had the hottest ticket in town this week with over 300,000 tickets selling nationally in the first three hours after going on sale.

May 5, 2017
Grandaddy Kevin Garcia
R.I.P. Kevin Garcia of Grandaddy

Kevin Garcia, the bassist for the California-based indie rock band Grandaddy, died on Monday (May 1) after suffering a massive stroke. He was 41.

May 5, 2017
Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett To Perform At 2017 Melbourne Guitar Show

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will perform an informal show for a few hundred fans at the Melbourne Guitar Show in August.

May 5, 2017
Shannon Noll, Red Hot Summer. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Shannon Noll Premieres Southern Sky VIDEO

Shannon Noll has premiered his new video ‘Southern Sky’ with stunning views of regional New South Wales.

May 5, 2017
The Damned
The Damned To Release First Album In A Decade

The classic British punk band The Damned have signed a new deal with Search and Destroy, a joint venture between Raw Power Management and Universal's Spinefarm Records, for their first studio album in almost a decade.

May 5, 2017
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Bros and Colin Hay Are At Noise11 iHeartRadio This Week

Matt and Luke Goss of Bros talk about the early fame, the departure of Craig Logan and the legal issues with their then-manager Tom Watkins ahead of their one-off show in Sydney this November for their reunion world tour.

May 5, 2017
R.I.P. Saxa From The Beat 1938-2017

Saxa, the Jamaican saxophonist who was a member of the British band The Beat (known in the U.S. as The English Beat), died on Wednesday at the age of 77.

May 5, 2017
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://
Prince Deliverance EP Still Blocked From Release

Things just got a little more interesting in the fight over the release of the Prince album Deliverance.

May 5, 2017
Nick Cave Lovely Creatures
New Music Releases For 4 May 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Kasabian, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (GH), Motionless in White, Shannon Noll, Pond, At the Drive-in, Blondie, Diana Krall, Logic, San Cisco and Dappled Cities.

May 5, 2017
Ed Sheeran, Photo Image Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Ed Sheeran Plays Personal Gig For Ill Superfan

Ed Sheeran made a seriously ill 10-year-old's dreams come true by performing privately for her at London's O2 Arena.

May 4, 2017