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New Music Releases For 16 December 2016

Major new titles coming out this week include: Tony Bennett, The Doors (live), Kid Cudi, The Skins and soundtracks to Passengers, Assassin's Creed and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

December 16, 2016
Chris Martin, Coldplay, Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay Gift Australia New Song ‘Christmas With The Kangaroos’

Coldplay has gifted Australia a brand new Christmas song called ‘Christmas With The Kangaroos’.

December 15, 2016
James Reyne
James Reyne Self-Titled Debut To Be Reissued In January

James Reyne’s debut studio album will be re-released on vinyl in January marking the 30th anniversary of the year it was released.

December 15, 2016
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ To Be Releases On Coloured Vinyl

The Avalanches debut ‘Since I Left You’ will be released as a 2LP blue vinyl LP in January.

December 15, 2016
John Legend, Image, Ros O'Gorman
John Legend Calls Trump West Meeting A Publicity Stunt

John Legend is convinced controversial U.S. President-elect Donald Trump only met with Kanye West for the publicity.

December 15, 2016
Patti Smith
Patti Smith Uncomfortable With Her Nobel Prize Performance

Patti Smith has opened up about the "humiliating sting of failure" she felt after botching her Bob Dylan tribute at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden on Saturday.

December 15, 2016
Bob Dylan in the Chrysler commercial
Bob Dylan ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ Manuscript Sold For $325000

On Saturday (December 10), Southby's held an auction of rock memorabilia from throughout the years, raising $847,318.

December 15, 2016
Awaken I Am
Brisbane Band Awaken I Am Sign With Victory Records In USA

Brisbane rock band Awaken I Am is the latest signing to US label Victory Records.

December 15, 2016
Pink Floyd 1994
Pink Floyd ‘The Final Cut’ and ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ Set For Vinyl Reissues

Pink Floyd will finish their vinyl reissue program for their studio albums with the release of The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse of Reason on January 20 via Pink Floyd Records.

December 15, 2016
Animotion Return With First Album In 28 Years

Earworms. You hear that catchy song once and it's stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

December 15, 2016
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Dolly Parton Thanks Taylor Swift For $100000 Donation For Fire Victims

Dolly Parton reached out to Taylor Swift to thank the birthday girl for donating cash to her new charity as she prepared for a star-studded telethon in Tennessee on Tuesday night (December 13).

December 15, 2016
Robin Thicke, Noise11, Photo
Robin Thicke Pays Tribute To His Father

Robin Thicke has paid tribute to his father, actor Alan Thicke, following his sudden death on Tuesday.

December 14, 2016
Matt Bianco
R.I.P. Mark Fisher of Matt Bianco

Mark Fisher of UK band Matt Bianco has died although details are unknown.

December 14, 2016
Greg Jaeschke
Shepparton Resident Leaves Neighbours Thunderstruck

Shepparton resident Greg Jaeschke has left his neighbours Thunderstuck with a Christmas light display of AC/DC proportions.

December 14, 2016
Ed Sheeran, Photo Image Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Ed Sheeran Drops Third Album For 2017 Hint On Social Media

Ed Sheeran made a mysterious return to social media on Tuesday (13Dec16) following his year-long hiatus.

December 14, 2016
Kanye West
Kanye West Says Trump Meeting Was To Discuss Multicultural Issues

Rapper Kanye West met with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday (13Dec16) to discuss issues affecting minorities in America.

December 14, 2016
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Bublé ‘Christmas’ Passes 1,000,000 Sales In Australia

Michael Bublé’s ‘Christmas’ has now sold over 1,000,000 copies in Australia making it the 12th biggest selling album of all-time in the country.

December 14, 2016
Tool - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Tool To Release New Album In 2017 So Is James Blunt

Tool will release their first album in 11 years next year but be warned so will James Blunt.

December 14, 2016
Channel 31 Given Six Month Extension

Community television station Channel 31 has been granted a six-month extension to broadcast into 2017.

December 14, 2016
Triple M LocalWorks
Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly of INXS Join Triple M

INXS members Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly will host their one-hour show on Triple M’s new regional network for a week from this Thursday.

December 14, 2016
Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Kanye West Visits Donald Trump In New York

Just after days after being released from hospital for a mental condition Kanye West was seen visiting US President-elect Donald Trump at his New York apartment.

December 14, 2016
Nicole Scherzinger: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Nicole Scherzinger Turns Down Dirty Dancing TV Series Lead Role

Former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger almost turned down the chance to join the cast of the Dirty Dancing TV remake after learning her character aborted a baby.

December 14, 2016
Sting photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sting Is About To Become A Grandfather

Sting and Trudie Styler are set to become grandparents next month (Jan17).

December 14, 2016
Lady Gaga - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lady Gaga Will Allow Piers Morgan To Interview Her

Lady Gaga has agreed to sit down for an interview with newsman Piers Morgan after he questioned her post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis claims.

December 14, 2016
Adele Picks Up A Few BBC Awards

Adele was a big double winner at the BBC Music Awards on Monday night (12Dec16), picking up coveted Album and Song of the Year honours and Music-News.cim was on the red carpet.

December 14, 2016
Lady Gaga - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lady Gaga Praises Madonna At Billboard Women In Music Awards

Lady Gaga appeared to end her long-running feud with Madonna by praising the female empowerment speech she gave at the Billboard Women in Music Awards.

December 14, 2016
Michael Buble Christmas
FONJie Declares War On Michael Bublé

FONJie (aka John Farnham and Olivia Newton) is determined to have the number one Christmas album in Australia next week even if that means giving them away (and they just about have).

December 13, 2016
Live Reunite For World Tour And New Music In 2017

Live has officially announced that the original band is back together to tour the world in 2017 and released new music.

December 13, 2016
Melbourne Arts Precinct
Australian Music Hall of Fame To Open Nov 2017 In Melbourne

The Australian Music Hall of Fame will have its home in Australia’s music capital Melbourne, Victoria.

December 13, 2016
Elton John by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Invites Young Filmmakers To Make Videos For 70s Hits

Elton John has launched a competition for young filmmakers, asking them to make official videos for three of his hits.

December 13, 2016