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Russell Morris and Rick Springfield Jack Chrome and the Darkness Waltz
The Russell Morris and Rick Springfield Collaboration Tops Jazz and Blues Chart

The Morris Springfield Project ‘Jack Chrome and the Darkness Waltz’, the collaboration from Russell Morris and Rick Springfield, has debuted at no 1 on Australia’s Jazz and Blues Albums chart.

October 25, 2021
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Tests + For Covid

Ed Sheeran has tested + for Covid-19 one week after performing at the Earthshot Prize Awards before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

October 25, 2021
Chris Martin, Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay Has Fastest Selling Album Of 2021 In UK

Coldplay shoot straight to Number 1 on this week’s Official UK Albums Chart with Music of the Spheres and claim the fastest-selling album of 2021 so far.

October 25, 2021
David Bowie Toy
David Bowie ‘Toy’ Is A Ghost Album Says Tony Visconti

Tony Visconti has described David Bowie's 'Toy' as a "ghost album".

October 25, 2021
Dave Clark Five Glad All Over
Dave Clarke Five’s US Debut ‘Glad All Over’ Is Back Again

A piece of British Invasion history is about to be reissued with Dave Clark Five’s American debut ‘Glad All Over’ being allocated a limited-edition white vinyl release.

October 24, 2021
Grace Cummings
SXSW To Return In 2022 As Live Event

Artists from around the world will return to Austin, Texas when SXSW resumes in 2022.

October 24, 2021
Rolling Stones Tattoo You
The Rolling Stones Complete 1982 Wembley Concert Available for the First Time

The Rolling Stones complete Wembley, London concert from 25 and 26 June 1982 has become available for the very first time as part of the new ‘Tattoo You’ box set.

October 22, 2021
Abba Just A Notion
Björn From ABBA Had To Google Himself To Find Out About The New ABBA Song Just A Notion

Björn from ABBA went Googling through Wikipedia to find out when he first recorded the new ABBA song ‘Just A Notion’.

October 22, 2021
Australian Music and Noise11 Most Respected Musician Poll
australianmusician.com.au and noise11.com Present The 2021 Most Respected Musician Poll

We’ve seen a lot of music polls recently, setting band against band, song against song but music shouldn’t be a competition. One artist or song isn’t better than another. Music is subjective. One person’s favourite sentimental country ballad might not appeal to a metal fan’s memories of a hardcore riff-laden rock song. A pop icon might mean the world to a young kid but nothing to a fan of an alt rock songsmith.

October 22, 2021
Icehouse perform at A Day In The Gardens in the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne on Sunday 12 March 2017.
Icehouse To Reignite The Great Southern Land Tour For 2022

Icehouse will return to live performance for the Great Southern Land tour 2022 with initial dates announced for Sydney, Perth, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Darwin.

October 22, 2021
Bob Dylan Shot of Love
Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Opens Up About Working With Bob Dylan

Benmont Tench, a co-founding member of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, first met Bob Dylan in 1981 when he was invited to play keyboards on Dylan’s ‘Shot of Love’ album.

October 21, 2021
Duran Duran in Austin Texas photo by Ros O'Gorman
Duran Duran Debut ‘Anniversary’ Video Shot At Belvoir Castle

The new Duran Duran ‘Anniversary’ video has premiered with stunning footage filmed from Belvoir Castle. The video even features a ‘dancing queen’.

October 21, 2021
Thando
Melbourne International Jazz Festival To Go Ahead In December

Melbourne International Jazz Festival artistic director Michael Tortoni has confirmed that the festival is definitely going ahead for 2021.

October 21, 2021
Joseph and Stephanie Wooten with Nick Kontonicolas
Joseph Wooten Raps The Praises Of ‘Nashville The Music City’

Steve Miller Band keyboard player Joseph Wooten is rapping the praises of his hometown in ‘Nashville The Music City’.

October 21, 2021
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
Covid Wiped $1.4 Billion From Live Entertainment in Australia in 2020

The Live Entertainment Industry had a $1.4 billion decline in 2020 causing a major impact on the Australian economy.

October 21, 2021
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones Covers Bob Dylan ‘Not Dark Yet’

Tom Jones has released his version of ‘Bob Dylan’s ‘Not Dark Yet’ ahead of the expanded edition of his recent ‘Surrounded By Time’ album.

October 21, 2021
Reckless Records
Artist Manager and Promoter Scot Crawford Launches Reckless Records

Band manager and concert promoter Scot Crawford has launched a new record label Reckless with new music coming soon from James Reyne, The Poor, Palace Of The King, Angry Anderson, and Rose Tattoo.

October 21, 2021
The Darkness: Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Darkness Have A New Song About An Alien Encounter

The Darkness have released the new single, ‘It’s Love, Jim’, about an "intimate" encounter with an "extra-terrestrial goddess of otherworldly beauty."

October 21, 2021
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 Biopic Almost Ready For Production

Madonna has almost finished penning the script for her biopic.

October 21, 2021
Dr Dre
Dr Dre Served Divorce Papers At His Mothers Funeral

Lawyers for Dr. Dre's ex-wife reportedly attempted to serve him with legal documents while he was burying his late grandmother.

October 21, 2021
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Justin Bieber Leads MTV EMA Awards

Justin Bieber is up for eight prizes at the upcoming 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

October 21, 2021
Love Police Records and Tapes Brian Taranto
Love Police Launch New Record Label

Love Police have started an all-new record label Love Police Records & Tapes (yes that does mean cassettes too).

October 20, 2021
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the J Awards at Howler on Thursday 17 November 2016.
Victoria’s Play On Victoria Comeback Concert 30 October Reveals Its Line-up

Victoria will welcome back live music on 30 October with 4000 fans attending the Play On Victoria concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

October 20, 2021
Rod Stewart photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rod Stewart To Play His 11th Year of Vegas

Rod Stewart will take up his 11th residency in Las Vegas in 2022.

October 20, 2021
Celine Dion photo by Ros O'Gorman
Celine Dion Delays Vegas Reopening Due To Medical Reasons

Celine Dion has been forced to postpone the opening of her new Vegas show because she has been suffering from muscle spasms.

October 20, 2021
INXS Underneath the Colours
INXS Underneath The Colours Turns 40

INXS’ second album ‘Underneath The Colours’ was released 40 years ago this week.

October 20, 2021
Bruce and Ian Hearn of Strange Tenants
Strange Tenants Clock Up 40 Years

Strange Tenants were one of Australia’s first Ska bands. In November 1981 Strange Tenants played their first gig at the Lygon Street Festival. That was just two years after the first acknowledged Australian Ska band The Jumpers formed in Adelaide in 1979.

October 20, 2021
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
Slash Debuts ‘The River Is Rising’

Slash is releasing new single 'The River Is Rising' this week.

October 20, 2021
The Weeknd
The Weeknd Pushes Back World Tour For Third Time

The Weeknd has pushed back his 'After Hours Til Dawn' world tour for a third time.

October 20, 2021
Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi Picks Up Four ASCAP Awards

Lewis Capaldi won four prizes at the ASCAP London Music Awards 2021.

October 20, 2021