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Common Kings To Tour Australia In May

California’s Common Kings will return to Australia for three dates in May.

April 4, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Ed Sheeran Heads For Fifth Week At No 1 In UK

Ed Sheeran’s Divide looks pretty unshakeable as he prepares to top the Official Albums Chart for a fifth straight week. He leads the way at this halfway stage of the chart week with a tally so far of just over 50,000 over physical, download and streaming equivalent sales.

April 4, 2017
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Drake Buys British TV Series Then Casts Himself In A Role

Drake is set for a return to acting in gritty British drama Top Boy, after buying the rights to the show.

April 4, 2017
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen And Gord Downie Win Seven Jonos Between Them

The Junos, Canada's biggest music awards, carried a somewhat somber tone as the late Leonard Cohen took two of the top prizes of the night while Gord Downie, who is suffering from terminal brain cancer, won five including three as a solo artist and two with his group The Tragically Hip.

April 4, 2017
Bjork, Photo: Ros O'Gorman music news
Bjork Releases Stunning Video For ‘Notget’

We aren't going to promise you will understand the latest video from Bjork. You probably won't even understand the music and lyrics all that well but it's hard to overlook how cutting edge the visuals are for Notget.

April 4, 2017
Lonnie Brooks
R.I.P. Lonnie Brooks Chicago Bluesman 1933-2017

Chicago has lost another of their great bluesmen. Lonnie Brooks died on Saturday (April 1) in his hometown from an undisclosed cause.

April 4, 2017
Flume by Cybele Malinowski
Flume Wins Big At 2017 APRA Music Awards

Flume won three APRA Music Awards this week after a run in the past year that netted the electronica producer eight ARIAs and one Grammy.

April 3, 2017
Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners This Girl Is On An Italian Car Ad

Kungs vs Cookin' On 3 Burners hit song ‘This Girl’ is currently being heard as a Peugeot ad in Italy.

April 3, 2017
Melbourne Gathers For Mel Fest A Benefit For Melissa McNamara

The Melbourne music community will gather on Friday for Mel Fest, a benefit for Mel McNamara who is battling a third round of cancer.

April 3, 2017
Aled Jones
Aled Jones Will Return To Australia In October

Aled Jones will head back to Australia in October for his ‘One Voice – Live In Concert’ tour.

April 3, 2017
Tina Arena I Need Your Body
New Tina Arena Compilation Goes Back To The Provocative Years

Tina Arena goes back to her “coming of age” hit ‘I Need Your Body’ on her next compilation ‘Greatest Hits and Interpretations’.

April 3, 2017
PNAU photo by Ros O'Gorman images
PNAU Pick Up European Deals For New Music

Sydney wonky pop band PNAU has been signing up record deals across Europe ahead of a northern hemisphere tour mid-year.

April 3, 2017
In Hearts Wake
In Hearts Wake Debut Their New Song ‘Warcry’

Byron Bay metal band In Heart’s Wake have debuted their new song ‘Warcry’ and a stack of Australian dates for July.

April 3, 2017
Courtney Barnett . Photo by Ros O'Gorman
BIGSOUND Reveals $100,000 Music Prize Pool

BIGSOUND has unveiled a $100,000 music prize for artists who have used the event to showcase over the years.

April 3, 2017
Tash Sultana performs at The Age Music Victoria Awards held at 170 Russell on Wednesday 16 November 2016 during Melbourne Music Week. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tash Sultana Revealed As First Headliner For New Zealand’s Rhythm & Alps

Tash Sultana is heading to New Zealand at the end of 2017 as a headline act for Rhythm & Alps.

April 3, 2017
Dappled Cities
Dappled Cities To Take Red Riders On Tour

Dappled Cities have revealed the supports for their upcoming east coast tour with Sydney’s Red Riders signing up for tall three shows.

April 3, 2017
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 2013, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Nick Cave ‘One More Time Feeling’ Released On DVD

Nick Cave’s ‘One More Time Feeling’, the documentary about the making of his 16th album ‘Skelton Tree’, has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

April 3, 2017
Grinspoon Officially Become A Classic Rock Band With 20th Anniversary Tour

Those Alt-Rock heroes of the 90s Grinspoon can now officially wear the Classic Rock badge. The band is reforming for a 20th anniversary tour to mark two decades since the release of their debut album ‘Guide To Better Living’.

April 3, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ Outselling No 2 by 3 to 1

Holding for a fourth straight week in the No.1 position on the ARIA Albums Chart is "÷ (Divide)" by Ed Sheeran.

April 3, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Continues to Dominate Singles Chart

Ed Sheeran has now been atop the ARIA Singles Chart for twelve consecutive weeks with "Shape of You", making it now the equal longest No.1 for this decade, and it is now 4x▲ Platinum in sales too.

April 3, 2017
Pete Murray
Pete Murray Recruits Trails For New Album Camacho

Pete Murray is experimenting with his sound on his next album ‘Camacho. Murray brought in Trails (A.B. Original) to give the album a different sound to his previous works.

April 3, 2017
Rosie Hamlin
R.I.P. Rosie Hamlin of Rosie & The Originals 1947-2017

Rosie Hamlin, the lead singer of the early-60's group Rosie and the Originals, died on Thursday at the age of 71.

April 3, 2017
The Avalanches
The Avalanches To Present Since I Left You Block Party At Vivid Live

Vivid Live will play host to The Avalanchces Since I Left You Block Party on May 27 and 28.

April 3, 2017
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Finally Handed His Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan has finally received his Nobel Prize for Literature after several months of delay.

April 3, 2017
Suge Knight, music news,
Suge Knight Claims Doco Reveals 2PAC’s Killer

Rap mogul Suge Knight has endorsed a new Tupac Shakur death documentary, revealing the filmmakers have nailed the truth about the hip-hop legend's murder.

April 3, 2017
Elton John photo by Ros O'Gorman
Even Elton John Got Sick of Ed Sheeran

Elton John urged Ed Sheeran to take a career break after becoming sick of seeing the pop star's face following the huge success of his 2014 album X.

April 3, 2017
Lucy Cliche
Repressed Records Expands Its 15th Anniversary Vivid Live Party Line-up

Newtown vinyl record store Repressed Records has exapaned its Vivid Live line-up to include Miss Destiny, Lucy Cliche, Kitchen’s Floor, Fake (BV / Cassius Select), Angie, Francis Plagne, Skyline and Horse Macgyver (Live Visuals).

April 3, 2017
The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Who Perform Tommy For First Time Since 1989

For the first time since 1969, the Who have played Tommy in its entirety in concert.

April 3, 2017
Big Sean
Big Sean Becomes Youngest Person Awarded Key To Detroit City

Big Sean has become the youngest ever recipient of the key to the city of Detroit, Michigan.

April 3, 2017
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, The Who. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Roger Daltrey Says Democrats Threw The Election

Four months after the election and two months after Donald Trump took office, a number of classic rockers are suddenly offering up new opinions on the state of American politics.

April 1, 2017