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Spandau Ballet perform at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 19 May 2015; photo Ros O'Gorman
Steve Norman Says Spandau Ballet Will Continue Without Tony Hadley

Spandau Ballet will continue despite lead singer Tony Hadley’s sudden statement that he was leaving the band this week.

July 9, 2017
Bon Scott, music news,
Bon Scott Would Have Been 71 Today

Bon Scott was born on this day in 1946. He would have been 71 years old today.

July 9, 2017
Hugh Warner and Marilyn Manson
R.I.P. Hugh Warner Father of Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson’s father Hugh Warner has died.

July 8, 2017
Paul McCartney Japan 2017 photo by Karen Freedman
Paul McCartney Has Just Played Miami And Given Florida A Stunning Setlist

Paul McCartney performed in Miami on Friday night and the setlist gives Australian fans a glimpse of what to expect in December.

July 8, 2017
Christopher B Stubblefield of Stubbs BBQ
Austin’s Iconic Stubb’s BBQ Forced To Change Its Name

Stubb’s BBQ, the iconic Austin music venue and restaurant, will have to change its name.

July 8, 2017
Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho
Lorde Halts Taylor Swift Story Tabloid Bullshit In Its Tracks

Lorde has addressed a comment she made after appearing on Channel 7 Australia’s tabloid TV show Sunrise as beat-up bullshit.

July 8, 2017
Ringo Starr Turns 77, Announces New Album and Re-Records Back Off Boogaloo

Today is happy 77th birthday for Ringo Starr and he celebrated the day by announcing his new album, Give More Love.

July 8, 2017
Madonna, Rod Laver Arena Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Madonna Opens Hospital Wing In Malawi

Madonna has publicly thanked everyone who helped to build a new hospital wing named after her adopted daughter Mercy James in the child's native Malawi.

July 8, 2017
12 Inch Dance 80s Australian Pop
Classic Australian Pop Remixes Compiled Into Three Disc Set

Rare extended mixes of classic Australian pop hits of the 80s have been made available again for the first time in decades on the new Warner compilation ’12 Inch Dance: 80s Australian Pop.

July 7, 2017
The Smith Street Band
National Live Music Awards Moves To Melbourne

The National Live Music Awards gala event for 2017 is moving from Sydney to Melbourne.

July 7, 2017
Diesel photo by Ros O'Gorman
Diesel To Perform Exclusive Session At Melbourne Guitar Show

Diesel has been added as a surprise late addition to perform and chat exclusively at the Melbourne Guitar Show in August.

July 7, 2017
The Verve Urban Hymns 20th anniversary edition
Here Is The Tracklisting For The Verve Expanded Urban Hymns

The Verve took the music world by storm when their album Urban Hymns was released on September 29, 1997.

July 7, 2017
British India
British India Release ‘Precious’

British India have released the first taste of their upcoming sixth album with the song ‘Precious’.

July 7, 2017
Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, Soundwave, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Green Day Serenaded By Fans After Show Cancellation

Fans of Green Day gathered outside the stars' Scottish hotel on Tuesday (04Jul17) to serenade the rockers after extreme weather prompted the cancellation of their Glasgow concert.

July 7, 2017
Midnight Oil, Peter Garrett, Waveaid, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Marco Gandolfi Reviews Midnight Oil In London

I last saw Midnight Oil in 1993 unplugged at Ronnie Scott's having been lucky in a radio phone-in. I never thought it would take me 24 years to see them again but here I am with the excitement of youth flowing yet again.

July 7, 2017
The new Violent Femmes lineup with Brian Viglione, Noise11, Photo
New Music Releases For 7 July 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: HAIM, Violent Femmes (live), Jay-Z and the Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for The Planet of the Apes soundtracks.

July 7, 2017
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears Raised $1m For Cancer Charity

Britney Spears is set to have a new cancer care centre named in her honour after helping to raise $1 million (£773,000) to pay for the facility.

July 6, 2017
Dr Miles Gregory at the Shakespeare Gardens Pop Up Globe Announcement. The Pop Up Globe starts in September 2017 at the Myer Music Bowl. Photo by Ros OGorman
An Exact Replica Of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre To Bring Bill Back To Life In Melbourne

Australian audiences are about to witness Shakespeare plays exactly as they were originally staged in London from 1599-1614. An exact replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is to be built at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.

July 6, 2017
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Prince Purple Rain Is The No 4 Album In The USA

Prince and the Revolution are back in the top five with the new deluxe versions of the soundtrack to the film Purple Rain.

July 6, 2017
Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Morrissey Claims An “Insane Police Officer” Questioned Him In Italy

Rocker Morrissey was left fearing for his life on Tuesday (July 4) after he was allegedly accosted by an "obviously insane" police officer in Rome, Italy.

July 6, 2017
Rick Parfitt Status Quo performing at Deni Bluesfest in Deniliquin on Sunday 31 March 2013. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Widow Of Rick Parfitt Claims Medical Negligence For Husband’s Death

The wife of late Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt has alleged his death is a result of "medical negligence".

July 6, 2017
Simon Napier-Bell
Simon Napier-Bell To Speak At BigSound 2017

Former Wham and Marc Bolan manager Simon Napier-Bell will speak at the BigSound music conference in Brisbane in September.

July 6, 2017
South Australia Music Awards
South Australia Music Awards 2017 Entries Open

Music SA today opened the entries for the third annual South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards).

July 6, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Catalogue Now Outsells New Music Sales For First Half Of 2017

The sales and listening of recorded albums continues to drop according to Buzz Angle Music but, of the LPs that have been purchased or streamed, almost two-thirds were catalogue product.

July 6, 2017
Richard Clapton, Pure Gold Live at the Palais in St Kilda on Friday 13 May 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Richard Clapton To Hit The Road Again In September

Australian rock legend Richard Clapton will head out of another national tour in September, celebrating over 40 years on the road.

July 6, 2017
Jay Z - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jay-Z’s 4:44 Declared Platinum After 5 Days On Streaming Data

Jay-Z's new album 4:44 has officially been declared a hit after going platinum in five days.

July 6, 2017
Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Morrissey’s Mother Denounces England Is Mine Biopic

In 1970’s Manchester, Steven Morrissey (Jack Lowden – Dunkirk, A United Kingdom, ’71), an introverted, uncompromising teenager, finds himself frustrated with his working-class existence.

July 6, 2017
John Blackwell and Prince
R.I.P. John Blackwell of New Power Generation 1973-2017

John Blackwell, Jr., the drummer for Prince's New Power Generation, D'Angelo and others, died on Tuesday, July 4 after suffering from cancer. He was 43.

July 6, 2017
My Friend The Chocolate Cake perform at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 16 June 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman
My Friend The Chocolate Cake Debut Jeffrey Smart Video With Jeffrey Smart Artwork

My Friend The Chocolate Cake’s latest video is a homage to Australian artist Jeffrey Smart and features the artworks of Jeffery Smart with thanks to Stephen Rogers, archivist for the Jeffrey Smart estate.

July 5, 2017
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11,Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Neil Young Debuts ‘Children of Destiny’ Video

Neil Young has made a video for ‘Children of Destiny’, his new song with Promise of the Real.

July 5, 2017