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R.I.P. Keith Wilder of Heatwave

Keith Wilder, one of two singers, with his brother Johnnie, in the band Heatwave has died after suffering from a number of health problems at the age of 65.

November 1, 2017
Jen Cloher at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards held in Melbourne at the Meat Market on Thursday 22 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Adds Jen Cloher To His Radio Show

Elton John has playlisted Jen Cloher’s ‘Sensory Memory’ for his Rocket Hour radio show this week.

October 31, 2017
Sia Santas Coming For Us
Sia Has Recorded A Christmas Album

Sia has knocked out one for the Christmas. The album ‘Everyday Is Christmas’ is a collection of all-new songs written by Sia and Greg Kurstin.

October 31, 2017
Bon Scott, music news,
New Bon Scott Book Shot Down In Flames As Its Released

The Jesse Fink book ‘Bon: The Last Highway’ has been shot down in flames by friends of Bon Scott as it is being released.

October 31, 2017
Bryan Adams Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bryan Adams Sets A Few Aussie Dates For 2018

Bryan Adams will return to Australia in January for four shows including two for A Day On the Green.

October 31, 2017
Nile Rodgers, melbourne, noise11, music portrait, Ros O'Gorman photography
Nile Rodgers Expresses his Gratitude To George Michael

Songwriter David Austin pulled Nile Rodgers out of a funk by pestering him to share his remastered version of George Michael’s Fantasy.

October 31, 2017
Justin Bieber in Sydney
Justin Bieber Fan Jailed For Trespassing

An over-zealous Justin Bieber fan who was caught trespassing at his home has been jailed.

October 31, 2017
Simon Cowell, music news,
Simon Cowell Collapses Due To Low Blood Pressure

Simon Cowell has vowed to pay more attention to his health after fainting and falling down some stairs due to low blood pressure on Friday.

October 31, 2017
Selena Gomez, music news,
Selena Gomez Takes The Weeknd Off

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have reportedly called it quits after less than a year of dating.

October 31, 2017
Robert Plant, Australian Tour 2013, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Robert Plant Gives Up His Football Night For A TV Interview

When Robert Plant is not being former Led Zeppelin Rock God he is Planty from the Kidderminister Football Club.

October 30, 2017
Chester Bennington Linkin Park at Rod Laver Arena 2010. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Linkin Park Pay Tribute To Chester Bennington With New Song ‘Looking For An Answer’

Linkin Park have debuted a sombre new song about Chester Bennington at their Hollywood Bowl tribute concert on Friday.

October 30, 2017
Pink Beautiful Trauma
Australian Albums: Pink Has Sold Over 100,000 Albums In Two Weeks

For the first time since early August an album has held onto the No.1 Albums Chart spot for a second week, as the Pink set "Beautiful Trauma" stays atop the ARIA Albums chart this week with sales now over 100,000.

October 30, 2017
Post Malone
Australian Singles: Post Malone Is At No 1 For Fifth Week

For a fifth week Post Malone and 21 Savage have the No.1 song in Australia with "Rockstar".

October 30, 2017
The Easybeats
Daniel Johns Fronts Boom Tish For Easybeats Tribute

Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has assembled his Vivid Live band as Boom Tish for an Easybeats tribute ‘Hello How Are You’.

October 30, 2017
Steve Romer
Steve Romer Joins Bluesfest Peter Noble Becomes Executive Chairman

Bluesfest boss Peter Noble has delegated his day to day role at Australia’s biggest music festival to become Executive Chairman of the company with Steve Romer stepping in to take the Chief Operating Officer role.

October 30, 2017
Rose Tattoo Angry Anderson and Mark Evans. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rose Tattoo Are A Unique Part of Australian Rock History

Rose Tattoo were an important chapter in Australian music history. The band formed in 1976 after the break-up of Angry Anderson’s previous band Buster Brown. Anderson formed Rose Tattoo, Buster Brown drummer Phil Rudd went on to AC/DC.

October 30, 2017
Michael Moore The Terms of My Surrender
Michael Moore Slaps Down America’s King Clown President

America’s Clown King trump has gone into his usual default bully mode, this time against Michael Moore, just hours before former FBI director Robert Mueller releases the first of his findings into Trump’s Russia connections.

October 30, 2017
Ed Sheeran: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Reschedules Dates After Bike Accident

Ed Sheeran has announced new tour dates after being forced to postpone shows following his bike accident.

October 30, 2017
Conway Savage
Conway Savage Has Surgery For Brain Tumour

Conway Savage, the keyboard player for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, underwent brain surgery recently for a brain tumor.

October 30, 2017
Flo and Eddie
Flo & Eddie Lose Bizarre Copyright Case In Florida

Things are turning against former Turtle's members Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan in their pursuit of performance royalties for pre-1972 recordings.

October 30, 2017
Otis Redding
Otis Redding Studio Albums To Be Packaged Up In New Box Collection

Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding topping the charts with his signature song, "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay."

October 30, 2017
John McEuen
John McEuen Leaves Nitty Gritty Dirt Band After 51 Years

John McEuen has announced that he has left the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band after 51 years and will embark on the road with a new band.

October 30, 2017
The Angels play Palms Crown Casino on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Angels 40 Years On Continue To Drive Icon Status

When The Angels first started in 1976 Australian rock was still trying to find an identity. It had a great foundation with Johnny O’Keefe and Billy Thorpe before them but around those mid 70s something was brewing and in that brew was a couple of Brewsters.

October 28, 2017
The Tea Party - Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Tea Party Re-Record Early Transmission Classics

Canada’s The Tea Party took time out at Jeff Martin’s Byron Bay studio to re-record four songs from their early days.

October 28, 2017
Rob Potts
Statement From Chugg Entertainment On Passing Of Rob Potts

Chugg Entertainment and CMC Rocks are devastated to announce the sudden passing of Rob Potts, who died tragically in a motorcycle accident on the West Coast of Tasmania on Friday afternoon.

October 28, 2017
Rob Potts
R.I.P. Australian Promoter Rob Potts Killed In Road Accident In Tasmania

The Australian music industry is shocked to start the weekend learning of the death of a true gentleman of the industry Rob Potts.

October 28, 2017
Tori Amos photo, Ros O'Gorman photographer, noise11
Tori Amos Talks About Sexual Abuse By Photographer

The entertainment world continues to be rocked by allegations of sexual abuse and mistreatment by a number of high profile creative people and executives.

October 27, 2017
Eminem photo by Jeremy Deputat
Eminem Donates Legal Win Against New Zealand Government To Hurricane Victims

Eminem is donating the proceeds from his recent breach of copyright lawsuit to hurricane relief efforts.

October 27, 2017
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Metallica, Soundwave 2013, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Set Attendance Record For London’s O2

On Sunday (October 22) and, again, on Tuesday night (October 24), Metallica obliterated the old record for the biggest crowds in London's 02 history.

October 27, 2017
GWAR Guitarist Michael Derks Diagnosed With Cancer

Mike Derks, the current longest running member of GWAR in the character of Balsac the Jaws of Death, has been diagnosed with Myelofibrosis.

October 27, 2017