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The Marcels
R.I.P. Ronald ‘Bingo’ Mundy of The Marcels At 76

Ronald "Bingo" Mundy, one of the original members of the Marcels, died on Friday from pneumonia at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA at the age of 76.

January 25, 2017
Sting photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sting and Justin Timberlake Nominated For Oscars

While it is doubtful that they can beat the juggernaut that is La La Land, both Sting and Justin Timberlake have been nominated in the Best Song category at the Academy Awards.

January 24, 2017
Neil Diamond performs in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 27 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Another Neil Diamond Retrospective To Be Released

Three years ago, Capitol Records released All-Time Greatest Hits, a compilation of Neil Diamond's biggest hits and album tracks that went to 14 in the U.S., the highest one of his many hits packages had ever gone.

January 24, 2017
Chris Brown, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Chris Brown Gets Pissed Off At Aziz Ansari Over SNL Piece

Singer Chris Brown has blasted comic Aziz Ansari for poking fun at him during his Saturday Night Live hosting stint over the weekend.

January 24, 2017
Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy Pleads Guilty To Gun Possession Felony

Rapper Soulja Boy pleaded not guilty to two felony gun possession counts on Monday and will return to court next month to fight the charges.

January 24, 2017
Bliss N Eso photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bliss N Eso Release Statement About Death Of Johann Ofner

Bliss N Eso have released a statement following the death of actor Johann Ofner, who died on Monday in a “workplace accident” while filming a video for the trio.

January 24, 2017
Courtney Barnett performs in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Courtney Barnett Added To Bluesfest

Courtney Barnett has joined the Bluesfest line-up by personal request from Patti Smith.

January 24, 2017
Daryl Braithwaite performs at One Electric Day at Werribee Park in the grounds of the Werribee mansion on Sunday 29 November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Daryl Braithwaite Cancels More Shows This Week

Daryl Braithwaite has had to cancel more shows this week on doctors orders because he is “making slow progress”.

January 24, 2017
John Mellencamp - Image By Ros O'Gorman
John Mellencamp New Music ‘Easy Target’

John Mellencamp has released his first new music in 2-1/2 years with the new song Easy Target.

January 24, 2017
Ray Davies - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Sir Ray Davies To Release First Album In 9 Years

Ray Davies' first new album in over nine years, Americana, will be released on April 21 via Legacy Recordings.

January 24, 2017
Can Jaki Liebzeit
R.I.P. Jaki Liebzeit of Can 1938-2017

Jaki Liebezeit, the influential German drummer from the band Can, died on Sunday (January 22) after suffering from pneumonia. He was 78.

January 24, 2017
New Edition
New Edition Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

It's a big week for New Edition as their three-night biopic premieres tomorrow on BET and they received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

January 24, 2017
Joey Powers
R.I.P. Joey Powers 1935-2017

Joey Powers, who hit the U.S. top ten in 1964 with Midnight Mary, died on Friday at Washington Hospital in Washington, PA at the age of 82.

January 24, 2017
Rod Stewart - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11. Photo
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper To Tour US Together

Two of the most popular solo artists of the last four decades are combining forces for a summer 2017 tour.

January 24, 2017
Bliss N Eso. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Man Shot Dead During Bliss N Eso Video Session In Brisbane

A man in his 20s has been shot dead during the filming of a Bliss N Eso video in a Brisbane bar.

January 23, 2017
John Farnham Red Hot Summer Mornington. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Red Hot Summer 2017 Is Officially Australia’s Most Loved Music Festival

Duane McDonald’s Red Hot Summer festival has grown to become one of Australia’s most appreciated music festivals.

January 23, 2017
Jimmy Barnes Working Class Boy
Jimmy Barnes Adds 2017 Working Class Boy Encore Dates

Jimmy Barnes has added ‘Encore’ dates to his Working Class Boy tour with new regional and additional Sydney and Melbourne dates on the way.

January 23, 2017
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari Likens Trump Voters To Chris Brown Fans

Comedian Aziz Ansari has focused his Saturday Night Live monologue American demagogue Donald Trump and likened some of his supporters to Chris Brown fans.

January 23, 2017
The xx
Australian Charts: The xx I See You Is No 1 Album

The third album for the English trio The xx becomes the band's first No.1 album on the ARIA Albums chart, as "I See You" debuts in the pole position this week.

January 23, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Is No 1 and 2 On ARIA Singles

Ed Sheeran again holds the top two spots in the country with his tracks "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" retaining their entry positions from last week at No.1 and No.2.

January 23, 2017
Overend Watts
R.I.P. Overend Watts Of Mott The Hoople 1947-2017

Overend Watts, bass player for Mott The Hoople, has died at the age of 69.

January 23, 2017
Bruce Springsteen at SXSW Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bruce Springsteen Fires Up At US Demagogue Trump At First Australian Show

Bruce Springsteen says he will dedicate the next four years as part of “the new American resistance’ to speaking out against US demagogue Trump.

January 23, 2017
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt - Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Gwen Stefani Joins Blake Shelton In Concert In Mexico

Blake Shelton surprised fans at a concert on Saturday by bringing his girlfriend Gwen Stefani out to perform.

January 23, 2017
John Legend, Image, Ros O'Gorman
John Legend Disregards Racist Remark

Singer John Legend has broken his silence about a vulgar verbal attack he experienced in New York this week, insisting he was not "hurt" by the incident.

January 23, 2017
Luke Bryan, music news,
Luke Bryan To Perform National Anthem At Super Bowl

Country star Luke Bryan will sing the U.S. National Anthem at the 2017 Super Bowl.

January 23, 2017
Pat Benatar, music news,
First Pat Benatar Song In 10 Years Is Anthem For Female Rights

Pat Benatar has released a brand new song, Shine, dedicated to the women's movement and Saturday's Women's March on Washington as an "anthem and rallying cry".

January 23, 2017
Pink, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Pink Takes New Baby On Women’s March

New mum Pink took her four-week-old son and eldest daughter to the Women's March in Los Angeles.

January 23, 2017
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 Clarifies Her Poorly Presented Rally Rant

Madonna has issued a statement trying to explain the speech she made yesterday in Washington during the women's march.

January 23, 2017
Geri Halliwell Geri Horner
Geri Horner Is A New Mum

Geri Horner has given birth to a son.

January 22, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Is All Over Shazam

Ed Sheeran fans are all over Shazam this week with his ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ songs taking up the top spots.

January 22, 2017