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Steppenwolf Goldy McJohn
R.I.P. Goldy McJohn of Steppenwolf 1945-2017

Just two days before Steppenwolf will play their 50th Anniversary show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, word has come that the band's original keyboard player, Goldy McJohn, has died at the age of 72.

August 4, 2017
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold To Release Graphic Novel About His Life

Paul Oakenfold is one of the progenitors of electronic music, a platinum selling artist and of one the greatest DJ’s of all time, and this fall he’ll tell the “not quite true” story of his life with his first ever book, a graphic novel.

August 4, 2017
Shannon Bourne at Deni Blues Fest 2013. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Shannon Bourne To Showcase At Melbourne Guitar Show

One of Australia’s great guitarists Shannon Bourne will perform at the Melbourne Guitar Show this week.

August 3, 2017
Tempus Sun
Tempus Sun Debut ‘Gold’ Video

Tempus Sun have released a video for their song ‘Gold’.

August 3, 2017
Tony Cohen
R.I.P. Tony Cohen 1957-2017

Legendary Australian producer Tony Cohen has died at the age of 60.

August 3, 2017
John Pochée
Jazz Drummer John Pochée To Receive Distinguished Services To Australian Music Award

John Pochée will be presented with the Distinguished Services To Australian Music at the Art Music Awards on 22 August.

August 3, 2017
Phil Oakey of Human League photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
The Human League Hits From High To Low

The Human League will tour Australia in December for the first time since 2009. It will be the band’s fourth Australian tour after first touring in 1982 and then for Here & Now in 2003 (with Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle, Go West, Mondo Rock and 1927).

August 3, 2017
Muse To Play Sydney and Melbourne Arenas After Starting In The Pubs

Muse will return to Australia in December for Melbourne and Sydney shows only after very humble beginnings in Australia.

August 3, 2017
J Cole
J. Cole Goes To Jail

Rapper J. Cole has taken some time out of his busy tour schedule to visit inmates at a prison in California.

August 3, 2017
Ed Sheeran, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
BRIT Awards Nominations 2017 Revealed

The UK’s Q Magazine has announced that the 27th Q Awards in association with Absolute Radio will take place on October 18, 2017 at Camden’s Roundhouse.

August 3, 2017
Bucks Fizz
Good Lawdy Bucks Fizz Are Back

Bucks Fizz will release their first album since 1986 soon.

August 3, 2017
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith Pens Tribute To Sam Shepard

Punk star Patti Smith has recalled the heartbreaking final days of her friendship with her one-time lover Sam Shepard in an emotional tribute to the late actor and playwright.

August 3, 2017
Alice Cooper, Noise11, Photo
Alice Cooper and Joe Perry Once Had A Paranormal Experience

Alice Cooper and Joe Perry were once forced to flee a haunted house shortly after the rockers were released from rehab.

August 3, 2017
The Jacksons, Melbourne, Australia, 2013, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
The Jacksons To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley, at Black Music Honors. The live television special taping will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN.

August 3, 2017
Paul Weller: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
The Jam Expand ‘In The City’ and ‘This Is The Modern World’

In May 1977, a young three-piece rock group from Woking in Surrey appeared on Top Of The Pops with an explosive single called "In The City."

August 3, 2017
Kirk Lorange
The Music Biz Is “Complete B.S.” Says Guitarist Kirk Lorange

One of Australia’s greatest guitarists Kirk Lorange only ever made one of his own albums because he says the industry is full of “complete B.S.”

August 2, 2017
Alanis Morissette, music news,
Alanis Morissette Is Heading Back To Australia For The First Time In 19 Years

Alanis Morissette will return to Australia in January for the first time of the 21st century.

August 2, 2017
Sia photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sia Signs With Atlantic

Sia is celebrating her move to a new record label by releasing her first Christmas album later this year.

August 2, 2017
Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix
Andre 3000 Is Fine With No More Outkast

Between 1994 and 2006, the duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi known as Outkast released six albums, all of which made the R&B top two and five of which did the same on the Billboard 200.

August 2, 2017
R.Kelly, music news,
R. Kelly Is Cancelling Shows Following Sex Cult Backlash

Singer R. Kelly has been pretty much downplaying the whole "sex cult" allegations that have been leveled at him over the last week; however, it does seem to be hitting his bottom line.

August 2, 2017
The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Who Singles and Pete Townshend Scoop Series On The Way

Who fans got a double dose of good new son Tuesday (August 1) with a new collection of the band singles and reissues of Pete Townshend's three Scoop series albums.

August 2, 2017
Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie Play The Hollywood Bowl SETLIST

Between them, they have had 25 number 1 records in the United States.

August 2, 2017
Brian Johnson AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brian Johnson Flips Vintage Austin During Race

Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has escaped uninjured after flipping a vintage Austin in a car race on the weekend.

August 2, 2017
Ryan Adams. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ryan Adams Wants You To Know He Doesn’t Like The Strokes

It seems that Ryan Adams might be having a bit of a hissy fit towards the Strokes.

August 1, 2017
Neil Finn photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Finn To Stream From His Studio All August

Neil Finn will be switching on the camera to allow fans to watch live performances from his Auckland studio all through August in a lead-up to his new album ‘Out of Silence’.

August 1, 2017
Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majestys Request
The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request Given 50th Anniversary Make-Over

On December 8, 1967, the Rolling Stones released their sixth album (eighth in the U.S.), His Satanic Majesty's Request. To celebrate the album's 50th anniversary, ABKCO is releasing both a double vinyl LP and a double SACD (Super Audio CD). The new editions will be out September 22.

August 1, 2017
The 2017 APIA Good Times tour in Melbourne at Hamer Hall on Friday 26 May 2017 with Deborah Conway, Colin Hay, Mental As Anything, Black Sorrows.
Colin Hay Has A Video For ‘A Thousand Million Reasons’

We're all used to hearing Colin Hay on such uptempo gems as Who Can It Be Now? and Down Under but, there is a soft side to the singer, too.

August 1, 2017
Chester Bennington Linkin Park at Rod Laver Arena 2010. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Linkin Park Dominates Australian Chart Following Death of Chester Bennington

Linkin Park have four albums in the Australian Top 10 following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington.

July 31, 2017
AJ Croce
A.J. Croce Records Unknown Song By His Father Jim Croce

A.J. Croce has covered his late father Jim Croce for his new album on a song that Jim never released.

July 31, 2017
Nocturnal Tapes
Nocturnal Tapes Debut ‘Is It Too Late’

Yamba duo Nocturnal Tapes have previewed their upcoming ‘Visions IV’ EP with ‘Is It Too Late’.

July 31, 2017