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Rick Astley, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Rick Astley May Very Well Score Another UK No 1

Rick Astley has been part of internet jokes for almost five years with the infamous "Rickrolling" where a link is placed on a post or story talking about some fabulous item or fact which just leads to the video of Astley singing his hit Never Gonna Give You Up.

June 16, 2016
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Performs ‘Freebird’ In Concert

Bob Dylan obliged one obnoxious fan at his LA show this week by playing Lynyrd Skynyrd's cult classic 'Freebird'.

June 16, 2016
Duran Duran, SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Duran Duran Perform For BBC Music Day #SETLIST

We're here at the Eden Project to watch Duran Duran's contribution to BBC Music Day.

June 16, 2016
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo,
Beyonce and Paul McCartney Honour Orlando Victims

Beyonce and Paul McCartney paid tribute to victims of the Orlando shooting during their concerts on Tuesday night.

June 16, 2016
Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds at the Palais in St Kilda on Sunday 3 April 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brian Wilson Wishes He Never Took Drugs

Brian Wilson wishes he had never experimented with drugs.

June 16, 2016
Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Morrissey Is A Late Supporter Of Bernie Sanders

We are used to Morrissey reeling at the British and European but, on Tuesday, he wrote a lengthy piece on the upcoming U.S. election.

June 16, 2016
Iron Maiden performed at Rod Laver Arena on Monday 9 May 2016. Iron Maiden are touring Australia as part of the Book Of Souls World Tour.
Steve Harris Is Enjoying The Latest Iron Maiden Ride

Ahead of their barn-storming headline slot at last weekend’s Download Festival, Steve Harris, bassist for legendary rock band Iron Maiden, spoke to Planet Rock about how he has survived their 29 years of touring, that famous Ed Force One jet and how singer Bruce Dickinson’s illness failed to de-rail the Maiden juggernaut!

June 16, 2016
Janet Jackson: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Tito Jackson Says Janet is Pregnant Not Using Surrogate

Janet Jackson's brother Tito Jackson has confirmed his baby sister is not using a surrogate to become a first-time mum at 50.

June 16, 2016
Ice Cube at the Australian Premiere of Ride Along 2. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ice Cube and Common Put Beef To Bed

Ice Cube and Common put their "beef" to bed on the set of Barbershop: A Fresh Cut.

June 16, 2016
Marlon Williams at 2014 Leaps and Bounds Launch. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Marlon Williams Performs For Conan O’Brien

Melbourne’s Yarra was finally name-checked on American television this week when singer songwriter Marlon Williams and his band The Yarra Benders performed for Conan O’Brien.

June 15, 2016
Glenn Campbell images photo
Jimmy Webb Updates Glen Campbell Fans On His Condition

Songwriter Jimmy Webb visited his friend Glen Campbell and updated fans on Glen’s condition.

June 15, 2016
Deftones Frontman Chino Moreno To Perform Inside A Volcano

Deftones singer will perform a solo acoustic show inside a volcano in Iceland this weekend.

June 15, 2016
Henry McCullough
R.I.P. Henry McCullough 1943-2016

Henry McCullough, session guitarist and member of Paul McCartney & Wings during the 70's, has died at his home in Belfast, Ireland. He was 72.

June 15, 2016
Iron Maiden performed at Rod Laver Arena on Monday 9 May 2016. Iron Maiden are touring Australia as part of the Book Of Souls World Tour.
Iron Maiden Wins Best Album At Metal Hammer Awards

The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Fireball blew the roof off a sold-out Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith last night, and honored the very best of the past 12 months’ metal and rock from around the globe.

June 15, 2016
Tony Visconti
Tony Visconti Apologizes For Insulting Adele

Tony Visconti has apologized for offending Adele.

June 15, 2016
Paul Simon, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Paul Simon Has Highest Debut Album In 30 Years In UK

As projected, Paul Simon debuts at number 3 this week with his latest album Stranger to Stranger. The album was the biggest selling album in the U.S. over the last week but debuts at number 3 after streaming equivalents are added.

June 15, 2016
Chips Moman
R.I.P. Chips Moman 1937-2016

Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman, the multi-talented producer, guitarist and songwriter, died in La Grange, GA after battling lung disease at the age of 79.

June 15, 2016
Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Photo By Graham Spillard
Red Hot Chili Peppers Car Pool Karaoke With James Corden

James Corden took Red Hot Chili Peppers on a trip around LA … and it really was a trip.

June 14, 2016
Paul McCartney Pure
Roger Wink Dissects Paul McCartney ‘Pure’

It's hard to review compilations because, in most cases, it's all been heard before. Fans own most or all the albums and those acquainted with an artist's music will be interested only if they know a lot of the songs.

June 14, 2016
Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson Australian Tour Postponed

Hot Tub Time Machine star Craig Robinson has postponed Australian dates until December.

June 14, 2016
Gorillaz - Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
New Gorillaz On The Way For 2017

Gorillaz, the virtual band created by Damon Albarn of Blur and comic artist Jamie Hewlett, are on track to release their fifth album in 2017.

June 14, 2016
Elton John photo by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Rants At Security Guard During Show

Elton John reportedly threatened to walk out of his gig on Saturday during a foul-mouthed rant at security guards.

June 14, 2016
APRA AMCOS Ask Songwriters To Submit Performance Report For Payday

Songwriters are advised to get their Performance Report into APRA AMCOS by July 31 to receive payment for their work.

June 14, 2016
The Monkees
Hey Hey The Monkees Are Coming To Australia

The Monkees 50th anniversary show, featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, will tour New Zealand and Australia in November and December.

June 14, 2016
Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Rainbow To Name Patio After Lemmy

When Lemmy Kilmister was in Los Angeles, he could often be found at the Rainbow Bar and Grill.

June 14, 2016
Roxette's Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle entertain fans at Rod Laver Arena, photo Ros O'Gorman
Roxette Debut Video For ‘It Just Happens’

The group that is, perhaps, Sweden's second biggest musical gift to the world, Roxette, have released a new album, Good Karma, in much of the world.

June 14, 2016
Gene Simmons of Kiss photo by Tim Cashmere
Gene Simmons Brings African Foster Child To US For Surgery

Gene Simmons doesn't always make news for his wide ranging opinions.

June 14, 2016
David Bowie 2004 Rod Laver Arena. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tributes To Bowie At Isle Of Wight Festival

Thousands of people turned out at the main stage yesterday afternoon to celebrate the life of David Bowie on the third day of the Isle of Wight Festival.

June 14, 2016
Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Clapton Suffers Nerve Damage

It's getting harder every day for Eric Clapton to play his guitar.

June 14, 2016
Ross Wilson Mondo Rock, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ross Wilson Releases Australia’s First Rock Song Real Wild Child As Community Cup Theme

“I believe this was the first genuine Australian rock and roll song ever written by the great Johnny O’Keefe. I’m talking about The Wild One, Real Wild Child,” Ross said introing the song at a rare, intimate Flying Saucer Club gig in Melbourne on Sunday night.

June 13, 2016