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Katy Perry, photo by Ros O'Gorman, rod laver arena, Melbourne 2014
Katy Perry Kicks Off Her Vegas Residency

Katy Perry’s ‘Katy Perry: Play’ has kicked off in Las Vegas.

December 31, 2021
The Beatles Abbey Road
Prince, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Queen Dominated Music Sales In 2021

One of the few ways to get an actual read on what is really selling is to look at the Vinyl chart. 2021 is a wake-up call for popular acts and the wake-up call is classic rock.

December 30, 2021
Adele 30
Adele 30 Was The Only Real Million Seller In The USA In 2021

Adele’s ‘30’ was the only album in the USA to sell more than one million physical copies in 2021 but after the music biz gets to inflate the figures, the manufactured acts also look good with their manufactured sales.

December 30, 2021
Chuck Leavell photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chuck Leavell Calls 2021 Rolling Stones No Filter Tour “A Miracle”

The Rolling Stones musical director and keyboard player Chuck Leavell says the ‘No Filter’ tour of 2021 even happening was “a miracle”.

December 30, 2021
Parkway Drive photo by Tim Cashmere
Here Ye Here Ye Knight and Day Festival All Set For Kryal Castle

Parkway Drive, The Getaway Plan, Alex Lahey and The Chats are just a few of the acts about to see in 20222 at Ballarat’s Kryal Castle.

December 30, 2021
Jimmy Barnes by Gerry Nichols
Jimmy Barnes Plugs Into The AC/DC For Red Hot Summer Rehearsals

Jimmy Barnes has the band back working with the Red Hot Summer dates looming and AC/DC is warming up the band.

December 30, 2021
Rush pinball machine
Rush The Pinball Machine Is Coming Soon

Canadian band Rush are about to become pinball wizards. Stern Pinball has a Rush pinball machine on the way.

December 30, 2021
Don Henley, Eagles photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eagles Have No Plans For New Music

Don’t expect any new music from Eagles soon. Vince Gill says they haven’t even tried.

December 29, 2021
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.
Madonna Accuses Tory Lanez of Illegally Sampling Her Song

Madonna has accused rapper Tory Lanez of illegally sampling her song Into the Groove.

December 29, 2021
Paul Weller photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Weller Wants Soul Singers To Cover His Songs

Paul Weller wants an album of soul singers covering his songs – but is worried it would seem “arrogant”.

December 29, 2021
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears IS In No Rush To Return To The Music Industry

Britney Spears has revealed the reasons why she doesn't want to return to the music industry.

December 29, 2021
Ellen Foley at Noise11
Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito Team For Their First Video Together

Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito have made their first ever video together. The video was for their duet ‘I’m Happy Just To Be Here’ from Ellen Foley’s recent album ‘Fighting Words’.

December 29, 2021
Hugh Jackman by Ros O'Gorman
Hugh Jackman Tests Positive To Covid-19

Australian Broadway star Hugh Jackman has tested positive to Covid-19 in New York.

December 29, 2021
Chris Martin, Coldplay, Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Martin Sings Opera For Vocal Exercises

Chris Martin has been singing opera to better his vocals.

December 29, 2021
George Harrison
The Last Song The Beatles Recorded Was George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine’

The very last song The Beatles recorded before they broke up was ‘I Me Mine’ but it wasn’t all of The Beatles.

December 28, 2021
The Academy
Announcement: The Academy Postpones January Seniors Course

The following is an announcement from The Country Music Academy in the lead-up to the 50th Tamworth Country Music Festival.

December 28, 2021
Adele 30
Australian Albums: Adele 30 Maintains Its Chart Dominance

Adele's "30" becomes the last No.1 for 2021 by holding for a fifth consecutive week at the top of the ARIA Album Charts.

December 28, 2021
Arlo Parks photo by Alex Waespi
Arlo Parks Is Keen To Work With Thom Yorke

Arlo Parks wants to record a " big and emotional" song with Thom Yorke.

December 28, 2021
Frank Ocean, Noise11, Photo
Frank Ocean Debuts New Music On Radio Show

Frank Ocean has debuted new music on the Christmas edition of his radio show. Ocean revealed a surprise for fans on his Apple radio programme 'Blonded Radio' on Christmas Day (25.12.21) as he shared a nine-minute track that has been inspired by a conversation he had with the Dutch motivational speaker Wim Hof.

December 28, 2021
Joni Mitchell photo from Kennedy Center
Joni Mitchell Releases First Ever Video For ‘River’

50 years after its release Joni Mitchell has released a music video for her song ‘River’ from her 1971 classic album ‘Blue’.

December 27, 2021
Chris Cornell, the Palais Theatre St Kilda. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell’s Daughter Toni Cornell Performs Nothing Compares 2U for Jimmy Fallon

Tori Cornell has performed a cover of her father’s version of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2U’ for the Jimmy Fallon show.

December 27, 2021
James Hetfield of Metallica photo by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Celebrate 40 Years With Two Special Shows In Hometown San Francisco

Metallica gave their hometown fans in San Francisco a special treat with two shows with setlist one played in chronological order from the first album to most recent and second show, a completely different setlist with the albums compiled from now until then.

December 27, 2021
Jean-Marc Vallee with Reece Withspoon in Variety
Dallas Buyers Club Director Jean-Marc Vallée Dead At 58

Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée has died at age 58. A Cause of Death is yet to come.

December 27, 2021
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears Teases New Song

Fresh out of the “Conservatory” Britney Spears is alerting fans to a new song on the way.

December 27, 2021
BTS
Three Members of K-Pop Band BTS Test Positive To Covid

RM, Jin and Suga of K-Pop band BTS have tested positive to Covid-19. The more other members, J-Hope, Jungkook, V and Jimin, are so far, so good.

December 27, 2021
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Kelly Had Australia’s Most Popular Christmas Album Of 2021

Paul Kelly leads the Christmas sweepstakes for the most popular Christmas album in Australia for 2021.

December 27, 2021
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Greendale tour Melbourne photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Dropped A Surprise Album On Christmas Day

Neil Young has added a previously unreleased album to his archives. ‘Summer Songs’, released on 25 December 2021 is a fully sequenced by unreleased album from 1987.

December 27, 2021
Eric Clapton photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Clapton Debuts New Song ‘Heart of a Child’

Eric Clapton debuted a new song this week. ‘Heart of a Child’ was co-written with Robin Monotti and produced with Simon Climie.

December 27, 2021
Nirvana Nevermind 30th anniversary edition
Nirvana Seek Dismissal Of Stupid Nevermind Lawsuit

Lawyers for Nirvana are seeking the dismissal of a child pornography lawsuit brought by the man who appeared on their Nevermind album cover as a baby.

December 27, 2021
Toby Rand
Toby Rand Replaces Dale Ryder For Bowie Golden Years Show

Former Juke Kartel singer and one time ‘Rock Star: Supernova’ entrant Toby Rand will replace Dale Ryder for the upcoming ‘Bowie: Golden Years’ shows while Dale attends to Boom Crash Opera commitments.

December 24, 2021