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Skid Row, Noise11, Photo
Skid Row Look For Another Lead Singer

The members of Skid Row have posted a response to the departure of Tony Harnell from the band, express surprise at the move and saying that they learned about it from the statement below:

December 31, 2015
R.E.M. Photo by Ros O'Gorman,, music news
Michael Stipe and Patti Smith Play San Francisco

Michael Stipe has definitely been laying low in the last couple of years since the breakup of R.E.M. He made a quick appearance with Chris Martin at the Concert For Sandy Relief in 2012 and just four other short sets, rarely longer than five or six songs, since that time.

December 31, 2015
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Tom Jones Confused By Hall of Fame Snub

Singer Tom Jones can't help but wonder why he has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, despite enjoying hits and acclaim for more than 50 years.

December 31, 2015
Harry Styles One Direction Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Harry Styles Releases Four Solo Songs

Harry Styles has fuelled reports suggesting he is getting ready to release a solo album after registering four new songs with performing rights organisation ASCAP.

December 30, 2015
Mike Love, The Beach Boys Rod Laver Arena 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Beach Boys Set 2016 Dates

The Beach Boys, with Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, have set 36 dates around the U.S. plus one in Germany and two in Hong Kong during the first five months of 2016.

December 30, 2015
Hilary Duff photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hilary Duff On Balancing Motherhood

Actress-and-singer Hilary Duff admits she can’t have it all now she’s a mother, as she feels guilty leaving her son to work.

December 30, 2015
Spotify, music news,
Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker Sue Spotify For $150 Million

Camper Van Beethoven and David Lowery of Cracker have brought a class action lawsuit against Spotify, alleging that they broadcast their music without obtaining mechanical licenses to broadcast the music.

December 30, 2015
New Zealand’s Westfest Feels The Domino Affect Of Soundwave

New Zealand music festival Westfest is unable to proceed due to being dominated by the collapse of Soundwave.

December 30, 2015
Stevie Wright performs at the Moser Room South Yarra on 5 August 2004. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Stevie Wright Memorial Planned For Sydney On January 8 2016

The funeral for Stevie Wright will be a public affair to be held in Sydney on January 8, 2016.

December 30, 2015
Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Guns N Roses To Reunite For Coachella

Axl Rose will reunite Guns N Roses with Slash and Duff McKagan to headline Coachella in 2016.

December 30, 2015
Guru Josh
R.I.P. Guru Josh 1964-2015

Paul Walden aka Guru Josh, best known for the 1990 techno hit ‘Infinity’ has died at the age of 51.

December 30, 2015
John 'Brad' Bradbury, The Specials. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P John Bradbury of The Specials 1953-2015

The Specials drummer John Bradbury has died at the age of 62.

December 30, 2015
Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Motorhead Officially Splits Following Death Of Lemmy

Motorhead will hang up its rock and roll shoes with the death of lead Lemmy Kilmister.

December 30, 2015
Brian May Queen Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Brian May Pays Tribute To Lemmy

Brian May of Queen has paid tribute to Lemmy Kilmister following the death of the metal muso this week.

December 30, 2015
Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lemmy Was Given Fours Months To Live Two Days Before He Died

Motorhead rocker Lemmy Kilmister was given "two to six months to live" when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer on Saturday (26Dec15), two days before his death.

December 30, 2015
Joe Lynn Turner
Joe Lynn Turner Seeks Legal Advice Over Brazen Abbot Release

Nikolo Kotzev recently released a CD/DVD combo celebrating twenty years of the Belgian band Brazen Abbot.

December 30, 2015
Nicki Minaj photo by Gerry Nicholls
Nicki Minaj Turns to Fans For Wedding Advice

Rapper Nicki Minaj has asked her millions of Twitter followers for guidance on the perfect wedding setting.

December 30, 2015
Skrillex, Noise11, Photo
Skrillex Used Mother’s Death As Inpsiration

Music producer Skrillex transformed the pain of his mother's death into musical inspiration.

December 30, 2015
Demi Lovato. music news,
Demi Lovato Mourns Her Dog

Pop star Demi Lovato and her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama have been plunged into mourning after one of their beloved dogs died on Saturday (26Dec15).

December 30, 2015
Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth Used To Pretend He Was His Own Manager

Marvin Gaye singer Charlie Puth used to pretend to be his own manager to try and score a record deal.

December 29, 2015
Adele 25, music news,
Adele Continues Her Billboard Domination

Adele is continuing to reign over the U.S. albums chart after notching up a record-setting third week of million-plus sales for her hit release 25.

December 29, 2015
Courtney Love Noise11, melbourne music photo, festival hall
Courtney Love Declares Her Love For Kurt Cobain

The turbulent world of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love evidently had some very nice moments and Love has relived one of those on her Instagram for Christmas.

December 29, 2015
Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lemmy Peers Pay Tribute To The Motorhead Singer

Ozzy Osbourne, David Coverdale, members of Kiss, Aerosmith and Nirvana have paid tribute to Lemmy Kilmister, who lost his battle with an aggressive cancer today at age 70.

December 29, 2015
Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Motorhead Release Statement On The Death Of Lemmy

Motorhead have released a statement following the death of lead singer and found Lemmy at 70.

December 29, 2015
Lemmy of Motorhead. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead 1945-2015

Lemmy Kilmister, the pioneering frontman for Motorhead, has died at the age of 70.

December 29, 2015
Guns N Roses Logo
Guns N Roses Tease Reformation

The Guns N' Roses website has been updated with a rather familiar looking logo.

December 28, 2015
Stevie Wright at the Moser Room South Yarra for the Launch of the Book, Hard Road on 5 August 2004. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
R.I.P. Easybeats Legend Stevie Wright 1947-2015

Stevie Wright, the lead singer of legendary Australian band The Easybeats, has died at age 68.

December 27, 2015
Elton John by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Publicist Reflects On 35 Years With The Singer

Sir Elton John’s former PR specialist has thanked the star for the “memorable experiences” they shared.

December 27, 2015
The Pogues
Shane MacGowan Confirms Its Over For The Pogues

The Pogues are sick of touring and are, in fact, no longer active, at least according to Shane MacGowan.

December 27, 2015
The Weeknd,, music news
The Weeknd Splits With Supermodel Bella Hadid

Singer The Weeknd and supermodel Bella Hadid have reportedly put an end to their monogamous relationship.

December 27, 2015