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Carole King, The Plenary, Melbourne, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Carole King Turns 80

Happy Birthday to the legend Carole King. Carole has just turned 80.

February 10, 2022
Neil Young Harvest
Neil Young’s Harvest Turns 50

With all of the Neil Young bruhaha over Spotify in the past two weeks, we missed an important milestone. Neil’s classic ‘Harvest’ turned 50 on 1 February.

February 10, 2022
XTC English Settlement
XTC ‘English Settlement’ Turns 40

‘English Settlement’, the fifth XTC album, turns 50 this week.

February 10, 2022
Bryan Ferry, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Bryan Ferry To Publish Book of Lyrics

A Bryan Ferry book titled ‘Lyrics’ is coming in May to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Roxy Music album.

February 10, 2022
Betty Davis-Photo by Robert Brenner
Soul Singer Betty Davis Dies At Age 77

Soul and funk singer Betty Davis has died at the age of 77.

February 10, 2022
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran And Taylor Swift To Release Duet ‘The Joker and the Queen’

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have recorded a song together. Sheeran has previewed the song ‘The Joker and The Queen’ on his socials.

February 10, 2022
Glenn Wheatley
Glenn Wheatley Farewelled In Private Family Service

Music legend Glenn Wheatley was farewelled with a private service held for his immediate family on Monday. There are currently no plans for an industry send-off at this stage but it may happen in the future.

February 9, 2022
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 ‘Anonymous Club’ Movie To Screen At SXSW

The Courtney Barnett documentary ‘Anonymous Club’ will screen during SXSW in Austin, Texas for 2022.

February 9, 2022
Neil Young. image by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Tells Spotify Staff To “Get Out”

Neil Young has told Spotify staff they should quit their job or risk losing their soul.

February 9, 2022
Lady Antebellum: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Lady Antebellum Settle Lawsuit With Lady A

Country group Lady A and the singer Lady A have settled their lawsuit out of court.

February 9, 2022
Avril Lavigne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Avril Lavigne Postpones European Tour To 2023

Avril Lavigne has pushed back her UK and European tour to 2023.

February 9, 2022
Iggy Pop, photo Ros O'Gorman
Iggy Pop Awarded Polar Music Prize

Iggy Pop, born James Newell Osterberg, the legendary godfather of punk, and Ensemble intercontemporain, the world’s leading contemporary music ensemble, are today announced as the recipients of the 2022 Polar Music Prize, in what marks the 30th year of the prize. The awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday 24 May in Stockholm at the Grand Hotel.

February 9, 2022
Nick Cave, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis To Tour Australia in November and December

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will announce Australian tour dates soon for November and December.

February 8, 2022
Paul Stanley of Kiss photo by Ros O'Gorman
KISS Australian Tour Postponed Again To August and September 2022

The KISS Australian tour has been cancelled yet again, due to Australia's national borders not being open with Western Australia.

February 8, 2022
NeilYoung at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl by Ros O'Gorman
Spotify Loses 19% of Subscribers Over Neil Young / Joe Rogan Controversy

Research company Forrester Research has found that Spotify has lost 19% of its subscribers over the past week because of the Neil Young / Joe Rogan controversy and is bound to lose more after Rogan’s racist podcasts were discovered and removed.

February 8, 2022
Green Day - image By Ros O'Gorman, noise11, photo
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s Car Stolen

Billie Joe Armstrong's car has been reported as stolen.

February 8, 2022
Lady Gaga - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lady Gaga To Play London

Lady Gaga is set to perform her biggest-ever UK solo show.

February 8, 2022
Miles Kane of The Rascals and Last Shadow Puppets
Miles Kane Wants To Do One More Last Shadow Puppets

Miles Kane has hinted at The Last Shadow Puppets reuniting.

February 8, 2022
Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish Stops Concert To Help Distressed Fan

Billie Eilish paused her concert on Saturday to help out a fan who seemed to be having a medical emergency.

February 8, 2022
India Arie
India.Arie Exits Spotify Over Joe Rogan Ongoing Racist Slurs

India.Arie is the latest artists to exit Spotify noting Joe Rogan’s ongoing racist slur with continued use of the N word over more than a decade.

February 7, 2022
Dolly Parton photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 Melbourne Season Announced

Dolly Parton’s ‘9 To 5’ musical is coming to Melbourne in July.

February 7, 2022
Six The Musical
Six The Musical Is Heading To Melbourne

Six The Musical, a musical about the six wives of Henry VIII, is going to Melbourne in June.

February 7, 2022
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull photo by Ros O'Gorman
UK Charts: Jethro Tull Land Their First Top 10 Album in 50 Years

Congratulations to Blackpool's Jethro Tull who land their first Top 10 on the Official Albums Chart in 50 years today, entering at Number 9 with their 22nd studio album The Zealot Gene. Their last Top 10 appearance was 1972’s Living In The Past.

February 7, 2022
The Cure frontman Robert Smith performs at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Thursday 28 July 2016.
The Cure Are Working On A New Album

Robert Smith says The Cure are working on a new album.

February 7, 2022
Dave Graney and Clare Moore
Dave Graney And Clare Moore Show Everything Is Funny On Tour

Dave Graney and Clare Moore will hit the road for ‘Everything Is Funny’ dates for 2022 with Queensland getting the first show this week.

February 7, 2022
The Weeknd Dawn FM
Australian Albums: The Weeknd Remains At No 1

The Weeknd returns to No.1 with his fifth album "Dawn FM'' thanks to it's physical release this past week.

February 7, 2022
Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Nikki Sixx Labels Pearl Jam “Boring”

Nikki Sixx has branded Pearl Jam "one of the most boring bands in history".

February 7, 2022
John Fogerty photo by Ros O'Gorman
Francis Rossi Baffled By Continued Status Quo Popularity

Francis Rossi of Status Quo is baffled by the enduring popularity of the band, especially the song ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’.

February 7, 2022
Paul Weller photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Weller Says The Beatles Split When They Should Have

Paul Weller is “glad” the Beatles split up when they did.

February 7, 2022
Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Midnight Oil Release Another ‘Resist’ Track ‘At the Time of Writing’

Midnight Oil have released a third song from their upcoming final album ‘Resist’. Check out ‘At the Time of Writing’.

February 4, 2022