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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
Kate Ceberano performs at APIA Good Times Tour at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Saturday 28 May 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Kate Ceberano Awarded Order of Australia

Kate Ceberano now carried the initials AM after her name as a recipient of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

June 13, 2016
Primal Scream - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Bobby Gillespie Injures Back In Stage Fall

Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie has fallen from a seven-foot stage injuring his back whilst performing at Switzerland’s Caribana Festival.

June 13, 2016
Richard Marx played Melbourne on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
With Richard Marx What You See Is What You Get #REVIEW

Richard Marx is in a good place at the moment. His new song “Last Thing I Wanted’ is being played on radio in the US next to Selena Gomez. Richard joked that it wasn’t that long ago his mentions on radio usually consisted of “that was Richard Marx and coming up next Bette Midler ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’.

June 12, 2016
One Direction, Zayn Malik, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Zayn Malik Cancels Gig Because Of Anxiety Issues

Zayn Malik has left his fans disappointed yet again after pulling out of a concert at the last minute due to anxiety.

June 12, 2016
Christina Grimmie
Christina Grimmie A Victim Of America’s Insane Gun Laws and That Lunatic Society The NRA

Blame the NRA for the death of Christina Grimmie along with the nutter who killed her.

June 12, 2016
Rod Stewart - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11. Photo
Rod Stewart Becomes The Latest Knight Out For The Queen

Rod Stewart is the latest good knight to be had by all ... well if all is The Queen.

June 12, 2016
Christina Grimmie
R.I.P. The Voice Star Christina Grimmie 1994-2016

Christina Grimmie, the 22 year old third place winner in Season 6 of The Voice in the USA, has died after being shot after her concert in Orlando earlier today.

June 11, 2016
Jimmy Barnes Soul Searchin
ARIA Albums: Jimmy Barnes ‘Soul Searchin’ Is His 15th No 1

The sixteenth studio album and fourth soul album for Jimmy Barnes debuts at No.1 this week entitled "Soul Searchin'", and the set becomes his eleventh No.1 album in Australia, the most for a local artist, and the equal second best of all time here.

June 11, 2016
Calvin Harris: Photo Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles: Calvin Harris and Rihanna No 1 For Second Week

There are thirteen stable positions within the Top 50 this week (for a 13th of the month chart too) and four of them occur within the Top 10, most notable of course are the top two spots which are on hold this week, Calvin Harris and Rihanna are on hold at No.1 for a second week with "This is What You Came for" (#1 DL/#2 Str).

June 11, 2016