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The Grateful Dead To Continue Through 2016

The band who retired and unretired in the shortest time, the Grateful Dead, have said that they will continue in 2016.

January 2, 2016
Stevie Wright performs at the Moser Room South Yarra on 5 August 2004. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Stevie Wright Funeral Details, Fans Are Welcome To Attend

The Stevie Wright farewell will take place at Sydney’s St Andrews Cathedral on January 8.

January 1, 2016
James Southwell
James Southwell Has New Music For 2016 And Just Look At The Line-up

James Southwell has released ‘Walkin’ Now’, a stunning new blues song 2016, and just check out the band.

January 1, 2016
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Taylor Swift Shoots ‘Out Of The Woods’ Video In New Zealand

Romantic tragic Taylor Swift will debut another tell-all video today, this time blabbing about her relationship with One Direction’s Harry Styles.

January 1, 2016
Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Motley Crue Will End Tonight

Tonight is the last show for Motley Crue.

January 1, 2016
Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lemmy Said Soon Before His Death That He Would Haunt Tears For Fears

Rock legend Lemmy could show up in spirit at a gig in 2016 if his eerie warning in a final interview is realised.

January 1, 2016
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Damon Albarn And Goldie Receive Queen’s New Year’s Honours

Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal for services to music.

January 1, 2016
Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Rare Smiths Surfaces, Listen To ‘Never Had No One Ever’

Some rare demos and unreleased tracks by The Smiths have surfaced at a Morrissey fan site.

December 31, 2015
Chris Martin, Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Beyonce And Rihanna To Join Coldplay At Super Bowl Show

Beyonce and Rihanna will join Coldplay when the band performs at the Super Bowl in February indicting what songs they may played.

December 31, 2015
Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Dave Grohl Honors Lemmy With An Ace of Spades Tatt

Dave Grohl has inked an Ace of Spaces tatt on his inner left arm in honor of his mate Lemmy who died this week.

December 31, 2015
Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch For Sale

‘Neverland’, the Peter Pan inspired home of superstar Michael Jackson, is for sale for a not too shabby $100 million.

December 31, 2015
Guns n Roses. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Not Quite The Guns N Roses Line-up You Expected To Be Announced

The reformation of the “original” and/or “classic” Guns N Roses line-up may not be quite what it seems.

December 31, 2015
Stevie Wright performs at the Moser Room South Yarra on 5 August 2004. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
In Memoriam: The Artists We Lost In 2015

During 2015, the entertainment industry lost over 100 names from both in front of the microphone and behind the scenes.

December 31, 2015
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Ozzy Osbourne Pens Touching Tribute To Lemmy

Ozzy Osbourne has recalled his times with former “king of partying” Lemmy Kilmister in a touching tribute to the star, who died on Monday (28Dec15).

December 31, 2015
Michelle and Barack Obama watching Aretha Franklin
Watch Aretha Franklin Bring President Obama To Tears

Aretha Franklin is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, living singer and she proved it again in early December at the Kennedy Center Honors when she brought President Obama to tears with her performance.

December 31, 2015
Mariah Carey Jupiters Gold Coast Show 2013: Photo Gerry Nicholls
Are Mariah Carey And James Packer About To Announce Engagement?

Mariah Carey has sparked rumours she received a Christmas proposal from her boyfriend James Packer after she was spotted showing off a huge ring on her wedding finger.

December 31, 2015
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
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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