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Deep Purple: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Photo, Noise11
Ian Paice Says Deep Purple Hall of Fame Induction Will Be ‘Interesting’

It's a very happy day for the members of Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Cheap Trick along with Steve Miller. All will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.

December 19, 2015
Violent Femmes We Can Do Anything
Violent Femmes To Release First Album In 16 Years

It has been fifteen years since the Violent Femmes last released an album, Freak Magnet.

December 19, 2015
T Rex Unchained
T. Rex Rarities Released

This is yet another Edsel re-issue (the third, in fact) of the 8 CDs featuring Marc Bolan’s home demos, alternate takes, unused and abandoned songs, as well as unfinished recordings. This time we are presented with a limited edition 12” x 12” bound book set. Sounds great – but is it worth the hype?

December 19, 2015
Madonna. photo by Kevin Mazur from
Madonna Issues Declaration In Support Of Sean Penn

Madonna has given her ex-husband Sean Penn her support in his ongoing $10 million defamation case, insisting the Oscar winner never assaulted her.

December 19, 2015
Donny Osmond, music news,
Donny And Marie Osmond Rent Entire Theatre To Watch New Star Wars Flick

The force will be with Donny & Marie Osmond in Texas on Friday. They've rented out an entire cinema in Gainesville so they can watch the new Star Wars movie with fans.

December 19, 2015
David Bowie Blackstar
David Bowie Releases New Song ‘Lazarus’

David Bowie has released the second track from his upcoming album, Blackstar.

December 19, 2015
Deep Purple: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their inductees for 2016. Let the complaining begin.

December 18, 2015
Soundwave 2016
The Soundwave Mess Is About To Get A Lot Worse

Soundwave’s failed mogul AJ Maddah has blamed “the haters” for the downfall of his beloved festival. Well he is about to get 18000 more.

December 18, 2015
Star Wars The Force Awakens
New Music Releases For December 18 2015

Jess & Matt (XF), Pnatera box-set, Baroness and the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens & Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight soundtrack lead the pre-Christmas new releases.

December 18, 2015
Cherie Currie
Cherie Currie Is Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Cherie Curry, the original leader singer for The Runaways, is coming to Australia and New Zealand in May.

December 18, 2015
Cold Chisel photo by Ros O'Gorman
Cold Chisel Perform ‘Ita’ For The First Time In 32 Years

Sydney was treated to a Cold Chisel live rarity last night when the band performed ‘Ita’ for the first time in more than 30 years at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

December 18, 2015
The Cranberries, Noise11, Photo
Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riorden Pleads Guilty To Assault

Dolores O'Riorden, the lead singer of the Cranberries, has pleaded guilty in an Irish court to assaulting a flight attendant on a flight from New York to Ireland in November 2014. She also admitted to assaulting three police officers, including headbutting one, after the plane had landed.

December 18, 2015
Burt Bacharach performs at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Wednesday 28 October 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Burt Bacharach To Write Score For ‘Po’ Movie

Burt Bacharach is going strong at 87. Not only is the classic songwriter still touring, but he has now agreed to write the score for the upcoming motion picture Po.

December 18, 2015
David Draiman of Disturbed photo by Tim Cashmere, music news,
R.I.P. Soundwave 2007-2015

Soundwave is officially over. There will be no 2016 event.

December 17, 2015
Grease, Noise11, Phtotos
Live ‘Grease’ Production Set For TV Special

Grease will be the word on the Fox network Sunday, January 31 with a brand new, live, production of the show.

December 17, 2015
Sleater Kinney, noise11, music news
Sleater-Kinney Perform For Stephen Colbert

When Sleater-Kinney decided to return after nine years on hiatus, anticipation was high for new music. Janet Weiss had gone off to become a member of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Corin Tucker embarked on a solo career and Carrie Brownstein formed the band Wild Flag while branching out into acting with the IFC series Portlandia.

December 17, 2015
Mumford & Sons - image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Mumford & Sons Issue Touts Statement

Mumford & Sons have issued a statement to try and stop scalpers and ticketing companies profiting from their tours.

December 17, 2015
LL Cool J, music news,
LL Cool J To Host Grammy Awards For 5th Time

Rapper and actor LL Cool J has been tapped to host the Grammy Awards for the fifth consecutive year.

December 17, 2015
Michael Jackson Thriller image photos
Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ Becomes First Album To Be Certified 30x Platinum

Halloween this year was very, very good to Michael Jackson.

December 17, 2015
Wu-Tang Clan, music news,
Wu-Tang Clan To Tour Australia In 2016

Wu-Tang Clan will tour Australia in 2016.

December 17, 2015
One Direction, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
James Corden Takes One Direction On A Drive

James Corden has Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles join him for a carpool through Los Angeles -singing some of their biggest songs and introducing a little choreography.

December 17, 2015
Rikki Rockett
Poison’s Rikki Rockett Is Battling Cancer

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett has made a public admission that he is currently battling oral cancer.

December 17, 2015
Rick Springfield, photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
iHeart Lines Up Rick Springfield, Culture Club For 80s Party

iHeartMedia is continuing to expand their list of festivals with the inaugural iHeart80's Party, to be held on February 20, 2016 at the L.A. Forum.

December 17, 2015
Ross Hannaford, Caravan Club. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ross Hannaford Makes A Room Smile For Christmas

Ross Hannaford of the legendary Daddy Cool (and a list of associated acts far too long to mention) was back on stage last night in Melbourne has a delay due to illness last week.

December 16, 2015
John Cleese and Eric Idle To Tour Australia

Australia is to be treated to a Half Monty (if that is the correct term for half of the full Monty Python.

December 16, 2015
Emma Donovan and Dan Sultan join Archie Roach in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Golden Plains Names Final Act For 2016 Emma Donovan

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks are the lucky last act to be announced for Gold Plains 2016.

December 16, 2015
David Draiman of Disturbed photo by Tim Cashmere, music news,
Soundwave To Fold After 2016

After 2016 Soundwave will be no more.

December 16, 2015
Luka Bloom
Luka Bloom Australian Dates

Irish singer songwriter Luka Bloom will return to Australia in 2016.

December 16, 2015
Buckcherry To Tour Australia and New Zealand in 2016

90s metal band Buckcherry will return to Australia and New Zealand in 2016.

December 16, 2015
Madonna Rebel Heart tour
Madonna Cuts Short Her Australian Tour, Reschedules Brisbane

Madonna has sliced six days of her Australian tour, moving her Brisbane dates to what was originally planned to be extra Sydney or Melbourne dates.

December 16, 2015