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Sam Smith photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sam Smith Is A Natural Liar

Sam Smith learned to become a "natural liar" by blagging sweets from his parents as a child.

January 4, 2016
Rusty and Les Paul
R.I.P. Rusty Paul, Song of Les Paul 1941-2015

Lester "Rusty" Paul, the eldest son of guitar genius Les Paul and his wife Virginia Webb, died on Thursday from complications of diabetes. He was 74.

January 3, 2016
Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Bon Jovi To Release “Back To Basics” Album In March

Bon Jovi returned to the studio where they made their first album ‘Runaway’ for their next album ‘This House Is Not For Sale’, due in March.

January 3, 2016
David Bowie Blackstar
David Bowie ‘Blackstar’ Is The First Major Release of 2016

David Bowie’s 25th studio album ‘Blackstar’ will be the first major release of 2016.

January 3, 2016
Wolfmother Victorious
Andrew Stockdale Hopes To Resurrect Wolfmother With Victorious

Andrew Stockdale will attempt to resurrect the Wolfmother brand with a new album ‘Victorious’ in February.

January 3, 2016
Adele 25, music news,
ARIA Albums: Adele ’25’ Takes Honours As First No 1 Of 2016

Adele and her mega third album “25” stay atop the ARIA Albums Chart for a sixth straight week, also becoming the first No.1 album for 2016.

January 2, 2016
Justin Bieber in Sydney photo by Ros O'Gorman, music news,
ARIA Singles: Justin Bieber ‘Love Yourself’ Is Australia’s First No 1 Of 2016

The first ARIA Chart for 2016 has Justin Bieber holding for a fourth straight week with “Love Yourself”, which matches the four week’s his previous No.1 “What Do You Mean” (TW-9) achieved back in September of 2015.

January 2, 2016
Bruce Springsteen - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Bruce Springsteen Wrote ‘Hungry Heart’ For The Ramones

Bruce Springsteen says he wrote ‘Hungry Heart’ for The Ramones.

January 2, 2016
Natalie Cole, music news,
Artists Respond To News Of Death Of Natalie Cole

It took very little time for music artists to start reacting on social media to the death of Natalie Cole.

January 2, 2016
Motley Crue play their first show of the Australian Final Tour
Motley Crue Play Last Show Ever SETLIST

Motley Crue ended their career just short of 35 years after it began with a final show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

January 2, 2016
Natalie Cole, music news,
R.I.P. Natalie Cole 1950-2015

Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole and a hitmaker in her own right, died on Thursday night from what was reported to be congestive heart failure. She was 65.

January 2, 2016
Grateful Dead, music news,
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
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
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
Damon Albarn Melbourne 2014, photo ros ogorman
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
Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
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
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