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Adele 30
The ARIA Chart, It Has Become A Joke

A funny thing happens when you eliminate streaming from the ARIA sales figures. The manufactured pop machine disappears.

January 4, 2022
Cowboy Junkies
Cowboy Junkies Launch Podcast Series

Cowboy Junkies have a new podcast series for 2021 focused on one song per episode.

January 4, 2022
Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath, Noise11, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Tony Iommi Teases New Music On The Way

Tony Iommi is planning more music "in the vein" of his 'Scent of Dark' song.

January 4, 2022
The Weeknd
That Rumoured The Weeknd Album Is Coming Friday

The Weeknd plans to release a new album on Friday (07.01.22).

January 4, 2022
Even
Even Postpone Adelaide Album Launch

Even have postponed the launch of the ‘Reverse Light Years’ album for Adelaide this Saturday but the Sydney date on Friday (January 7) is still on.

January 4, 2022
Bryan Adams Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bryan Adams Wants To Direct A Movie

Bryan Adams wants to direct a movie. Adams has also carved out a successful career as a photographer and he thinks his skills would be transferable to filmmaking too.

January 4, 2022
Christina Aguilera photo by Ros O'Gorman
Christina Aguilera On Her 2021

Christina Aguilera is grateful for the "excitement and new adventures" she had in 2021.

January 4, 2022
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Says South Park “Ruined His Life”

Ed Sheeran has reflected on the South Park episode that "ruined" his life.

January 4, 2022
The Beatles
Denis O’Dell, Beatles Movie Producer, Dead at 98

Denis O’Dell, the Beatles’ movie producer who worked on ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, has died in Spain at age 98.

January 3, 2022
Chuck D of Public Enemy. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Public Enemy Mark the 30th Anniversary of ‘Apocalypse 91’ Hardcover Novel

Public Enemy will release a hardcover graphic novel to mark the 30th anniversary of their fourth album ‘Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Back’.

January 3, 2022
Josh Pyke
Josh Pyke To Play First Twilight At Taronga for 2022

Josh Pyke fans may very well be treated to a sneak preview of some new music at Twilight At Taronga.

January 3, 2022
Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Hoodoo Gurus Kick Off A 40th Anniversary Year With Red Hot Summer

When Hoodoo Gurus get back on stage for Red Hot Summer mid January, they’ll be working their way to the 40th anniversary of their first release.

January 3, 2022
Mariah Carey wedding dress
Mariah Carey Used Lockdowns To “Rest Her Voice”

Mariah Carey found the Covid-19 lockdown to be a blessing in disguise as she was able to rest her voice properly for the first time in years.

January 3, 2022
Rick Springfield, photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Rick Springfield Postpones Gig After Testing Positive To Covid

Rick Springfield has postponed his show this week after testing positive to Covid-19.

January 2, 2022
The Weeknd
The Weeknd Set To Drop New Album

The Weeknd is preparing to release a new album after teasing its all ready to go on Instagram.

January 2, 2022
Noel Gallagher photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noel Gallagher Previews New High Flying Birds Song

Noel Gallagher has shared a preview a demo of a new High Flying Birds album destined for his next album.

January 2, 2022
Vampire Weekend - photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Vampire Weekend Close To Next Album

Vampire Weekend are "close" to having an "album's worth of songs".

January 2, 2022
Adele 30
Australian Albums: Adele ’30’ End The Year At No 1

Adele's "30" set retained a sixth week at No.1 in Australia this past week, the set achieving a new sales certification of ▲Platinum in sales.

January 2, 2022
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Bernie Taupin and Spice Girl Melanie Brown Receive Queen’s New Years Honours

Elton John’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and Spice Girls’ Melanie Brown (Mel B) have been named in the 2022 New Years Honours list.

January 2, 2022
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig Made A Commander, The Same Title As His Bond Character

007’s ranking was Commander James Bond in the Bond movies. Now the outgoing Bond, Daniel Craig, has the same title. Craig has been awarded the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George honour in the Queen’s New Years honours list.

January 2, 2022
Rick Wakeman photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rick Wakeman On Those Bowie Songs He Played On

Rick Wakeman was the keyboard player of choice on two of David Bowie’s best known song ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Life On Mars’ and a lot of why those songs sound like they sound is because of Rick.

December 31, 2021
Katy Perry, photo by Ros O'Gorman, rod laver arena, Melbourne 2014
Katy Perry Kicks Off Her Vegas Residency

Katy Perry’s ‘Katy Perry: Play’ has kicked off in Las Vegas.

December 31, 2021
The Beatles Abbey Road
Prince, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Queen Dominated Music Sales In 2021

One of the few ways to get an actual read on what is really selling is to look at the Vinyl chart. 2021 is a wake-up call for popular acts and the wake-up call is classic rock.

December 30, 2021
Adele 30
Adele 30 Was The Only Real Million Seller In The USA In 2021

Adele’s ‘30’ was the only album in the USA to sell more than one million physical copies in 2021 but after the music biz gets to inflate the figures, the manufactured acts also look good with their manufactured sales.

December 30, 2021
Chuck Leavell photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chuck Leavell Calls 2021 Rolling Stones No Filter Tour “A Miracle”

The Rolling Stones musical director and keyboard player Chuck Leavell says the ‘No Filter’ tour of 2021 even happening was “a miracle”.

December 30, 2021
Parkway Drive photo by Tim Cashmere
Here Ye Here Ye Knight and Day Festival All Set For Kryal Castle

Parkway Drive, The Getaway Plan, Alex Lahey and The Chats are just a few of the acts about to see in 20222 at Ballarat’s Kryal Castle.

December 30, 2021
Jimmy Barnes by Gerry Nichols
Jimmy Barnes Plugs Into The AC/DC For Red Hot Summer Rehearsals

Jimmy Barnes has the band back working with the Red Hot Summer dates looming and AC/DC is warming up the band.

December 30, 2021
Rush pinball machine
Rush The Pinball Machine Is Coming Soon

Canadian band Rush are about to become pinball wizards. Stern Pinball has a Rush pinball machine on the way.

December 30, 2021
Don Henley, Eagles photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eagles Have No Plans For New Music

Don’t expect any new music from Eagles soon. Vince Gill says they haven’t even tried.

December 29, 2021
Madonna performs at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 12 March 2016. This is the first show of the Australian leg of her world wide Rebel Heart Tour.
Madonna Accuses Tory Lanez of Illegally Sampling Her Song

Madonna has accused rapper Tory Lanez of illegally sampling her song Into the Groove.

December 29, 2021