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David Cassidy, music news,
David Cassidy Wins Lawsuit Against Sony

David Cassidy has had a $150,964.84 windfall from a court case.

January 5, 2015
Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and Graeham Goble aka BSG
Jimmy Fallon Looks Pretty Silly Booking Non Original Little River Band

Whoever books the talent for the Jimmy Fallon show didn’t do his or her research. The non-original Little River Band has been booked on the show to celebrate 40 years of a band that hasn’t had an original member in decades.

January 4, 2015
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Macklemore Is Having A Baby

Macklemore (aka Ben Haggerty) and his fiancée Tricia Davis are going to have a baby.

January 4, 2015
Paul Simon, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Paul Simon Sued For Money By Man Who Stole From Him

Paul Simon is a victim of the American legal system at its dumbest.

January 4, 2015
Madonna Rebel Heart Music News
Madonna Continues Narcissistic Posts After Non-Apology

Madonna is continuing to play the shock card after the rush release of her new music failed.

January 4, 2015
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
ARIA Albums: Taylor Swift 1989 Is First No 1 Of 2015

Returning for a fourth run at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week is Taylor Swift with “1989”, which notches up its fifth overall week at the top, helped by her current two Top 10 singles “Blank Space” (#3) and “Shake it off” (#6).

January 3, 2015
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Uptown Funk, music news,
ARIA Singles: Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Have First Hit Of 2015

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars retain their No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles chart for a fourth consecutive week with “Uptown Funk”.

January 3, 2015
Madonna Rebel Heart Music News
Madonna Uses Famous Images For Shameless Self Promotion

Madonna appears to be heading for a potential copyright dispute after using images of famous people for her own shameless self-promotion.

January 3, 2015
Little Jimmy Dickens, music news,
R.I.P. Little Jimmy Dickens At 94

Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens has died at the age of 94. Dickens suffered a cardiac arrest following a stroke.

January 3, 2015
PJ Harvey. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
PJ Harvey Copies Regurgitator Band In A Bubble Idea

PJ Harvey is copying the exact same concept Australian band Regurgitator used for their Band In A Bubble idea.

January 3, 2015
Duran Duran, SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Duran Duran, Bastille, Ride To Play War Child 2015

Duran Duran, Bastille and a stripped back Ride will perform in 300 capacity venues for War Child’s Back To The Bars shows in February.

January 3, 2015
Donna Douglas, music news,, The Beverly Hillbillies
R.I.P. Beverly Hillbillies Star Donna Douglas At 81

Donna Douglas, who became world famous as Elly May Clampett in the 60s comedy The Beverly Hillbillies, has died at the age of 81.

January 3, 2015
Bono and U2. image by Ros O'Gorman
Bono May Never Play Guitar Again

Bono may never be able to play guitar again following his bike accident last year.

January 3, 2015
Sam Smith and Jonathan Zeizel, music news,
Sam Smith Is Checking Out Sydney

Sam Smith snuck into Sydney last weekend for a quiet harbour side holiday before kicking off a big year of touring.

January 2, 2015
SXSW tragedy photo by Austin Police
SXSW Sued For Wrong Death Of Crash Victims

Families of the SXSW crash victims are now suing the organisers of the event.

January 2, 2015
Cloud Control - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jeremy Kelshaw Quits Cloud Control

Cloud Control will start 2015 with a line-up change. Founding member Jeremy Kelshaw has quit the band.

January 2, 2015
Tim Wheatley, noise11, music news
Tim Wheatley To Play New South Wales January Dates

Tim Wheatley will return to Australian stages next week for a series of shows in New South Wales.

January 2, 2015
Spotify, music news,
Pop Will Eat Itself …Streaming Crippled Music Sales In 2014

Evidence that streaming is crippling music sales in the past year has been revealed in the end of year report by Nielsen Music.

January 2, 2015
Paul McCartney and Kanye West, music news,
Kanye West and Paul McCartney Collaborate On New Song

Kanye West has released a brand new song for New Year’s Day with Sir Paul McCartney.

January 2, 2015
Chad Gilbert and Hayley WIlliams, music news,
Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert To Marry

Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert are getting married.

January 2, 2015
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pink Floyd The Endless River Was 2014 UK Top Vinyl Album

Pink Floyd 'The Endless River' was the biggest selling album on vinyl in 2014.

January 2, 2015
Clean Bandit, music news,
Streaming Doubled In UK In 2014

Figures released this week by the BPI show British artists and surge in streaming help to deliver another £1 billion-plus year for the UK recorded music business.

January 2, 2015
Pharrell Williams
Half A Decade Of Chart Facts 2010-2015

January 1, 2014 gets us halfway through the decade.

January 1, 2015
Pharrell Williams Happy Was Biggest Song Of 2014 In USA

Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ sold 6,455,000 downloads in the USA in 2014 making it the biggest selling song of the year.

January 1, 2015
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Taylor Swift 1989 Was Biggest Album Of 2014 In The USA

Taylor Swift had the biggest selling album of 2014 in the USA with ‘1989’ clocking up sales of 3,661,000 units.

January 1, 2015
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
US Digital Music Sales In Steep Decline For First Time Ever

Digital music sales have stalled at an alarming rate in the USA with sales going backwards during 2014 for the first time ever.

January 1, 2015
Ed Sheeran, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Ed Sheeran X Is UK’s Biggest Album Of 2014

Ed Sheeran 'X' was the UK's biggest selling album of 2014 and Pink Floyd better than Taylor Swift in England.

January 1, 2015
Pharrell Williams Happy Was UK No 1 Song Of 2014

Pharrell Williams had the biggest selling song of 2014 in the UK.

January 1, 2015
Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lindsay Buckingham Calls 2015 Last Year For Fleetwood Mac

Lindsay Buckingham has gone on record stating that 2015 will be the final year for Fleetwood Mac.

January 1, 2015
Joe Cocker, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
In Memoriam: The Artists We Lost In 2014

2014 was the year the music industry lost over 100 of its stars both in front and behind the microphone.

December 31, 2014