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Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australians Charting Overseas

Usually I just post the massive list of Aussie acts whom are charting overseas, but with more and more local acts picking up international chart entries, I thought I’d do an occasional recap of which local artists are charting and where this week.

September 10, 2014
Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Vance Joy Good For This Weeks No 1 MIDWEEK SALES

Taylor Swift is on track to spend a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart with “Shake it off”, which would in turn become her longest run at the top of the Australian charts, as her only other chart-topper; “Love Story” spent two broken weeks at No.1 in 2009.

September 10, 2014
Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and Graeham Goble aka BSG
Stephen Housden Forces Little River Band Founder To Close Facebook Page

Stephen Housden, the current legal owner of the Little River Band name, has taken action to force Little River Band founder and principal songwriter Graeham Goble to take down a LRB Facebook page.

September 10, 2014
Cut Copy. Photo by Damien Loverso.
Melbourne Music Week To Feature Cut Copy and Tangerine Dream

Melbourne Music Week is heading into its 5th year with a national and international line-up featuring 250 acts including Cut Copy and Tangerine Dream.

September 10, 2014
Spandau Ballet perform at SXSW 2014
Spandau Ballet To Be Given Heritage Award

On Wednesday 10th September, one of Britain's most loved and successful groups Spandau Ballet will be presented with a PRS for Music Heritage Award at the site of their first gig at The Blitz Club.

September 10, 2014
Damien Rice
Damien Rice Returns With First Album In 8 Years

The long awaited new album from Damien Rice, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy', will be released globally this autumn (3rd November in the UK & Ireland).

September 10, 2014
Annie Lennox 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Annie Lennox Too Happy To Write New Music

Annie Lennox is 'too happy' to write new music.

September 10, 2014
Joan Rivers, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Broadway Dims For Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers' fans have persuaded theatre producers to dim the lights on Broadway for the late star.

September 10, 2014
Glenn Campbell images photo
Glen Campbell Records His Final Song

Glen Campbell has gone back into the studio, reportedly for the last time, to record a new song for the soundtrack of the EP soundtrack for the documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.

September 10, 2014
Barbra Streisand images
Barbra Streisand Gets Her Own Radio Show

Fans of Barbra Streisand will be able to gorge themselves on her music for a month, starting this Friday, via Sirius/XM Radio.

September 10, 2014
Usher,, photo
Usher Scraps Next Album

Usher's new album "isn't scheduled anymore".

September 10, 2014
Ted Nugent, music news
Ted Nugent Makes His Most Racist Rant To Date

Ted Nugent is no stranger to controversial statements whether it be on gun rights or calling the president of the United States a "subhuman mongrel"; however, a recent statement by the singer/guitarist may have set a brand new standard, even in Ted's world.

September 10, 2014
David Bowie - photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
David Bowie Records New Song Sue For Career Retrospective

For the first time, David Bowie's entire career is collected on one set with Nothing Has Changed, out November 18 on Columbia/Legacy.

September 10, 2014
The Art of McCartney
Dylan, Wilson, Joel Contribute To The Art of McCartney Project

The Art Of McCartney is a long awaited and very special project celebrating one of the most universally acclaimed songwriters of all time, Sir Paul McCartney.

September 10, 2014
Neil Diamond Melody Road
Neil Diamond Moves Back To EMI For 32nd Album

Neil Diamond releases his 32nd studio album, Melody Road, on October 21 via Capitol Records.

September 10, 2014
Cher, Image, Rod Laver, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Virus Forces Cher Off The Road

Cher is down for the count and so are a few of her shows on the Dressed to Kill Tour.

September 10, 2014
Cheap Trick, Noise11, Photo
Cheap Trick and The Angels To Play A Day On The Green

Cheap Trick will return to Australia in 2015 to perform with The Angels.

September 10, 2014
U2 and Apple
U2 Songs Of Innocence To Be Released On New iPhone

The new U2 album ‘Songs of Innocence’ will be available free on the new iPhone6.

September 10, 2014
White Night Melbourne, Ros O'Gorman Noise11.
Melbourne’s White Night Wants You For 2015

White Night Melbourne will return in February 2015 and City of Melbourne wants your contribution.

September 9, 2014
Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends
The Flaming Lips Reveal Sgt Pepper Fwends

The Flaming Lips have released the full line-up for their forthcoming cover of the Sgt Pepper album titled ‘With A Little Help From My Fwends’.

September 9, 2014
Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar Joins The Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp

Sammy Hagar will be sharing his rock and roll knowledge at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas in February.

September 9, 2014
One Direction, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
One Direction Title Next Album Four

One Direction have christened their fourth album ‘Four’.

September 9, 2014
Don Walker, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Don Walker To Head Out On The Perfect Crime Tour

Don Walker has set October and November dates up and down the East Coast for October and November.

September 9, 2014
Pink and City And Colour are You + Me
Pink Groups With City and Colour As You + Me

Dallas Green of City and Colour has made an album with Alecia Moore aka Pink under the guise of You + Me.

September 9, 2014
Laneway Festival
Laneway Festival 2015 Dates And Venues Announced

The Laneway Festival will return in January with dates for Singapore, Australia and New Zealand for 2015.

September 9, 2014
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11,Ros O'Gorman, Photo
New Neil Young Who’s Gonna Stand Up And Save The Earth LISTEN

Neil Young debuted the brand new song ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up and Save The Earth’ on his recent European tour.

September 8, 2014
Ariana Grande, music news,
Why Ariana Grande Will Be Forgotten Within A Year

Pop upstart Ariana Grande has a very short use by date. The bratty little pop star is already acting the diva at age 21.

September 8, 2014
City of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band
Meredith Adds 125 Year Old Band

The Meredith Music Festival has added a 125 year old band who have played the festival 10 times.

September 8, 2014
John Butler Trio
Alberts To Work John Butler Trio Catalogue

Alberts has secured the synch licencing right to the John Butler catalogue.

September 8, 2014
Phil Rudd and Alan Badger at Noise11
Phil Rudd Becomes First AC/DC Member To Have A Solo Hit

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is the first member of the band to have a solo hit after his ‘Head Job’ album entered the ARIA album chart at number 22.

September 8, 2014