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Aaliyah
The 20th Anniversary of the Death of Aaliyah

On August 25, 2001 R&B star Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash at the age of 22. At around 6:50pm the singer and her entourage boarded a private aircraft at Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas and were heading to Florida. They never arrived.

August 26, 2021
Sting photo by Ros OGorman
Sting To Take Up Residency In Las Vegas

Between October 29 and November 13 Sting will become a Vegas act.

August 26, 2021
Bliss N Eso photo by Dean Hammer
Bliss N Eso Aim For 2022 Tour

Bliss N Eso are banking on the end of the #Gladyscluster by January so that their 2022 The Sun tour can get underway.

August 26, 2021
Meredith Music Festival
Meredith Festival Cancelled For Second Year

The Meredith Music Festival has been cancelled for 2021.

August 26, 2021
Kanye West by Scott Marsh
Kanye West Plans Irresponsible Potential Covid Superspreader Event

Kanye West isn't requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test at his Chicago listening party.

August 26, 2021
Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho
Lorde Dumps All Social Media

Lorde no longer uses any form of social media.

August 26, 2021
Vance Joy - photo by Will Morrissey
Vance Joy Is Songwriting By Zoom

Hanuman Welch talks to ALT CTRL playlist cover star Vance Joy about his song 'Missing Piece'. Joy tells Welch about creating during the lockdown, working with Benny Blanco, and what’s next.

August 26, 2021
Feeder Facebook photo
Feeder Reveal New Track Torpedo

Feeder are today announcing new album Torpedo, along with its title track. Torpedo is due for release on March 18th via Big Teeth Music.

August 26, 2021
Hayley Williams of Paramore photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hayley Williams Gets A Credit On Olivia Rodrigo Song

Paramore's Hayley Williams and Josh Farro have been credited as writers of Olivia Rodrigo's 'Good 4 U'.

August 26, 2021
Beatles Recording Session 1969 Paul McCartney Photographer Linda McCartney supplied by Random House
The Beatles Let It Be Box Set Confirmed

The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ box has been confirmed. The 5CD plus Blu-Ray edition of Let It Be will be released October 15, ahead of the Peter Jackson ‘Get Back’ movie.

August 25, 2021
Peter Buck and Michael Stipe of REM in Melbourne 3 April 2005 photo by Ros O'Gorman
R.E.M. Expand ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’

R.E.M. have expanded their 1996 album ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’ to mark the 25th anniversary of the release.

August 25, 2021
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eddie Vedder Cover R.E.M.’s ‘Drive’ For Movie ‘Flag Day’

Eddie Vedder has covered R.E.M.’s ‘Drive’ for the new Sean Penn movie ‘Father’s Day’.

August 25, 2021
The Rolling Stones, Ros O'Gorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena
Charlie Watts, the English Gentleman And Family Man And His Wife Shirley

The passing of Charlie Watts comes 57 years after his marriage to Shirley Ann Shepherd in 1964.

August 25, 2021
The Rolling Stones, Ros O'Gorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena
Charlie Watts Was Missing On A Few Rolling Stones Songs

While Charlie Watts has been the long-time drummer of The Rolling Stones since 1963, it may surprise you to know he missed a few recording sessions along the way.

August 25, 2021
The Rolling Stones, Ros O'Gorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena
The Wisdom of Charlie Watts

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was a man of few words … very few but often his quotes were biting.

August 25, 2021
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones photo by Ros O'Gorman
Does The Death Of Charlie Watts Mean The End of The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is on record saying "There couldn't be Rolling Stones without Charlie Watts." Does the passing of Charlie now mean the end of the Rolling Stones?

August 25, 2021
Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Yas Out
Charlie Watts Was The Only Rolling Stone on the Cover of Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out

When The Rolling Stones shot the cover for their iconic live album ‘Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out’, drummer Charlie Watts was the Stone alone on the cover.

August 25, 2021
The Rolling Stones, charlie watts, photo ros ogorman, noise11
Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Pay Tribute To Rolling Stones Charlie Watts

The surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have paid tribute to Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who has died at age 80.

August 25, 2021
Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones (photo by Ros O'Gorman)
Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dead At 80

Charlie Watts, the drummer and backbone of The Rolling Stones, has died at 80 years of age.

August 25, 2021
The Production Company
The Production Company Documents Its Australian Theatre History Online

As Covid-19 hit at the start of 2021, The Production Company was preparing for a final show in 2020. It never happened. However, what did happen prior to 2020 was an incredible run of 64 musicals and more than 500 performances for the people of Melbourne.

August 24, 2021
Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains at Download Melbourne 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Jerry Cantrell Preps US Dates For 2022

Former Alice In Chains’ guitarist Jerry Cantrell is taking the show back on the road in America in 2022.

August 24, 2021
Joey Kramer with Aerosmith photo by Ros OGorman
Aerosmith Sells Catalogue To Universal

Aerosmith has pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars after selling their iconic catalogue to Universal Music Group.

August 24, 2021
Richard Pleasance Crooked River cover
Richard Pleasance To Release His First Album Since 1995

Former Boom Crash Opera member Richard Pleasance will release his first non-soundtrack studio album ‘Crooked River’ in September.

August 24, 2021
Daptone Super Soul Revue Live At The Apollo
Daptone To Release 20th Anniversary Live At The Apollo

Daptone Records will release up a 32 track feast of soul to mark the 20th anniversary of the label.

August 24, 2021
Sam Teskey photo by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff (photo Mushroom Group)
Sam Teskey Preps Solo Album ‘Cycles’ for October

Sam Teskey will release his debut solo album ‘Cycles’ in October. Same summoned his love of the ‘Meddle’ era of Pink Floyd as a template to create ‘Cycles’.

August 24, 2021
Kacey Musgraves (photo suppiled by Universal Music)
Kacey Musgraves ‘star-crossed’ Movie To Premiere In September

Kacey Musgraves has created a 50-minute movie version of her upcoming album ‘star-crossed’. The movie will premiere on Paramount+ in September.

August 24, 2021
Beatles Recording Session 1969 Paul McCartney Photographer Linda McCartney supplied by Random House
Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics Songlist Revealed And It Includes A Surprise

On 2 November 2021, 154 of Paul McCartney’s songlyrics will be published in the book ‘The Lyrics’. 153 of the songs you will know. One, ‘Tell Me Who He Is’, is an unrecorded and unreleased Beatles song.

August 24, 2021
UB40
UB40’s Brian Travers Dies At Age 62

Brian Travers, the saxophone player and founding member of UB40, has died from cancer at the age of 62.

August 24, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo Sour Patch
UK Charts: Its Lorde Vs Olivia Rodrigo Battling This Week

Olivia Rodrigo’s record-breaking debut album Sour is on course to return to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart following its release on vinyl.

August 24, 2021
Duran Duran in Austin Texas photo by Ros O'Gorman
Duran Duran To Play Small Homecoming Venue

Duran Duran have announced two small hometown shows in Birmingham.

August 24, 2021