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Bette Midler Reveals How Pandora Screws With Artists Income

Bette Midler is the latest artist to accuse streaming services Spotify and Pandora of ripping off artists.

April 6, 2014
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, The Who. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pete Townshend To Debut New Song In TV Show

Pete Townshend's song from The Who became the themes for three CSI shows and now he is going to debut an original show in the new show The Americans.

April 6, 2014
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Dueling Banjos Composer Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith Dead At 93

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, the multi-instrumental country musician who wrote the song that would become Dueling Banjos, died at his home on Thursday at the age of 93.

April 6, 2014
John Lydon, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Johnny Rotten, Brandon Boyd Of Incubus Joins Jesus Christ Superstar US Cast

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and Public Image, Ltd. is taking on a new career role as King Herod in the touring company of Jesus Christ Superstar.

April 6, 2014
INXS, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
INXS Back With No 1 Album In Australia

INXS maintain a sixth non-consecutive week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart with their compilation set “The Very Best of”, which is helped by the recent release of the TV mini-series on DVD and Blu-Ray.

April 5, 2014
Pharrell Williams Happy Returns As Australia’s No 1 Song

Returning for a twelfth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, which now becomes the equal longest running No.1 this century alongside Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” (Dec. 2002).

April 5, 2014
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St Kilda Gets Happy With Local Pharrell Video

The City of Port Phillip’s acting mayor Serge Thomann has made the local residents ‘Happy’ with their own version of the Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ video.

April 5, 2014
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Robert Smith Rants About Guardian Reviewer

Robert Smith really doesn't like the writing of Guardian Critic Caroline Sullivan.

April 5, 2014
Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Clapton Makes Band Changes

Eric Clapton has announced a few changes to his band for shows in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

April 5, 2014
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ZZ Top and Jeff Beck Team For Summer Tour

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck will be teaming for a 2014 summer tour with the artists promising a lot of synergy.

April 5, 2014
Darlene Love (photo by Ros O'Gorman)
Toni Braxton To Play Darlene Love In Biopic

Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network is producing a film on the life of singer Darlene Love and producers have selected Darlene Love for the title role.

April 5, 2014
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Nick Drake Unreleased Song Surfaces

Reckless Jane, a previously unheard track written by Nick Drake with musician and friend Beverley Martyn, has today been premiered with The Independent.

April 5, 2014
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Steely Dan Announce First two Shows Of 2014

Steely Dan will once again be on the road this summer; however, only the first two dates have been announced.

April 5, 2014
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Steve Hackett Keeps Genesis Alive

Steve Hackett follows up his 2013 release Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith with the new DVD Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall out on June 30 in the U.K. (U.S. release TBD).

April 5, 2014
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, Stone Music Festival, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Joe Perry Armed With Spray Can Hints At Aerosmith Tour

Aerosmith are about to head out on a US tour, if you can believe Joe Perry and his spray-can.

April 5, 2014
Lorde To Showcase Safia On Australian Tour

Lorde will showcase three-piece Canberra band Safia on her upcoming Australian tour.

April 5, 2014
Jack White, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jack White To Make Fastest Record Ever, Drops New Track

Jack White has given fans an early preview of a brand new song titled ‘High Ball Stepper’.

April 5, 2014
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Jagwar Ma, Courtney Barnett Only Aussies To Make Glastonbury Line-up For 2014

Sydney's Jagwar Ma and Melbourne's Courtney Barnett are the sole Australian acts named to play Glastonbury 2014.

April 5, 2014
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Marcia Hines, Dan Sultan Lead New Music Releases For W/C April 4 2014

Marcia Hines 'Amazing' and Dan Sultan's 'Blackbird' are the major album releases for the week.

April 5, 2014
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Neil Young Plays Four Acoustic Shows In L.A.

Neil Young played four solo shows over five nights at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, offering up a career spanning show.

April 5, 2014
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Rolling Stones Update Australia

The Rolling Stones will return to Australia in October and have now given a range of dates for the tour.

April 4, 2014
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Pseudo Echo Prepare For Fifth Album Ultraviolet

Pseudo Echo will release their fifth album ‘Ultraviolent’ this Friday. It will be the band’s first album in 14 years.

April 3, 2014
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Marcia Hines Amazing Preview – Listen to Rain

Marcia Hines new studio album ‘Amazing’ will be released this Friday, April 4, 2014.

April 3, 2014
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KC & The Sunshine Band Clocks Up 40 Years

KC & The Sunshine Band has just passed its 40 year milestone thus beginning a new era for the band Harry Wayne Casey started back in 1973.

April 3, 2014
Courtney Love - Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Courtney Love Reforms Hole Celebrity Skin Line-up

Hole are once again whole. The classic ‘Celebrity Skin’ line-up featuring Courtney Love, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel are back together.

April 3, 2014
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Stonefield To Play UK Festivals

Australia’s Stonefield are about to head off to the UK to perform at The Great Escape and Dot To Dot festivals.

April 2, 2014
Cut Copy. Photo by Damien Loverso.
Cut Copy Return Home For Live Shows

Cut Copy haven’t headlined their own shows in Australia for three years but will return home to play Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in May.

April 2, 2014
Things Of Stone And Wood
Things Of Stone And Wood Add Third Melbourne Show

Things Of Stone And Wood fans have flocked for tickets following news the band had reformed for 25th Anniversary dates.

April 2, 2014
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Triple J Christmas Song Raises $19,477.83 For Red Cross

Triple J has written a cheque for $19,477.83 for the Red Cross from proceeds from their ‘Christmas Number 1’.

April 2, 2014
5 Seconds Of Summer, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
5 Seconds Of Summer Wobbly For Next Week Chart

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) will most likely be a one-week wonder after last week's no 1, as it looks like either a return to the top spot for Pharrell, or the ever patient Clean Bandit.

April 2, 2014