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Frank Black, Black Francis, Pixies, V Festival, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Pixies Split With Kim Shattuck

Although not yet confirmed by the band, the Pixies have gotten rid of their new bassist, Kim Shattuck.

December 1, 2013
One Direction, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Albums: One Direction Land Another Number One

One Direction take out the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart this week with their third consecutive No.1 album “Midnight Memories”, becoming the first British act since Coldplay to land three or more No.1 albums here.

November 30, 2013
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ARIA Singles: Eminem And Rihanna Still Rule

Eminem and Rihanna hold for a third week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “The Monster”, giving Eminem now thirty accumulated weeks at the top in Australia, the same amount achieved by The Black Eyed Peas from their eight number ones.

November 30, 2013
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Bluesfest Wins NSW Tourism Award For Best Major Event

Bluesfest 2013 has won the Best Major Festival and Event Award at the NSW Tourism Awards held in Sydney this week.

November 30, 2013
Todd Rundgren, Trak, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Todd Rundgren Announces The Spirit Of Harmony Foundation

Todd Rundgren has started The Spirit of Harmony, a foundation to help school programs with music education.

November 30, 2013
Don Walker, Photo Ros O'Gorman
REVIEW: Don Walker, Caravan Club Melbourne, November 29, 2013

The first thing you notice at a Don Walker solo show is how completely different his audience is to those at a Jimmy Barnes gig. Jimmy epitomises the rock and roll pub culture. His audience come along to sing. Walker’s audience are a sophisticated, gracious lot who come to listen.

November 30, 2013
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Phil Collins Hints At Genesis Reunion And Australian Tour

Phil Collins is preparing to return to music and now reunite Genesis and tour Australia.

November 30, 2013
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Stereosonic Rocked With More Last Minute Cancellations from Alesso and Labrinth

The Stereosonic music festival has had two more last minute cancellations with Alesso and Labrinth cancelling one day before the start of the tour.

November 30, 2013
Bon Jovi, Photo By Damien Loverso
Prince William, Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift Sing Livin’ On A Prayer VIDEO

Prince William became a rock star this week in England when he joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on stage to sing 'Livin' On A Prayer'.

November 30, 2013
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John Farnham’s Son Rob Farnham Launches Band Rival Fire

Rival Fire is the new band from John Farnham’s son Rob Farnham.

November 29, 2013
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The English Beat To Revisit Australia And New Zealand

The English Beat will return to Australia and New Zealand in 2014 after sell-out shows in 2012.

November 29, 2013
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Kris Kristofferson 2014 Australian Tour Announced

Legendary singer songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson will return to Australia for a national tour including regional dates in March 2014.

November 29, 2013
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Big Day Out Delay Blur Replacement Announcement

The Big Day Out announcement of Blur’s replacement expected today has been delayed.

November 29, 2013
Kyle And Jackie O Confirmed For ARN 2014

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson will join the Australian Radio Network (ARN) in 2014 and the network confirms it is introducing a new brand.

November 29, 2013
Keith Urban. images by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Keith Urban Announces Light The Fuse Australian Dates

Keith Urban will return home for the Australian leg of his Light The Fuse tour in June with a Clipsal 500 date also set for Adelaide in March.

November 29, 2013
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
New Releases For Week Commencing 29 November 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 29th November, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below)

November 29, 2013
George Harrison, photo by Paul Cashmere
My George Harrison Interview On The 12th Anniversary On His Passing

George Harrison didn't write 'Something' for his former wife Pattie,learn where to freeze frame Monty Python's Life of Brian to see him and who ended up winning the My Sweet Lord case? George Harrison answered all of those questions when I takes to him in 1993.

November 29, 2013
Bonnie Raitt, Deni Blues & Roots Festival, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Deni Blues And Roots Festival Picks Up Two NSW Tourism Awards

The first Deni Blues and Roots Festival held over Easter 2013 has won two awards at the NSW Tourism Awards in Sydney on Thursday night.

November 28, 2013
Ringo Starr, Festival Hall, Melbourne Australia, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Ringo Starr Joins The Ringmaster Dave Stewart

Ringo Starr is Dave Stewart’s special guest on this week’s episode of The Ringmaster.

November 28, 2013
Chopper Read, Noise11, Photo
Chopper Read’s Last Performance Released On DVD

The last ever performance by Mark ‘Chopper’ Read has been released on DVD.

November 28, 2013
Damien Leith - Image By Ros O'Gorman
Damien Leith Inspired Roy Orbison’s Writer To Write Again

The writer of some of Roy Orbison’s biggest hits, Joe Melson, has been inspired to write again after hearing Damien Leith’s “unique voice.”

November 28, 2013
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Tommy Emmanuel Is Now A Doctor

Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is now Dr. Tommy Emmanuel after receiving a doctorate from Charles Sturt University this week.

November 28, 2013
Hungry Kids of Hungary
Hungry Kids Of Hungary Split

Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungry have called it a day.

November 28, 2013
Bastille, Noise11, Photo
Bastille Announce Australian Dates For June

UK indie-rockers Bastille will return to Australia in June, 2014.

November 28, 2013
Illy, Noise11, Photo
Illy Sets March Dates

Illy will tour his Top 10 album ‘Cinematic’ across Australia in March.

November 28, 2013
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Justin Bieber Leaves His Art On Queensland Hotel Wall

Justin Bieber has left his mark on a Gold Coast, Queensland hotel, painting the wall with his signature graffiti.

November 28, 2013
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Woodford Folk Festival Building A Brand New Stage Of 2013

The Woodfork Folk Festival is working towards completion of a brand new 15-metre earth stage before the event starting on December 27.

November 28, 2013
Tristan Trizo Bouillaut of Dead In A Second, Noise11, Photo
Dead In A Second Sign With Sydney’s Possum Records

Dead In A Second, the new band from former Thousand Needles In Red guitarist Tristan ‘Trizo’ Bouillaut, have signed with Sydney-based Possum Records, run by industry stalwart Philip Israel.

November 28, 2013
Arctic Monkeys. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Arctic Monkeys To Play Arena Shows In Australia

Arctic Monkeys will play their biggest shows ever when they return to Australia and New Zealand in May for arena shows.

November 28, 2013
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Former Sigue Sigue Sputnik Guitarist Forms The Montecristos

Neil X of Sigue Sigue Sputnik has a new band called The Montecristos.

November 28, 2013