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James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Metallica, Soundwave 2013, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Add More Surprises To Soundwave Adelaide Setlist

Metallica have played a different show on every Soundwave show so far and the Adelaide show on Sunday still had a few surprises.

March 4, 2013
Neil Young. image by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Debuts Brand New Song In Perth

The Neil Young & Crazy Horse introduced a brand new, never before played live song at their first Australian show in Perth on Saturday night.

March 4, 2013
Ed Sheeran, Photo Image Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Ed Sheeran Reveals New Song Title, Sets Album Release Date

Ed Sheeran will release the follow-up to his award winning ‘+’ next February.

March 4, 2013
Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys
Jimi Hendrix Is Poster Boy For 6th Record Store Day

We're now less than two months away from the 6th annual Record Store Day, which will be held this year on Saturday, April 20.

March 4, 2013
Phil Ramone, producer, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Noise11, photo
Phil Ramone Hospitalised With Aneurysm

Legendary music producer Phil Ramone has been hospitalized in New York City after suffering an aortic aneurysm.

March 4, 2013
Journey, Noise11, Photo
Journey Unveil Don’t Stop Believin’ Story

Next Friday night is the official wide opening for the film Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, the story of how Arnel Pineda went from singing in a Philippines based Journey cover band to fronting the real thing.

March 4, 2013
Rick Springfield, photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Rick Springfield To Return To General Hospital

Back before he was Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital, Rick Springfield had a fledgling music career that included the number 14 hit Speak to the Sky (1971).

March 4, 2013
Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Clapton Says He’ll Stop Touring At 70

Eric Clapton is currently 67. If he holds true to his new promise that he will stop touring when he is 70, then we have just three more years to enjoy Eric's guitar virtuosity live in many parts of the world.

March 4, 2013
Winehouse Walk of Fame
Amy Winehouse To Be Honoured On London’s New Walk Of Fame

British music promoter Lee Bennett was in Hollywood a number of years ago on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when his 10-year-old son asked why the U.K. didn't have its own walk.

March 4, 2013
Brent Grulke 2011, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Austin Music Awards To Pay Tribute To Brent Grulke

The late Brent Grulke will be honored with special tribute at the Austin Music Awards during SXSW next week.

March 4, 2013
Gene Simmons, Kiss. photo by Tim Cashmere
Kiss To Perform On First Footy Show Of 2013

Kiss will play their only Australian television performance on the season premiere of Sydney’s The Footy Show on March 7.

March 3, 2013
Jimmy Barnes, Jackie Barnes, Davey Lane, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jackie Barnes Announces New Tin Lid On The Way

Jackie Barnes is going to be a father. The 27-year old son of Jimmy and Jane Barnes has announced that he and wife Stephanie have a child on the way.

March 3, 2013
Rita Ora, Noise11, Photo
Rita Ora Cancels Future Music Festival Perth

Rita Ora has cancelled her Future Music Festival performance in Perth today because of a throat infection.

March 3, 2013
Steve Poltz - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Henry Wagons, Steve Poltz, Waterboys To Play Conqueroo Party At SXSW

Cary Baker's annual Conqueroo Party at SXSW is once again a smorgasbord sample bag of what Austin has to offer during SXSW.

March 3, 2013
Aussie BBQ at SXSW, Noise11, Photo
Sounds Australia Adds Two More SXSW Parties

Sounds Australia, Australia's music collective at SXSW, have announced two more showcases parties for Australian acts at SXSW 2013.

March 3, 2013
Russell Morris Sharkmouth
Russell Morris Sharkmouth Equals 1981 Almost Frantic Chart Peak

Russell Morris is back in the ARIA Top 30 album chart for the first time since 1981 with ‘Sharkmouth’ and he has equalled his 1981 peak chart position.

March 3, 2013
Da Boy and Da Goose
Da’ Boy & Da’ Goose Cover Stones for FARA Benefit

James Southwell and Barry Harvey from Chain (aka Da’ Boy & Da’ Goose) have joined up and covered the Rolling Stones ‘Beast of Burden’ to raise money for friend with Friedreich Ataxia.

March 3, 2013
Anthony Callea, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Anthony Callea Signs With ABC Music

Anthony Callea is celebrating this third decade with a new record label. Callea will release his next album ‘Thirty’ through ABC Music.

March 3, 2013
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 2013, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Nick Cave Performs With Gardenvale Primary School Choir

Nick Cave had some special guest singers with him last night at his hometown Melbourne concert – the Gardenvale Primary School Choir.

March 3, 2013
Todd Rundgren, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Todd Rundgren To Tour Australia In July

Todd Rundgren will return to Australia in July for his ‘An Evening With…’ shows.

March 3, 2013
Gene Simmons, Kiss. photo by Tim Cashmere
Kiss, Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy Setlist, Check It Out

The Kiss, Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy tour kicked off in Perth this week and will head around Australia for the next two weeks, including one show in Mackay in far North Queensland.

March 3, 2013
Hillsong Zion
Hillsong Topples Nick Cave On ARIA Album Chart

The 27th charted album for Sydney religious group Hillsong (United) becomes the churches second No.1 album in Australia this week, as “Zion” (their 59th released album) debuts at the summit of the ARIA Albums Chart.

March 3, 2013
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
What fun, Pink Has The Number One Single Again

Climbing back to the top of the ARIA Singles chart are Pink and Nate Ruess with “Just Give Me a Reason”.

March 3, 2013
Avicii, Noise11, Photo
Avicii In Hospital In Brisbane, Misses Future Music Festival

Future Music Festival EDM headliner Avicii has cancelled both of his Brisbane and Perth performances this weekend as he recovers in a Brisbane hospital with a stomach issue.

March 2, 2013
The Simpsons Homer Shake
The Simpsons Do The Homer Shake

The ‘Harlem Shake’ has developed into the ‘Homer Shake’. The new Simpsons promo features America’s first family taking ownership of the Baauer dance craze.

March 2, 2013
Sarah Hyland and The Songbirds
The Songbirds To Stream Live Show

The Songbirds featuring Australia’s Dannielle DeAndrea (Gaha), Mexican soul diva Erica Canales and Emmy and Latin Grammy nominated Gaby Moreno from Guatemala, will stream their LA poolside performance live this week.

March 2, 2013
Duff McKagen, Soundwave 2013, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Danko Jones Joins Duff McKagan For Guns n Roses Song

Duff McKagan brought his good mate Danko Jones on stage at Soundwave Melbourne to perform a Guns n Roses song.

March 2, 2013
Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Morrissey Says Sir Paul McCartney Should Return His Knighthood

To coin the lyrics of a Smiths song, Morrissey’s “Big Mouth Strikes Again”. This time the outspoken vegetarian says Sir Paul McCartney should return his knighthood.

March 2, 2013
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Metallica, Soundwave 2013, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Dig Deep For Soundwave Melbourne Setlist

Metallica mined deep into their early catalogue for their Soundwave Melbourne setlist, even performing a song from the “Black” album never performed before outside of the Black Album anniversary shows last year.

March 2, 2013
Charles Jenkins image by Ros O'Gorman
Charles Jenkins, Kerrie Simpson To Play Conrad Family Benefit Sunday

Melbourne’s music community will gather on Sunday for the Rock & Roll Gumbo Medicine Show, a benefit for Karen Conrad and family.

March 1, 2013