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Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar To Receive Posthumous Grammy

Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar is set to receive a posthumous lifetime achievement award at this year's Grammy Awards.

December 13, 2012
Jason Mraz. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jason Mraz And Status Quo Added To Deni Blues and Roots Festival

Jason Mraz and Status Quo will play Deniliquin.

December 13, 2012
Mike Scott of The Waterboys
The Waterboys Add Canberra Date

The Waterboys have added a Canberra date on their first ever Australian tour.

December 13, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Watch 12-12-12 With Springsteen, Stones, McCartney LIVE NOW

The 12-12-12 concert is streaming live right now from Madison Square Garden.

December 13, 2012
Jason Mraz - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jason Mraz Added To Bluesfest, Madness Cancel

Jason Mraz will head back to Australia for Bluesfest in 2013 but Madness have pulled out.

December 13, 2012
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar 1920-2012

The man who brought Indian sitar music to the masses, Ravi Shankar, passed away on Tuesday evening in San Diego. He was 92.

December 12, 2012
Vika Bull - At Last The Story of Etta James
Etta James At Last Crew Talk About The 2013 Production

‘At Last: The Etta James Story, starring Vika Bull is gearing up to be an early success for 2013.

December 12, 2012
Chet Faker: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Chet Faker To Release Online Live Video EP

Chet Faker has had a huge year, slowly gathering fans as he and his compadres traversed the country culminating in a glorious set in the baking sun at Meredith last weekend and if you saw them, you can now be reminded of said gig with a live EP.

December 12, 2012
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones
WATCH: Mick Jagger Top 10 On The David Lettermen Show

The Late Night With David Lettermen Top 10 with Mick Jagger aired moments ago in the United States.

December 12, 2012
National SLAM Day Is Happening Again

National SLAM (Save Live Australia's Music - no that is not a typo, yes it is stupid, deal with it) day is coming up in February so we're giving you plenty of time to psych yourself up for some great local live music.

December 12, 2012
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar Dead At 92

Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died in a San Diego hospital at the age of 92.

December 12, 2012
Blackchords Sign To ABC Music

Melbourne’s Blackchords will release their next album through ABC Music.

December 12, 2012
Gilli Moon
Gilli Moon To Play One Off Sydney Show

Hollywood based Australian singer-songwriter Gilli Moon will perform a one-off Australian show in Sydney in the New Year.

December 12, 2012
Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin Is Looking Forward To Bluesfest

Austin based singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin says she is looking forward to returning to Australia to perform at Bluesfest in 2013.

December 12, 2012
John Farnham, music news,
John Farnham To Open New Sydney Venue

John Farnham will be the first performer for Sydney’s newest venue The Star Event Centre.

December 12, 2012
Jon Anderson photo by Tim Cashmere
Jackson And Richie Wrote We Are The World During Donna Summer Session

Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote the classic charity song ‘We Are The World’ during their downtime while recording ‘State of Independence’ for Donna Summer, Jon Anderson tells

December 12, 2012
Iggy Pop, photo Ros O'Gorman
Win Signed Stooges Tour Posters, Just Don’t Rip Them Down Anymore!

The Stooges are heading to Australia playing headline shows for the first time in who knows how long in Easter and the tour has been so popular that fans hungry for souvenirs have been ripping the posters down from the walls.

December 12, 2012
Chris Squire of Yes. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Yes To Play Classic Albums Live

It has become commonplace for classic rock artists to play one of their biggest albums in its entirety as part of a show but Yes is taking it to another level by playing three albums in their entirety during a number of early 2013 shows.

December 12, 2012
Chuck D of Public Enemy. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Rush, Randy Newman, Albert King Head To Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Donna Summer, Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Albert King form a list of two long overlooked bands, an Academy Award winning songwriter, a rap supergroup, a disco diva, a blues great and two great producers/executives comprise the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

December 12, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - image by Ros O'Gorman,, photos
Australian Radio Network To Broadcast 12-12-12 Concert Live

UPDATE: This is NOT being broadcast on ARN stations. Instead its online only.

December 12, 2012
Eminem, Noise11, Photo
Eminem To Headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

Reading & Leeds Festivals announce iconic rapper Eminem as a Main Stage headliner for the 2013 event.

December 12, 2012
Southern Cross Austereo
It Is Time For Derek Bargwanna, Craig Bruce And Guy Dobson To Answer Questions About The Austereo Culture

2DAY FM Director of Content Derek ‘DB’ Bargwanna is now directly in the media headlights and needs to answer the question “who authorised the call that led to the death of Jacintha Saldanha to go to air?"

December 11, 2012
Primal Scream - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
REVIEW: Meredith Music Festival 2012

Meredith is getting old. Twenty two years old. That’s pretty old in festival-years. But with age comes wisdom and that wisdom showed in one of the strongest festival line-ups this country has ever seen down at the infamous supernatural amphitheatre on the weekend.

December 11, 2012
Luka Bloom
Luka Bloom 11th Australian Tour Announced

Luka Bloom will return to Australia for his 11th tour in March.

December 11, 2012
Sleep Over
Sleep Over To Tour Australia And New Zealand In February

Austin’s Sleep Over will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in February.

December 11, 2012
Ed Sheeran: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Will Get A Grammy Tattoo If He Wins

Ed Sheeran 'was in a state' when he learned he was nominated for a Grammy Award.

December 11, 2012
Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Christine McVie’s Return To Fleetwood Mac Remains Unlikely

With all of the talk of the 2013 Fleetwood Mac tour and even a possible album there has been the inevitable question of the return of the fifth member of the group, Christine McVie.

December 11, 2012
Calvin Harris: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Calvin Harris Looks Forward To Christmas Break

Calvin Harris is really looking forward to taking it easy over the holidays.

December 11, 2012
Fairytale Of New York
The Pogues Top Most Played Christmas Song List

The organisation which represents 95,000 UK songwriters and composers today published the top 50 most played Christmas songs in the past year.

December 11, 2012
Jimmy Barnes photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jimmy Barnes And The Rubens To Join Bruce Springsteen At Hanging Rock

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Hanging Rock show will also feature Jimmy Barnes and The Rubens.

December 11, 2012