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John Mayer Tops Album Chart, Katy Perry Leads Singles

John Mayer ‘Paradise Valley’ has held a steady lead all week on Australia’s iTunes chart and coupled with instore reaction for physical disc sales will easily come in ahead of Avenged Sevenfold ‘Hail To The King’ this week.

August 31, 2013
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James Blunt Debuts Bonfire Heart Video WATCH

James Blunt will release his new single 'Bonfire Heart' on October 7. The song is the first single to be taken from his fourth studio album 'Moon Landing' which is released on October 21, through Atlantic Records.

August 31, 2013
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Chester Bennington Driven Stone Temple Pilots Prep EP

Stone Temple Pilots lead from Linkin Park's Chester Bennington have announced their debut EP will be titled High Rise, and will be released via Spinefarm Records on October 7th.

August 31, 2013
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Avenged Sevenfold Battle For Top Of UK Chart, Land At 2 In Australia

Avenged Sevenfold are fighting to land their first ever UK #1 with their new album 'Hail To The King' which was released this week.

August 31, 2013
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Wilko Johnson Confirms His Last Ever Performance

After a series of post-retirement performances Wilko Johnson's last scheduled performance will take place on Saturday (August 31) at Bingley Music Live in Bingley, West Yorkshire, England.

August 31, 2013
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Joan Jett Rules Out Runaways Reunion

Don't look for a Runaways reunion.

August 31, 2013
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GWAR To Release 13th Album Battle Maximus

GWAR will release their 13th studio album, Battle Maximus, on September 17 via Metal Blade Records.

August 31, 2013
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Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton Releases First Solo Song

Darren Middleton of Powderfinger has released the first song from his first solo album ‘Translations’.

August 30, 2013
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AWME Announces Local And International Showcase Artists

The Australian World Music Expo (AWME) has announced its first round of showcasing artists with Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Vanuatu and Reunion Island representing the first nations announced.

August 30, 2013
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Frontier Touring And Future Music Join Forces For Future Music Festival

Australia’s Future Music Festival has been given a fresh injection with the announcement of a strategic alliance with Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring Company.

August 30, 2013
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New Music Releases For W/C August 30, 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 30th August, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below).

August 30, 2013
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Watch New Elton John Song Performed Live VIDEO

Elton John has released a video for the new song Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight) from his upcoming album The Diving Board.

August 30, 2013
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Boy George To Release First Album In 18 Years

Boy George is back with a new studio album of original material, his first in 18 years.

August 30, 2013
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Moby Releases Song With Wayne Coyne

The Perfect Life is the first single to be taken from Moby's forthcoming new album Innocents and will be released on September 30.

August 30, 2013
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Ozzy Osbourne Safe After Bacon Tries To Burn His House Down

For the second time this year, the Beverly Hills fire department has been called to the Osbourne residence.

August 30, 2013
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Ted Nugent’s Wife Arrested At Dallas Airport

Shemane Dezial, the wife of rocker Ted Nugent, was arrested on Thursday morning at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport for allegedly trying to take a gun through airport security.

August 30, 2013
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Joe Camilleri To Revisit Here Comes The Night For Sydney And Melbourne

Black Sorrows and Jo Jo Zep frontman Joe Camilleri will revisit his critically acclaimed show ‘Here Comes The Night: Songs from the Van Morrison Songbook’ for Sydney and Melbourne in November.

August 30, 2013
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Fergie And Josh Duhamel Name Son After Axl Rose

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and her husband actor Josh Duhamel have become first time parents.

August 30, 2013
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King Cannons Split

New Zealand band King Cannons have split after 6 years citing musical differences at the reason for the break-up.

August 30, 2013
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Rolf Harris Formally Charged With Child Sex Offences

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been formally changed with sexual offences against under aged girls.

August 30, 2013
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Joey LaCaze Of Eyehategod Dies At Age 42

Joey LaCaze, the drummer for New Orleans band Eyehategod, has died of respiratory failure just two days after his 42nd birthday.

August 29, 2013
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Elton John Preps To Go Back To Work After Operation

Sir Elton John "can't wait to get back on stage" after recovering from his appendix operation.

August 29, 2013
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Dan McCafferty Officially Retires From Nazareth

After two recent incidents where shows by Nazareth had to be cut short due to illness, lead vocalist Dan McCafferty has announced that he is retiring from the band.

August 29, 2013
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Van Morrison And Mick Hucknall To Pay Tribute To Bobby Bland At BluesFest London

Veteran artists Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall will join forces on Friday, November 1 at London's Royal Albert Hall for an All-Star Tribute to Bobby Bland.

August 29, 2013
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New Paul McCartney Produced By Mark Ronson LISTEN

Mark Ronson has managed to make Paul McCartney sound like Paul McCartney again on a brand new song released today.

August 29, 2013
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Engelbert Humperdinck Lays Down Duet With Gene Simmons

The legendary Engelbert Humperdinck spent the day in the studio with Kiss founder Gene Simmons laying down a track for his Duets albums.

August 29, 2013
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Youssou N’Dour Wins Polar Music Prize

Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour, who has collaborated on numerous occasions with Peter Gabriel and other artists, has been named one of the two winners of the 2013 Polar Music Prize.

August 29, 2013
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Jimmy Webb Records With Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel, Crosby and Nash

Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb has gathered some of his famous friends, including Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel and David Crosby & Graham Nash for his next album.

August 29, 2013
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South Australia To Showcase In Queensland For BIGSOUND

Five acts from South Australia will head north to Queensland to showcase for the BIGSOUND music conference in September.

August 28, 2013
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Midweek Chart Report: Its All About John Mayer And Katy Perry

Katy Perry looks set to claim the No.1 spot in Australia for a second week with her new single “Roar”.

August 28, 2013