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Australian Music Industry Legend Glenn Wheatley Has Died At Age 74

Glenn Wheatley, the former bass player for the Masters Apprentices and who went on to direct the careers of Little River Band and John Farnham and run a media empire, has died at the age of 74.

February 1, 2022
Jimmy Barnes by Ros O'Gorman
Jimmy Barnes’ Recruited Diesel for Red Hot Summer and One Electric Day

The Jimmy Barnes Band switched guitarists last weekend for the Red Hot Summer (Bendigo) and One Electric Day (Werribee) events. Danny Spencer was tagged as a “close content” and had to isolate for the weekend. Lucky for Jimmy, his brother-in-law Diesel was just a phone call away.

February 1, 2022
Meat Loaf - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Australian Albums: Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell Returns To No 1

With the passing last Friday of the artist Meat Loaf, his debut album "Bat Out of Hell" leaps from the lower depths of chart-hell (#336) to retake the No.1 spot in Australia after 43 1/2 years.

January 29, 2022
Joni Mitchell photo from Kennedy Center
Joni Mitchell Joins Neil Young In The Big FU To Spotify

Nine-time Grammy Award winner, music legend Joni Mitchell has joined Neil Young in a major fuck you to Spotify.

January 29, 2022
Stephen White
Australian Music Industry Identity Stephen White Spells Out The State Of Play For The Prime Minister

Respected Australian music industry identity Stephen White, who for the past 45 years has been a driving force of the Australian music industry, is fed up with the Federal Government's disdain for the music industry and has spelt out his case in a magnificently worded letter to the Prime Minister and Federal Members.

January 28, 2022
Barry Gibb at Rod Laver Arena photo by Ros O'Gorman
UK Americana Award Winners

The Americana Music Awards for the UK have been held.

January 28, 2022
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Neil Young Disappears Off Spotify

Spotify has responded to Neil Young’s threat to withdraw from the streaming service his content down immediately.

January 27, 2022
Emma Donovan and Dan Sultan join Archie Roach in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Good Times Festival Cancelled For 2022

The on again off again Good Times Festival has been officially cancelled for 2022.

January 27, 2022
Jack Gray
SXSW Reveals Round Three of Artists for 2022

SXSW have announced the third round of artists heading to showcase at the music festival and conference in Austin Texas in March.

January 26, 2022
Jimmy Barnes photo by Ros O'Gorman
Duane McDonald’s One Electric Day All Set For A Covid Safe Sunday

One Electric Day is all set for Sunday at Werribee Park in Melbourne.

January 26, 2022
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Damon Albarn Apologizes To Taylor Swift After Songwriting Slag-off

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has apologised to Taylor Swift for claiming she does not write her own songs.

January 26, 2022
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Sells His Master Recordings To Sony

Bob Dylan has sold his entire back catalogue of recorded music to Sony Music Entertainment.

January 25, 2022
Damon Albarn photo by Ros OGorman
Taylor Swift Fires Off Foot Stomping Tanty At Damon Albarn Over Songwriting Quip

Taylor Swift is stomping her feet and banging her fists over comments Damon Albarn made about her songwriting and she does have a point. Albarn’s comments are completely wrong.

January 25, 2022
One Electric Day at Werribee Mansion on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Russell Morris, Icehouse, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes.
Jimmy Barnes Goes Red Hot And Electric For 2022

When Covid sidelined the Jimmy Barnes’ Flesh and Blood’ tour before the ‘Flesh and Blood’ album was released, Jimmy missed the opportunity to give the songs their full force with a live band.

January 24, 2022
A Day In The Gardens in the Botanical Gardens Melbourne on Friday 10 March 2017. Ross Wilson, Daryl Braithwaite and John Farnham each performed a set for the first A Day In The Gardens held over the March 2017 Moomba long weekend in Melbourne.
Sydney’s Twilight At Taronga Series Cancelled Due To Omicron Outbreak

Sydney’s Twilight At Taronga live music events have been cancelled due to the current Omicron outbreak.

January 23, 2022
The Weeknd Dawn FM
Australian Charts: The Weeknd ‘Dawn FM’ Spends Second Week At No 1

The Weeknd managed to hold onto the No.1 spot in Australia for a second week with "Dawn FM", his first #1 album to log a second week atop the ARIA Album Charts.

January 23, 2022
The Wombats. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Wombats Land A UK No 1 Album

The Wombats reach Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart today with Fix Yourself, Not The World, marking their first chart-topping LP in the UK.

January 22, 2022
Antony Partos Cezary Skubiszewski David McCormack at APRA Screen Music Awards
David McCormack, Kate Miller-Heidke, Alex Lahey Nominated For Screen Music Awards

The Screen Music Awards will be announced in February with Custard’s David McCormack and singer songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Alex Lahey nominated for the 2021 awards.

January 20, 2022
Jon Batiste at Noise11
Grammy Awards Move To Sin City

The postponed Grammy Awards have been rescheduled to 3 April 2022 and will now be held in Las Vegas.

January 19, 2022
Crowd at the Red Hot Summer tour in Mornington at the Mornington Racecourse.
APRA AMCOS Calls NSW Government Event Saver Lifeline “An Important First Step”

APRA AMCOS has welcomed the New South Wales Government's Event Saver Lifeline calling the initiative "an important first step".

January 17, 2022
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer
Red Hot Summer To Head To New South Wales After Two Success Melbourne Events

Duane McDonald’s Red Hot Summer tour is heading to the Hunter Valley and Central Coast in New South Wales this weekend after two successful days outside Melbourne tested new Covid regulations.

January 17, 2022
The Weeknd Dawn FM
Australian Charts: The Weeknd Topples Adele for No 1 Album

The first new No.1 Album for 2022 occurs this week as the fifth studio album for The Weeknd called "Dawn FM" becomes his fourth chart-topping album in Australia.

January 17, 2022
Cold Chisel All For You
INXS and Cold Chisel Had Two Of The Biggest Australian Albums Of 2021

INXS ‘The Very Best’ and Cold Chisel ‘The Best of Cold Chisel: All For You’ both made ARIA’s Top 10 Australian Albums of 2021.

January 14, 2022
Nirvana Nevermind 30th anniversary edition
Nirvana, Queen, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac Dominate Australian Vinyl Chart of 2021

Very few artists “popped” into the ARIA Top 10 vinyl albums of 2021. The end of year chart features Nirvana with two places, Queen at no 5, and 40+ year old albums by Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd in the Top 10.

January 14, 2022
Peking Duk DJ Duk
Introducing Thrillsong Because Hey … F*ck You Hillsong

Peking Duk are just one of the acts introducing new Australian supergroup Thrillsong because hey, if Hillsong can perform to their cult then why should they?

January 14, 2022
Hillsong pic from event on their Facebook page
Hillsong Endangers Cult Members With Covid Superspreader Event

Sydney based business Hillsong, the operation created by Brian Houston in 1983 to peddle religion as a product, has been caught flaunting New South Wales Covid restrictions by putting on a Covid superspreader event endangering its cult members.

January 14, 2022
The Avalanches
KanYE West (Ye), Harry Styles, Billie Eilish To Headline Coachella FULL LINEUP

KanYE West, Harry Styles and Billie Eilish will headline the three days of Coachella 2022.

January 13, 2022
Rod Stewart photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rod Stewart Australian Tour Cancelled

Rod Stewart's upcoming Australian tour including A Day On The Green dates has been cancelled.

January 13, 2022
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Red Hot Summer Will Operate As A Covid Safe Event Under Victorian Government Guidelines

Red Hot Summer will herald a return to live music this weekend in Mornington with the event to operate under the approved Victorian Government Public Events Framework.

January 12, 2022
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart To Play UK Music Festival In 2022

American country legend Marty Stuart will head to the UK in 2022 for a headline performance at The Long Road Festival is Leicestershire in August.

January 12, 2022