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ANNOUNCEMENT: Bluesfest Given Go Ahead With Covid Plan Approved

Peter Noble OAM, Bluesfest Festival Director and Chairman of the Bluesfest Group of Companies announced this morning:

February 17, 2021
Russ Thyret
Former Warner Brothers Records Chairman Russ Thyret Dies Aged 76

Russ Thyret, a former Chairman and CEO of Warner Brothers Records, has died at aged 76 after a long illness.

February 15, 2021
Kate Ceberano Sweet Inspiration
Australian Charts: Kate Ceberano ‘Sweet Inspirations’ Debuts At No 5, Foo Fighters At 1

The tenth studio album for US rockers Foo Fighters called "Medicine at Midnight" becomes their eighth No.1 Album in Australia, equalling the eight albums achieved by Pearl Jam.

February 15, 2021
The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire and Teskey Brothers Summer Salt Ballarat Show Is A Goer

The sold-out The Cat Empire and The Teskey Brothers show for February 28 is all systems go for February 28.

February 11, 2021
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bluesfest Reschedule Postponed 2020 International Acts Into 2022

Patti Smith, George Benson, The Wailers, Larkin Poe and Cory Henry & Funk Apostles now have rescheduled Australia tour dates for 2022.

February 11, 2021
Rihanna photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sydney Songwriter Khaled Rohaim Joins 1,000,000,000 List For His Rihanna Song

Khaled Rohaim of Sydney has joined the 1,000,000,000 List for the song ‘Needed Me’ written with Te Whiti Warbrick for Rihanna.

February 9, 2021
The Kid Laroi
Australian Charts: The Kid Laroi Is No 1

After just over half-a-year of charting local Sydney teenage rapper The Kid Laroi sees his mixtape "Fuck Love" alongside his EP "Savage" rise one spot this week to claim the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time, plus he becomes the third successive local act at No.1.

February 7, 2021
Keep The Circle Unbroken
Australian Acts Group for Keep The Circle Unbroken Victorian Tour

A truckload of Victorian musicians will pop up in places around the state in March for the Keep The Circle Unbroken tour.

February 5, 2021
Groovin The Moo
Groovin’ The Moo Cancelled For 2021

The Groovin’ The Moo music festival will not go ahead in Australia in 2021 although GTM boss Steve Halpin expects in back in 2022.

February 4, 2021
Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour 2015
Brunswick Ballroom Is Melbourne’s Newest Music Venue

Melbourne is about to have a new music venue. Brunswick Ballroom, inspired by the Continental Café in Prahran in the 90s, will kick off with its first gig on 25 February.

February 3, 2021
Rick Nielsen photo Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Cheap Trick Replace Live+ On Under The Southern Stars

Cheap Trick will perform in Australia from April as part of Under The Southern Stars replacing Live+.

February 3, 2021
Coachella
Coachella 2021 Cancelled

The 2021 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California has officially been scrapped due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns.

February 2, 2021
Didirri
Ten Australian Acts Showcasing for SXSW Online 2021

SXSW 2021 will once again be an online event with acts from all over the world performing from all over the world.

January 30, 2021
Come From Away photo by Jeff Busby
‘Come From Away’ Is Even More Potent In A Covid World

‘Come From Away’ is one of the most powerful theatre shows of the 21st century. Now, as Australia returns to a Covid norm after 2020, the impact of this show has increased substantially.

January 29, 2021
Josh Pyke
Josh Pyke Partnership Grants Program Returns For Seventh Year

Josh Pyke is bringing back his music industry grants program the JP Partnership for a seventh year.

January 29, 2021
Larry King
Larry King’s Best Music Interviews

With the death of Larry King at age 87 on the weekend, the world has lost one of the greatest interviewers of all-time.

January 25, 2021
Glass Animals
61 Fucks Given In 19 Triple J Hottest 100 Songs

Did you enjoy 2021’s Triple J Hottest 100? Fuck yeah. 61 times to be exact. The Triple J Hottest 100 of 2021 features 19 songs dropping the F bomb at total of 61 times.

January 25, 2021
Fanny Lumsden
Fanny Lumsden Is A Five Times 2021’s Golden Guitar Awards Winner

Fanny Lumsden has taken home five Golden Guitar awards at the 49th Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) held over the weekend.

January 25, 2021
Illy
Australian Charts: Illy has the Number One Album with ‘The Space Between’

Just like last week, it's a one-two entry to the ARIA Albums Chart this week, with the sixth studio album for local rapper Illy called "The Space Between" entering at No.1, becoming his second successive chart-topper locally.

January 24, 2021
Glastonbury 2013, music news, noise11.com
Glastonbury Festival cancelled for a second year

Organisers of the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival have cancelled its 2021 edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic for the second year running.

January 22, 2021
Ross Wilson photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ross Wilson, The Living End Join Sounds Better Together Events

Ross Wilson and The Living End have been added to the expanding Sounds Better Together concert from the Victorian government.

January 21, 2021
Jimmy Barnes performs at the Palais in St Kilda Melbourne on Saturday 18 July 2015 as part of the Flesh and Wood Tour 2015.
Red Hot Summer’s First Show In Launceston Has Sold Out

Red Hot Summer’s Launceston show on March 13 is a sell-out.

January 19, 2021
Barry Gibb at Rod Laver Arena photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Barry Gibb ‘Greenfields’ Is Australia’s No 1 Album

Barry Gibb scores his first ever solo No.1 Album in Australia this week with a collection of re-recorded Bee Gees tracks alongside multiple artists on "Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook 1'.

January 18, 2021
INXS and CM Murphy
R.I.P. INXS Manager C.M. Murphy

INXS manager C.M. Murphy has died at the age of 66. He was suffering from Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

January 16, 2021
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Red Hot Summer Has Six Sell-Out Shows As First For 2021 Approaches

Six Red Hot Summer shows have now sold-out as the tour gets set for kick-out in Tasmania in March.

January 14, 2021
Shakira
Shakira Sells Music Catalogue

Shakira has sold her music publishing catalogue to Hipgnosis Songs.

January 14, 2021
Nick Kontonicolas and Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart Pays Tribute To His Late Father-In-Law Johnny Cash with ‘I’ve Been Around’

Country legend Marty Stuart has honored his late father-in-law and, Johnny Cash with a newly released music video for the song ‘I’ve Been Around’.

January 11, 2021
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift ‘evermore’ Spends Another Week At No 1

Taylor Swift secures a fourth straight week at No.1 with her ninth album "evermore", which equals the four weeks her eighth set "folklore" (TW-7) achieved in August of 2020.

January 10, 2021
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Greendale tour Melbourne photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Sells 50% of his Catalogue For $150 million

Neil Young has sold 50 per cent of his music catalogue said to be worth an estimated $150 million (£UK110 million/$AU192 million).

January 7, 2021
2017 Record Store Day Ambassador Anthony Albanese (aka Albo) at Red Eye Records handing over the Ambassadorship to the current ambassadors. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Albo Casts His Votes For Triple J’s Hottest 100

Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese has voted early and voted often for the Triple J Hottest 100.

January 6, 2021