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Richard Marx played Melbourne on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Richard Marx Wrote ‘Right Here Waiting’ For Barbra Streisand And She Turned It Down

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Barbra Streisand turned down the chance to record Richard Marx hit Right Here Waiting.

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Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Are Getting Back Together

by Music-News.com

Lady Gaga is to reunite with singing legend Tony Bennett for a special concert on Friday.

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Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick To Open Meditation Centre

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Dionne Warwick is helping fans find inner peace by opening her own sound bath meditation centre.

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KD Lang at the Plenary in Melbourne on 18 July 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Check Out k.d.lang and the Mysterious Orville Peck doing ‘Miss Chatelaine’

by Paul Cashmere

k.d. lang has dropped a new mix of ‘Miss Chatelaine’ with Canadian country musician Orville Peck.

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Diana Ross, Noise11, Photo

Diana Ross To Release Her First Album In 15 Years

by Paul Cashmere

Diana Ross will release ‘Thank You’ in September. It will be her first album since 2006’s covers record ‘I Love You’ and first album of original songs since 1999’s ‘Every Day Is A New Day’.

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Carole King, The Plenary, Melbourne, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Carole King and Jennifer Hudson Write Song For Aretha Franklin Biopic

by Paul Cashmere

Carole King has brought her career full circle by teaming up with Jennifer Hudson to write a new song for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect.

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Lisa Edwards Im Still The Woman

Lisa Edwards Excavates Back To The 90s For Unused Randy Goodrum Song ‘I’m Still The Woman’

by Paul Cashmere

Lisa Edwards went way back to the early 90s to choose the song that was to become the title track of her new album ‘I’m Still The Woman’. The song was written for her by Grammy Award winning songwriter Randy Goodrum.

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Barbra Streisand

Barbara Streisand and Willie Nelson Work Up Duet

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Barbra Streisand has reworked her 2014 song I’d Want It to Be You as a new duet with Willie Nelson.

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Denis Walter

Denis Walter Covers Brian Cadd’s John Farnham Classic On New Album

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Denis Walter has tapped into the Brian Cadd catalogue to record a new version of Cadd’s classic John Farnham hit ‘Don’t You Know Its Magic’.

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Kamahl at Big Day Out 2004 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Daryl Somers Apologizes To Kamahl Over Racist Remarks

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Veteran Australian television host has apologized to Malayasian born, Australian based crooner Kamahl for the insensitive and racist comments he made on his show Hey Hey Its Saturday.

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Linda Ronstadt Sells Her Songs to Irving Azoff

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Linda Ronstadt is the latest artist to sell her recorded music catalogue.

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Debra Byrne and Dion Hirini

Debra Byrne and Dion Hirini To Kick Off Shows In Kyneton This Weekend

by Paul Cashmere

After a few false starts leading to two shows being rescheduled because of Covid lockdowns, Debra Byrne and Dion Hirini will start their Victorian season in Kyneton on Saturday.

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Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour 2015

How The Band’s Music From Big Pink Opened The Mind Of Brian Cadd

by Paul Cashmere

The Band’s 1968 ‘Music From Big Pink’ was a life-changing recording for Australian singer songwriter Brian Cadd. After hearing an early preview of the album in London in early 1968 Brian’s songwriting changed forever.

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Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour 2015

Brian Cadd Has A New Covid Song And He Will Be Performing It Live

by Paul Cashmere

While Brian Cadd has been locked away at his home in Woodstock, New York a new song was created … a Covid song.

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Kate Ceberano APIA Good Times Tour 2015

Kate Ceberano Created Two Original Songs In Lockdown For Her ‘Sweet Inspiration’ Album

by Paul Cashmere

In 2020 Australia, like the rest of the world, was thrown into lockdown because of the coronavirus, Kate Ceberano got creative. She wrote two original songs for her new album ‘Sweet Inspiration’.

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Engelbert Humperdinck and wife Patrica photo with thanks to Scott Dorsey

Patricia Dorsey, Wife of Englebert Humperdinck, Passes From Covid

by Paul Cashmere

Patricia Dorsey, since 1964 the wife of music legend Engelbert Humperdinck, has passed away after recently testing positive to Covid-19

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Kate Ceberano performs at the APIA Good Times Tour at the Palais in St Kilda on Saturday 28 May 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com

Kate Ceberano On Her Return To Sony For ‘Sweet Inspiration’

by Paul Cashmere

Kate Ceberano has released her first contemporary album in eight years back with Sony Music and thanks Denis Handlin and Robert Rigby for the chance.

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Sinead O'Connor (Photo: Tim Cashmere)

Sinead O’Connor Sends Out Plea To Son

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Sinead O’Connor has asked fans and followers to pray for her 16-year-old son, Shane, following a “hideous day from hell”.

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Julia Stone Photo Credit Brooke Ashley Barone

Julia Stone To Play Rare Portsea Show

by Paul Cashmere

As artists begin to reactivate after 2020’s Covid lockdowns some rare shows are starting to pop up. Julia Stone will be performing in the town of Portsea, in Victoria.

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Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

by Paul Cashmere

94-year old music legend Tony Bennett has announced he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke Partnership Grants Program Returns For Seventh Year

by Paul Cashmere

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

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Engelbert Humperdinck and wife Patricia

Engelbert Humperdinck and Wife Patricia Are Battling Covid-19

by Paul Cashmere

Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck and wife of 56 years Patricia Dorsey are both battling Covid-19.

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The Dreamroom

Eric McCusker Writes Sequel To Come Said The Boy For The Dreamroom

by Paul Cashmere

38 years ago Mondo Rock guitarist and songwriter Eric McCusker wrote the controversial ‘Come Said The Boy’, a song about a young man losing his virginity. Now more than three decades later, Eric has released the sequel ‘Bumping Into Memories’ with his new band The Dreamroom.

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Graeham Goble photo by Ros O'Gorman

Graeham Goble Awarded Order of Australia

by Paul Cashmere

Little River Band co-founder and songwriter Graeham Goble has been named to receive the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day honours.

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Gerry Beckley, America, Melbourne 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

America’s Gerry Beckley Releases Solo Best Of

by Paul Cashmere

America’s Gerry Beckley has complied his first solo best of ‘Keeping the Light On – The Best of Gerry Beckley’.

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Daryl Braithwaite surfboard

Daryl Braithwaite Has A 30th Anniversary The Horses Surfboard For Sale

by Paul Cashmere

Daryl Braithwaite is releasing the best piece of merch since the Kiss Koffin. For just $899 you can now have your very own Daryl Braithwaite The Horses 1991 30th anniversary surfboard.

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Bette Midler photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bette Midler Farewells Former Reality Star With ‘Goodbye Donnie’

by Paul Cashmere

Bette Midler has recorded a farewell song for her outgoing nemesis, the former reality TV star of the USA.

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Dee Snider of Twisted Sister

Dee Snider Wonders If Celine Dion Knows He Wrote Her Christmas Song

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider still has no idea if Celine Dion has clocked he was the brains behind her Christmas hit God Bless Us Everyone.

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Neil Diamond photo by Ros O'Gorman

Neil Diamond Fans Worldwide Create Viral ‘Sweet Caroline’

by Paul Cashmere

Hundreds and Neil Diamond fans worldwide have combined for a viral edition of Neil’s classic ‘Sweet Caroline’.

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Adele performs at on March 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo credit: Graham Denholm / Getty Images

Matt Chamberlain Is Working With Adele

by Music-News.com

Matt Chamberlain, who has played for the likes of late music legend David Bowie, Sir Elton John and Bob Dylan – has revealed he was in the studio with Adele recently and has recorded some drum parts for the Grammy-winner’s new tunes for her long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s ’25’.

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