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Victor Stranges and The Futurists

Victor Stranges and The Futurists To Perform The Songs of Elvis Costello

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne musician Victor Stranges is putting The Futurists back on stage for ‘The Songs of Elvis Costello’ in Belgrave on 26 May.

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Blondie at Pandemonium Melbourne 20 April 2024 by Winston Robinson

Blondie’s First Show of 2024 Was In Melbourne, Australia

by Paul Cashmere

Blondie put on a good show at Pandemonium Rocks in Australia for their first show of 2024 but not a great show. The band was outstanding but Debbie Harry’s voice was just not there.

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Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes Debut To Be Given The Deluxe Edition Treatment

by Paul Cashmere

‘Violent Femmes’, the debut album by Violent Femmes, will be reissued in February as an expanded expanded deluxe edition.

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Genya Raven

Genya Ravan Two Classic 1970s Albums To Be Reissued

by Paul Cashmere

Genya Ravan’s two new wave classics ‘Urban Desire’ (1978) and ‘…And I Mean It’ (1978) are coming back on vinyl and CD.

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Ron Peno Died Pretty, EG Awards Prince Bandroom - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

RIP Ron S Peno of Died Pretty at Age 68

by Paul Cashmere

Ron Peno, lead singer of founder of Australia’s Died Pretty, has died after a four and a half year battle with cancer.

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Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

BBC Producing When Blondie Came To Britain Documentary

by Paul Cashmere

The BBC is working on a new documentary about the first time Blondie came to the UK. ‘When Blondie Came To Britain’ is in the works now and guitarist and founding member Chris Stein mentioned it on his socials.

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Pretenders ADOTG at Rochford Winery on Saturday 18 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Chrissie Hynde Pisses All Over The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

by Paul Cashmere

Chrissie Hynde has rejected her 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for The Pretenders.

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Phoenix, Thomas Mars - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Phoenix Team With Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

by Paul Cashmere

Phoenix have debuted a new song ‘Tonight’ featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and with a new video shot in August in Tokyo and Paris.

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Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth

Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth Injured In Car Crash

by Paul Cashmere

Talking Heads husband and wife rhythm section Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth had a close call with disaster recently when a drunk driver crashed into their vehicle.

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Elvis Costello, ADOTG, Photo By Ros OGorman, Noise11, Photo

Elvis Costello Joins Elton John On The Radio

by Music-News.com

Elvis Costello joins Elton John’s Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1 this weekend to discuss his new album ‘The Boy Named If’. He tells Elton about recording the album remotely from his fellow band members, making a conscious effort not to become “complacent”, his tour plans for this year and more.

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XTC English Settlement

XTC ‘English Settlement’ Turns 40

by Paul Cashmere

‘English Settlement’, the fifth XTC album, turns 50 this week.

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Elvis Costello, ADOTG, Photo By Ros OGorman, Noise11, Photo

Elvis Costello Made ‘A Boy Named If’ Like His Life Depended On It

by Paul Cashmere

Elvis Costello says his new album ‘A Boy Named If’ was made “like my life depended on it”.

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Devo New Traditionalists

Devo’s ‘New Traditionalists’ Turns 40

by Paul Cashmere

‘New Traditionalists’ the fourth Devo album is 40 years old.

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Sting photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sting Says The Police Reunion Was A Mistake

by Music-News.com

Sting regrets The Police’s reunion. Sting reunited with bandmates Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland in 2007 – 19 years after they split – and then embarked on a global tour in 2008.

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Blondie Against All Odds

Blondie The Comic Book Is On The Way

by Paul Cashmere

Blondie’s first comic book ‘Blondie: Against The Odds’ is coming soon.

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The Posies

Matt Harris, Bass Player For The Posies, Has Died

by Paul Cashmere

Matt Harris, bass player for The Posies and before that Oranger, has passed away. A cause of death has not been announced.

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Graham Parker photo by Ros O'Gorman, music news, noise11.com

Graham Parker On Punk, New Wave, New Romantics and Paul Young

by Paul Cashmere

Graham Parker likes touring the USA because his lower profile means he doesn’t have to play the hits.

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Patti Smith performs Horses at Hamer Hall in Melbourne on Sunday 16 April 2017

Patti Smith Talks Songwriting

by Music-News.com

Patti Smith says she admires the people who can combine “poetic elements” with melodies that find the formula to mainstream pop success.

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Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners performs at the Harvest Festival at Werribee Park on 11 November 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kevin Rowland Explains 1999 ‘My Beauty’ Cover

by Music-News.com

The Dexys Midnight Runners singer Kevin Rowland has opened up on his 1999 solo album and its artwork, which featured the musician in a ballgown and stockings.

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The Stranglers in Australia photo by Ros OGorman, music news, noise11.com

The Stranglers Aren’t Ready To Retire Just Yet

by Paul Cashmere

With reports out of the UK that The Stranglers are about to mount their last ever UK tour, co-founder Jean-Jacques Burnel tells Noise11.com that does not mean they are retiring.

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Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein Are Planning A Spoken Word Tour

by Music-News.com

Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein are set to bring ‘Debbie Harry & Chris Stein In Conversation’ to the UK this April.

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Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek’s Final Message “Keep On Laughing It Is What It Is

by Paul Cashmere

Ric Ocasek’s sons have released their father’s final doodle with a message “Keep on laughing. It is what it is”.

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Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek Died from Heart Disease

by Music-News.com

The Cars singer Ric Ocasek died naturally of heart disease, according to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Ric Ocasek

R.I.P. Ric Ocasek of The Cars at age 75

by Paul Cashmere

Ric Ocasek, the legendary lead singer of The Cars, has been found dead at his Manhattan home. He was 75-years old.

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Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Debbie Harry’s Memoir is out next month

by Music-News.com

Debbie Harry is gearing up to release her memoir Face It next month – but the star is already talking about a possible uncensored sequel.

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TC&I Naked Flames

XTC Fans Check Out TC&I

by Paul Cashmere

In 2017 Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers of XTC released the EP ‘Great Aspirations’ under the name TC&I. It was the first recording for Moulding since retiring in the 1980s and first for Moulding since XTC broke up in 2006.

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Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Debbie Harry to release her autobiography Face It

by Paul Cashmere

Debbie Harry’s autobiography Face It will be published in October.

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Sylvain Sylvain photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls starts GoFundMe as he battles cancer

by Paul Cashmere

Sylvain Sylvain has announced the reason for his low profile over the past 12 months is because he is battling cancer.

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Joe Jackson photo by Ros O'Gorman

Check out the new Joe Jackson song ‘Friend Better’

by Paul Cashmere

Joe Jackson sounds a lot like Joe Jackson with his new song ‘Friend Better’.

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David Byrne American Utopia tour 2018

David Byrne names his live EP after quote from NME review

by Paul Cashmere

David Byrne has anointed his new live EP ‘The Best Live Show of All Time’ after a quote he got from a NME review.

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