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Lorde, Ian Laidlaw, Photo

New Lorde ‘Solar Panel’ Set For UK No 1

by Music-News.com

The Official Chart: First Look, which airs on BBC Radio 1 today between 6pm – 7pm, offers a first glance of the Top 20 ahead of Friday’s Official Singles Chart Top 100. The chart is based on preliminary sales and early streaming reports.

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Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke Australian Tour Dates

by Paul Cashmere

New Zealand’s Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown (aka Ladyhawke) will action her travel bubble opportunity to head to Australia for concert dates in October and November.

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Neil Finn of Crowded House photo by Ros O'Gorman

Check Out The New Crowded House Video for ‘Playing With Fire’

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Here is another new Crowded House song. ‘Playing With Fire’ is from the upcoming Crowded House album ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’.

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Six60, music news, noise11.com

Six60 To Tour Australia In November

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

With the New Zealand travel bubble now open, Six60 will head to Australia in November.

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Serj Tankian, System Of A Down, Soundwave 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Serj Tankian Praises President Biden For Acknowledging Armenian Genocide

by Music-News.com

Serj Tankian has publicly applauded U.S. President Joe Biden for breaking with precedent and officially recognising the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

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Neil Finn photo by Ros OGorman

Crowded House Postpone UK Europe Tour

by Music-News.com

Crowded House have postponed their first European tour in a decade again.

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Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian Debuts ‘Electric Yerevan’ Video

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

System of a Down’s Serj Tankian has posted a powerful video for his new song ‘Electric Yerevan’.

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Dion Hirini

Dion Hirini GoFundMe Campaign Set Up To Pay For Funeral Expenses

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help pay for the funeral expenses for Melbourne guitarist Dion Hirini, who passed away on Friday (12 March 2021).

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Dion Hirini

R.I.P. Melbourne Guitarist Dion Hirini

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Melbourne guitarist Dion Hirini died suddenly overnight from a heart condition on his way back from a gig.

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Fleetwood Mac Neil Finn at Rod Laver Arena photo by Mary Boukouvalas

Crowded House Dedicate Don’t Dream Its Over To Michael Gudinski

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Neil Finn dedicated his Corwded House classic ‘Don’t Dream Its Over’ to Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski at the first Crowded House show of 2021 in New Zealand this week.

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Rod Stewart - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Rod Stewart Teams With New Zealand In American Cup Effort

by Music-News.com

In an act of unity and support, 100% Pure New Zealand has invited rock music icon, Rod Stewart to surprise America’s Cup teams with a “dock out” serenade of his hit song, Sailing.

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Neil Finn photo by Ros O'Gorman

Crowded House To Release Their First Album In A Decade

by Paul Cashmere

Crowded House will release ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’, their first album in a decade in June.

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Dave Dobbyn

Dave Dobbyn Becomes Sir Dave Dobbyn In New Zealand New Year’s Honours

by Paul Cashmere

Dave Dobbyn, best known for his 1986 no 1 song ‘Slice of Heaven’, has been knighted in New Zealand as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

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Marlon Williams at 2014 Leaps and Bounds Launch. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http://www.noise11.com

Marlon Williams Teams With Kacy & Clayton For ‘Your Mind’s Walking Out’

by Paul Cashmere

Marlon Williams has teamed up with Canada’s Kacy & Clayton for the album ‘Plastic Bouquet’. ‘Your Mind’s On The Way’ is the new single and video.

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Max Merritt’s First Album In 40 Years Released – Michael Chugg Discusses Max

by Paul Cashmere

Legendary Australian promoter Michael Chugg was a lifelong friend of Max Merritt, who passed away on 24 September.

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Max Merritt’s Posthumous Album ‘I Can Dream’ To Be Released

by Paul Cashmere

‘I Can Dream’, the final album by Max Merritt will be released on Robert Rigby’s Fanfare Records.

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Bones Hillman Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Bass Player Bones Hillman Dies Aged 62

by Paul Cashmere

Bones Hillman, the bass player for Midnight Oil, has lost his battle with cancer at age 62.

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Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho

Lorde Is Working On New Music

by Music-News.com

Lorde has called on her fans to make sure they vote in the upcoming election in New Zealand and teased that she will give them “something in return” if they hand in their ballot on October 17.

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Max Merritt Dies at Age 79

by Paul Cashmere

New Zealand’s Max Merritt of Australia’s Max Merritt and the Meteors fame, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 79.

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Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Keith Urban Talks About His New Pink Track

by Music-News.com

Keith Urban is talking up his new song ‘One Too Many’ with Pink.

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Benee

New Zealand’s Rhythm and Vines Festival Drops Its First 2020 Line-up Announcement

by Paul Cashmere

New Zealand’s Rhythm & Vines Festival has announced 50+ New Zealand acts for the first announcement for the 2020 line-up.

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Don Martin of Mi-Sex photo by Mi-Sex Facebook page

Mi-Sex Bass Player Don Martin Passes Away Following Cancer Battle

by Paul Cashmere

Don Martin, an original member and bass player of Mi-Sex has lost his battle with cancer.

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Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Keith Urban Announces Tracklisting for ‘The Speed Of Now Part 1’

by Paul Cashmere

Keith Urban has offered up the tracklisting for his next album ‘The Speed of Now Part 1’ due in September.

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Split Enz True Colours

Split Enz ‘True Colours’ Expanded and Reissued To Mark 40th Anniversary

by Paul Cashmere

Split Enz ‘True Colours’ is back with extra tracks, marking the 40th anniversary of its release in 1980.

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Weta

New Zealand Musician Aaron Tokona of Weta Dies Aged 45

by Paul Cashmere

Aaron Tokona of the New Zealand bands Weta and Fly My Pretties has died at the age of 45.

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Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho

Lorde Sends Support To The USA

by Music-News.com

Lorde has assured fans in an email that she is taking “true action” to help support the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho

Lorde Prepares Third Album

by Music-News.com

Lorde is “truly jazzed” for fans to hear the new music she’s been working on during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Why Reg Mombassa of Dog Trumpet Is A “Gloomy Catastrophist”

by Paul Cashmere

Dog Trumpet’s Reg Mombassa has a simply description of himself, with thanks to his wife.

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Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Peter O’Doherty On His Dog Trumpet Song ‘You’ve Heard It All Before’

by Paul Cashmere

Dog Trumpet’s ‘Great South Road’ is the first album in seven years for ex-Mental As Anything co-founders Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa.

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Peter O'Doherty of Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Peter O’Doherty Explains His Dog Trumpet Song ‘At Anytime’

by Paul Cashmere

Dog Trumpet’s Peter O’Doherty says his song ‘At Anytime’ is part fact, part fiction.

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