Posted: 27 August, 2014

Blink-182 UFO Sighting

Vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO

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Blink-182 vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO while driving his car through California.

Blink-182 vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO while driving his car through California last night. Watch the full video above.

"LAST NIGHT UFO IN SAN DIEGO!! Hahaah yes!!," exclaimed Tom DeLonge in a Facebook post.

"My wife and I followed it for 30 min, a fleet of cars were pulled over watching it with us. Some said they were watching it for an hour.

"It was 2 sets of lights, going in and out and popping up in different locations. Standard s*** if you read about this stuff... HAHHA YES I WAS THERE. Does anyone know how happy I am!!??"

In music news, Blink-182 are back in the studio and will be releasing a new album soon.

It will be their first new album since 2011's Neighborhoods.

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Posted: 27 August, 2014

Barnesy & The Greatest Riffs!

Jimmy Barnes with Mick Molloy on the hot topic of the best guitar riffs

If you wanted the best weekend ever, then you missed it! Sounds By The River at Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum was a night to remember. (Photos: Benon/Triple M)

(Photo: Benon/Triple M)

When Mick Molloy debated a list of the top ten guitar riffs this morning the massive response took everyone at Triple M by surprise!

Even Jimmy Barnes who had just finished an interview jumped into the studio and wanted to have a say about his favourite riffs.

(Listen to the full awesome chat about riffs with Eddie, Mick, Luke and Jimmy Barnes above!)

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Posted: 26 August, 2014

Tumbleweed Bass Player Dead

Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home

Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home. He was .

"It is with deep sadness that we inform everyone of a great loss in the Tumbleweed family, our brother, friend and bass player Jay Curley passed away suddenly in his home yesterday," read a statement on the Tumbleweed Facebook page.

"We are still shocked by the news of his death. We hope that people will remember him for his music, his big heart and his total dedication to rock and roll."

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Jay Curley (far left) of Tumbleweed has passed away Photo: Tumbleweed Facebook page

Alongside his brothers Dave and Lenny, he helped formed the Wollongong band in 1990.

They went on to become one of Australia's ultimate stoner rock bands, having three killers singles make the ARIA Top 50 - "Sundial (Maryjane)" (1993), "Gyroscope" (1994), and "Hang Around" (1995). They also supported the likes of Rollins Band (June 1994) and Monster Magnet (February to March 1996) as well as playing major festivals around the country.

A lot of us here at Triple M saw many a Tumbleweed gig in our time, shaping our live music experiences forever.

Tumbleweed Dedicated This Song To Jay

Tumbleweed uploaded this single as a tribute to Jay Curley who passed away Video: Tumbleweed Facebook page

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Tumbleweed "Hang Around" from the Galactaphonic album Video: YouTube

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Posted: 25 August, 2014

Palais Facing ‘Imminent Closure’

Council seeks State Government investment to keep the theatre open

A City Of Port Phillip brochure circulated among Victorian state MPs states that the iconic St Kilda music venue is under threat of ‘imminent closure’ without an immediate investment of $15 million to keep it open in the short term.

The brochure also states that an investment of $40 million dollars is required to secure the future of the Palais Theatre.

Emergency Work Required In The Next 3-6 Months

  • Repair external structural damage
  • Re-seal entire exterior to prevent further damage
  • Additional support to interior dome
  •  Replacement of all windows
  • Upgrade all electrical infrastructure
  • Undertake fire protection works
  •  Upgrade / install mechanical systems (ventilation etc.)
  • Building compliance works

Required Work To Bring The Palais Up To Compliance Standards In The Next 1 - 3 Years

  •   Building, OH&S and DDA compliance works 

The Palais is currently owned by the Victorian State Government and is leased to the City of Port Phillip, the current lease expires in September 2015.

The council and state government reportedly have differing points of view on the future of the 87 year old theatre.

According to The Age Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has said the government would appoint a consultant to look over the site and decide what repairs were needed, "This is the right process to guarantee a future for the Palais and cooler heads must prevail”.

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Posted: 22 August, 2014

Foo Fighters Release Epic Trailer For Sonic Highways

The 'Sonic Highways' trailer features a raft of big interviews including Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama

"This is a love letter to the history of American music." ~ Dave Grohl.

The Foo Fighters have released a full trailer for their upcoming HBO series, Sonic Highways which will air on Friday, October 17th in the US.

The three minute trailer outlines "the chronicling of a journey to unravel our musical identity" and shows several scenes from the show including shots of the band recording their new album. Eight different cities are featured, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and New York.

It features several interviews, Dan Auerbach, Rick Rubin, Steve Albini, Pharrell, Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama all featured.

The band have also announced the long awaited eigth studio album of the same name will be released on November 10th. Though not a soundtrack album, "Sonic Highways" shares its title with the Dave Grohl-directed eight-episode HBO series. For the album and series, Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded one song in each of the eight cities. is now accepting pre-orders for the "Sonic Highways" CD and 180-gram vinyl LP. The vinyl album comes in an assortment of nine different covers. will be the only place where fans can order the specific cover — or covers — of their choosing.

"Sonic Highways" clocks in at just over 44 minutes and is made up of the following tracks:

01. Something From Nothing
02. The Feast and The Famine
03. Congregation
04. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
05. Outside
06. In The Clear
07. Subterranean
08. I Am A River

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Posted: 21 August, 2014

Rollercoaster Of A Month For Dave Grohl

It’s both congratulations and condolences to the Foo Fighters frontman.

Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum (Getty Images)

Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum have become parents for the third time after giving birth to a baby girl.

Born on August 1, Ophelia joins sisters Violet, 8 and Harper, 5.

However, it’s been month of ups and downs for the Foo Fighters frontman.

Only days after Ophelia was born, Grohl’s father James passed away at the age of 75 after battling a long illness.

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Posted: 21 August, 2014

An Evening With Slash

Pop-up venue in 'The Workers Club' Fitzroy features a free Q&A with Slash

Slash playing Triple M's AC/DC pinball machine. (Photo: Triple M)

An exciting pop-up venue to launch in Melbourne between September 25 and October 12 will feature a free one-off hour long Q&A with Slash!

Rolling Stone's 'Live Lodge' will take over 'The Workers Club' in Fitzroy for what looks like an awesome couple of weeks.

Slash's new album World On Fire is due to be released on September 15th and he's just been announced in the Soundwave 2015 line-up.

In addition to Slash, other acts on the 1st artist announcement will be the Redcoats, Shihad, The Delta Riggs, Gang of Youths, Remi., Lanie Lane and many more.

  • Fri Sept 26 - Shihad, w/ Captives
  • Sat Sept 27 - Golden Era Records Night. Featuring: Funkoars, Briggs, Vents and K21
  • Sun Sept 28 - Redcoats w/ Jackson Firebird, The Cherry Dolls
  • Wed Oct 1 - An Evening With Slash (FREE EVENT!)
  • Thu Oct 2 - Harry Hookey and Friends (Kasey Chambers, Tom Busby & more) w/ Darren Middleton
  • Fri Oct 3 - Husky (+ DJ set) w/ Twin Beasts (FREE EVENT!)
  • Sat Oct 4 - Gang Of Youths w/ Harts
  • Tue Oct 7 - The Future Is Now, Presented By Sonos. Featuring: Remi, Tkay Maidza, L-Fresh The Lion, WZRDKID
  • Thu Oct 9 - Lanie Lane, w/ Spookyland (FREE EVENT!)
  • Fri Oct 10 - The Delta Riggs playing Dipz Zebazios in full. w/ The Pretty Littles and the Byzantines

While all of the events in the band room are ticketed, the front bar at the Workers Club will be open from 4pm every day.

All tickets (incl free events) on sale 9am Monday 25th August via Oztix.

Entry to the Live Lodge will be ticketed through Oztix, including free events.

Extra ticketing details and up-to-the-minute information, can also be found at

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Posted: 20 August, 2014

Five Great SW Performances

Here are five of Triple M's favourite Soundwave performances!

Here are five of Triple M's favourite Soundwave performances!


Korn … those guys haven’t lost the intensity – this set proved that.

Korn - 23 Feb 2014 - Soundwave, Sydney Video: YouTube


Metallica in 2013. F*** me, I felt so privileged to see the whole set from the greatest band in the world.

Metallica - 24 Feb 2013 - Soundwave, Sydney FULL SHOW Video: YouTube

Limp Bizkit

Their salute to Jessica was a big moment for the bad. You can tell it meant a lot to frontman Fred Durst to be able to meet her family again and perform to a welcoming Sydney crowd.

Limp Bizkit - 26 Feb 2012 - Soundwave, Olympic Park, Sydney Video: YouTube


Another great set at 2013 SW. The set was tight! Such a good band.

Shirley Manson (Garbage) speech encouraging more rock chicks - Soundwave Brisbane 2013 Video: YouTube

The Offspring

Incubus were brilliant that year as well, but the Offspring had a killer set a that brilliant venue in Brisbane (Riverstage)

The Offspring HD - Self Esteem - Soundwave 2013 Video: YouTube

Faith No More

Faith No More: What can I say?? FNM rock!!

Faith No More - Digging The Grave - Live @ Soundwave Melbourne Video: YouTube

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Posted: 20 August, 2014

Fooies Horror Ice Bucket

Foo Fighters do their ice bucket challenge by recreating a scene from Carrie

The Foo Fighters have accepted their ice bucket challenge from Zac Brown Band with an impressive recreation of the blood bucket scene from the 1976 movie Carrie.

Dave Grohl then passed the challenge on to Stephen King (who wrote the book Carrie), John Travolta (who played Billy Nolan in the film) and Jack Black...he's not in the film but he could do with a bucket of ice.

Here's the video Zac Brown Band used to challenge the Foo Fighters:

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Posted: 19 August, 2014

Soundwave 2015 Line-Up

Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slash are all playing. See the full list below

Soundwave 2015 announces on-sale date for 1-day tickets.

This Friday August 29, Soundwave Festival 2015 1 DAY TICKETS along with 2 DAY TICKETS will go on-sale to the general public at 9am local time.

1 Day Festival Ticket $132.00 plus booking fee
2 Day Festival Ticket $188.00 plus booking fee

For tickets and more information head to:

Soundwave Second Line-Up Announcement

Alrighty folks! There will be Soundwave 2015 second anouncement due for release around September, says SW boss AJ Maddah.

Maddah tweeted that "around 14 bands" will be added to the bill. We reckon the wait will be worth it!

US punk-pop band The Wonder Years are expected to one of the band's added to next year's bill, having tweeted an image with them holding a sign with the hashtag "#SW15".

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Soundwave Line-Up 2015

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Faith No More frontman Mike Patton Photo: Getty Images

The line-up for Soundwave 2015 has been announced, and are you ready for this... Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slash and Marilyn Manson are all playing. What a freakin' phenomenal combo of bands. And that’s just for starters. (See the complete list below).

Soundwave Festival 2015 will be held over 2 days in each city – Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. All ‘DAY 1’ artists will play the first day in each city and all ‘DAY 2’ artist will play the second day in each city.

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Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil Photo: David Brendan Hall Photography / Soundgarden Facebook page

Triple M's Higgo went one-on-one with Soundgarden's Kim Thayil (guitarist and founding member) about this massive event.

"The benefits of playing festivals is that you get to play with a bunch of other bands," said Kim on Triple M.

"Faith No More are old friends of ours. The first mini-tour we did with them, which might have been in 1987 was with FNM and their original singer Chuck Mosely. And then we toured with FNM in Europe with Guns N' Roses."Listen to the audio below.

Kim Thayil on Triple M 


Soundwave Chief Chris O'Brien on Triple M 






Tour Dates





Tickets On Sale

Members pre-sale FRIDAY 22 AUGUST (Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Adelaide) 9am local.
General Public on sale FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 9am local.

Official Links

Soundwave Official Website
Soundwave Facebook page
Soundwave Twitter @soundwavefest

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Posted: 18 August, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Working Everyday’ On New Album

Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer reveals the band have already written around 30-songs.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have already written around 30 songs for their new album according to guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

"The Chili Peppers are working everyday writing," Klinghoffer told music news website Noise11.

"We’ve written musically 30 songs now... We sort of did this last time, which was my first album. We piled a sh*tload of stuff on Anthony and he actually came through. He wrote lyrics to 50 songs in the end. We recorded 50 last time," he said.

"We released an extra 17 that didn’t go on the album. We are conscious to not do that again but we are already up to 28 or 30 songs".

There is also speculation that the band may not be using long-time 'super producer' Rick Rubin who has worked with them on every album since 1991.

"That is sort of up in the air still. Normally he becomes involved in the arranging process but he hasn’t yet been which is good for me. I like it the way we are doing it so far. There has not been an official producer named yet so in the absence of that you never know what could happen," Klinghoffer said.

Klinghoffer joined the band in 2009 replacing longtime member John Frusciante.

The new studio album will be the band’s 11th, and their first since the 2011's 'I’m With You'.

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Posted: 16 August, 2014

Fans Not Impressed With Gene

The Kiss rocker has tried to quell outrage over his depression and suicide comments with a statement that some fans feel is insincere.

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has tried to quell outrage over his depression and suicide comments with a statement posted on his Facebook page.

However, Kiss fans have questioned the sincerity of the apology and the motivations behind it.

"I want to make this statement about my views on depression for the record and to clarify my prior remarks,” Simmons writes. “I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression."

"I sincerely apologise to those who were offended by my comments. I recognise that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression,” he continues. The full statement is below.


Fans' reaction to his comments has been one of disgust and Gene's apology felt like pandering to many.

Simmons has also deleted his Twitter account in the wake of the controversey. The Social Network saw thousands of fans vent their anger at his comments and a #BanGene hastag was started.

Several radio stations in the US and Canada followed Triple M's move to remove Kiss songs from its playlists including Power97 FM in Winnipeg.

The Triple M Network has five metropolitan and 37 regional stations across Australia with a listenership of over 2.4 milllion.

Mike Fitzpatrick, the Network's head, remarked on Simmons' apology, “We will give careful consideration to the thoughts and feelings of our listeners and those directly affected by Gene’s comments before returning any Kiss songs to our playlist. Ultimately, we will let our listeners decide.”

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