Posted: 2 September, 2014

First Bluesfest Line-Up Announcement

The 26th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest first artist line-up revealed

The legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest has revealed it's first artist announcement for the their 26th Annual Bluesfest.

Bluesfest 2015 Lineup

  • The Black Keys
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions feat. Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, and Vika & Linda Bull
  • Xavier Rudd and The United Nations
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Rebelution
  • Soja
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  • Train
  • Beth Hart
  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
  • Mariachi El Bronx
  • G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Pokey LaFarge
  • Band Of Skulls
  • RocKwiz Live
  • plus many more to be announced.

Bluesfest 2015 Dates & Tickets

Thursday 2nd April. Monday 6th April, 2015. Tyagarah Tee Tree Farm, Byron Bay NSW

Tickets on sale now at www.bluesfest.com.au

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Posted: 2 September, 2014

The Boss Of The Kids

Bruce Springsteen writes a children's book based on one of his songs

Bruce Springsteen has tried his hand at something different, a children's book!

Outlaw Pete by Bruce Springsteen and cartoonist/writer Frank Caruso is based on the celebrated song about a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become a meditation on sin, fate, and free will.

Both the song (from Springsteen’s 2009 Working on a Dream album) and the new book Outlaw Pete were inspired by a 50s children’s book, Brave Cowboy Bill.

Springsteen’s mother used to read the story to him as a child.

“Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins,” Springsteen writes.

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Posted: 1 September, 2014

Barnesy Garage Session

Aussie rocker Jimmy Barnes performs special live set

Joining Triple M's Grill Team for a Garage Session was someone very special… the legend Jimmy Barnes.

Barnesy belted out three songs ("Lay Down Your Guns", "I'd Die To Be With You Tonight" and "Stand Up") in front of a small, intimate audience of Music Jury members. Watch the videos below.

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In a Triple M Music Jury exclsuive, Barnesy performs live at the Triple M Garage Sessions.

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In a Triple M Music Jury exclsuive, Barnesy performs live at the Triple M Garage Session.

Jimmy Barnes will be performing two of his most celebrated albums, Freight Train Heart and Working Class Man alongside a lot of other hits in shows across Australia.

The new album, 30:30 Hindisight, which has seen re-do a bunch of his songs, is out now. For more album and tour info go to www.jimmybarnes.com

Behind-the-Scenes with Jimmy Barnes

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Posted: 30 August, 2014

Foo Fighters Release Latest Album Teaser

We are getting close to the album release and the Fooies gave us another taste along with the title and tracklist

dave grohl, foo fighters, band, sonic highways  Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doing what he does best Photo: Getty Images

The Foo Fighters have released another teaser from their new album Sonic Highways and with it the tracklist.

Sonic Highways is an eight-tracker which will hit our shores on Monday November 10. 


Check out the newest snippet from the Foo Fighters which features frontman Dave Grohl getting inked.


This is the second glimpse of Sonic Highways with the Foo Fighters sending this out last week:


It's crazy how much we've missed that but at least we know it's getting close.

If you can't wait, you can pre-order the new album on the Foo Fighters' website right now.

Tracklist

1. Something From Nothing

2. The Feast And The Famine

3. Congregation

4. What Did I Do? / God Is My Witness

5. Outside

6. In The Clear

7. Subterranean

8. I Am A River

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Rollercoaster Of A Month For Dave Grohl

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Foo Fighters Release Epic Trailer For Sonic Highways

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Posted: 29 August, 2014

Foo Fighter’s New Album In Test Pressings

The build up to the Foo Fighters new album continues.

The excitement surrounding the release of the Foo Fighter's new album 'Sonic Highways' continues with the album already in test pressing stage.

'It's getting real', the band tweeted.

The long awaited eighth studio album will be released on November 10th.

SonicHighways.foofighters.com 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.

Sonichighways.foofighters.com 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: 28 August, 2014

Support Acts Locked In For Rolling Stones Tour

Two local bands will join the Stones at the Hanging Rock & Hope Estate outdoor shows.

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Two Australian bands have been locked in to support the Rolling Stones on their much anticipated Australian tour.

British India and the Preatures will join the Stones at their Hanging Rock and Hope Estate shows.

The bands join the already announced Jimmy Barnes who will perform alongside the Stones at Adelaide Oval.

Rolling Stones Tour Dates

OCT/NOV 2014
Saturday 25 October (formerly Sat 22 March) | Adelaide Oval
Wednesday 29 October (formerly Wed 19 March) | Perth Arena
Saturday 01 November (new show!) | Perth Arena
Wednesday 05 November (formerly Fri 28 March) | Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 08 November (formerly Sun 30 March) | Hanging Rock, Macedon
Wednesday 12 November (formerly Tues 25 March) | Sydney Allphones Arena
Saturday 15 November (new show!) | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tuesday 18 November (formerly Wed 2 April) | Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 22 November (formerly Sat 5 April) | Auckland Mt Smart Stadium

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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)

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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

Hang Around - Tumbleweed

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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.

SonicHighways.foofighters.com 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.

Sonichighways.foofighters.com 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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Fooies' Horror Ice Bucket Challenge

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Foo Fighters New Album Cover Revealed?!

With a cheeky tease over the last few days and a twitter puzzle, the Fooies new album cover looks like it's been uncovered.


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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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