Posted: 28 July, 2016

Bernard Fanning Announces Massive Australian Tour

Veteran rocker hits the road

Iconic Australian singer/ song writer Bernard Fanning has announced a HUGE Aussie tour in support of his new solo album Civil Dusk.

Being the sound of Australian rock for over 25 years, the Powderfinger frontman’s award wining solo venture has spanned for 10 years now.

The 2016 release, Civil Dusk is set for success before it’s release with the first single ‘Wasting Time’ being popular and was our Record Of The Week.

Listen to the new single here

Learn more about the new record here

The tour kicks off in Bernard’s home town Brisbane and joining Bernard Fanning is local talent Dustin Tebbutt and Ainslie Wills.

Tour dates:


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Tags: Triple M Rock News, Bernard Fanning, Local music, Australian music

Posted: 28 July, 2016

Slashs Unforgettable School Of Rock Surprise

The kids reactions are priceless

The legendary Guns ’N Roses guitarist Slash has surprised the pre-teen cast of the Broadway musical based off the film by the same name School Of Rock.

The young cast were rehearsing the Gunners classic ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’ when the iconic guitarist snuck onto the broadway stage.

The cast proved their talent, not missing a beat although overwhelmed with excitement when seeing the legendary rocker, the best reaction was the singer.

Watch the video here:

It’s not the first massive star that has joined the School Of Rock cast on stage, Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks was a special guest, watch here

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Tags: School Of Rock, Triple M Rock News, Slash

Posted: 28 July, 2016

Garbage Return To Australia For HUGE National Tour

With the best locals on the line up

International alt-rock sensation Garbage are returning to Australia for an epic ‘A Day On The Green’ winery tour and theatre shows in major cities.

The massive tour see’s the powerful rockers joined by Australian acts The Temper Trap, The Preatures, Tash Sultana and Magic Dirt front woman Adalita.

These will be the Garbage’s first Australian shows since 2013 and celebrate their acclaimed sixth studio album Strange Little Birds, read more about the record here

Renowned for their incredible live rock shows, Garbage have also sold 12 million albums worldwide, performed in over 35 countries and continue to perform sold out shows across the globe more than two decades since their formation.

Garbage, The Temper Trap, The Preatures, Tash Sultana, Adalita

  • Sat Nov 26 Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
  • Sun Nov 27 Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA
  • Tues Nov 29 Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA (*Tash Sultana/Adalita not playing Perth)
  • Sat Dec 3 Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW
  • Sun Dec 4 Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD

  • Thur Nov 24 Regent Theatre, Melbourne VIC w/ special guests Tiny Little Houses
  • Frid Dec 2 The Hordern Pavilion NSW w/ special guests Olympia and Tiny Little Houses

  • Frid Nov 25 The Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC w/ special guest Tash Sultana
  • Wed Nov 30 The Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW w/ special guest Tash Sultana

  • Thur Dec 1 WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW w/ special guest Tash Sultana

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Tags: Garbage, Triple M Rock News, The Temper Trap, Tour news, Australian music

Posted: 27 July, 2016

Watch 1200 Musicians Play "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Holy sh*t. This is awesome!

Rockin' 1000, the people that brought together 1,000 musicians to jam on the Foo Fighters' classic "Learn to Fly" last year, is back with an even bigger project. Watch the video below.

Video: YouTube

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Tags: Nirvana

Posted: 26 July, 2016

The Rolling Stones Bring On Legendary Guest Guitarist For Bluesy New Record

Keith Richards reports on new material

Image: The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones follow up to the 2005 release Bigger Bang is shaping up to be a bigger bang than their previous releases.

The classic rock band who have showed no sign of slowing down regardless of their age have confirmed rock’n’roll guitar legend Eric Clapton will be a guest of the band's new record.

Watch the guitar legend live with the band in 2012:

The new record is rumoured to be going back to the band’s blues roots, covering Chicago blues acts including Howlin’ Wolf.

New Magazine reported the bands guitarist Keith Richards said; “Eric Clapton dropped by for a couple of numbers and it was like old times”.

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Classic Rock

Posted: 26 July, 2016

Hollywood Stars Rock’N’Roll Influence For Blockbuster Character

Fictional character’s rock star origins

Image: Debbie Harry

Hollywood star Margot Robbie told The Project her inspiration for her character in the new film Suicide Squad is from Blondie singer Debbie Harry.

The interviewer recorded at Margot’s Queensland family home tells of how the inspiration for her character Harley Quinn came about; “We ended up coming across this picture of Debbie Harry… bad ass, not skanky like she’s dressed for a guy but just badass”.

Watch the interview:

We love @margotrobbie EVEN MORE now! #suicidesquad

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Check out the comparison:

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The film is out 5 August

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, The Project, Interview, Classic Rock, Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad

Posted: 26 July, 2016

Alanis' Baby Bump Pic

Singer also quotes profound words from her 5 year old.

Alanis Morrissette has posted an amazing photo on her Instagram account that shows the singer/songwriter happy and healthy in the later stages of her pregnancy.


Alanis also quoted her five year old son, Ever Imre, in the caption on her Instagram account, which states "you have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world 'cause they make persons."

Gees, profound words from a 5 year old. Get him writing lyrics ASAP!

If you know pregnancies, you can pretty much guess that she looks ready to go in this photo. And, as luck would have it, one week or so later, she did.

she's here! onyx solace morissette-treadway June 23 2016 #beyondblessed

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Congrats to Alanis and family!

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Posted: 26 July, 2016

REVIEW: The Cure LIVE In Sydney

" The true fans would have loved this set”

Image: The Cure (Getty)

The Cure fired up a 3 hour show filled with their much loved goth-pop hits last night at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena after an epic Australian tour as part of the Splendour In The Grass Festival.

The set included classics ‘The Lovecats’, ‘Close To Me’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and answering fans prayers they came back for not 1, 2 but 4 encores!

Check the full set list:

  • Plain song
  • Pictures of You
  • Closedown
  • High
  • A Night Like This
  • All I Want
  • Push
  • In Between Days
  • Primary
  • Like Cockatoos
  • The End of the World
  • Lovesong
  • Just Like Heaven
  • From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
  • Want
  • The Hungry Ghost
  • One Hundred Years
  • Disintegration
  • Encore:
  • It Can Never Be the Same
  • Burn
  • A Forest
  • Encore 2:
  • Shake Dog Shake
  • Fascination Street
  • Never Enough
  • Wrong Number
  • Encore 3:
  • Lullaby
  • Hot Hot Hot!!!
  • Let's Go to Bed
  • Sleep When I'm Dead
  • Friday I'm in Love
  • Encore 4:
  • The Lovecats
  • The Caterpillar
  • The Walk
  • Close to Me
  • Why Can't I Be You?
  • Boys Don't Cry

"What an epic show! Off the back of a 3 hour Splendour set, we knew this wouldn’t be a short “greatest hits” show – The true fans would have loved this set,” said Triple M’s Becko.

Catch the live clip:

#thecure were brilliant last night - in Sydney for @triplemsydney #thecuretour2016

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#thecure in Sydney for @triplemsydney !!! #thecuretour2016

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The 70s english rock band’s return to Australia was a show that will be talked about for years and let’s hope they won’t wait another 9 years to return. 

Catch The Cure live:

  • 28 Jul, Melbourne
  • 29 Jul, Adelaide
  • 31 Jul, Perth

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Tags: Live Music, The Cure, Triple M Rock News, Becko, Sydney

Posted: 26 July, 2016

Triple M Record Of The Week: Peter Garrett ‘It Still Matters’

Peter Garrett is Triple M's Record Of The Week

Garrett points to the smoldering intent of the final track, It Still Matters, to illustrate the band's potency. "Obviously musicians of this calibre will get to the point pretty quickly, but in this case it was really exciting. By the time you finish mixing you realise it's all there. You've really got to bank those ones when they happen. They don’t come along every day."

Watch the official film clip:


The Triple M Record Of The Week is what it says it is…

Each week Triple M selects a song from all the new music being considered for the playlist as the ‘Record of The Week’.

It’s a song we think is going to do big things and we want to give it a head start and feature it on air across the week.

We’ll also get your feedback on it and feature it in the Music Jury.

So far we’ve featured the new Peter Garrett, Blink 182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, as well as the great new songs from UK artist Tom Odell and Canadian 6-piece The Strumbellas…

Listen to the ROTW playlist:

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Tags: Record Of The Week, ROTW, Peter Garrett, New Music, Triple M Rock News

Posted: 25 July, 2016

INXS' Blessing On New Hutch Doco

New documentary expected to capture INXS legend like never before.

Image Source: Getty Images

Fresh from the news that we have some new Michael Hutchence material courtesy of a Sydney entrepreneur who seems to have ruffled a few feathers, news just out suggests that the remaining members of the band and their long-time manager C.M. Murphy have given official blessing to a new documentary to be made by the legend's long-time friend and director of many of INXS' very best film clips, Richard Lowenstein.

"I have been working on the definitive documentary film journey into the heart and soul of this complex, shy, poetic and exceptionally charismatic man for many years," he said in a statement.

"To be able to embark on this film now with such great partners as UMG (Universal Music Group), UK's Passion Pictures, Ghost Pictures, Chris and INXS is extremely exciting and I know that together we are going to tell this story like no one else can."

Image Source: Getty Images

The documentary has the backing of the record company, meaning that the documentary is most likely to feature actual INXS music, which would be considered fairly important when telling the life story of one of Oz's truly great frontmen.

"Michael Hutchence was a musical genius who led one of the world's biggest bands to global stardom, only to succumb to a tragic end," said David Blackman, Universal Music Group's head of film and television development, in a statement.

"We have assembled an incredible team that is committed to telling Michael's story and providing the world with a portrait of a man who left behind an enduring musical and cultural legacy."

Either way, for fans of INXS and Michael Hutchence, you can look forward to the documentary, expected to land in theatres in late 2017.

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Posted: 21 July, 2016

WATCH: Ozzy Osbourne's New Reality TV Show

Prince of Darkness back on the big screen

Image: The Osbourne family

Prince of Darkness, Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne is getting back on TV with a brand new reality show with his son, Jack Osbourne.

The show 'Ozzy and Jack's World Tour' sees the celebrity father and son travel the world, with a film crew capturing the two visiting iconic landmarks. Although both of their career's have taken them around the world the pair are now going back to experience these famous places as tourists.

Watch the preview here:

The Osbourne family became house hold names as the first famous family to let the public into their personal lives with the TV show The Osbourne's (yes you can blame them for the Kardasians). The TV show left us with some unforgettable one liners from Ozzy and here's hoping for more hilarious moments in 'Ozzy and Jack's World Tour'.

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, Ozzy Osbourne, The Osbournes, Black Sabbath

Posted: 21 July, 2016

Higgos' Corner 12

Triple M's Higgo throws up three Aussie bands he's loving right now

Image: Higgo with Gary Clark Jr

G'day trendsetters,
I've got some great bands coming your way in this edition of my corner.. sounds weird to say Higgo's Corner, Higgo doesn't like talking in the third person, that's not what Higgo is all about but Higgo is throwing his first party at Sooki Lounge in Belgrave on Friday 29th July, more details later.,.

The first band I wanna hit you with is a Melbourne band that's been around for nearly 15 years, born from the ashes of Justin Keenan's band Eddie Would Go. They are The Go Set. Focused around punk ethos celtic and folk rock vibes, these guys will make you think with their lyrics, empowering and political at times, and they'll make sure you're having the best fuckin time ever with an Aussie pub rock type of attitude (totally infectious). They're seven albums deep and regularly tour the UK and Europe, the States, New Zealand and Japan. Make no mistake, The Go Set rock hard, so if you dig The Dropkick Murphys, you'll dig these guys.
Check out this one from their latest album "Rolling Sound" it's called Bones. 

Now for something heavier, it would be remiss of me not to include a band and people I have a load of respect for, that's Orpheus Omega. If you go back through previous columns, you'll find Be'lakor, (unbelievably great melodic death metal), and Orpheus Omega, in my opinion are every bit as good. I love what they do.

Massive riffs mixed with keys, growls, cleans (vocals) all stirred up in a pot of awesome, and they're just getting better and better. It's not just me who thinks that, these guys command great crowds wherever they play, and have supported some of the worlds biggest metal bands when they've visited Australia, most recently, touring Australia with Trivium. It's hard to know what to ask you to listen to with Orpheus, because I literally have too many favourites, so I think the best thing to do is to just start here, then let you slide the rabbit hole. 

This next band is one of the many that has continued to get better and better and their live shows are OFF THE CHARTS. They are Mesa Cosa. I think it's best to quote the mythical sky monster as is stated on their own facebook page when describing this band. “Every thousand years or so, the Devil throws a party, as you well know, I'm never invited. But I hear this time around Mesa Cosa played. and. they. destroyed. EVERYTHING! Then.. every body got laid." - God
I don't think I could dare improve on such a glowing endorsement except to echo the sentiment of a previous writer who described their sound as "a mariachi band playing covers of The Stooges". It's lo-fi raw mayhem. This is a freakishly good, good time band, you'll leave exhausted from smiling and barking along to their infectious tunes. SEE THIS BAND LIVE.

Check out 666

As I stated at the start of this column, I'm throwing a party at Sooki Lounge in Belgrave on Friday 29th July, and you should definitely come along. Check it out, it's only $10, it's gunna be mad. 

RSVP here

Until next time, KEEP IT LOUD!

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Tags: Higgo, New music, Triple M Rock News, Punk, Metal