Posted: 4 May, 2016

Is This The Greatest Festival Lineup Of All Time?

Desert Trip Indio Was Announced Overnight.

Image: Rolling Stones

The organisers behind Coachella, have announced their next mega-music festival.

Taking place October 7th – 9th in the same location as Coachella in California, art will feature some of the greatest rock and roll musicians of all time.

Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, The Who, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young will all share the stage for the first time ever.

Dylan and The Stones are to play back to back on Friday to open the festival. Young and McCartney will follow on Saturday, with The Who and Waters closing out the event on Sunday.

If you want to make the trip to California for the festival tickets go on sale on May 9 (US time).

 

Festival organisers Paul Tollett told Rolling Stone how the megafest came together:

“Two years ago, Tollett made a wish list that he says consisted only of the six acts. He traveled to see each one play, and he sold them on the idea slowly. ‘If I’d made a financial offer first, I would have been rejected,’ he says. ‘[The Stones] asked what I was working on. I said, ‘I’m working on one of the greatest shows of all time. I don’t know what that means, but I’ll come back to you.’  The biggest challenges included getting the first act to sign on (Tollett is not saying who it was). ‘A couple said, ‘What are you going to do if we don’t do it?’ [I said] ‘If we don’t get these six, we’re not going to do the show.’ They said, ‘OK, that’s kind of interesting.’ The only act Tollett has not met with personally is Dylan: ‘I live out near him, but he’s not the type of guy you run into at 7-Eleven.’ It’s been reported that acts are receiving upward of $7 million per set. ‘They’re all getting what they’re worth,’ says Tollett.”

How did the biggest classic rock legends unite for one mega festival? #Coachella architect Paul Tollett tells us he organized Desert Trip, a one-of-a-kind event this fall, that includes the #RollingStones, #PaulMcCartney, #BobDylan, #NeilYoung, #PaulMcCartney, #TheWho and #RogerWaters. Two years ago, Tollett made a wish list that he says consisted only of the six acts. He traveled to see each one play, and he sold them on the idea slowly. "If I'd made a financial offer first, I would have been rejected," he says. "[The Stones] asked what I was working on. I said, 'I'm working on one of the greatest shows of all time. I don't know what that means, but I'll come back to you.' " Click on the link in our bio to read the full story. Illustration by Sean McCabe

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

Why Radiohead Are Quitting The Internet?

We’ve put compiled a the top 5 reasons why.

This weekend the music world was in meltdown when the ‘creepy’ English rock band Radiohead removed all their internet presence in the lead up to their highly anticipated album, the first since 2011’s King Of Limbs.

There’s no surprises they’ve gone to such an extreme measure to gain attention the band, who have been around long before the internet have used the tool to share music, most commonly when they allowed fans to “pay what you want” download for the 2007 release In Rainbows long before any major bands and for the last release the band’s singer dressed like a paper boy to hail the news of the new release.

On the critically acclaimed 2000 release Kid A the haunting song ‘How To Disappear Completely’ perfectly soundtracks this move.

Have a listen:

Some fans have received mysterious flyers from the band in the post, that’s right the post.
See the flyer below:


In an age where internet is key in any business we’ve put together a few reasons of why Radiohead would quit the internet?

  • They went back in time and when returning to the year 2016 didn’t remember what “social media” was and deleted all things.

  • Aliens abducted the band and have hacked their social media.

  • One of the band member's young children accidentally deleted the content whilst using their dad’s phone to play Angry Birds.

  • Their heads are actually radios and the internet is messing with their airwaves.

  • They’ve gone over their data cap for the month.

Regardless we're keen for some new music already! 

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

Watch Metallica’s Emotional Tribute At Intimate Gig

Band go back to basics for touching Record Store Day gig

Image: Metallica

Metal legends Metallica have uploaded their entire set from their International Record Store Day performance on Youtube which includes a touching tribute to those friends who have passed during their performance of the hit song Fade To Black.

Front man James Hetfield, paying tribute to his friend, the late Lemmy Kilmister by wearing a Motorhead t-shirt during the gig and payed tribute to the late Metallica bass player Cliff Burton who shockingly died while on tour with the band in 1986, beginning the song with a dedication to the late musician and then screaming throughout the song “Do you hear us Cliff?” and on completing the song, a clearly emotional Hetfield stated “there a lot of people who aren’t here today, a lot of people that we know have passed on”.

Watch the touching performance here:

 

The set which was very old school and stripped back, the band playing on a small stage set up inside independent record store Rasputin Music played a set of old school favourites including Ride The Lightning and fan favourite Jump In The Fire.

Watch the full set here:


This year the band were the official ambassadors for Record Store Day and chose their favourite record store for the intimate event with audience made up of family, friends and fans.
The band have always been huge fans of physically purchasing music, the band famously fought downloading site Napster in 2000 and are proud for represent the international day celebrating the old form of listening to music.

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

No Scott Swaps For The Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots Still Searching For Singer

Image: Stone Temple Pilots 

Despite rumours, American rock band Stone Temple Pilots are still on the hunt for a singer to replace the late Scott Weiland.

Creed singer, Scott Stapp had caused music fans and media to assume he’d be replacing the charismatic frontman after comments on stage recently that implied him working with a new band.

The Stone Temple Pilots have taken to twitter to put an end to the rumours, see below:

The Creed singer has been drawing attention to himself recently after a series of bizarre announcements in regards to his personal life and this appears to be another grab at attention.

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

The Temper Trap Heavier Influence For Third Album

Aussie rockers go with a heavier flow for new record

Image: The Temper Trap

Triple M’s Ugly Phil chatted to the Australian powerhouse band The Temper Trap on The Rubber Room ahead of the release of their highly anticipated third album next month.

On talking about the different sound the band have come up with for the new material, the band told Phil; “With Thick As Thieves was to write something like Queens Of The Stone Age”.

Listen to the full interview:

Phil with The Temper Trap:

@thetempertrap playing live tonight!

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

Fears For The Ageing Pioneer Of Rock’N’Roll

Legendary Little Richard Ill

Image: Little Richard (Getty)

What seems to be one of the darkest periods for rock’n’roll with the loss of David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy just to name a handful, it’s feared that the creator of rock’n’roll, Little Richard is the next legend we’ll lose after musician Bootsy Collins tweeted his love and wellwishes to the rocker.

See the tweet here:

Little Richard was a huge influence to Prince, Bowie and Lemmy, amongst the entire rock’n’roll scene, most of which credit him for the rock'n'roll sound we'd be nothing without.

Check these rockers share their love for Little Richard:

 


Sending him love and well wishes, the music community can’t take the heart ache of losing another rock legend.

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

Brand New Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s Song This Thursday

L.A rock band finally announce name and release date of new single

Image: Red Hot Chilli Peppers (Getty)

Breaking News!!!

Hollywood funk rocker’s Red Hot Chilli Peppers have used Twitter to announce the release of their brand new single this Thursday.

The song titled Dark Necessities will be the first song of the highly anticipated album, the first release since 2011’s ‘I’m With You’.

Check the band’s announcement here:

From the activity on the band's Twitter we're assuming the new tune will be released via the band's mailing list first.

RHCP have been busy on the festival circuit ahead of the new release but no live previews of the new single yet.


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Posted: 2 May, 2016

Goodest 150 Albums Countdown

Already, a few upsets from the start, and this is just the beginning.

After 2 weeks of voting, and sorting through over 60 thousand of your records, we started counting down the 150 Goodest Albums Of All Time.

 

Already, a few upsets from the start, and this is just the beginning. 

#150 – Phil Collins – No Jacket Required

#149 – The Doors – The Doors

#148 – John Mellencamp – The Lonesome Jubilee 

 

#147 – The Police – Regatta De Blanc

 

#146 – Don Henley – Building The Perfect Beast

 

#145 – Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

#144 – Van Morrison – Moondance 

 

#143 – Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation 

 

#142 – Counting Crows – August & Everything After 

 

#141 – Cream - Disraeli Gears

 

#140 – Powderfinger – Internationalist 

 

#139 – Travelling Wilburys - Travelling Wilburys

 

#138 – Rolling Stones – Tattoo You

 

#137 – Jimmy Barnes – Freight Train Heart

 

#136 - Supertramp – Crime Of The Century 

 

#135 - Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle

 

#134 - The Verve – Urban Hymns

 

#133 - Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever

 

#132 - Prince – Purple Rain

 

#131 - Neil Young – Harvest

 

#130 - Queen – News Of The World

 

#129 - Powderfinger – Vulture Street

 

#128 - Led Zeppelin – Zeppelin 1

 

#127 - The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta

 

#126 - Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

 

#125 - Genesis – Invisible Touch

 

#124 - Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy

 

#123 - Icehouse – Man Of Covers

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Posted: 2 May, 2016

The Temper Trap: Live In The Rubber Room

Aussie rock doing it large for Triple M.

Image source: The Temper Trap Faceook Page

Australian rockers The Temper Trap hit Triple M's The Rubber Room to rock it out like any good rock band should. Check out the performances below.

The Temper Trap: Fall Together

The Temper Trap: Thick As Thieves

 

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Posted: 29 April, 2016

The Cure's 2016 Aussie Tour

Goth rock legends bringing awesome live show to us.

Crank out the makeup... The Cure have announced an Australian tour, playing headline arena shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth this July, marking the band's first Australian tour since August 2007.

Tickets for the Melbourne and Sydney shows will go on sale at 10am next Friday, May 6. Details of the Adelaide and Perth shows will be announced at a later date.

And, if you're a Telstra customer, you get the shot at a 48 hour pre-sale, from 10am Tuesday May 3 'til 10am Thursday May 5.

Currently, the band are deep in production rehearsals for the TWO HOUR PLUS show, where it looks like they will play most of the hits... don't take it from us, take it from their press release.

"...as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be one of the 'must see' shows of the year!"

We completely agree... now where's that foundation?

The Cure - 2016 Australian Tour

  • QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
    (formerly Allphones Arena)
    MONDAY JULY 25

  • ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
    THURSDAY JULY 28

  • Also appearing at Splendour in the Grass on July 23
  • Perth and Adelaide shows to be announced.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit The Cure website, or Live Nation.

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Posted: 28 April, 2016

Heavy Rock Band Shihad First Australian Tour In 2 Years

Celebrating 20 year anniversary of self titled album

Image: Shihad

New Zealand heavy rock band Shihad are returning to Australia for a huge national tour, the first in 2 years.

The tour see’s the high energy rock band hit all major cities in June and July celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their self titled album, known to fans as the ‘fish’ album.

The album features the hit single ‘Home Again’ which launched the band internationally, making them one of the biggest rock bands of the late 90s.



  • 23/06 Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
  • 24/06 & 25/06 Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
  • 26/06 Newport Hotel, Fremantle WA
  • 01/07 The Triffid, Bribane QLD
  • 02/07 Pigsty In July, Hunter Valley NSW
  • 15/07 The Factory, Sydney NSW
  • 16/07 The Croxton, Melbourne VIC

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Tags: triple m rock news, Three Of The Biggest Rock Bands Make Super Group At American Music Festival

Jam and chilli ingredients of rockin’ show

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At the New Orlean’s Jazz & Heritage festival last weekend the cream of the crop of rock got together to perform a cover of Neil Young’sRockin’ In The Free World’.

The festival that should be renamed the 90s Rock and Heritage Festival after this years surprise super group made up of members of Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Kings Of Leon paid tribute to fellow headliner act and godfather of grunge Neil Young.

Watch the clip here:

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Tags: triple m rock news, neil young, pearl jam