Posted: 26 September, 2016

Eddie Vedder & Chris Martin Team Up For Surprise Performance Of A Crowded House Classic

BRILLIANT.

Two of the best frontmen in the world joined forces overnight for a surprise set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Coldplay’s Chris Martin shared the stage a three-song set.

They performed Pearl Jam’s “Nothingman”, Patti Smith’s “People Have The Power” and Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”.

It’s a brilliant rendition. Watch it here.

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Posted: 26 September, 2016

Triple M Announce Exclusive STING Garage Session!

Next Monday 3rd October

Big announcement from Triple M this morning!

Sting will be performing 3 songs in an exclusive ‘Triple M Garage Session’ in Melbourne on Monday October 3. This exclusive and intimate event will see fans of Triple M and Sting get up close and personal in a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Sting in an acoustic performance featuring his new single ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’ and classics like ‘Message in a Bottle’.

Triple M’s Garage Sessions have seen some big names performing exclusively for listeners with names such as Slash, The Living End, Jimmy Barnes and Thirsty Merc performing acoustic sets.

Triple M across Australia, Mix94.5 in Perth and 3BO in Bendigo will be sending lucky winners of week-long contesting for this performance of a lifetime. Winners will have accommodation and transfers covered, as well as the chance to witness one of the great musicians in action in this incredible intimate setting.

Keep listening for your chance to win.

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Posted: 23 September, 2016

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Announces Second & Final Brisbane Show For Summer '17 Tour

2nd and Final Brisbane Date: THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY

Tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Summer ’17 Tour of Australia and New Zealand are the hottest ticket in town, with tens of thousands snapping up tickets across the two countries today.

To meet demand a second and final show in Brisbane has just been added for Thursday 16 February. Tickets to this new show are on sale at 4.15pm AEST today from Ticketek.com.au 132 849.

Shows in Christchurch and the Hunter Valley sold out in quick succession today, while Melbourne, Hanging Rock, Adelaide and Auckland shows are selling quickly.

For one month Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be calling Australia and New Zealand home, with nine shows sure to delight fans who have rabidly been monitoring the international movements of The River Tour. Indeed, those overseas dates have had critics and fans alike in raptures.

If the Summer ’17 Tour seems too far away, Springsteen fans can treat themselves to some quality time with Bruce with the release of his autobiography Born To Run (out September 27 through Simon & Schuster) and its audio companion Chapter And Verse (out September 23 through Sony Australia). 

Bruce first began working on the autobiography in 2009, after performing at the Super Bowl’s halftime show.  The 500-page autobiography promises a glimpse behind the scenes at the extraordinary life of Bruce Springsteen.  Chapter And Verse features 18 tracks from across Bruce’s career, including 5 previously unreleased songs.

Tue 14 February         Brisbane | Brisbane Entertainment Centre            SOLD OUT

Thu 16 February        Brisbane | Brisbane Entertainment Centre            ON SALE 4.15PM AEST

Ticketek.com.au 132 849

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Posted: 23 September, 2016

Jimmy Barnes SONGS AND STORIES TOUR: Tickets On Sale

Barnesy swaps his trademark howl for his own raw voice

Jimmy Barnes will swap his trademark howl for his own raw voice for his first spoken word tour inspired by his memoir Working Class Boy.

The book reveals his harrowing childhood and the scars which remain from domestic violence and addiction.

Working Class Boy: An Evening Of Stories and Songs will take him away from his home on the rock stage for the past four decades and into theatres with a unique production which blends his the never-told stories of his childhood in Glasgow and then Adelaide.

 “Just like the book, this live show will tell the story of an imperfect childhood that has led to me becoming an imperfect adult,” Barnes said.

“I spent most of my life running from my childhood and now it seems like my time to face it. “So this is the story of a lifetime spent running away. Running from fear. Running from shame but at the same time running from hope. I’m not running anymore.”

The tour will also support the work of the Luke Batty Foundation and Rosie Batty’s campaign to combat family violence.

The intimate soundtrack for the show will draw from his early musical career.


TOUR DETAILS

TUE 15 NOV BALLARAT WENDOUREE CTR FOR PERF ARTS 03 5338 0980 • WCPA.COM.AU

THU 17 NOV WARRNAMBOOL LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE 03 5559 499 • LIGHTHOUSETHEATRE.COM.AU

FRI 18 NOV BENDIGO ULUMBARRA THEATRE 03 5434 6100 • GOTIX.COM.AU

SAT 19 NOV MELBOURNE REGENT THEATRE 136 100 • TICKETMASTER.COM.AU

SUN 20 NOV WARRAGUL WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE 03 5624 2456 • WGAC.COM.AU

THU 24 NOV RENMARK CHAFFEY THEATRE 08 8586 1800 • COUNTRYARTS.ORG.AU

FRI 25 NOV ADELAIDE HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE 131 246 • BASS.NET.AU

SAT 26 NOV BAROSSA VALLEY THE BAROSSA ARTS & CONV CENTRE 136 100 • BAROSSACONVENTION.ORG

THU 01 DEC BRISBANE CITY HALL 136 100 • TICKETMASTER.COM.AU

FRI 02 DEC GOLD COAST JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO 13 28 49 • JUPITERSGOLDCOAST.COM.AU

SAT 03 DEC GRAFTON SARATON THEATRE 02 6642 1633 • SARATON.COM

THU 08 DEC NOWRA SHOALHAVEN ENT CENTRE 1300 788 503 • SHOALHAVENENTERTAINMENT.COM.AU

FRI 09 DEC THIRROUL ANITA’S THEATRE 136 100 • TICKETMASTER.COM.AU

SAT 10 DEC SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 02 9250 7777 • SYDNEYOPERAHOUSE.COM

SUN 11 DEC CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE 02 6275 2700 • CANBERRATHEATRECENTRE.COM.AU

WED 14 DEC ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 1300 795 012 • TICKETEK.COM.AU

THU 15 DEC BUNBURY - BUNBURY REGIONAL ENT CENTRE 1300 661 272 • BUNBURYENTERTAINMENT.COM

FRI 16 DEC PERTH CONCERT HALL 136 100 • TICKETMASTER.COM.AU

SAT 17 DEC GERALDTON QUEENS PARK THEATRE 08 9956 6662 • QUEENSPARKTHEATRE.COM.AU

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Tags: Jimmy Barnes

Posted: 22 September, 2016

Top 5 U2 Songs

Rock Countdown

Image: U2


This is sure to cause some debate!

We unleash a countdown on rock’s most divisive topics...

From the band’s who should reform, to the most influential bands of the nineties… we've got it all covered.

To celebrate the band’s 40th Anniversary we are counting down the Top 5 U2 Songs;

5. Pride (In The Name Of Love)



4. Where The Streets Have No Name



3. Sunday Bloody Sunday



2. Mysterious Ways


1. With Or Without You


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Tags: U2, Triple M Rock Lists

Posted: 22 September, 2016

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Bruce Springsteen

Happy Bruce Springsteen Day

To celebrate Bruce Springsteen’s birthday and tickets going on-sale for his Australian tour TODAY, we’ve searched high and low for 16 things you didn’t know about Bruce.

CLICK HERE FOR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES.

  • Born To Run (the song) was originally 15 minutes long and took Springsteen 6 months to make.

  • Born To Run is also the title of his autobiography coming out Sept 28.

  • Dancing In The Dark was written in a couple of hours when the record company told Bruce he had no hits on Born In The USA.

  • Hungry Heart was originally written for the The Ramones.

  • Springsteen recently broke his own record for longest live performance at 3 hours, 59 minutes.

  • Both The E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame - separately.

  • During the 2012 Hyde Park show, Paul McCartney joined Bruce for encore – only to have the sound cut off half way through their first song due to going over curfew.

  • Bruce more often than not opens the show with Badlands.

  • No two set lists are the same and Bruce takes requests from the audience.

  • Songs written by Bruce and given to other artists include Because The Night (Patti Smith), Fire (Pointer Sisters) & Blinded By The Light (Manfred Mann).

  • Over 50 musicians have at one time or another served in the E Street Band with Steven Van Zandt, Roy Bittan, Max Weinburg and Clarence Clemons the longest serving.

  • Since Clarence passed away in 2011, 10th Avenue Freeze Out has been used as a tribute during the show and his nephew Jake, now serves as the band’s Sax player.

  • Bruce & Little Stevie have been mates and playing in bands together for 50+ years.

  • Steven Van Zandt is also an actor, screen writer, producer and radio presenter.

  • When Stevie Van Zandt got married Little Richard was the celebrant, Percy Sledge performed When A Man Loves A Woman and Springsteen was the best man.

  • During the 2014 Wrecking Ball Tour Bruce played albums in full for two Melbourne shows (Born To Run/Born In The USA) and Darkness On the Edge Of Town in Sydney for the first time ever at a concert.

We are excited to be presenting Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s return to Australia.

Tour Dates

  • Wed 25 Jan - Perth Arena Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Mon 30 Jan - Adelaide | Adelaide Entertainment Centre Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Thu 02 Feb - Melbourne | AAMI Park Ticketek.com.au 132 849 with Jet
  • Tue 7 Feb - Sydney | QUDOS Bank Arena Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Sat 11 Feb - Mt Macedon | Hanging Rock Ticketmaster.com.au 136 100 with Jet and Diesel
  • Tue 14 Feb - Brisbane | Brisbane Entertainment Centre Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Sat 18 Feb - Hunter Valley | Hope Estate Ticketmaster.com.au 136 100 with Jet and Diesel

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Tags: Bruce Springsteen, The Boss, Triple M Rock News

Posted: 22 September, 2016

Top Bruce Springsteen Albums

Rock Countdown

This is sure to cause some debate!

We unleash a countdown on rock’s most divisive topics...

From the band’s who should reform, to the most influential bands of the nineties… we've got it all covered.

To celebrate Bruce Springsteen’s Birthday we celebrate the Top 5 Springsteen Albums;

5. The River

 

4. Live/1975-85

 

3. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

 

2. Born To Run

 

1. Born In The USA 

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Tags: Rock Countdowns, Bruce Springsteen

Posted: 22 September, 2016

Triple M Record Of The Week: Birds Of Tokyo ‘Brace’

Birds Of Tokyo is Triple M’s Record Of The Week

This week’s Record Of The Week comes from Australian rock legends Birds Of Tokyo.

Brace, the first single from the band's forthcoming album BRACE out Nov 4.

Over recent years highly melodic radio staples like “Plans”, “Wild At Heart”, “Lanterns”, “This Fire” and “Anchor” have brought Birds Of Tokyo multiple ARIA and APRA Awards plus a string of platinum plaques making them the country’s most popular contemporary rock band. But this new album sees them torching that formula and embracing a heavier, more urgent attitude; making good on the title track’s tidal wave promise to “destroy it all”.

The relentless ten song set was produced with Canadian David Bottrill who has helmed releases for Tool, Muse and Silverchair. Together they’ve created a bold and uncompromising piece of work.


More info: www.birdsoftokyo.com


WHAT IS RECORD OF THE WEEK?:
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 complete playlist: 


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Tags: ROTW, Triple M Rock News, New Music

Posted: 22 September, 2016

Relive THAT Classic Bruce Springsteen “Unplugged” Show

24 years since the MTV “Unplugged” performance

Image: Youtube

It seems Bruce Springsteen was even too rock’n’roll for MTV Unplugged.

Today as we celebrate 24 years since his history making performance we look back at that incredible show.

The infamous 90s TV special, that would showcase bands and musicians such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam in an ‘unplugged’ setting made waves when Bruce Springsteen came in.

The 1992 performance that was the first MTV Unplugged that was full electric, renaming the series ‘In Concert/ MTV Plugged (Live)’ just for Bruce.

Watch:


Only ‘the boss’ can get away with a 9 piece band, change the show name and rock it out heavier that any other act.

Listen to the full performance:

 

We are excited to be presenting Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s return to Australia.

Tour Dates

  • Wed 25 Jan - Perth Arena Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Mon 30 Jan - Adelaide | Adelaide Entertainment Centre Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Thu 02 Feb - Melbourne | AAMI Park Ticketek.com.au 132 849 with Jet
  • Tue 7 Feb - Sydney | QUDOS Bank Arena Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Sat 11 Feb - Mt Macedon | Hanging Rock Ticketmaster.com.au 136 100 with Jet and Diesel
  • Tue 14 Feb - Brisbane | Brisbane Entertainment Centre Ticketek.com.au 132 849
  • Sat 18 Feb - Hunter Valley | Hope Estate Ticketmaster.com.au 136 100 with Jet and Diesel

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Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Triple M Rock News, MTV Unplugged

Posted: 22 September, 2016

WATCH: Classic Foo Fighters Learn To Fly Clip Without The Music

What a laugh?!

Image: www.youtube.com

The hilarious 1999 film clip of the Fooey’s classic ‘Learn To Fly’ has been release without the music.

The clip that see’s the band acting in various roles with a cameo from Tenacious D is hilarious with the music, but is an absolute corker with the awkward and weird audio.

Watch:


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Tags: Triple M Rock News, Foo Fighters, Learn To Fly

Posted: 21 September, 2016

AC/DC Bassist Cliff Williams Steps Down

Is this the end?

Cliff Williams Photo: Getty Images

After nearly four decades AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams is leaving the band.

His retirement comes at a tricky time for the band, and leaves guitarist Angus Young as the last original member standing.

Williams says his decision isn't related to anything else that's going on with the band.

"It's time for me to step out, that's all," Williams said in a video posted to AC/DC's official YouTube channel. Watch the video below.

Before they released their last album Rock or Bust and went on tour, AC/DC announced founding member, guitarist Malcolm Young, was suffering from dementia and wouldn't be playing with the group any more.

Following Young's diagnosis, the band also had to contend with drummer Phil Rudd's arrest in New Zealand.

Rudd was sentenced to eight months' home detention after he pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill, and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

The biggest shock was yet to come when lead singer Brian Johnson was forced to quit in the middle of the tour earlier this year over fears he would lose his hearing.

However, Williams said none of that affected his decision.

"Not because we've lost Mal, Phil or Brian, everything changes when something happens like that. When Bon (Scott, AC/DC's first singer) died it changed then, everything changes, so it's not that," he said.

"It's just I'm just ready to get off the road really and do what I do in between tours. We take a few years off, so I know how to do that, I know what I'm going to do and, again, it's just my time. I'm happy I just need ... family time now, just chill out and not do this."

The band have continued touring, replacing every member including Johnson with Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose to finish off the rest of the Rock or Bust tour.

But Williams' departure places a large question mark over the band's future.

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Posted: 20 September, 2016

Rocks Greatest Song Endings

Rock Countdown

This is sure to cause some debate!

We unleash a countdown on rock’s most divisive topics...

From the band’s who should reform, to the most influential bands of the nineties… we've got it all covered.

Rocks 5 Greatest Song Endings;

5. Let’s Go Crazy - Prince

 

4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Green Day

 

3. A Day In The Life – The Beatles

 

2. November Rain – Guns 'N Roses

 

1. Highway To Hell – AC/DC

LONDON -  1st AUGUST: Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. Left to right: Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

 

Listen to the full playlist:




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Tags: Rock lists, Count downs, Song Endings