Posted: 23 April, 2014

Jake Bugg Music Juror Exclusive

Jake Bugg is on a massive Australian tour and the young Englishman called into the Triple M studios for a chat

Jake Bugg dropped by the M’s for a chat and to play an exclusive gig for jury members only prior to his sold out gig at the Hi Fi.

We also subjected him to a chat with The Grill Team and Ugly Phil.

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Posted: 17 April, 2014

Top 11 Harrowing Crucifixions... In Music

While the big JC is in the forefront of the minds of many at this time of year, spare a thought for these brutalised rock classics.

Easter is upon and while some of us take time out to remember a fairly significant bloke in history getting crucified, we thought it would be an opportune time to mourn for some of the great rock songs in history that were ALSO crucified by artists and bands who were either poorly advised or were simply clueless in trying to cover them.

 

The Killers - Hotel California (The Eagles)

Miley Cyrus - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

Celine Dion and Anastacia – You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

Professor Green feat. Ed Drewett – Need You Tonight (INXS)

Limp Bizkit – Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)

Metallica – Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits)

U2 – Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Susan Boyle – Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)

David Bowie and Mick Jagger – Dancing In The Street (Martha and the Vandellas)

REM -  Toys In The Attic (Aerosmith)

William Shatner – Mr Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)

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Tags: Worst rock covers, music

Posted: 17 April, 2014

Concert For Cambodia

Jimmy Barnes leads a stellar line-up of Aussie artists for a good cause

jimmy barnes, cold chisel

Jimmy Barnes Photo: Getty Images

Jimmy Barnes leads a stellar line up of Aussie artists, performing for a worthwhile organisation called Cambodian Children’s Trust - an orphanage set up to help local children and families. 

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Tags: Jimmy Barnes, Concer For Cambodia, Arj Barker, iOTA, Triple M Tours

Posted: 16 April, 2014

AC/DC: We Are Not Retiring

AC/DC Frontman Brian Johnson has told The Daily Telegraph in the UK that there is no truth in rumours

AC/DC have released the following statement on their website, stating rhythm guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young for health reasons is taking a break from the band, but they will continue to make music.

"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support," said a statement on www.acdc.com.

"In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music. "

Brian Johnson: We're Not Retiring

After 24 hours of wild speculation surrounding the future of Aussie rock legends AC/DC, the band's frontman Brian Johnson has spoke publicly about the rumours for the first time.

Johnson told Jake Wallis Simons of the Telegraph that rumours that the band are about to split up following concerns for the health of Malcolm Young are not true

"We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," he told the Telegraph. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."

"I wouldn't like to say anything either way about the future," he said. "I'm not ruling anything out. One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don't want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap.We've been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much."

Reports claim AC/DC are planning a tour to mark their 40th anniversary, which would involve 40 concerts in 40 different venues. "That would be a wonderful way to say bye bye," said Johnson. "We would love to do it. But it's all up in the air at the moment."

"AC/DC is such a tight family. We've stuck to our guns through the Eighties and Nineties when people were saying we should change our clothes and our style. But we didn't and people got it that we are the real deal."

Triple M did not get drawn into the wild speculation and rumour that has dominated the music world in the last day or so. We report the facts for music fans.

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Posted: 16 April, 2014

8 Very Rock n Roll Quotes From AC/DC

The Australian rockers have been around for over 40 years and they've said a few things that are very rock and roll

 

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Posted: 16 April, 2014

The 9 Most Underrated AC/DC Songs

Despite vicious rumours, the Australian rockers will go on but here are some of their less well-known works.

#9 A Chuck Berry cover, AC/DC recorded a version of School Days for their second album, T.N.T.

#8 Released in 1985 on their Fly on the Wall album, Shake Your Foundations.

#7 From their 1986 album Who Made Who album, Chase The Ace.

#6 Another one from the 1985 Fly on the Wall album, Sink The Pink.

#5 Their third studio album, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap produced this melodic number.

#4 Yup, Danger was yet unheralded track from the Fly on the Wall album.

#3 In 1988, the Blow Up Your Video album contained this little rock gem.

#2 The below song also appeared on their 1988 album Blow Up Your Video.

#1 From album of the same name, Who Made Who is one of the band's most under-appreciated works.

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Posted: 16 April, 2014

13 Bloody Good Reasons Why We Love AC/DC

They’re one of the greatest rock bands of all time and for 40 years they have given us reasons to love them

Their first appearance on Aussie TV in 1975.

The time they rode a flat-bed truck down Swanston Street in Melbourne.

Every time the inimitable Angus Young did this...

Angus as a GIF...

The Magic that was Bon Scott.

Malcolm Young is one of the best rhythm guitar players in history!

In 1977, they would play their last live TV performance for 20 years. We're blaming Leo Sayer.

Brian Johnson joins the band.... and he talks about his first gig with AC/DC.

This Album cover....

Because Angus is a genuis with his guitar.

This shouldn't be their last gig ever.... in Bilbao, Spain. More to come, they say.

This quote from Brian Johnson

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Posted: 15 April, 2014

Karnivool 2014 Tour Dates

Perth rockers playing Groovin The Moo sideshows

karnivool 2014 tour dates

Karnivool Photo: Karnivool

Karnivool are playing live dates alongside their appearances at the Groovin The Moo festivals around Australia.

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Tags: Karnivool, Triple M Tours

Posted: 14 April, 2014

Amphlett Classic Covered For Breast Cancer Awareness

An amazing cover of Chrissy Amphlett’s I Touch Myself is set to become an anthem for breast cancer awareness.

An amazing cover of Chrissy Amphlett’s I Touch Myself is set to become an anthem for a breast cancer awareness campaign.

The Aussie's dying wish has been realised in an emotive video featuring some of Australia's greatest female singers. The video includes cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John.

The performances in the video will give you goosebumps. It's shot in the black-and-white and also features Deborah Conway, Connie Mitchell, Suze DeMarchi, Sarah Blasko, Sarah McLeod, Kate Ceberano, Megan Washington and Katie Noonan.

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Posted: 11 April, 2014

Fake DJs Exposed!

Proof that there is no talent required in being a DJ!

(Image: YouTube)

In case you needed confirmation that very little talent is required in playing crap music, then here’s your proof. 

Take a look at these three turkeys pretending they’re actually doing something while supposed ‘music’ is blasting through the speakers at this live gig. 

DJs? Give us a spell! Unless DJ stands for ‘douchebag jackasses’ of course! 

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Tags: DJ, fake, music

Posted: 9 April, 2014

Who Will Play With Nirvana At Rock Hall Of Fame Ceremony? Here's a clue.

A cryptic clue on Instagram may have revealed who will play with Nirvana at the Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

The rumour mill is rampant and not without justification.

The remaining Nirvana members will perform at the their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony and it seems Joan Jett will be joining them.

The Foo Fighters shared the below image to their instagram and the inclusion of Jett's guitar has got music fans talking.

Jett's guitar is there for a reason, eh?

And in 2011, the Foo Fighters appeared with the singer on the The Late Show With David Letterman.

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Tags: Nirvana, Rock Hall of Fame

Posted: 9 April, 2014

Who Would Snub Dave Grohl?

King Buzzo from the Melvins regales audience with a joke about the time he brushed rock legend Dave Grohl

Who isn't a fan of Dave Grohl?

As another music publication put it, "the guy could walk into a crowded room, drop the raunchiest rotten egg fart of all time and still have everyone lapping up his jokes." Or he could ask to borrow your other half and you wouldn't bat eyelid. Maybe.

On the other hand, you could be King Buzzo of the Melvins. He apparently brushed the legend in the most epic of ways (even if he does sound a little bit bitter about their relationship).

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Tags: Dave Grohl