Posted: 15 September, 2014

Jimmy Barnes Caught Up In Hospital Bomb Scare

The Cold Chisel singer has been recuperating in hospital after emergency back surgery

Jimmy Barnes found himself in the midst of a bomb scare as a major Sydney hospital was evacuated this afternoon.

There are reports that three other NSW hospitals were also the subject of a simultaneous police operations.

The Cold Chisel singer tweeted a photo of himself outside and joked "Bomb scare at hospital, not panicking but anyone for brain fluid?"

Barnes has been recuperating after undergoing back surgery last week.

Patients and staff have since returned to the ward.

 

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Posted: 15 September, 2014

‘Sex On Fire’ Violin Cover

Violin maestro Rhett Price covers the Kings Of Leon hit.

 

When you think rock music, the violin isn’t the first instrument that pops to mind.

But that doesn't take away from violin virtuso Rhett Price's brilliant performance of the Kings Of Leon hit 'Sex On Fire'.

You can check out more of Rhett’s music on his YouTube Page. 

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Posted: 15 September, 2014

Foo Fighter’s Sonic Highways Explained

NEW CLIP: Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters explain the 'Sonic Highways' concept.


The Foo Fighters have released a short clip to explain the concept behind their latest album and documentary series - Sonic Highways.

"We finished the Sound City movie and I thought we could go all over the country and make a record where each song is recorded in a different studio," Dave Grohl explains.

This process was documented for an eight-part HBO series that starts in the US on October 17.

"So the finale of the episode - when you see us performing the song - you'll recognise all of these references from stories that you've heard in the last hour."

The album will hit our shores on Monday November 10.

Sonic Highways 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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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

Foo Fighter’s New Album In Test Pressings

The build up to the Foo Fighters new album continues.

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.

Foo Fighters Are Back As The Holy Sh*ts

While promoting their new album Fooies have been playing some secret and underground gigs.

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Posted: 12 September, 2014

Foo Fighters Are Back As The Holy Sh*ts

While promoting their new album Fooies have been playing some secret and underground gigs.

The Fooies are travelling around the UK at the moment promoting their upcoming new album Sonic Highways.

They're doing things a little different playing underground and intimate club shows for free, announced at the last minute and under a different name, The Holy Sh*ts, how cool!


With these shows were starting to get some great first footage of Dave Grohl and co. in action with their new tracks, watch some clips below.


Foo Fighters Play "Big Me", "Genrator" and "Rope"

Foo Fighters as Holy Sh*ts Video: YouTube / sektar

 

Foo Fighters Play "Learn To Fly"

Foo Fighters as Holy Sh*ts Video: YouTube / Kenn Bracey

Foo Fighters Setlist 

Enough Space
I’ll Stick Around
See You
New Way Home
Up in Arms
Big Me
Generator
Rope
The Pretender (snippet of new song)
Learn to Fly
White Limo – with Foo Fighters tribute band singer
Arlandria
Cold Day in the Sun
Dear Rosemary
Breakdown
My Hero
Hey, Johnny Park!
Everlong
Encore:
All My Life

All we can say is, it's great to see them back playing again and.....COME TO AUSTRALIA!

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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.

Foo Fighter’s New Album In Test Pressings

The build up to the Foo Fighters new album continues.

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Holy Sh*ts

Posted: 11 September, 2014

The Black Keys 'Turn Blue' World Tour

Tickets to the Australian leg of their world tour goes on sale today.

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys Plays At The Enmore Photo: Triple M

Triple M favourite, The Black Keys have been smashing it overseas lately on their 'Turn Blue World Tour'. By all reports the shows have been absolutely HUGE and sales for their 2015 Australian shows go on sale today (September 11th).

The tour celebrates the 8th studio album of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney which spawned some massive hits like "Fever" and of course goes back through their back catalogue of hits.

Triple M's Dangerous Dave caught up with Carney today to chat about the upcoming tour, their latest album and all things Black Keys.


THE BLACK KEYS
TURN BLUE WORLD TOUR

ON SALE THURSDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2014

Friday 3 April 2015
Bluesfest, Byron Bay NSW
Tickets on sale now from Bluesfest

Sunday 5 April 2015
Rolling Green, Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster

Tuesday 7 April 2015
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC
Tickets on sale today from 12 noon AEST
from Ticketek

Friday 10 April 2015
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale today from 12 noon AEST
Ticketek

Saturday 11 April 2015
Rolling Green, Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW
Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster

Tuesday 14 April 2015
Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
Tickets on sale now from Oztix

Thursday 16 April 2015
Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA
Tickets on sale today from 12 noon ACST
Ticketek

For more information:
www.lovepolice.com.au
www.theblackkeys.com

The Black Keys - Fever Video: YouTube / The Black Keys

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Posted: 10 September, 2014

VIDEO: Courtney Love's Isolated Guitar And Vocals

Is this the worst thing ever? Courtney Love's solo guitar and vocal work sounds terrible.



She has been previously known as the 'Queen of Punk-Rock' and anyone who has listened to Courtney Love playing with Hole over the years knows she loves to thrash out a tune.

However, in this latest video that surfaced after a feud with a videographer, he has supposedly isolated her guitar and solo vocals and, well, they're pretty darn rough.


Courtney Love's Solo Guitar And Vocals on "Celeb Skin"

Courtney Love and Hole Solo Guitar And Vocals Video: YouTube / J.M. Ladd


Is it possible that Courtney Love sounds this bad on her own? Or is it just a hoax?

Below is videographer J.M. Ladd's thoughts on the audio and what happened between them as explained on Stereogum.

"Of course, while you can see the whole band playing, the only person you can hear is Love, whose guitar and vocal tracks are isolated in the mix. Explains Hill:

I was hired through the venue to record this show (including many others throughout that week) and was then left standing with a hard drive and an invoice no one seemed to want. Four years later I still have the files and not really any idea what to do with them. But I like to share. So here we are.

What you are hearing are just Courtney’s isolated vocal and guitar mics (with the obvious bleed from the rest of the band). I’ve muted everything else. This video I’ve borrowed from elsewhere on youtube and in trying to sync up my own audio I realized they were a little sloppy with their edit. But you get the idea.

To address the most obvious, inevitable question that I will be asked…this is not fake. Whether you think she’s the worst or this just makes her all the more “punk rock” is for you to decide. I’m merely presenting the facts as they are. Make of them what you will."

Hole - Celeb Skin - Original Video

Courtney Love and Hole - Celeb Skin - Original Video: YouTube / DeLeón Tequila

What do you think of the video? Real or fake?

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Posted: 10 September, 2014

Angels Lead Massive Rock Bill

The Angels, Baby Animals, The Superjesus and US legends Cheap Trick team up for massive rock concert

a day on the green, cheap trick, the angels

Australia’s most treasured rock icons and one of rock's most influential bands are teaming up for a massive double happening, when The Angels, Baby Animals, The Superjesus, The Choirboys and US legends Cheap Trick unite for an Australian tour early next year.

The Angels and Cheap Trick will co-headline a day on the green wineries nationally in a ripping rock’n’roll bill with Baby Animals, The Superjesus and the Choirboys, then get all hot and sweaty with intimate shows at Sydney's Enmore Theatre and Melbourne’s Forum Theatre (with the Choirboys opening).

Tour Dates:

The Angels, Cheap Trick, Baby Animals, Superjesus, Choirboys

Sat Feb 7 ANNIE’S LANE, CLARE VALLEY SA
Sun Feb 8 KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH WA *no Choirboys
Sat Feb 14 ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY VIC
Sat Feb 21 BIMBADGEN WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY NSW
Sun Feb 22 SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON QLD

For event information: www.adayonthegreen.com.au

INDOOR SHOWS (co-presented by Frontier Touring)

The Angels, Cheap Trick, Choirboys

Fri Feb 13 FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE
Thur Feb 19 ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY **

For event information: www.frontiertouring.com

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19 AT 9am

From ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

**except Enmore Theatre from Ticketek.com. au & 132 849

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Tags: Cheap Trick, The Angels, A Day On The Green, Choirboys, Baby Animals

Posted: 10 September, 2014

U2 Releases New Album Free

U2 have released their first album since 2009, Songs of Innocence, for free on Apple's iTunes

Irish superstars U2 have released their first album in five years free on Apple's iTunes as the tech giant unveiled its latest smartphones.

At a launch event near San Francisco, U2 played a single from the new album, Songs of Innocence, which Apple announced it had sent out for free to half a billion iTunes customers around the world.

Frontman Bono described the album, the band's first since No Line on the Horizon in 2009, as deeply personal and called the release "instant gratification".

"From the very beginning U2 have always wanted our music to reach as many people as possible, the clue is in our name I suppose - so today is kind of mind-blowing to us," Bono said.

"The most personal album we've written could be shared with half a billion people - by hitting send. If only songwriting was that easy."

Apple - which unveiled its first smartwatch as well as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - said that it would gift the album for free to customers who set up iTunes accounts in the next five weeks.

U2 - who released some of the most acclaimed albums in the 1980s including The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum - could have expected major sales for a new album.

While Apple did not disclose financial arrangements for the free release, U2 has collaborated for years on products with the iPod and iPhone company.

U2 is also hardly hurting for money, with Bono's net worth estimated at $US600 million ($A649 million).

Bono has long advocated for greater spending to help the world's poor, although the band has also come under criticism for moving part of its business from Ireland to the Netherlands, which has lower taxation.

(Image: AAP)

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Tags: U2, Album

Posted: 8 September, 2014

Led Zeppelin Reissues Continue

Previously unreleased version of 'Black Dog’ ahead of new Led Zeppelin reissues.

Led Zeppelin fans are in for a treat with the band re-releasing classic albums Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy.

The news follows the success of the deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III that were reissued back in June.
 
Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will be available October 31 but in the meantime here is a previously unreleased take of "Black Dog", which is one of the rarities that will accompany each album.

Both albums have been produced and remastered by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.

Led Zeppelin Reissue CD

led zeppelin reissue

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Tags: Led Zeppelin, Black Dog

Posted: 7 September, 2014

Jimmy Barnes Recovering After Emergency Surgery

Doctors won't allow Barnes to leave his bed for a week, even after he celebrated another top solo album

A bunch of Aussie musos legends rocked the stage for Adelaide Salutes Chris Bailey concert. Bands that played: The Angels, Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Brewster Brothers, Gangajang, Ian Moss, James Reyne, Phil Small, Swanee, Don Walker and Wilbur Wilde. (Photos: Benon/Triple M) Photo:Benon/Triple M

Barnesy is recovering in hospital following emergency back surgery after having complications with his first procedure.

As per doctors orders, Jimmy Barnes isn't allowed to leave his hospital bed for a week, which will be pretty difficult considering he just brought up another No.1 solo record.

The album 30:30 Hinsight joins the list of ten, Barnes has taken to the top.

The rock legend has been forced to cancel a TV appearance next week, so it's lucky we had the chance to get him in for a garage session a couple of days ago.

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Barnesy Garage Session

Aussie rocker Jimmy Barnes performs special live set.

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Posted: 5 September, 2014

Slash Is On Fire

The top-hatted guitarist lays out his future Aussie plans

slash, world on fire

Slash performing on the Aerosmith tour at the Prudential Center in New Jersey Photo: Getty Images

Slash is back in touring full-swing, currently on the road with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and playing with former tour buddies Aerosmith.

The former Gunners guitarist took time out from his hectic schedule to sit down with Triple M's Higgo to talk about about returning to Australia for Soundwave next year and his brand new solo album World on Fire. Listen to the full interview below.

Other topics on the table included:
- GNR's "Sweet Child O' Mine" named 'the greatest rock riff of all time' by BBC
- Playing guitar
- His current tour with Aerosmith
- His appearance at Soundwave next year

Slash Interview (Part One)

 

Slash Interview (Part Two)

 

Slash New Album Release Date

Slash's new album World On Fire is out September 12. The new single "World On Fire" is available now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire

slash world on fire

Slash World On Fire album cover Video: Slash YouTube

Earlier On Triple M

Slash - "World On Fire" Full Single Stream Video: Slash YouTube

Slash has unveiled the raunchy lyric video for his latest single "World On Fire".

Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, "World On Fire" is the title track from their upcoming album which is due out in September.

The video features a scantly clad woman partaking in all kinds of different “activities”.

Slash makes a cameo appearance right at the end.

Slash Official Links

Slash Official Website
Slash Facebook
Slash Twitter

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Tags: Slash, Guns N' Roses

Posted: 3 September, 2014

Melbourne Laneway Honour For Chrissy Amphlett

Councillors voted unanimously to name a laneway in Melbourne after the Divinyls singer.

Melbourne City Council have approved for a CBD laneway to be named after Chrissy Amphlett.

The Divinyls singer passed away last April after a battle with cancer.

The soon-to-become Amphlett Lane sits off Lt Bourke St near Spring St and backs onto the recently closed Palace theatre.

There was strong lobbying for the honour with a petition attracting over 6000 signatures.

Amplett joins rockers AC/DC who also have a CBD lane named after them.

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Tags: Chrissie Amphlett, Melbourne