Posted: 6 December, 2016

The Literal Version Of Bohemian Rhapsody Is A Tragic Crime Drama

Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the most iconic upbeat rock opera songs you could ever find. 

But what would happen if you took the lyrics of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and took them literally?

These guys did it... and its tragic and terrifying. 

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Posted: 6 December, 2016

Vinyl Outsells Digital Downloads For First Time Ever

A record revival is happening!

It’s official. A record revival is happening.

For the first time ever record sales have outsold digital downloads.

NME reported figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) showing in the month of August £2.4m was spent on vinyl against £2.1m on digital album downloads.

There are a couple of factors that contributed to this including the Annual Record Store Day, which just keeps getting bigger, the Christmas rush, and the fact that massive supermarket chains Tesco and Sainsbury’s are now selling vinyl.

There will always be something about vinyl- it's stood the test of time through CDs, cassettes, digital and it looks like its back in a big way.

Dave Grohl Celebrates RSD With Killer Drum Solo

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Posted: 6 December, 2016

Sydney Gets A Shout-Out In Brand New Chili Peppers Video

Sydney gets a shout out in the brand new video from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Watch the video below.

"Sick Love" is from the latest RHCP album called The Getaway.

Video: Youtube

Buy The Album

In a RHCP.COM EXCLUSIVE the album is available in Limited Edition 180g Vinyl + Lithograph + Cassette Single. 

It's also available on and at

Official Links

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Tags: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted: 2 December, 2016

Daniel Johns Not walking In A Straight Line


Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has been spotted 'not walking in a straight line' in the ritzy Sydney suburb of Double Bay.

The Aussie rock star was captured shirtless, weraing pink lipstick and looking a bit worse for wear with mate and fellow muso Joshua Mullane.

"They walked back towards us and at that point he had his shirt off and lipstick applied," a source told News Corp.

"And then that’s where he (Johns) fell over. His mate was helping him get up."

Daniel Johns released his first song in eight years in 2015 called "Aerial Love" from the album Talk

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Tags: Silverchair, Daniel Johns

Posted: 1 December, 2016

WATCH: Dave Grohl In Drunk History

He just won’t stop

Image: Dave Grohl

The Comedy Central show Drunk History has starred the one and only Dave Grohl in a recent episode.

The hilarious American comedy series that has people drunkenly telling famous moments in history when they’re absolutely wasted, has grown a cult following since it began in 2007.

The latest offering, episode 410 shows Dave Grohl looking very pensive in the back ground of a heated conversation.

See Dave Grohl in Act 2 here

Grohl has proven his acting skills in classic Foo Fighters film clips and the classic Tenacious D film clip for Tribute:

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, Comedy, Drunk History, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

Posted: 1 December, 2016

New Material From Aussie Rock Band Jet

First release in over 7 years


Australian rockers Jet have released previously unreleased material.

As reported on Triple M’s The Rubber Room the much loved rockers have released the hit records Get Born and Shine On along with rare, unreleased tracks.

More info and purchase: here

Listen to the full report below:

Jet announced they were getting back together to support Bruce Springsteen on his 2017 Australian tour, along with two headlining shows in Sydney. This is the first time the chart topping band have performed together since 2012.

Tour dates:

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Australian Tour:

  • Thu 2 Sat 4 Feb - Melbourne | AAMI Park 132 849 with Jet
  • Sat 11 Feb - Mt Macedon | Hanging Rock 136 100 with Jet 
  • Sat 18 Feb - Hunter Valley | Hope Estate 136 100 with Jet

More info: here

Jet Twilight at Taronga:

  • Thu 16 Feb - SOLD OUT
  • Sun 19 Feb

More info: here

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Tags: triple M Rock News, Jet, Australian Music

Posted: 1 December, 2016

Classic Cartoon Songs

Now THAT is anarchy!

"Dark" Icelandic cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson has added some more of his iconic, unique song title cartoons to his ever-growing collection, and we reckon they're bloody awesome.

Some are too rude to publish (even for us), but we've included 7 of his best below.

If you like what you see, check out his Tumblr page. It's next level awesome.

Anarchy In The UK - The Sex Pistols

Careless Whisper - George Michael

Every Breath You Take - The Police

More Than Words - Extreme

Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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Tags: Music News, Cartoons

Posted: 1 December, 2016

LISTEN: The Cult Open Up About Bowie, Michael Hutchence and The Doors

Triple M exclusive interview that doesn’t hold back


Whilst in Australia as part of a huge national tour, UK rockers The Cult dropped into Triple M’s The Rubber Room to have a chat with Ugly Phil.

Ian Astbury from @officialcult on The Rubber Room tonight

A photo posted by The Rubber Room (@mmmrubberroom) on

The legendary rockers sure do have a colourful history, from being friends with INXS singer Michael Hutchence, to taking a chance on a young Guns N’ Roses and the reunion with The Doors. The Cult singer Ian Astbury opened up about it all.

Astbury revealed he saw a very young Gunners live and invited them to join The Cult on tour back in 1987, which was a great opening for the little band at that time saying “I just saw them and was blown away”- after that tour the Gunners career took off- this tour being the start of the whirl wind we know as Guns N’ Roses.

As if having Guns N’ Roses open for you isn’t impressive enough, that same year the band toured with Iggy Pop and the late David Bowie.

On the loss of Bowie, Astbury revealed “I felt like the roof had come off the house, I’d always looked to him since I was 10 years old for inspiration".

Astbury with Bowie:

Another great loss for Astbury was his good friend, Michael Hutchence.

Reflecting on the charismatic singer, Astbury remembers Hutchence as a ‘gentleman’ and really felt for him for how the media treated him. Having last saw him only a week prior to his tragic death.

On the once in a lifetime event where Astbury fronted The Doors in 2002, Astbury being a huge fan of the late singer, Jim Morrison, he said the conversation of him singing with The Doors was going on for 12 years and our own Michael Hutchence was a contender for the gig.

Listen to the full interview:


The Cult are touring their 10th studio album, Hidden City.

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, The Cult, Interview, classic rock

Posted: 1 December, 2016

New Foo Fighters Album On The Way

Foo Fighters drummer dishes the dirt

Image: Foo Fighters 

As reported on Triple M’s The Rubber Room, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins reported a new Foo Fighters album is on the way.

The Fooeys sent fans around the world in a spin with the cryptic announcement of a 2017 European tour.

See the announcement below:

Now the big question we all want answered ‘Will there be another Foo Fighters album?’.

Hawkins responded to NME Magazine; “We’re in a hunker down period right now and just figuring out when the world is ready for a new Foo Fighters record”.

Listen to the full report:

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, Foo Fighters, new music, tour news

Posted: 30 November, 2016

Will R.E.M reunite in 2017?

Will the Grammy Hall Of Fame induction spark a reunion with the legendary 90s band?

Image: R.E.M.

On the back of the announcement of R.E.M’s induction to the Grammy Hall of Fame 2017 we are excited on the possibility of a reunion from the 90s rock band.

The band’s hit single ‘Losing My Religion’ is amongst a prestigious list of hits being honoured in the American music ceremony next year.

Click here for the full list.

The band who reissued the 1991 hit record Out Of Time this year haven’t played together since they disbanded in 2011, although frontman Michael Stipe returned to the stage this year in a tribute to the late David Bowie.

In recent news reported Michael Stipe is ready to play music again.

Will the Grammy Hall Of Fame induction spark a reunion with the legendary 90s band?

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, REM, Grammy Hall Of Fame

Posted: 30 November, 2016

Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Being Honoured By Grammy Hall Of Fame

25 years after its release and the Nirvana hit single is still making headlines.

Image: Nirvana

The Grammy Hall of Fame announced this week the induction of 25 new songs in 2017, including the Nirvana classic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

The Grammy Hall of Fame was established by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 1973 to honour recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old and the Nirvana hit single was added as soon it could qualify.

Along with Nirvana other rock'n'rollers added to the list is R.E.M, Deep Purple, Prince and David Bowie.

Check out the full list below:

  • ABC- The Jackson 5
  • Changes - David Bowie
  • The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
  • (Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive - Cab Calloway And His Orchestra
  • I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
  • I Get Around - The Beach Boys
  • I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday
  • Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • Mission-Impossible - Lalo Schifrin
  • Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard
  • Sing o' the Times - Prince
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Smoke of the Water - Deep Purple
  • Stack O'Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
  • Statesboro Blues - Blind Willie McTell
  • Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A
  • Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone
  • Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
  • The Wanderer - Dion
  • When the Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
  • You Always Hurt the One You Love- Mills Brothers
  • You Don't Own Me- Lesley Gore

This is going to a ceremony to look forward to!

Listen to our Grammy Hall of Fame 2017 playlist below:

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, Nirvana, Grammy Hall Of Fame

Posted: 29 November, 2016

TOUR NEWS: Jimmy Eat World Australian Summer Tour

A must see live band

American rock band Jimmy Eat World are touring Australia January 2017, doing a short run of shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The four piece who’s cult following has grown since the release of their 2001 hit single ‘The Middle’ will be playing a short run of shows following their sold out 2015 Aussie tour.


The band’s live show see’s fans coming back again and again, shaping them as one of the best modern live rock bands.

The tour comes after the success of the band’s ninth and arguably best record yet – Integrity Blues.

Don’t miss your chance to witness Jimmy Eat World in these special headline shows in January 2017.

  • Wed 18 Jan, Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
  • Fri 20 Jan, Australian Open | Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
  • Sun 22 Jan, Eatons Hill Hotel | Brisbane, QLD (18+)

More info: 

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Tags: Triple M Rock News, Jimmy Eat World, Tour news