Posted: 3 May, 2016

Watch Metallica’s Emotional Tribute At Intimate Gig

Band go back to basics for touching Record Store Day gig

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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

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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

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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!

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


Click here to watch the live performance.

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

Fears For The Ageing Pioneer Of Rock’N’Roll

Legendary Little Richard Ill

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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

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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

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.

" 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

    (formerly Allphones Arena)


  • 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

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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


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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Posted: 28 April, 2016

KISS Bandmates Back Together After Fiery 14 Year Break

Will Ace put the make up back on?

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After 14 long years original KISS band mates Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley shared a video of the two playing together, the first time since KISS’ Psycho Circus in 1998, a reunion that many rock fans never thought they’d see happen.

The two performed a cover of Free’s rockin’ track ‘Fire and Water’ that appears on Ace’s album of covers titled Origins Vol. 1

Watch the video here:

Ace Frehley, a founding member of KISS left the band in 1982 and then rejoined in 1996 for the super successful KISS reunion tour.

The Origin's Vol. 1 is out now.
See the track listing below:

1. "White Room" (Cream)
2. "Street Fighting Man" (Rolling Stones)
3. "Spanish Castle Magic," feat. John 5 (Jimi Hendrix)
4. "Fire and Water," feat. Paul Stanley (Free)
5. "Emerald," Slash (Thin Lizzy)
6. "Bring It on Home" (Led Zeppelin)
7. "Wild Thing," feat. Lita Ford (The Troggs)
8. "Parasite," feat. John 5 (Kiss)
9. "Magic Carpet Ride" (Steppenwolf)
10. "Cold Gin," feat. Mike McCready (Kiss)
11. "Till the End of the Day" (Kinks)
12. "Rock and Roll Hell" (Kiss)

More info: 

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Posted: 28 April, 2016

Led Zeppelin In Court Facing Copyright Infringement

Another Band ‘Riffed’ Off By Led Zeppelin

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English classic rockers Led Zeppelin are heading to court yet again facing copyright infringement, this time for stealing the most iconic intro to their hit tune “Stairway To Heaven”.
The band will face the courts 10th May for the final verdict.

The hit single which is a staple in all budding guitarists repertoire’s and causes guitar teachers to cringe has reportedly been stolen from the song ‘Taurus’ by American band Spirit.
Have a listen for yourself:

This isn’t the first time the classic rock icons have been accused of stealing.

American blues musician Muddy Waters recorded the song ‘You Need Love’, in 1985 Led Zeppelin were sued for stealing lyrics for the hit tune Whole Lotta Love.

Was it coincidence, plain theft or too much swinging in the 60s?

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Posted: 28 April, 2016

We’ve Found The Best New Rock Tracks From All Over The World

Check out our April new music playlist

Image: The Living End

We’ve found the best new releases for the month, from local rockers Stonefield to the welcomed return of International rock band Garbage.

Have a listen and follow us for more new music each month.

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Tags: triple m rock news, new music