Posted: 30 July, 2014

AC/DC To Headline Glastonbury 2015?

Metallica's Lars Ulrich spills the beans on AC/DC's festival plans

Does Lars Ulrich know something we don't?

The Metallica man has spilled the beans on who he believes will headline the epic Glastonbury festival next year, telling Q magazine he's heard it's AC/DC.

"Can I throw in my first bid for who I think [festival organiser] Michael Eavis has booked for next year? I have heard it might be a band whose lead singer is British, but none of the rest of the band are. Yeah… AC/DC. Come on! Can you imagine that?," exclaimed Lars.

Oh, yes we can, Lars, yes we can! Better start saving for those tickets!

If it were to happen, it would look something like the below. Incredible band to see live.

AC/DC - Live At Donnington 1991

AC/DC "Let There Be Rock" at Donnington, 1991 Video: AC/DC / YouTube


Earlier On Triple M

AC/DC's Brian Johnson in Adelaide in 2010. (Photo: Triple M)

Only hours after the 2014 Glastonbury Festival came to a close rumours began swirling about next year’s headline acts.

Festival Founder Michael Eavis told a press conference on Sunday morning that a number of bands have already been booked with one act committing during the Metallica set.

The speculation is that the band in question is none other AC/DC who share a manager with Metallica.

Australian gambling company, have priced up the rockers as $3.00 to headline the event. Good odds?

Festival Organisers are yet to confirm or deny the rumours but they have plenty of time - next years event will take place between June 24 and 28.

Last month AC/DC singer Brian Johnson mentioned on his website than it’s ‘very likely’ they will be on tour before the end of this year.

The Last Decade of Glastonbury Headliners:

  • 2004    Paul McCartney, Oasis, Muse       
  • 2005    The White Stripes, Coldplay       
  • 2007    Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Who       
  • 2008    Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, The Verve       
  • 2009    Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Blur       
  • 2010    Gorillaz (replaced U2), Muse, Stevie Wonder       
  • 2011    U2, Coldplay, Beyonce   
  • 2013    Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons       
  • 2014    Arcade Fire, Metallica, Kasabian

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Posted: 30 July, 2014

Foos Album Done

"We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album," says Butch Vig

In some breaking news... it looks like the Foo Fighters have officially finished their brand new album.

Producer Butch Vig tweeted: "We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT'S EPIC!!!"

The as-yet-unnamed LP will be the band's eighth studio album, having recorded their self-titled debut almost two-decades ago. Their last was 2011's Wasting Light.

Last year, Dave Grohl told Rolling Stone the new record was gonna be "badass". 

"We’re doing something that nobody knows about, it’s fucking rad. We begin recording soon, but we’re doing it in a way that no one’s done before and we’re writing the album in a way that I don’t think has been done before," he said at the time.

An official release date for the much anticipated album is yet to be announced. But Triple M is hearing September, October.

Foos Australian Tour News

Earlier, the Fooies suggested an Australian tour was on the cards, encouraging Australian and New Zealand fans to sign up to the band's newsletter "Cause you never know where/when the Foo's may show up. Just sayin...".

Earlier On Triple M

Dave Grohl Foo Fighters New Album

(Photo source: Foo Fighters Facebook)

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Posted: 29 July, 2014

Introducing: Royal Blood

The Brighton duo are making waves with their heavy, addictive tunes.

Royal Blood Guitarist Mike Kerr Photo: Getty Images

Duo Royal Blood consists of Mike Kerr (vocals, guitar) and Ben Thatcher (drums). Based out of Brighton in the UK, these two lads create a very distinct sound of heavy, loud, kick ass rock (like there's any other way?!).

When you listen to Royal Blood for the first time they instantly conjur up comparisons to artists like Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and QOTSA. Not only do they sound good on record, but live as well, there's a reason they supported Arctics back in November.

Their debut self-titled album is due to be released on August 25th and we've been loving their latest single "Figure It Out" which has a great clip and an even better riff. Check out some of their videos below.

Royal Blood - Figure It Out

Figure It Out Video: Youtube / Royal Blood

Royal Blood - Little Monster

Little Monster Vieo: Youtube / Royal Blood

Royal Blood - Out Of The Black

Out Of The Black Video: Youtube / Royal Blood

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Posted: 29 July, 2014

Lenny Coming Down Under

Lenny Kravitz says world tour will include dates in Australia

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Lenny Kravitz Photo: Lenny Kravitz Facebook

Lenny Kravitz is getting ready for a world tour, which will include dates in Australia.

Speaking to Triple M's Becko during rehearsal, the four-time Grammy winning rocker said he can't wait to return down under.

"I'm looking forward to getting back down under to Australia and the rest of the world," Kravitz told Triple M.

The last time he was here was in 2012 touring with Aussie longharirs Wolfmother.

"I had such a great time last time. It had been so long since I'd been back. I was just reminded about how amazing Australia is and the fans there," he said.

"I fell in love with Byron Bay and the guys from Wolfmother took me down there. They had three days off from the tour and they were doing the tour with us… so we got in his [Andrew Stockdale's] truck [and drove to Byron]."

Lenny said the band has already booked their Eourpean tour and are planning the next two legs of the tour which will go on for the next two years.

Lenny Kravitz's 10the studio album, Strut, will be released September.

Lenny Kravitz On Triple M


Lenny Kravitz New Album  

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Lenny Kravitz new album Strut Photo: Lenny Kravitz Facebook

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Posted: 25 July, 2014

Weird Al's Number One

Weird Al Yankovic with Dangerous Dave on his new album 'Mandatory Fun'

(Photo: Getty Images)

Weird Al Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun has made it to No 1 on Billboard’s charts making it the first comedy album to do so since 1963.

This is Weird Al’s 14th album, the 54-year-old released his first album in 1983.

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Posted: 25 July, 2014

Cold Chisel Back In The Studio

Aussie rock legends Cold Chisel are working on a new album.

Image: Facebook/Cold Chisel

Some exciting news for Aussie rock fans with Cold Chisel revealing they are working on new music.

The band posted a montage of photos on their Facebook writing 'Putting down some new tunes... A week in the studio...'

"They are actually recording a new record that started this week with Kevin Shirley, he's a producer who's worked with Aerosmith, The Black Crowes and even Led Zeppelin," music reporter James Young told Triple M.

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Posted: 24 July, 2014

Rise Against's Confronting New Video

'I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore' is their heavy new song with a full-on video clip.

Rise Against - I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore Video: Rise Against Vevo

The new video by American punk-rockers Rise Against opens with two young kids sitting on a porch in 'South Side, Chicago'.

"Some people be shooting, and one man just get out a car and...'boom, boom', we've seen shootings about three or four times," says a young girl.

The rest of the clip for "I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore" splices vision of the band and some pretty full-on facts and clips of violence, shootings and other disasters.

The band is known for their activism supporting causes like Amnesty International.

The new clip comes off the back of their 7th LP, The Black Market which was released on July 15th.

It's not for the faint hearted but it is a bloody good clip.

Warning: Video contains graphic footage that might offend some viewers.

Rise Against - I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore

Rise Against - I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore Video: Rise Against Vev

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Posted: 24 July, 2014

Billy Suprisingly Sane Rant

After accepting an award The Smashing Pumpkins frontman provides some sane advice for artists.

Billy Corgan At The Alternative Press Music Awards Photo: Getty Images

It's always a bit of a gamble when awarding Billy Corgan an he going to go off on some crazy Corgan rant?!

At the Alternative Press Music Awards, Corgan was given the Vanguard Award, and did go off on a tagent, but also made some pretty sane points about the current state of rock music.

He started out in typical Corgan-esque cryptic style, "The kids rule, the kids always rule, the kids win and they should. I'm no legend, your favourite song is legend, your favourite band is legend, your favourite concert is legend, that's what makes it work."

But then expressed some interesting views on current music, "Every generation deserves its dreams, its bands, its voices and I'm glad to see those bands here tonight, it's awesome."

"[Talking about Joan Jett] Incredilbe artist, incredible career and yes it's a career, its called a career, it's ok. It's ok to sell things, it's ok to sell t-shirts, nobody gets hurt."

He also had some advice for new bands, "There's two paths you take when you first put on that guitar or sing that song and that's 'do I want to please the audience or do I want to push this audience's buttons' and in 'alternative music' have to really yell to push those buttons."

And his closing statement...back to classic Corgan...

"...I'm recieveing this in humility because I'm willing to push your buttons, because I'm willing to go tell you to go f*ck yourself. I didn't start a band to be anybodys b*tch, I started a band to kick your f*cking head in."

Listen To Corgan's Speech From The 7:50 Mark

Billy Corgan Acceptance Speech Video: Youtube/Alternative Press


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Slash Acceptance Speech Video: Youtube/Alternative Press

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Posted: 23 July, 2014

Cherry Bar Owner Concerned About Future

James Young is so concerned about the future of his landmark venue, he has started a ‘Save The Cherry Bar’ campaign.

Melbourne's iconic Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane has made a public plea to help rescue it from potential closure.

Cherry Owner and Booker James Young says that a new 12-storey development raises a real risk of noise complaints which could force the venue to close.

"At Cherry Bar we’ve decided what we have to do is go through the expensive process of sound attenuating our building," Young explains.

"That means a brick wall behind the stage, that means double glazing of all our windows, it also means creating a special sort of double entry, vacuum seal at out front entrance,"

"The cost of works that we got from the builders is over $90,000. Now Cherry Bar, we are not crying poor because we are a successful business but we still can't afford $90,000 to fix something that in our opinion we don't think needs to be fixed"

"Our idea is that we want about a 1/3 contribution from our crowd, from the Cherry massive."

If you'd like to help out ot want more information click here.

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Posted: 23 July, 2014

Triple M's No. 1 Rock Songs

See which songs made No. 1 around the country

When it comes to music everyone has an opinion.

Triple M wrapped up its Music Jury All Time Top 500 Countdown this week and what an absolutely wonderful finish it was across the country… there was AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam… but all the MMMs around the country had a different take on what made the Top 10.

Songs crowned as No. 1 around the country were "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana (2MMM 104.9 FM), "Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses (3MMM 105.1 FM) and

Triple M Sydney - Top 10

Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Video: YouTube

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Back In Black - AC/DC
4. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
5. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
6. We Will Rock You - Queen
7. Come As You Are - Nirvana
8. Highway To Hell - AC/DC
9. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
10. About A Girl (Unplugged) - Nirvana

Triple M Melbourne - Top 10

Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" Video: Getty Images

1. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
2. Everlong - Foo Fighters
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
4. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
5. Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Enter Sandman - Metallica
7. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
8. Alive - Pearl Jam
9. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
10. Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Triple M Brisbane - Top 10

Pearl Jam's "Alive" Video: YouTube

1. Alive - Pearl Jam
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Epic - Faith No More
4. Highway To Hell - AC/DC
5. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
6. Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
8. Better Man - Pearl Jam
9. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
10. It's A Long Way To The Top - AC/DC

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Posted: 23 July, 2014

Slash Reveals More Details Of New Album

In an interview with Slash has detailed some great insights into his new album 'World on Fire' due out in September.

Slash Photo: Getty Images

Slash is back in touring full-swing, currently on the road with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and heading into a summer tour with Aerosmith.

His massive roster of dates is all ahead of his 'World on Fire' album, due out on September 15th. The album is his follow-up to 2012's 'Apocalyptic Love' and his third solo LP.

In a recent interview with, Slash gave some awesome insights into the new album.

When asked what the most under-the-radar or favourite track on the album may be Slash explaind, "I don’t want to put any thoughts in people’s heads. I think it’s a real diverse record. I think it’s got a lot of gems on it. But there’s a song that a lot of people who have heard the record really like that surprised me called ‘The Dissident.’ It’s one of those songs that’s politically orientated lyrically. It’s got a different feel and for some reason, people are calling it really catchy. So that’s interesting, we’ll see what happens with that."

Read the full interview here.

Earlier On Triple M

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.

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Posted: 23 July, 2014

AC/DC Drummer Goes Solo

Acca Dacca's Phil Rudd pulls no punches in this terrific interview with Triple M's Lee Simon

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Phil Rudd (centre) and his new solo outfit Photo: Phil Rudd

You know him as the drummer of AC/DC, his name is Phil Rudd and he has a new solo album coming out called Head Job, which will be out on August 29.

Triple M's Lee Simon went one-on-one with the great man from Phil's new home in New Zealand to find out what he's been working on privately and he found the drummer firing on all cylinders and absolutely pulling no punches on the music biz. 

Topics on the table included who he thinks is the best drummer that ever lived, his thoughts on wildman Keith Moon ("he's a moron"), Ginger Baker and Deep Purple's Ian Paice and, of course, where the AC/DC album/tour is at. Listen to the full interview below.

At the time we'd heard just the one song, the single "Repo Man", and Phil gave us this warning: "Trust me. It's f***in good!"," he exclaimed. Scroll to the bottom of the page to listen to the single.

Phil Rudd On Triple M


LISTEN: "Repo Man" by Phil Rudd

Official lyric video for Phil Rudd's first single "Repo Man" Photo: YouTube

Album Cover

phil rudd, head job, solo album

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