Posted: 31 May, 2016

Band Play Concert Completely Submerged Under Water

The first performance of it’s kind

Image: Youtube


We’ve seen plenty of photoshoots of bands underwater but Denmark band Between Music have mastered performing under water.

Watch this clip of the five musicians performing, even singing, completely submerged in water tanks with their instruments.

 

 

Like Olympians, the band have been working on their craft, developing new techniques on using their instruments without gravity.

The group is set to book shows around the world, will they tour with their own tanks or play in swimming pools and aquariums.

Read more

Tags: breaking Music, Triple M Rock News

Posted: 31 May, 2016

WATCH: The Runaways Singer Cherie Currie Bite Back At Australian Reviewer

The Queen Of Noise proves she’s still punk

Image: Getty

The Runaways 'Cherry Bomb' singer Cherie Currie proved she’s still as punk as she was in her teens when she retaliated to a negative review telling the journalist to “F*ck off”.

The review was published Monday from the classic rocker's Saturday show at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, the first Australian tour for the iconic rocker since blasting to fame as a teen in the 1970s.
The review claimed the ‘jailbait’ singer came ‘unstuck’ and the band made ‘little memorable music’.

The show, that was packed with die-hard fans, look-a-likes and classic rock fans who were singing along the whole set and even sang along to the musicians not so popular solo tracks, although it seems the reviewer had a different experience.

Read the review here

Cherie not only sounded like she did 40 years ago, she was backed by a tight, killer band that complimented the classic sounds of The Runaways,  kept up with the rock icons modern tracks and even gave David Bowie and KISS a run for their money with tribute to both iconic rock acts.

At an intimate show at Cherry Bar, Melbourne last night the punk rock singer and talented chainsaw artist (yes she carves art with a chainsaw)  shot back at the music writer, retaliating to the points he made and even challenged him to see “who would win in a chainsaw comp" with fans showering her with support.

Check out the rocker's crafty chain saw work here

Cherie and her band went on to power through a one hour set, to a SOLD OUT Cherry Bar, proving the reviewer otherwise.

Watch the live clip from a member in the crowd (language warning):

 
Cherie Currie 'The Voice Of The Runaways' tour dates:

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - Gov, Adelaide 
  • Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - Rosemount, Perth 

More info: http://tombowler.com.au/tours/cherie-currie/

Read more

Tags: Cherie Currie, The Runaways, Triple M Rock News

Posted: 31 May, 2016

Angus Young On Why He Just Won’t Quit, Axl Rose And The Future Of The AC/DC

Watch the interview here

Image: Youtube

Acca Dacca guitarist and only original member in the current line up Angus Young told NDR as to why he carries on with the band, despite the dramatic line up changes and negative reaction to continue on.

Angus told the Hamburg media outlet the reason he’s keeping the band alive; “But my brother Malcolm always said, ‘You have to go on.’ This he has always believed. It was his idea, his creation. He always said, ‘You have to just go with it.'”

Malcolm Young stopped playing in the band in 2014 announcing he’s suffering from dementia.

When asked about the fill in singer Axl Rose, Angus said; “Axl keeps saying ‘Can we do more?’ But we don’t really know at the end how we will go from here. But we wanna get this tour, which we were committed to doing, we wanna finish it.”

It still leaves the question of what will happen to the band after this tour unanswered?
Seeming Axl is keen will AXL/DC continue?

Watch the interview:



Read more

Tags: ac/dc, Triple M Rock News, Rock Music

Posted: 31 May, 2016

Higgo's Corner 4

Triple M's Higgo throws up three Aussie bands he's loving right now.

Image: Higgo with The Living End

Triple M's Higgo is out and about week in, week out checking out the freshest new music around this fine land, check out his three top acts of the week:

A band definitely worth mentioning and including in your ‘must listen to, must see’ is Melbourne band, The Vendettas. Not to be confused with Geelong metal band Vendetta, ‘THE’ Vendettas are more of a Black Crowes kinda vibe. They first sent me their CD ‘Bystander and Destroyer’ about a year ago I reckon, and it made an impact on me, and after seeing them live at Cherry Bar, then supporting Thirsty Merc at Northcote Social Club, they solidified themselves as a band to watch. They’re a 5 piece with great riffs and twin guitar attack, swagger, excellent backing vocals and a great vocalist and front man in Steve Redden. I’d love to see these guys get better and better gigs, more people need to hear about them and get behind them.
Check out 'Ain't Not Time':

I dunno if I could take a sharper left turn at this juncture, but I’ll give it a bash. This next band has an incredibly loyal following both here an internationally, despite not getting the exposure here they so richly deserve. (sounds way to familiar, right?) They are Be’lakor, from Melbourne. Sure, they’ll get airplay on The Racket and I would play them on Distortion, other community station metal shows would play them, but that’s all this music gets, no prime time radio, no prime time TV (even Foxtel) yet the fans seek it out, support in mercilessly, and are the bands greatest mouthpieces. Melodic death metal isn’t for everyone, and I’ll be honest, some extreme metal isn’t for me. But something about this is different. It affects me in a different way, and in fear using a seemingly paradoxical description, it’s bloody beautiful. Yes the vocals are growled, but the music is intensely layered and purposeful to make you feel something. As I write this, I’m listening to their brand new album Vessels, and it’s just so good. I wish more people would open their ears to this music. Check out 'An Embers Arc': 

Ok, you want something COMPLETELY different and probably something you wouldn’t expect from me? Well, I saw this band supporting Thirsty Merc, in fact it was the same night as The Vendettas did, and I was an instant fan. They’re called, This Way North. A bloody magical two piece consisting of Leisha on guitar and vocals, and Cat on drums. Holy shit you need to see these ladies. Sofa King good!! Leisha tears up the axe with magnificent feel, and when she switches to the lap steel, oh man. I’m a sucker for slide guitar, be it lap or otherwise, and Leisha smashes it. As for Cat on the drums, ferocious like a honey badger, yet soft and yielding like a nerf ball (thanks Homer). Also, he kit is to die for. I don’t know much about drums (nothing in fact), bet hers are rad. This Way North. Seriously good chops, seriously great live, huge energy, wonderful people and awesome talent that deserves your attention.
This is 'Don’t you Fly';

Hey, unless something else gets my goat, I’ll bring you more Aussie bands to check out next week, so go see a band, and until then, keep it loud. 

Read more

Tags: Higgo, Triple M Rock News, Australian Music

Posted: 31 May, 2016

Australia Goes Crazy For Colplay

More Shows Added To Massive Stadium Tour

Powerhouse UK band Coldplay sold out their Melbourne and Sydney stadium shows yesterday and have announced second shows in both cities.

This is the bands first Australian tour since 2012.

Dates:

  • Sat Dec 3, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
  • Tues Dec 6, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
  • Fri Dec 9, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne SOLD OUT
  • Sat Dec 10, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
  • Tues Dec 13, Allianz Stadium, Sydney SOLD OUT
  • Wed Dec 14, Allianz Stadium, Sydney

More info: www.coldplay.com

Read more

Tags: coldplay, Triple M Rock News, Triple M Rocks

Posted: 30 May, 2016

Peter Garrett Solo Tour

Get all your tour and ticket info for Peter Garrett's solo tour.

Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has announced an intimate solo tour, playing tracks from his excellent new solo album, A Version of Now.

Who’s involved in this new chapter?

Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil) on guitar with Pete Luscombe (RockWiz, Paul Kelly) on drums and Mark Wilson (Jet) on bass. Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss) joined in too as did all three of Peter’s daughters - Emily, May and Grace.

Tickets On Sale

Friday, June 3

TOUR DATES

THU 21 JULY | ARTBAR, PERTH WA - Tickets available soon. For latest information go to www.petergarrett.com.au/

FRI 22 JULY | SETTLERS TAVERN, MARGARET RIVER WA - Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 23 JULY | QUEENS PARK THEATRE, GERALDTON WA (ALL AGES) Tickets available from www.queensparktheatre.com.au | 08 9956 6662 | Queens Park Theatre Box Office Direct

FRI 29 JULY | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets

SAT 30 JUL | SOLBAR, MAROOCHYDORE QLD Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 06 AUG | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SUN 07 AUG | DARWIN FESTIVAL, DARWIN NT (ALL AGES) Tickets available from www.darwinfestival.org.au | 08 8943 4222

THU 11 AUG | THE FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW Tickets available from www.factorytheatre.com.au | 02 9550 3666

FRI 12 AUG | BELMONT 16’S, BELMONT NSW Tickets available from www.16s.com.au | 02 4945 0888

SAT 13 AUG | WOLLONGONG UNI HALL, WOLLONGONG NSW Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SUN 14 AUG | THE PLAYHOUSE, CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE, CANBERRA ACT (ALL AGES) Tickets available from www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au | 02 6275 2700 | Canberra Theatre Centre Box Office

WED 17 AUG | ATHENAEUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC (ALL AGES) Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

Peter Garrett - "Tall Trees"

 ‘Tall Trees’ - the first taste from the album available now http://smarturl.it/TallTrees

 

@peterrgarrett will release his debut solo album, 'A Version of Now' on Friday 15 July. Peter says: "As I was finishing my memoir, melodies and lines kept dropping into my head and, big surprise, I ended up writing a few songs. Once these tunes were out in the sunlight I decided I might as well jump into a studio and record what I had along with a few other bits and pieces I’d always liked. "I wanted to capture my version of now. The songs are reflections of turbulent decades on the rack, and the people and things that meant the most to me." 'Tall Trees', the first taste from the album, is available in Australia today. You can grab a copy of the song or listen to it at the link in the bio. 'A Version of Now' will be available to pre-order worldwide from May 30, which will include an instant download of 'Tall Trees'.

A photo posted by Peter Garrett (@peterrgarrett) on

Official Links

www.petergarrett.com.au
www.instagram.com/peterrgarrett 

Read more

Tags: Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil

Posted: 28 May, 2016

The Avalanches Tease Long-Awaited New Music

This is BIG!

(Image: Twitter/XLR8R)

The Avalanches have teased us with some huge news.

The band, famous for their solitary album Since I Left You in 2000, have upped their social media in recent months and recently announced their first shows in five years, including at Splendour in the Grass in July.

But this might be their biggest news yet.

Posters have popped up promoting The Avalanches, reading "Since they left us - whatever happened to The Avalanches?"

The posters contain a phone number - 02 9207 0573 - which, when called, play a snippet of a new song, Subways, as well as the tag "Coming soon".

These posters are popping up in Australia. Keep your eyes peeled.

Guys, we did it... CALL THE NUMBER!!!! 👍🏻 #theavalanches

A photo posted by Made In Katana (@madeinkatana) on

Read more

Tags: The Avalanches, Music

Posted: 26 May, 2016

No Rest For The Screaming Jets Singer Dave ‘The Fill In Frontman’ Gleeson

Ugly Phil chats with the Aussie rock singer.

Triple M’s Ugly Phil caught up with infamous frontman Dave Gleeson as he’s coming to the end of an epic national tour with his band The Screaming Jets.

The Jets are one weekend away from finishing up a huge tour that’s seen them play all over the country to support the release of their 7th studio album Chrome, that’s had rave reviews from the industry and fans.

How does he fit in time for it all? Gleeson took on vocal duties with The Angel’s touring nationally earlier this year and before he has time to feed the cats and check the mail box he’ll be back on the road with The Angel’s in July for a national tour with Mi-Sex.

When Phil proposed the idea of Gleeso jumping on vocals for AC/DC he replied “if Angus wants to contact you he will”.

Listen to the full interview:

Read more

Tags: The Screaming Jets, The Rubber Room, Ugly Phil, The Angels

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Triple M Record Of The Week: Peter Garrett’s ‘Great White Shark’

Peter Garrett is Triple M's Record Of The Week.

There was only one choice for Record Of The Week this week!

Australian music legend Peter Garrett has just debuted his new single ‘Great White Shark’ on Triple M.

The melodic tune has echoes of Midnight’s Oil’s last studio album ‘Earth and Sun and Moon’ which is sure to please the band’s legion of passionate fans.

'Great White Shark' will feature on Garrett's first ever studio album Version of Now which is released through Sony Music on July 15.

The singer/songwriter say it’s a personal project and one which initially happened by accident.

Who’s involved in this new chapter?

Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil) on guitar with Pete Luscombe (RockWiz, Paul Kelly) on drums and Mark Wilson (Jet) on bass. Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss) joined in too as did all three of Peter’s daughters - Emily, May and Grace.

www.petergarrett.com.au
www.instagram.com/peterrgarrett 

@peterrgarrett will release his debut solo album, 'A Version of Now' on Friday 15 July. Peter says: "As I was finishing my memoir, melodies and lines kept dropping into my head and, big surprise, I ended up writing a few songs. Once these tunes were out in the sunlight I decided I might as well jump into a studio and record what I had along with a few other bits and pieces I’d always liked. "I wanted to capture my version of now. The songs are reflections of turbulent decades on the rack, and the people and things that meant the most to me." 'Tall Trees', the first taste from the album, is available in Australia today. You can grab a copy of the song or listen to it at the link in the bio. 'A Version of Now' will be available to pre-order worldwide from May 30, which will include an instant download of 'Tall Trees'.

A photo posted by Peter Garrett (@peterrgarrett) on

 

WHAT IS RECORD OF THE WEEK:

The Triple M Record Of The Week is what it says it is…

Each week Triple M selects a song from all the new music being considered for the playlist as the ‘Record of The Week’.

It’s a song we think is going to do big things and we want to give it a head start and feature it on air across the week.

We’ll also get your feedback on it and feature it in the Music Jury.

So far we’ve featured the new Blink 182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, as well as the great new songs from UK artist Tom Odell and Canadian 6-piece The Strumbellas

Read more

Tags: Peter Garrett, Triple M Rock News, Record Of The Week, new music

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Home Grown Band Of The Week

This week: Forever Ends Here

Image: Forver Ends Here www.facebook.com/foreverendshere

Here at Triple M, we’re proud of our commitment to Australian music, and it is our desire, nay, pledge to you that we’ll scour the length and breadth of this girt by sea big brown land to bring the latest and best Australian music we can find.

Hand picked by Triple M’s Jane Gazzo, this week’s Home Grown Artist Of The Week is Forever Ends Here.

Forever Ends Here have been together for just over four years, spearheaded by brothers Luke McChesney (vox, guitar) and Kane McChesney (drums) who grew up on a diet of Blink 182 and Green Day. Now in their late teens, the four piece are big on cranked guitars and loud drums.

Their latest single ‘Search The Night’ follows in the formula of their past releases (see earlier this year’s release ‘Chapters’) and is all about real lyrics and catchy melodies.
There’s something really cool about writing a catchy pop melody that people can really remember,” says Luke of their song writing. It also doesn’t hurt that these lads are easy on the eye – winning them a legion of female fans. Stories of kids camping out at Perth airport to meet them on a recent tour has Luke a little humbled. “To be able to play a show on the other side of the country.. and they’re so interested in what you’re doing and so dedicated.. it’s absolutely insane.”

The pop-punksters will spend most of 2016 on the road and plan to release a debut album later in the year.

Read more

Tags: Home Grown, Jane Gazzo, Forever Ends Here, Triple M Rocks

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Messy End For Motley Crue

Nikki Sixx confirms Tommy Lee’s statements of bands awkward farewell

Glam metal rock band Motley Crue called it a day on new years eve, where it all began in L.A and what was an emotional farewell for fans who gathered from all over the globe to farewell the iconic band after a 34 year career, the four band members on stage seemed to lack the emotion that was in the audience.

Fans put it down to strong showmanship, not wanting to let their rock’n’roll guards down, others put it down to the iconic party day, New Years, but the concert that is now immortalised in the film ‘Motley Crue: The End’ was identical to that of the world wide farewell tour, no additional tracks, no fan favourites, no thanks to one another or a final group hug.

The band’s drummer opened up to Rolling Stone about the obvious distance on stage between the four band members, whom over time have all changed personally and musically.
Lee told Rolling Stone I haven't spoken to Vince (Neil) or Nikki (Sixx). I speak to Mick (Mars) a lot. He's actually working on some new stuff, and I'm really happy for him… backstage on New Year's Eve, and I never saw the other guys. We never even said "goodbye."

Bass player, Nikki Sixx has responded via twitter, agreeing with Tommy saying: “I didn’t go to the aftershow party

See the tweet:


Triple M's Ugly Phil chatted to Nikki Sixx after the tour, of which he told Phil he walked off the stage happy, we didn't realise at the time he was happy to walk away from the band members.

Listen to the interview:

 

The band have signed contracts that they will never perform on stage together unless it’s for an extremely special occasion and our impression’s they won’t be rushing at the opportunity.



Read more

Tags: motley crue, triple m rock news, Tommy Lee

Posted: 26 May, 2016

TOUR NEWS: Classic Aussie Rock Singers Announce National Tour

Catch these iconic artists together again- we dare you not to sing along

Australian rock icons James Reyne and Mark Seymour are hitting road together for a huge national tour July - September after popular demand from when the duo teamed up and toured together 9 years ago.

The pair, who cemented their place in Australian rock history, both as solo artists and fronting iconic bands, Hunter and Collectors and Australian Crawl, will be playing together and alone performing classics of their intensive careers.
In a semi acoustic format, both artists will deliver a set of the uniquely Australian songs we all know and love, and have guaranteed that they’ll throw in a few surprises! We dare you not to sing along!

Australian Crawl- Boys Lights Up



Hunters and Collectors- Holy Grail

Check out dates:

  • July
    Friday 29 Palms at Crown, Melbourne
  • August
    Thursday 4 Aneta’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
    Friday 5 - Panthers, Penrith
    Saturday 6 Metro, Sydney
    Friday 12 Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, QLD
    Friday 19 Wrest Point, Hobart
    Saturday 20 Country Club, Launceston
    Friday 26 The Gov, Adelaide 

  • September
    Friday 2 The Charles Hotel, Perth
    Friday 9 Castle Hill Tavern, Castle Hill, NSW
    Saturday 10 Wenty Leagues CLUB, Wentworthville, NSW
    Friday 16 The Triffid, Brisbane 


For further tour information, ticketing and updates:
www.jamesreyne.com.au and www.markseymour.com.au

Read more

Tags: triple m rock news, james reyne, mark seymore