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

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Posted: 23 July, 2014

Young Girls Slay Slayer

Audrey & Kate cover Slayer's 'War Ensemble' and absolutely kill it (in the best way possible).

Kate & Audrey play Slayer - War Ensemble Photo: Youtube/audrey123talks

It looks like kids from a younger and younger age are getting into heavy metal.

We would've expected sisters Kate & Audrey to be into Mily Cyrus but there's always exceptions to the rule.

Playing a game called Rocksmith, the girls chose War Ensemble by Slayer and as you can see they nail it with Audrey smashing the riffs and solo's and Kate belting out Tom Araya's vocals in a very Slayer-esque style.

Kate & Audrey play Slayer - War Ensemble Video: Youtube/audrey123talks

But, do you think she knows the words? Let's hope not... 

Slayer - War Ensemble Lyrics Video: Youtube/ultimateravenfan

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Posted: 22 July, 2014

Metallica Blooper Reel

Here are a few bloopers and outtakes from Metallica's TV commercial

For your enjoyment, here are a few bloopers and outtakes from Metallica's "This Is SportsCenter" commercial.

Metallica bloopers Video: ESPN YouTube

Earlier On Triple M

There are some things that just look out of place, like Metallica working in an office for example.

To be exact Metallica are actually looking for work in this new 'This Is Sports Center' commercial for ESPN.

The idea for the ad is that Metallica are looking for something to do after Mariano Rivera's retirement from baseball because Rivera would use 'Enter Sandman' as his walk in music from the bullpen.

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Posted: 18 July, 2014

Stones On Tour

Go behind the scenes with Stones in Europe.

Rock & Roll legends Rolling Stones just finished their European tour and claim that this certainly won’t be their last show. Despite their age they are still playing electrifying gigs and have formed a greater fan base than ever before.

“The audience set the scene for the music” and each time they play in front of a different crowd it’s a different experience. “It’s always special; you make people happy it’s an amazing feeling” said the stones.

Their strength lies in being together, “theirs certain chemistry that I can’t put my finger on and if I knew the answer I’d bottle it and sell it” says Keith Richards.

The Band are wanting to keep their job of touring the globe performing and are looking forward to their Australia tour.

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Posted: 17 July, 2014

Splendour Loses Headliner

UK band Two Door Cinema Club have had to drop out of this year's Splendour In The Grass.

Yannis From Foals Photo: Getty Images

It has been confirmed that UK band Two Door Cinema Club have cancelled their appearance at this year's Splendour In The Grass (Fri 25th - Sun 27th, July).

“It is with a heavy heart that we are going to need to cancel our upcoming trip to Australia for Splendour,” the band said on

It seems that lead vocalist/guitarist Alex Trimble has fallen ill, “Alex collapsed at Seattle airport on the way to London and has been hospitalised with a chronic stomach complaint."

Following the news, the Splendour team were able to come up quickly come up with a very suitable replacement, another popular UK act, Foals.

It has to be noted that Splendour (like BDO and many other festivals) have had headliners drop out in the past, with Frank Ocean cancelling at the last minute last year.

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