Posted: 2 October, 2014

Malcolm Young's Family Confirms Illness

In very sad news, Malcolm Young's family has confirmed he has dementia.

Malcolm Young photo: acdc.com


It looks like the rumours are unfortunately true. AC/DC's management has confirmed that Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia.

It is very sad to hear that one of our idols and a rock god in our eyes is ill and our thoughts are with him and his family.

"Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy," Malcolm's family told New York's People magazine.

The news comes off the back of some good news for AC/DC fans with the announcement of their latest album "Rock or Bust" due out on December 2.

"Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band," a statement on the AC/DC website said.

"AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of Rock or Bust in 2015."

Malcom Young's nephew Stevie Young performed on the album and will tour with the band in Malcolm's place.

Our thoughts are with Malcolm and his family during this time.

 

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Posted: 2 October, 2014

Eddie Vedder Releases "Imagine" Cover

Eddie Vedder has officially released his cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" via iTunes


Eddie Vedder - Imagine (live in Portugal) by sheehanpaul-ie

 

Eddie Vedder has officially released his cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" via iTunes.

The live recording is a stripped-down version of the song, featuring only Vedder's vocals and an acoustic guitar as well as the united voice of the crowd.

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Posted: 1 October, 2014

Gyroscope 'Sound Shattering Sound' Tour

National anniversary tour 'Sound Shattering Sound (10 Years On) starts in December.

Gyroscope celebrated a hot Australia Day at the Sydney Showground rocking out to the Big Day Out.

Gyroscope photo: Getty Images

Gyroscope are back with their national anniversary tour 'Sound Shattering Sound (10 Years On) which starts in December.

Celebrating their 'Sound Shattering Sound' album from 2004 they will be performing the album in full plus old favourites from later album (Are You Involved? (2005); Breed Obsession (2008); Cohesion (2010).

Tickets to Gyroscope’s Sound Shattering Sound (10 Years On) Tour are on sale 9AM local time this Friday October 3rd.

GYROSCOPE – SOUND SHATTERING SOUND TOUR (10 Years On)

THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER - THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE
Tickets available from oztix.com.au / 1300 762 545
 
FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER - OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY
moshtix.com.au / 1300 438 849
 
SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER - THE CORNER, MELBOURNE
cornerhotel.com / 1300 724 867
 
FRIDAY 19TH DECEMBER - UNI BAR, ADELAIDE
oztix.com.au / 1300 762 545
 
SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER - THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH
oztix.com.au / 1300 762 545
 

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Tags: gyroscope, sound shattering sound, Triple M Tours

Posted: 1 October, 2014

The Preatures Hit No. 1

Young Aussie rockers The Preatures are taking on America in a big way with their debut album 'Blue Planet Eyes'.

New Video For The Preatures - "Somebody's Talkin'"

The Preatures - Somebody's Talkin' video: Vevo / Harvest Records

We've seen them go from a small Sydney band, playing local gigs and festivals to hitting the stages of international festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella, all in about two years.

The meteoric rise of The Preatures has recently been capped off by the release of their long awaited debut album 'Blue Planet Eyes'.



Featuring the hits "Is This How You Feel?" and "Take A Card" to name a few, The Preatures quickly became household names in Aus, but now they're taking on the US.

This morning the band was featured on the music page of one the biggest website's in the world, Buzzfeed promoting the release of their debut LP.

'Blue Planet Eyes' is now sitting firmly at the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Rock chart.

Add that to the news that they'll be supporting The Rolling Stones at Hanging Rock and Hope Estate later on in the year, it sounds like they've had a pretty good 2014! Good on ya!

You can grab the album from iTunes here.

More information on their website.

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Posted: 1 October, 2014

AC/DC Lane Officially Getting Lightning Bolt

For those about to rock...

Image: Knifey/Instagram

AC/DC Lane is getting a renaming of sorts with the Melbourne City Council officially sanctioning the trademark lightning bolts.

It comes on the 10th anniversary of the street's initial name change.

The bolt was originally rejected due to council rules but makeshift additions quickly appeared in the iconic laneway.

Street artist Knifey has been working with the the council to get the signs ready for the unveiling at Cherry Bar’s 10th Anniversary of AC/DC Lane Party (details on the party below).

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Posted: 29 September, 2014

Thom Yorke Releases Surprise New Album

The Radiohead frontman is always looking to do things differently, this time releasing his album in torrent format.

Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes album cover

It seems like every time Thom Yorke releases an album he looks to do something a bit different.

As the front-man of Radiohead we're quite accustomed to them doing things a bit differently, like the time they released 'In Rainbows' using the pay-what-you-feel method.

Now once again Yorke has surprised everyone by not only dropping a new album out of the blue but also asking people to get it through torrent client BitTorrent.

Here's what Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich had to say about the release of his new album "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes",

As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record.

The new Torrent files have a pay gate to access a bundle of files..

The files can be anything, but in this case is an 'album'.

It’s an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around ...

If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.

Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves.

Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers. 

If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done.

The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or ‘cloud’ malarkey.

It's a self-contained embeddable shop front...

The network not only carries the traffic, it also hosts the file. The file is in the network.

Oh yes and it's called

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich


The album is also pretty cheap at $6, you can download the first single "A Brain in a Bottle" for free here.

Though this new way of getting albums wont prevent people from torrenting them, it is cool to see some artists doing something different and working WITH these torrent companies / clients for something that benefits them both!

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes:

01 A Brain in a Bottle
02 Guess Again!
03 Interference
04 The Mother Lode
05 Truth Ray
06 There Is No Ice (For My Drink)
07 Pink Section
08 Nose Grows Some

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Posted: 29 September, 2014

More Led Zeppelin Reissues & Unreleased Tracks Coming

A new set of Led Zeppelin reissues for IV and Houses of The Holy to be released in October.

Remastered And Reissued Led Zeppelin Track "“The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)”

Led Zeppelin - "The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)": Warner Music Australia

Earlier on in the year, Led Zeppelin reissued their classic albums Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II & Led Zeppelin III.


Led Zeppelin IV Reissue photo - Warner Music Australia


Houses Of The Holy Reissue photo - Warner Music Australia

Now the one that everyone was waiting for, the classic Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy are getting their own reissues. The have been remastered by Jimmy Page himself and we are going to get some amazing unreleased tracks as well.


Led Zeppelin back in the day photo: Bob Gruen / Atlantic Records

Any classic rock fan will know that Led Zeppelin IV was the one that blew them into the stratosphere. The album featuring "Stairway To Heaven", "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, is certified 9 x platinum in Australia and sold over 23 million copies in the United States.

Reissues Continue With Deluxe Editions Of Led Zeppelin IV And Houses Of The Holy

Produced and newly remastered by Jimmy Page, each with previously unreleased companion audio multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats, including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available October 31.


Led Zeppelin IV
Track Listing
1.    “Black Dog”
2.    “Rock And Roll”
3.    “The Battle of Evermore”
4.    “Stairway To Heaven”
5.    “Misty Mountain Hop”
6.    “Four Sticks”
7.    “Going To California”
8.    “When The Levee Breaks”

Companion Audio Disc
1.    “Black Dog” – Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
2.    “Rock And Roll” – Alternate Mix
3.    “The Battle Of Evermore” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
4.    “Stairway To Heaven” – Sunset Sound Mix
5.    “Misty Mountain Hop” – Alternate Mix
6.    “Four Sticks” – Alternate Mix
7.    “Going To California” – Mandolin/Guitar Mix
8.    “When The Levee Breaks” – Alternate UK Mix

Houses of the Holy
Track Listing
1.    “The Song Remains The Same”
2.    “The Rain Song”
3.    “Over The Hills And Far Away”
4.    “The Crunge”
5.    “Dancing Days”
6.    “D’yer Mak’er”
7.    “No Quarter”
8.    “The Ocean”

Companion Audio Disc
1.    “The Song Remains The Same” – Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
2.    “The Rain Song” – Mix Minus Piano
3.    “Over The Hills And Far Away” – Guitar Mix Backing Track
4.    “The Crunge” – Rough Mix - Keys Up
5.    “Dancing Days” – Rough Mix With Vocal
6.    “No Quarter” – Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal
7.    “The Ocean” – Working Mix

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Thanks to Warner Music Australia

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Tags: Led Zeppelin IV, Houses Of The Holy, Reissues

Posted: 25 September, 2014

Tatts Drummer Refused Bail

Rose Tattoo drummer Paul Demarco behind bars over alleged illegal gun syndicate

rose tattoo drummer paul demarco arrested

Paul DeMarco of Rose Tattoo Photo: Sydney Morning Herald

UPDATE: Paul DeMarco has been denied bail on grounds that he is "too dangerous to be freed" after he was convicted of involvement in an alleged illegal gun syndicate, earlier on in the year.

DeMarco, who is accused of running guns alongside former bikie boss Sam Ibrahim and his younger sister Jazz Dior, launched a bid for freedom on Thursday in the NSW Supreme Court so he can check himself into a year-long drug rehabilitation program.

But Acting Justice Anthony Blackmore refused the 55-year-old's bail application."In the circumstances, his release back into the community would involve very serious dangers," Justice Blackmore said. Former bandmate-turned-politician Angry Anderson and DeMarco's wife Deirdre were both in court in a show of support.

(AAP)

EARLIER ON TRIPLE M:

Big story today with Rose Tattoo drummer Paul Demarco, 55, who lives in Sydney, is behind bars after being charged over an alleged illegal gun syndicate following morning raids in Western Sydney with former bike boss Sam Ibrahim and his sister also facing charges.

 

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Posted: 24 September, 2014

Listen To "Play Ball", New AC/DC Track

AC/DC announce new album Rock Or Bust

ac/dc new album rock or bust

Alberts and Sony Music Entertainment Australia proudly announce the release of ROCK OR BUST, the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, available in Australia on November 28th, 2014. ROCK OR BUST is the band’s first studio album in six years and features 11 new tracks.

Listen To "Play Ball" - Preview Of New Song Off 'ROCK OR BUST'

AC/DC - "Play Ball" song preview on Major League Baseball ad: YouTube / Bleacher Report

ROCK OR BUST follows the immensely successful BLACK ICE album, which debuted at #1 in 31 countries upon its release in 2008 and has gone on to sell nearly 8 million copies worldwide. The album was recorded at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

ROCK OR BUST is the first AC/DC album in the band’s history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band.

Unfortunately due to the nature of Malcolm's illness, he will not be re-joining the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of ROCK OR BUST in 2015. Steve Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays guitar on ROCK OR BUST and will accompany the band on tour.

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Posted: 24 September, 2014

Slash's Top 12 Guitarists

One of the best guitarists of our time votes for his favourite 12.

Slash photo: Getty Images

While talking to one of the great lead guitarists of our time, our man Slash gave Esquire Magazine an amazing list of his Top 12 Guitarists.

It's an amazing list spanning a different decades and genres of rock and you can really see the influence of these guys in his playing. See the list below (in no particular order).

Slash's new album 'World on Fire' is out now.

Slash's Top 12 Guitarists

Jimi Hendrix

"He was the pioneer for electric lead guitar. Even the guys before him — like Clapton and Beck and all that — but the thing about Jimi is he came along and he was definitely the primal wild man, shit coming out of his pores."

Video: YouTube / Hector Santos


Joe Walsh - The Eagles

"From way before he was in the Eagles, when he was in the James Gang and even in the Eagles, he's just got such an understated but great, nasty way of playing."

Video: YouTube / Ron Boyco


Pete Townshend - The Who

"He's not even a lead guitar player, really. Or doesn't consider himself as such. But he had a big impact on me from day one. When I was living in England as a kid, my dad's favorite band out of all the British bands was the Who."

Video: YouTube / animalstudios

Rory Gallagher

"He's one of the guitar players I got turned on to at a pretty young age. Nobody else I knew was really too hip to him, at least in Hollywood."

Video: YouTube / moonrocket

BB King

"With all the great blues guitar players I'm aware of and have grown up with over the years, B.B. and Albert were the two guys I most identified with from a phrasing point of view and from a choice of notes and certain kinds of sounds."

Video: YouTube / Eagle Rock

Albert King

Video: YouTube / killerclam

Mick Taylor - The Rolling Stones

"...the period that Mick Taylor was in the band, as far as lead guitar was concerned, that was my favorite Stones period. That was very much the background of my youth."

Video: YouTube / theelevan1

Billy Gibbons - ZZ Top

"As far as me identifying with a certain tone and a certain style of putting notes together, he's got so much soul. And he's got such a great guitar sound."

Video: YouTube / Noisey

Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin

"...the sound of "Whole Lotta Love," that introduction where the guitar comes in and then the bass and the drums and everything, was definitely the most primal and most sleazy, sexy kind of thing that I'd ever heard up to that point."

Video: YouTube / ema's channel

Jeff Beck

"...Jeff Beck to me is hands-down probably the best lead guitar of all time."

Video: YouTube / Frost

Joe Perry & Brad Whitford - Aerosmith

"...Joe and Brad, those two guys just have always personified rock guitar to me, and the kind of phrasing and attitude and aggression that appealed to me when I was just picking up the guitar."

Video: YouTube / Aerosmith Argentina


via Esquire Magazine

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Posted: 23 September, 2014

New Pink Floyd In November

'The Endless River', Pink Floyd's first new album in 20 years is due out next month.

Pink Floyd - 'The Endless River' album cover art: Ahmed Emad Eldin

The last album Pink Floyd released was 'The Division Bell' way back in 1994.

Now, 20 year later we see a brand new Pink Floyd release 'The Endless River' an album that features David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, which was conceived back during the '93 Division Bell sessions.

Pink Floyd have just announced that this new album is due for release on Novemebr 7th.

As David Gilmour explains, “THE ENDLESS RIVER has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 DIVISION BELL sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album."

"Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century PINK FLOYD album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire”.

Nick Mason has described this album as a tribute to Rick. In his words, " I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the PINK FLOYD sound.  Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.”

Pink Floyd - 'The Endless River' Teasers

Pink Floyd - 'The Endless River' teaser video: YouTube / TheShamansBlog

Track Listing

SIDE 1
Things Left Unsaid
It’s What We Do
Ebb And Flow

SIDE 2
Sum
Skins
Unsung
Anisina  

SIDE 3
The Lost Art of Conversation
On Noodle Street
Night Light
Allons-y (1)                        
Autumn’68                         
Allons-y (2)                       
Talkin’ Hawkin’                 
   
SIDE 4
Calling
Eyes To Pearls
Surfacing
Louder Than Words

More Info: www.pinkfloyd.com/theendlessriver

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Posted: 19 September, 2014

The Rolling Stones 14 On Fire Is Heating Up

The Rolling Stones are about to arrive in Australia and everyone's getting excited.


The Rolling Stones will play Adealide Oval on October 25 photo: Triple M

Festival season is almost here and if there's one tour on the top of everyone's list it has got to be The Rolling Stone - 14 On Fire.

The Rolling Stones Are Ready For Australia


With the tragic news earlier on in the year about Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott's suicide, the tour was postponed.

But Jagger and The Stones have decided to not let their fans down and have come back as soon as possible with the tour kicking off at the Adealide Oval on October 25th.


Listen to Triple M's The Grill Team talk about The Rolling Stones

 


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The Rolling Stones - 14 On FIRE - Europe Tour Video

Rolling Stones Europe Tour video: YouTube / The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones Tour Dates

OCT/NOV 2014
Saturday 25 October (formerly Sat 22 March) | Adelaide Oval
Wednesday 29 October (formerly Wed 19 March) | Perth Arena
Saturday 01 November (new show!) | Perth Arena
Wednesday 05 November (formerly Fri 28 March) | Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 08 November (formerly Sun 30 March) | Hanging Rock, Macedon
Wednesday 12 November (formerly Tues 25 March) | Sydney Allphones Arena
Saturday 15 November (new show!) | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tuesday 18 November (formerly Wed 2 April) | Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 22 November (formerly Sat 5 April) | Auckland Mt Smart Stadium

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Support Acts Locked In For Rolling Stones Tour

Two local bands will join the Stones at the Hanging Rock & Hope Estate outdoor shows.

Rolling Stones Tour Update

New tour dates will take place between October and November 2014

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