Posted: 17 April, 2015

Garbage Supply 'The Chemicals'

Watch the mind-melting clip for Garbage's new single 'The Chemicals'

(Photo by Brett Schewitz/Triple M)

Is it possible for a band that you’ve been listening to for the past 11 years to still give you chills with a new track?

F****** oath it is!

And Garbage’s new Record Store Day celebratory release ‘The Chemicals’ is an utter testament to that fact.

This track is a bloody riot of sexy-filthy guitars, bone-shattering beats, and Shirley’s distinctively bad-b**** vocals - and the clip is just as hard out grunge-core as the band has ever been.

Regular participants in the international music holy day that is Record Store Day (April 18th), Garbage are set to release ‘The Chemicals’ as a collectable 10-inch vinyl, but have dropped the video a day early to tempt our tastebuds with some chemical love.

Ride the Record Store Day glory train with Garbage.

Watch the video for ‘The Chemicals’ below:

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Posted: 17 April, 2015

New Nirvana Clip!

Watch Nirvana play a gig for two of the luckiest blokes alive

(Photo from Getty Images)

Once upon a time, two of the luckiest sons of a gun alive were privy to a private concert from Nirvana in some mum’s living room back in their baby-days. And we get to live vicariously through them with this fresh clip from the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary. 

The video opens with baby-Nirvana rocking out in the lounge room for these two lucky bastards, with a voice over simply stating: “If two people stopped by, we considered that a gig.”

Then we get to hear from Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, who explains his first time meeting Cobain. “He was working at the time as a janitor,” says Novoselic. “But he’d always have to do some kind of art – usually defacing something. He never had, like, idle hands.”

Rough as guts and punk to the core, the clip is a prime demonstration of Nirvana’s raw musical roots.

And a bloody good reminder that sheer brilliance can be born from the smallest of starts.

Check out the clip below:

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck trailer:

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Posted: 17 April, 2015

Watch Lars Ulrich Destroying The Skins With Royal Blood

Ulrich joins Royal Blood on stage for an impromptu jam and it's f*cking great!

Lars Ulrich Joins Royal Blood Onstage (Live) - San Francisco, Slim's - April 15, 2015

Young guns Royal Blood have been one of our favourite new groups in the past year. 

Their brash, raw and loud sound harks back to the bad old days of rock and that's exactly why they're fucking great.

Something that gives us great joy is seeing young up and comers jamming with their idols, and who's bigger than none other than Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich!

The Danish drumming demi-god joined the boys on stage for their final track, "Out of the Black" at a San Fransisco concert.

With Lars taking over the drums it left Royal Blood drummer Ben Thatcher some time out to crowd surf while one of his idols destroys the skins.

RB will be out in Australia in the middle of the year playing the Splendour In The Grass festival.

Royal Blood - Out Of The Black (Official Video)


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Posted: 17 April, 2015

Barnesy Is Back!

Jimmy Barnes is back on the road with a national tour

(Photo by Triple M)

Barnsey is back!

Packing his bags and hitting the road once again, Jimmy Barnes has just announced his national Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour 2015.

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Posted: 17 April, 2015

Black Sabbath Feud

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward demands a public apology from Ozzy

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In a feud to rival the fury that is the Carlton Blues vs. the Collingwood Magpies, founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has been hard at it with front man Ozzy Osborne since 2012, and refuses to budge without a public apology from his former friend.

“With a sad heart, I have to say I will not participate in any musical undertakings until a righting of the wrongs spoken against me has been achieved,” wrote Ward on his Facebook page.

The feud has been fuelled even more so since the Black Sabbath 2012 group reunion, which Ward opted out of for “unsignable contractual reasons”.

But now, with rumours flying around online of another album and tour in the works, it seems the feud has flared once again.

Ward doesn’t let us in on exactly what Ozzy said to tick him off so, but there has been a hoard of insults thrown Ward’s way from Ozzy over the years.

Arguably, one of the most offensive public statements Ozzy made was when he called Ward “incredibly overweight”.

“I don’t think he could have done the gig, to be honest. He’s incredibly overweight. A drummer has to be in shape. He’s already had two heart attacks. I don’t want to be responsible for his life,” he jabbed in a 2013 interview with the New York Daily News.

Ward made sure to explain that he has “neither severed nor discontinued” his involvement with the band for good, but reiterates, “Because I was chastised publicly, I would want him to amend publicly in his words, and not through an Ozzy representative, the nature of the wrongs. I would not want to continue on with him without this seemingly impassable dilemma being addressed.”

“I didn’t know Bill was having these issues when we got together – he never mentioned it to us,” said Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi in a Rolling Stone interview in 2012. “It was quite confusing. We wanted him involved, but it was just getting too hard.”

But Ward’s absence has never held Sabbath back, and probably never will. The band decided to continue working on their last record ‘13’ with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk, and brought Ozzy’s solo drummer Tommy Clufetos with them on tour.

Still, is Sabbath really Sabbath without him? 

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Posted: 17 April, 2015

Rare Neil Finn 'Mini Tour'

Neil Finn to play rare Melbourne and Sydney solo sets

(Photo from Getty Images)

Song writing treasure Neil Finn has just announced that he’ll be sorting us out with a pair of rare, cosy performances in Melbourne and Sydney in May this year.

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Posted: 16 April, 2015

The Wombats 'Glitterbug'

The boys are back with the chart smashing album 'Glitterbug'

(Photo from The Wombats Facebook)

They were just announced as a headliner act for the mega Splendour In The Grass 2015 festival, and now the English rockers from The Wombats are going hard with all bets on that they’ll take out the number 1 spot on this week’s ARIA Album Charts with new release ‘Glitterbug’.

Triple M Melbourne’s Dangerous Dave chucked the record on the player to give us the lowdown on what’s turning out to quickly be one of the album’s of the year.

“English lads The Wombats are back in Australia for Splendour in July.  They have released their 3rd album ‘Glitterbug’ with some songs you may have heard before.  

“‘Your Body Is A Weapon’ was released 2 years ago for fans free on iTunes. The opening track ‘Emoticons’ is the perfect start if you dig the pop synth sounds from the 80’s.  Greek Tragedy – was hailed as ‘Hottest single of the Week’ by BBC Radio One.  

“Wombats drummer Dan Haggis says the best thing about that song was the amount of people who got in touch afterwards and said they could relate to it. It’s a synthy, dramatic love song. 

“’Glitterbug’ has already debuted strongly in Australia, number 3 on the iTunes album charts and number 1 in the UK.  Fans will be hoping for more shows outside the Splendour gig in July.”

- Dangerous Dave, Triple M Melbourne

Hit the jump below to grab your copy of 'Glitterbug' now!


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Posted: 16 April, 2015

Ultimate Record Store Day

Triple M's ultimate guide to music's holy day

The holy day for music lovers around the world is upon us!

International Record Store Day, 18th of April 2015, is the celebration of everything music, but more specifically a day to recognise all those kids on the streets fighting the good fight to keep vinyl and physical merchandise popping in this wild world of the digital age.

From international acts like Foo Fighters (our mate Dave Grohl is this years official ambassador) and Florence and The Machine, to The Prodigy and U2 comes a 592 strong list of limited edition vinyl releases for you to feast on.

Locally, though, we are ‘repping some tasty treats like in store gigs, special offers and mini-festival events (to drop a few). And with a seemingly limitless list of shops and venues celebrating, we’ve set you up with a comprehensive list for you to surf through, support, and show your love of music at in your state below.

Get the music allllll up in you this Saturday, 18th of April, and hit the Record Store Day website for further details. 

5 Rockin' Gigs You Shouldn't Miss:


417 Sturt St
100 Railway Road
414 Brunswick Street
454 Smith Street
20 Russell St
81 Mostyn Street
369 Nicholson St
Carlton North
355 St. Georges Rd
Fitzroy North
36 Phoenix Street
Shop 6 Abbott Arcade, Lyttleton Street
1 Timmins st.
288 Raymond Street
511 Lygon St
Brunswick East
186 Murray Street
746 High Street
Shop 3 F Shed Queen Victoria Market
4a Izett Street
387 Brunswick Street
288 Flinders Lane
738 Plenty Rd
400 Brunswick Street
269 Glenferrie Rd
154 Peel Street, Nth Melbourne
3/951 Sydney Road
Coburg North
557 High St
3/951 Sydney Road
Coburg North
557 High St
161 Windsor St
230 High Street
112 Acland Street
St Kilda
701 Glenferrie Road
309 Lygon Street
Mill Market Newcomb (Geelong)
180 Timor Street
Level 1, 755 Nicholson Street
Carlton North
31 Bourke Street
11 Hardware Street
183 Gertrude Street
341 Sydney Rd
591 High St
Shop 2 Campbell Arcade, Degraves St

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Posted: 15 April, 2015

Six Albums To Buy On Record Store Day

To celebrate Record Store Day, we ask jocks around the office about the first albums they ever bought

It's Record Store Day this Saturday, so go out and help out the purveyors of the black stuff... Vinyl! In fact, you can expect loads of your favourite artists to bring out special vinyl, box-sets and stuff like that on the day. 

Manly members of Triple M's on-air team love the vinyl, so we asked them about the first albums they ever bought. See the list below.

CLICK HERE to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day
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10-1 - Midnight Oil

"Technically my first vinyl album was H'ITS HUGE 84. I’m not proud of it. What can I tell you, I was a compilation kid," remembered Triple M's Shaun Van Gough.

"My favourite album is probably 10-1 by Midnight Oil. I’ve never gotten sick of it. The album tracks appeal to me more than the hits. Amazing writing, production and use of light and shade. It’s their best work."

Released: 1982
Tracklisting: Outside World, Only the Strong, Short Memory, Read About It, Scream in Blue, US Forces, Power and the Passion, Maralinga, Tin-Legs and Tin Mines, Somebody’s Trying to Tell Me Something

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Can't Buy A Thrill - Steely Dan

"The first album I ever bought was Steely Dan’s 1972 record Can’t Buy A Thrill… and I do mean 'record'," recalled Triple M Sydney's Ugly Phil.

"I’d inherited my sister's old record player, and even though I was only 12-years-old, I felt so grown up listening to it over and over for hours and singing along to songs about gambling (“Do It Again”), philandering (“Dirty Work”) and chasing down the ladies of the night (“Midnight Cruiser”).

"The album cover, which featured prostitutes standing in a red light area soliciting clients, was banned in some countries.

"But it was the brilliance of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker’s musicianship, more than the albums cover and content, that’s made me the upstanding citizen I am today."

Released: 1972
Tracklisting: Do It Again, Dirty Work, Kings, Midnight Cruiser, Only a Fool Would Say That, Reelin' In the Years, Fire in the Hole, Brooklyn, Change of the Guard, Turn That Heartbeat Over Again

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Disraeli Gears - Cream

"My first album was Cream’s Disraeli Gears. I was 14-years-old and had a massive poster of the cover art on my wall long before I bought the album at Grey’s Lighting and Electrical in North Balwyn (Victoria)," said Triple M's Lee Simon.

"While I was already a massive Beatles fan, this is the album which started a love affair with British rock which endures to this day."

Released: 1967
Tracklisting: Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, World of Pain, Dance the Night Away, Blue Condition, Tales of Brave Ulysees, SWLABR, We're Going Wrong, Outside Woman Blues, Take It Back, Mother's Lament

cream, record store day australia

True Colours - Split Enz

"My first album was True Colours by Split Enz. I weirdly remember seeing Neil and Tim Finn with makeup and weird clothes, dancing around to "I Got You"," remembered Triple M Melbourne's Dangerous Dave.

"After falling in love with that song I immediately rode my Malvern Star to Brashs and bought the album. Back home I put it on dad’s Marantz and have never looked back.

"What’s not to love from that album. songs like "I Hope I Never" and "Poor Boy"… Still a stellar record."

Released: 1980
Tracklisting: I Got You, Shark Attack, What's the Matter With You, Double Happy, I Wouldn't Dream of It, I Hope I Never, Nobody Takes Me Seriously, Missing Person, Poor Boy, How Can I Resist Her, The Choral Sea

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Hourly Daily - You Am I

"At the time I loved it because it was loud, tight and lyrically relevant. After later revisits, I discovered this was because it was so uniquely local - songs about life in an Australian city," recalled Triple M Brisbane's Dr. Scott.

"The tune "Baby Clothes", about how all the 90’s girls would go to gigs in op shop relics, was a great look into the 90’s pub scene.

"Good Morning" was about your favourite whacky morning crew on the radio each morning and how behind the curtain it was just the same old s**t every day. "Flag Fall $1.80", fighting Sydney traffic. All lyrically tattooed to the inside of my head.

"Tim Rogers was at his peak, the notes he reached on that recording (for example, "Wally Raffles") I don’t reckon he ever reached again (like that anyway). Bloody classic. Close to my heart. All time."

Released: 1996
Tracklisting: Hourly, Daily, Good Mornin', Mr Milk, Soldiers, Tuesday, If We Can't Get It Together, Flagfall $1.80, Wally Raffles, Heavy Comfort, Dead Letter Chorus, Baby Clothes, Someone Else's Home, Please Don't Ask Me to Smile, Moon Shines on Trubble, Who Takes Who Home? / Forget It Sister

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"I used to get dragged into Brashs with my mum and brothers when they brought LPs," remembered Triple M Adelaide's Hayden Naughton.

"One week I had to get my hair cut and I bloody hated that. Mum tried everything to get me to go without a fuss. She flicked me $10 and said 'you can buy any record you want, if you go'. She drove me in, it was the first record I saw. We had it at home but I had my own copy. Mine.

"Wished I hadn’t written “Haydens” all over the cover!"

Released: 1975
Tracklisting: It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll), Rock 'n' Roll Singer, The Jack, Live Wire, T.N.T., Rocker, Can I Sit Next to You Girl, High Voltage, School Days (Chuck Berry)

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Posted: 15 April, 2015

Glastonbury 2015 Lineup

The Fooies headline the massive English music festival which also includes rock giants Motorhead.

The lineup's keep dropping with Glastonbury 2015 releasing its main lineup which features some incredible bands from Foo Fighters, Motorhead, Hozier, Patti Smith, Franz Ferdinand, Alt-J and more.

The festival takes place at its spiritual home, the famed Worthy Farm a couple of hours outside London and will once again be on the 24th - 28th of June.


Foo Fighters
Patti Smith
The Moody Blues
Franz Ferdinand and Sparks
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Fall
Florence + the Machine
Kanye West

Pharrell Williams
Lionel Richie
Mary J Blige
Alabama Shakes
Paloma Faith
The Chemical Brothers
Jamie T
Ben Howard
Hot Chip
The Mothership Returns – George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Family Stone
Flying Lotus
FKA twigs
Roy Ayers
Run the Jewels
Mark Ronson
Super Furry Animals
Belle and Sebastian
The Vaccines
Ryan Adams
Future Islands
George Ezra
The Waterboys
The Maccabees
Enter Shikari
Clean Bandit
Jessie Ware
Courtney Barnett
Jon Hopkins
Jamie xx
Mavis Staples
Father John Misty
Todd Terje
Gregory Porter
Sleaford Mods
Azealia Banks
Young Fathers
Charli XCX
Kasai Allstars
Sharon Van Etten
Kate Tempest
Wolf Alice
Perfume Genius
Fat White Family
Years and Years
La Roux
Death Cab for Cutie
Lianne La Havas
Death from Above 1979
Circa Waves
The Pop Group
Ella Eyre
Rae Morris



June 24th - 28th

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Posted: 15 April, 2015

Splendour 2015 Lineup, Tour Dates, Info

This year's Splendour features some Triple M favourites like Blur, Royal Blood, Boy & Bear and more.

The massive mid-year festival that is Splendour In The Grass has just dropped its 2015 lineup featuring some of our favourite bands including Blur, Royal Blood, The Dandy Warhols, Tame Impala and many more.

The festival is once again held in Byron Bay from July 24 - 26 and is shaping up to be one of the best festivals in the winter months, but like usual, will set you back a fair chunk of cash, lineup and ticket details below.


Royal Blood
The Dandy Warhols
Tame Impala
Johnny Marr (from The Smiths)
Boy & Bear
Florence + The Machine
Of Monsters & Men
Death Cab For Cutie
Catfish & The Bottlemen
The Wombats
Mark Ronson
Peking Duk
Ryan Adams
Flight Facilities
Earl Sweatshirt
Porter Robinson
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Azealia Banks
The Rubens
Jamie T
Alison Wonderland
Best Coast
Everything Everything
San Cisco
Ms Mr
Jarryd James
Purity Ring
The Grates
The Smith Street Band
Tkay Maidza
Last Dinosaurs
Megan Washington
The Vaccines
#1 Dads
The Church
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
The King Khan & Bbq Show
Paul Mac
Dustin Tebbutt

Years And Years
Jenny Lewis
C.W. Stoneking
George Maple
Client Liason
Palma Violets
Hayden James
Dune Rats
Wolf Alice
Meg Mac
Cosmo’s Midnight
Oh Mercy
The Districts
Elizabeth Rose
The Delta Riggs
Circa Waves
Nancy Whang
Eves The Behavior
Urban Cone
Art Of Sleeping
Japanese Wallpaper
Ecca Vandal
Holy Holy
Vallis Alps
Uv Boi
The Babe Rainbow
Young Franco
Mickey Kojack
Harvey Sutherland
Total Giovanni Djs
Dugong Jr
Noise In My Head
Triple J Unearthed Winners
Post Percy
Ara Koufax
Adi Toohey
Set Mo
Edd Fisher
Mike Who
Shantan Wantan Ichiban



On Sale - 9am AEST Thursday 23rd April or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).

3 day Event Ticket – $365 + booking fees.
Single Day Tickets (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) – $155 + booking fees.
Camping Ticket – $120 + booking fees.



July 24 - 26

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Posted: 14 April, 2015

Jack White Nails Coachella

Jack White thrills fans with a face-melting gig at Coachella

(Jack White performing at Coachella - Photo by Esquire)

One of the world’s greatest music festivals in the world is raging in The States right now, with seemingly endless clips and leaks emerging for all the poor sods that can’t be there to rock and cry along to.

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