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

Slash Reveals More Details Of New Album

In an interview with Loudwire.com 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 Loudwire.com, 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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Slash Album Coming Soon

The Gunners legend takes us behind-the-scenes of his new solo album.

Guns N' Roses Pay Tribute To Doc Neeson

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Tags: Slash, World On Fire

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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AC/DC Complete New Album

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AC/DC Tour Likely This Year

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AC/DC To Rock Glastonbury 2015?

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Why Phil Rudd Is The Coolest Drummer

Brian Johnson on what makes Phil Rudd so good... watch 'till the end! Video: YouTube

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Tags: Phil Rudd, AC/DC

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 Musicfeeds.com.au.

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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Posted: 16 July, 2014

Trailer For Nick Cave's New Movie

Nick Cave's unique style and swagger on display in 20,000 Days On Earth.

Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue In 20,000 Days On Earth (Youtube)

We all know that Nick Cave is one cool character and judging by the trailer for his new movie that predisposition isn't going to fade anytime soon.

The Australian musician and writer stars is a new 'docudrama' called 20,000 Days On Earth.

The film follows Cave as he rolls through a fictitious 24-hours in his life with Cave saying the film attempts to combine 'reality with fantasy as seamlessly as possible'.

Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue and Cave's Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis all make guest appearances.

The movie has already won directing and editing awards at the Sundance Film Festival and will feature on the program for the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival which kicks off on July 31st. 
 
20,000 Days On Earth will hit cinemas nation-wide on August 21st.

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Posted: 16 July, 2014

AC/DC Drummer Goes Solo

Listen to the first single from AC/DC's Phil Rudd!

LISTEN: "Repo Man" by Phil Rudd

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

Earlier On Triple M

phil rudd solo album head job interview

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 Sydney on 104.9 FM will be premiering the track this Friday. Listen from 3pm.

Triple M's Becko caught up with the man from his new home in New Zealand to find out what he's been working on privately with this new album because this has come out of the blue.

At the time we'd heard just the one song, the single "Repo Man", and Phil gave us this warning: "Well standby because most of the stuff on the album is better. I hope everyone thinks this is a great album from start to finish because that's the idea," he said.

"We didn't put anything on there that we didn't like. There's no filler."

From the rollicking first single “Repo Man” to the rocking title track “Head Job”, from the upbeat dirgy groove of “Bad Move” to the relationship-driven “Crazy” Rudd has delivered a very personal album “about the s*** that goes on.

Phil Rudd Album Cover

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New AC/DC Album

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We can't let him go without talking about the new AC/DC album which they've officially finished at Bryan Adams' studio in Vancouver. It's where they've done the last three albums including their 2009's Black Ice.

"We're happy to have it done and it's very good, by the way," he said.

Phil Rudd On Triple M

 

Also See

AC/DC Complete New Album

Frontman Brian Johnson has revealed the band have completed their first album since Black Ice.

AC/DC Tour Likely This Year

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AC/DC To Rock Glastonbury 2015?

Veteren Aussie rockers touted for UK's most famous festival.

Why Phil Rudd Is The Coolest Drummer

Brian Johnson on what makes Phil Rudd so good... watch 'till the end! Video: YouTube

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Tags: AC/DC, Phil Rudd

Posted: 15 July, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Premieres Short Film

'The Boss' has released a short film for his song 'Hunter of Invisible Game'.

A still from Hunter of Invisible Game (brucespringsteen.net)

Bruce Springsteen has crossed into unfamiliar territory by directing a short film for his song 'Hunter of Invisible Game'.

Springsteen, who also stars in the 10-minute film, collaborated with his longtime videographer, Thom Zimny.

 “For a long part of the year, Thom Zimny and I have been talking about shooting a short film for ‘Hunter of Invisible Game.’ We’ve finally got the job done and we think it’s one of our best. Thanks Thom, for the hard work and brotherly collaboration. You and your crew bring it all. And to all of you out there in E Street Nation, we hope you enjoy!,” The Boss wrote to his fans.

The film is posted to Springsteen’s official website which you can watch here.

Message From Bruce Springsteen:

A hearty thank you to our friends and fans who supported us on the High Hopes leg of our World Tour. Our South African and Australian/New Zealand shows were a particular highlight, but a big shout out has to go to our American fans who brought us down the home stretch.

The past 2 plus years and nearly 170 shows have been a life changer. Thanks to you, we have dwelled deep within the transformative power of rock n’ roll. You’ve helped us bring a new and revitalized E St. Band into being. We take this break with a sense of joy, renewed purpose and filled with the spirit to bring you our best in the future. We’ve still got a few surprises for you.

For a long part of the year, Thom Zimny and I have been talking about shooting a short film for “Hunter Of Invisible Game.” We’ve finally got the job done, and we think it’s one of our best. Thanks Thom for the hard work and brotherly collaboration. You and your crew bring it all. And to all of you out there in E St. Nation, we hope you enjoy! See ya up the road.

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Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Triple M Rock News

Posted: 15 July, 2014

Damon Albarn Tour

Blur frontman announces first ever solo Aussie shows

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Damon Albarn (third from left) with Blur bandmates Photo: Getty Images

We are stoked to announce that Blur fontman Damon Albarn will do some intimate solo gigs in Sydney and Melbourne.

He has a brand new solo album out called Everyday Robots, which is the first record to be released under his own name and features guest appearances from super-producer and former Roxy Music keyboardist Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay) and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes.

While, on stage Albarn will play with his new live band The Heavy Seas, which includes guitarist Seye Adelekan, drummer Pauli The PSM and guitarist Jeff Wooton and Mike Smith on keyboards.

These shows are the only way you can see him in Australia, so be quick to get tickets to his first ever Australian solo show.

Tickets On Sale

They go on sale from 9am on Friday 18 July!

Tour Dates

Fri 12 Dec Melbourne | Palais Theatre (All Ages) www.ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
Mon 15 Dec Sydney | Opera House * (All Ages) www.sydneyoperahouse.com.au Not a Frontier Touring show
Tue 16 Dec Sydney | Opera House * (All Ages) www.sydneyoperahouse.com.au * Not a Frontier Touring show

Official Links

frontiertouring.com/damonalbarn
facebook.com/frontiertouring
Twitter @frontiertouring

damonalbarnmusic.com
facebook.com/damonalbarnofficial
Twitter @damonalbarn

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Tags: Damon Albarn, Blur, Triple M Tours

Posted: 15 July, 2014

Weird Al Yankovic Is Back With 'Happy' Parody

With a new album about to drop, Weird Al has given the parody treatment to Pharrell's 'Happy' and others.

Weird Al Yankovic Performing - Photo: Getty Images

Crazy ol' Weird Al Yankovic is back, once again taking the p*ss out of anyone and everyone.

With the release of his new album Mandatory Fun, Weird Al has created 8 video clips, with the first one taking on Pharrell's 'Happy' turning it into 'Tacky' and features lots of cameos (including Jack Black).

The album will also include parodies of Robin Thicke’s 'Blurred Lines' (re-envisioned as 'Word Crimes'), Lorde’s 'Royals' ('Foil') and Imagine Dragons’ 'Radioactive' ('Inactive') and more.

Weird Al Yankovic - Tacky

Weird Al Yankovic - Tacky Video: Nerdist.com

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