Posted: 21 November, 2014

Phil Rudd's Future With AC/DC

"If we're going forward we've gotta get something resolved," admits Angus Young

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AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Angus Young live on the Black Ice tour Photo: Getty Images

Next Friday (Nov 28) AC/DC's Angus Young and Brian Johnson will be joining Triple M in a massive exclusive.

And one of the things we talked about was the future of Acca Dacca with Phil Rudd, with the tour coming out up next year, after the AC/DC drummer had charges dropped for attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and drugs offences earlier this month.

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AC/DC's Phil Rudd leaves a New Zealand court earlier this month Photo: Getty Images

"Phil is in a strange place and a strange situation. I know he's living in New Zealand but it's something we gotta get resolved. If we're going forward we've gotta get something resolved," Angus Young told Triple M's Lee Simon.

"We had a few problems ourselves before he got into this situation because there was a lot of strange behaviour going on, which I guess you could put it down to him not showing up for a lot of what we were doing.

"When you have to get to a stage when you gotta convince someone to be there it wears thin after a while.

"It's something we got to resolve. It is a bit of a question mark."

There's a lot of pressure on the band at the moment but we're all so excited about the new album, Rock Or Bust, which is out Friday November 28. We're playing both singles "Play Ball" and the new one "Rock Or Bust".

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Posted: 21 November, 2014

Dave Grohl Performs Acoustic "Something From Nothing"

We've been loving Sonic Highways but now it's time to slow it down a notch.

Dave Grohl playing "Something From Nothing" acoustic: YouTube/Rolling Stone

In a new video for Rolling Stone Magazine, Dave Grohl has taken the acoustic approach to lead single from Sonic Highways, "Something From Nothing".

It really shows how diverse an artist and his song writing is with the ability to rock out or pare a song like this back to equal effect.

Sit back, grab a cool refreshing drink, and enjoy!

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Posted: 20 November, 2014

Fury As Palace Demolition Begins

Music fans are furious after demolition crews reportedly moved in to start pulling apart the former Palace Theatre

(A photo of parts of the Palace Theatre lying in a skip after being ripped out, photo via the Melbourne Heritage Action facebook group. "Original doors from 1923, plasterwork circa 1916 and tiles 1912")

Music fans are furious after demolition crews reportedly moved in to start pulling apart the former Palace Theatre.

The City Of Melbourne is investigating claims the former Palace Theatre is being demolished without a permit. 

Michael Raymond from protest group 'Save The Palace' says they tipped off the council after noticing workers filling skips at the rear of the building.

Councillor Rohan Leppert is described it as an act of vandalism ahead of the council's looming decision whether to apply for heritage protection.

"Look I'll be blunt,  I think what's happening at the Palace today is an act of vandalism," Leppert told Triple M.

"I've just been up there and seen what's been placed in the skip out the back of the Palace.

"We've got heritage interiors in there, the decorationon the balcony is in the skip, the tiling down the stairwell is in the skip and the owner knows full well that these are the components of the Palace Theatre that both the state and local goverment are now looking at to protect in the planning scheme because these are significant heritage interiors and there they all were in the skip.

"I immediately asked our municipal surveyor and enforcement team to attend the site and they have been there.

"Unfortunately they arrived after the workers locked up and left, so they couldn't get access to the building.

"I'm hoping they'll be back there tomorrow because the first thing they need to do is determine the lawfulness of the activity that is going on at the moment and once they figure that out they can figure out what other steps to take.

"The application before council if to demolish the building as a whole.

"Why you'd need to first demolish all the heritage interiors rather than demolish the building all at once is beyond me."

Melbourne City Council is still deciding whether it's going to pursue heritage protection for the venue's interior.

Protesters gather outside the Palace on Thursday night:

#SaveThePalace impromptu rally happening right now in #Melbourne

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For more photos and information please visit the Melbourne Heritage Action facebook group or the Save The Palace twitter page.



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“The City of Melbourne's Planning Enforcement and Building Surveying officers are investigating the removal of some of the Palace Theatre's interior fabric.

We have not been able to access the interior of the building at this stage, however it would appear some sections of plaster and some internal doors have been removed.

The City of Melbourne is pursuing interim heritage protection for the interior of the Palace Theatre.”

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Posted: 20 November, 2014

"I Shook Dave Grohl's Hand"

Foo Fighters rock intimate show in LA and Music Juror Will was there!

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So this actually happened. Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters rock intiate crowd in Los Angeles Photo: Will Buttigieg/ Triple M

On a balmy Friday night in downtown LA, the Foo Fighters put on an intimate show at the world famous Roxy Theater and Triple M Music Juror Will Buttieg was one of 400 fans to see a dream come true.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MUSIC JURY: To win access to exclusives like this.

Playing for a "lazy' three hours, Dave Grohl and the band stormed through an epic setlist of hits ("Learn To Fly", "Times Like These", "Monkey Wrench") and songs from their new album Sonic Highways ("Feast and the Famine", "Congregation", "Something From Nothing").

They finished the show on the classic "Everlong" and at one stage were joined on stage by Perry Farrell and Eagles legend Joe Walsh.

"He was only playing in front of 400 strong… [they became] 400 of my new best friends," Will told Triple M, from Los Angeles after the show.

"Three hours later they wrapped it up and what can I say, the shows that are coming out in February and March are going to be epic."

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Foo Fighters performing "Best Of You". Epic Photo: Will Buttigieg/ Triple M

Will signed up to the Triple M Music Jury to win tickets to see the Foo Fighters in LA at a secret location. He got that and more… he was even lucky enough to shake Dave Grohl's hand.

"Yeah, I camped out and met them as they came down for soundcheck and saw all the boys," he said.

"He's a very, very generous man. He went up to the people who had been queuing up for hours and he shook everyone's hands."



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Posted: 20 November, 2014

New Faith No More "Motherfucker"

Hear the lead single from their upcoming album due out in 2015.

Faith No More don't do things by halves - their new press shot: Dustin Rabin

So many bands return after a long hiatus only to disappoint, they've changed or they've moved on from their sound, it's just not the same.

Not Faith No More. Earlier in the year we heard the first live performance of the first new FNM music in 18 years and now we have an official release of their brand new track "Motherfucker".

And.....the track does not in any way disappoint, it's the gravelly, dark and epic FNM that we love.

The album was produced by bassist Bill Gould and talking to Rolling Stone on the first single keyboardist Roddy Bottum said, "It feels apt that the first track we’re releasing is 'Motherfucker' a song about accountability."

"Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label," Gould revealed.

The track is due for release on Record Store Day's Black Friday event and is the lead single from their so-far unnamed 7th studio album which is due out in the middle of 2015.

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Tags: Faith No More, New Album, Motherfucker

Posted: 20 November, 2014

Daniel Johns Busted

Former Silverchair frontman has pleaded guilty for mid range drink driving

Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has pleaded guilty for mid range drink driving at Newcastle local court today

It's believed the 35-year-old was driving a black jaguar when he was stopped by police.

The incident happened on October 28.

He was arrested and taken to a police station after he recorded a reading of 0.126.

Johns will undergo a traffic offenders program and is his next court appearance is scheduled for February 26.

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Posted: 20 November, 2014

Bono Undergoes Five-Hour Surgery

Irish music star Bono has needed three metal plates and 18 screws to repair a badly broken elbow after falling off a bike in New York's Central Park

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Bono of U2 performs on stage at Mt Smart Stadium on November 25, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

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U2 frontman Bono underwent hours of surgery and will need intensive therapy after a bicycle accident, his doctor said on Wednesday, revealing worse injuries than previously thought.

Bono - whose hits with U2 have included Sunday Bloody Sunday - fell off his bicycle on Sunday in New York's Central Park as the band prepared for a week-long residency on NBC's The Tonight Show.

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Posted: 20 November, 2014

Brian Johnson & Angus Young Surprise Fans

AC/DC icons appear at the world-premiere listening event for 'Rock Or Bust'

(L-R) Singer Brian Johnson and guitarist Angus Young of the band AC/DC attend the AC/DC "Rock or Bust" CD Listening Party at Webster Hall on November 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Brian Johnson and Angus Young made a surprise appearance last night at a world-premiere listening event for AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ at Webster Hall in New York.

In the crowd were AC/DC fans eager to hear ‘Rock Or Bust’ two weeks before its release.

"We all hope you will enjoy what we have done with 'Rock Or Bust'. Everyone who is into AC/DC and is a fan, you are the guys that make it, so we keep going for you,” Angus said.

AC/DC fans who signed up at the TicketWeb site got into the event for free and received free beer, t-shirt, a collectible laminate and of course the visit from Brian and Angus!


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Posted: 19 November, 2014

Jimmy Fallon Covers U2 With Spot On Bono Impersonation

Fallon is one talented bloke.

Image: Youtube/The Tonight Show

U2 had been booked to play on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show in New York for a one-week residency but were forced to cancel after Bono injured himself on a bike ride.

Instead of replacing the Irish band Fallon decided to make the best of a bad situation and whack on the trademark glasses and cap himself!

"Bono's wardrobe is here since he was going to wear it tonight," the Fallon said,

 "Obviously he's not going to need it now. I thought, let's have some fun with it."

Fallon and house band The Roots perform a rocking version of the U2 hit Desire and absolutely nail it!

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Posted: 19 November, 2014

A Guns N' Roses Feature Film? Yes Please!

Author Marc Canter's rock biography 'Reckless Road' about the band is looking to be made.

Who will play Axl Rose in a Guns N' Roses biopic?

We freaking love rock biopics here at Triple M and we couldn't think of a better band to make one about than the outrageous Guns N' Roses.

The band has all the making's of a great rock movie - sex, drugs, rock and roll and of course some pretty iconic characters like Slash and the one and only, Axl Rose!

It's been reported that Marc Canter's book about the band, 'Reckless Road' is about to be adapted into a film with Canter seemingly very excited by the idea.

Talking to The Guardian Canter said, "The people I’m working with are the best ones to do this project, [Reckless Road] tells the killer rock’n’roll story of the best band around ... [and the film is] just going to KICK ASS!"

However, former GNR guitar wizard Slash expressed a different view telling the Belfast Telegraph earlier in the year, "I don’t think rock 'n' roll translates in the movies."

"I don’t think they really get the gritty vibe of what it’s like … [and] I would not like to see a Guns N’ Roses biopic," he explained.

Either way, we're bloody excited. More info as it develops.

And if you can't wait until the movie is released...

Guns N' Roses - Behind The Music VH1 Documentary: YouTube/Malfarius N' Roses

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Tags: Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose, Slash, Feature Film

Posted: 18 November, 2014

AC/DC Release "Rock or Bust" Album Track

With a couple of turbulent weeks, AC/DC bounce back with a killer new track.

AC/DC - "Rock or Bust" album track: YouTube/acdcVEVO

If "Play Ball" was our pre-game psych up jam then new AC/DC track "Rock or Bust" is our 3AM, dancing on the kitchen table playing air-guitar track.

It's slower and bluesier than the first track off the album and is definitely a classic sounding AC/DC track with an opening riff reminiscent of "Highway to Hell".

With their recent publicity and band members problems, this is the best time to drop a new single to get everyone to focus back on the music.

With their album coming out in two weeks, there should be a bunch of new AC/DC rattling our eardrums before the official launch party in country NSW town, The Rock.

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AC/DC Album Launch At The Rock

Small country town The Rock will launch new album Rock or Bust.

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Posted: 17 November, 2014

Bono In Hospital

One of our favourite rock stars has been raced to hospital

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One of our favourite rock stars has been raced to hospital after falling of his bike in Central Park, New York City.

Bono fell off his bike and U2 was supposed to be doing a residence on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, which obviously won't be happening now.

"It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one man down," read a statement from Edge, Larry and Adam on the band's official website.

"Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding."

U2's new album Songs Of Innocence is out now.

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