Posted: 28 April, 2015

6 Anthony Kiedis Facts

Get the inside scoop from Kiedis' nephew on what it's REALLY like living with the rockstar

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Anthony Kiedis’ memoir Scar Tissue is the epitome of celebrity bios, with the whole book being filled to the brim with mayhem, mischief and utter, utter rock’n’roll chaos. But in a recent Reddit AMA, his nephew reveals that even though everyday life with the rocker isn’t quite as insane as the life of rockstar-dom, there’s still some pretty bloody moments when your uncle is a legend.

Here’s 6 things we’ve learnt about livin with Anthony Kiedis:

 

  • He can't play guitar!

Though being a world renowned frontman to one of the most critically acclaimed rock bands in the world, Kiedis doesn’t know how to play the guitar.

“He doesn’t know much more than a few chords on guitar, so I haven’t gotten any lessons from him, but I do see him as a huge inspiration for my own musical endeavors.”

You’re not the only one, mate.

  • Kiedis and Flea are still best mates.

After all these years and all those crazy times, Anthony and Flea are still BFF’s. Awwwww! (Also, Flea is the voice of Donnie from The Wild Thornberry’s! WHAT?!)

“Flea [is] still my uncles best friend. They are all amazing people. When I was a kid, I loved The Wild Thornberry’s and would always ask Flea to do the Donnie voice once I found out it was him. He obliged every time but did it more half-heartedly every time. Haha.”

  • He likes dressing up as Santa Claus.

Apparently the legendary RHCP frontman likes dressing up for the holidays!

“Although it has been a few years since we’ve celebrated Xmas together, they would always be great. He would take on the role of Santa and pass around presents to people. He also always had the best gifts ever…He got me drums and a bass once for Christmas.”

Can you imaging a tatted up, ripped as Santa Claus cruising around Christmas morning passing out all the pimpest presents?

I can.

And personally, that’s all I want on my Christmas list this year.

YEOW.

  • His dad (Blackie) is one crazy mother-fu****.

Well they don’t say “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” for no reason. Apparently the Kiedis crazy is inherited.

“Blackie…I haven’t seen him since RHCP got inducted into the hall of fame. I used to see him every couple of months, his house in Michigan was crazy. He had a giant skull collection lining the walls of every room and an unlicensed wolf named Shiva. Everyone in my small hometown knew someone that knew Blackie. He got around quite a bit.”

  • He’s stinky.

 “[He smells like] years worth of BO. It’s kind of charming in a weird musky way though.”

 This one we could have predicted – charm and all.

  • He loves performing with buskers on the street.

The music love is strong within this one! When music is your lifeblood yet you still take every opportunity to partake in it, you know the love is real.

“Any time we pass buskers on the street and he’s feeling the music, he will ship out his crazy spin moves. He sometimes runs into passersy too. Actually, this one time last Summer in a tiny Michigan beach town there was this old school country singing busker. My uncle asked if he knew ‘Why Don’t You Love Me Like You used To Do’ by Hank Williams (which RHCP covered). The busker knew it and my uncle sang harmonies with him. Too cool.”

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Posted: 28 April, 2015

Jack White Final Show

Jack White announces final acoustic shows - tickets only $3!

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Fans worldwide rock’n’rolled a tear down their cheeks last week as music lord and jack-of-all-trades Jack White announced that he was “taking a break from performing live for a long period of time.”

Tears were dried temporarily for a special North American few with the news that the man will be performing five spontaneous acoustic concerts across U.S states, and tickets are only 3 bucks!

However, for the rest of us there was one gigantic catch – his final Fonda Theatre show would be exclusively streamed live on Jay-Z flailing $20-a-month music streaming site Tidal. And if you don’t want to jump on board that little sinking ship, you’re sh** out of luck.

White has been on the frontline of support for the exclusive music streaming service, even making phone calls to a few Tidal subscribers begging them to stay thanking them for their support.  But it seems his efforts aren’t helping Tidal as it continues to fail.

But don’t fear, because the Internet always prevails. And there’s no doubt that the video will be leaked as soon as the n00bs are able to.

In the meantime, White continues his final tour around The States. And he’s planning on hitting up all five of the cities that were part of the White Stripes’ 2007 fall tour which were cancelled due to Meg White’s acute anxiety.

White is a man of many interests, so there’s no doubt this won’t be the last we hear from him for a while, even if he says so himself.

We’ll be sure to keep you in the Jack White loop. 

Jack White's Final Show Setlist:

1. "Just One Drink"
2. "Temporary Ground" 
3. "Hotel Yorba" 
4. "Alone in My Home" 
5. "Do" 
6. "Love Interruption" 
7. "Inaccessible Mystery" 
8. "We're Going to Be Friends" 
9."A Martyr for My Love for You" 
10. "Blunderbuss" 
11. "Carolina Drama" 
12. "The Same Boy You've Always Known" 
13. "You've Got Her in Your Pocket" 
14. "Goodnight, Irene"

 

Check out Jack White's 2014 Fonda Theatre performance now:


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Posted: 28 April, 2015

The Super Splendour Sideshow Guide

Missed out on tickets to Splendour? Never fear! For your sideshow guide is here!

 

The Splendour In The Grass Sideshow announcements just keep coming! With massive acts like Blur, Mark Ronson and The Wombats already in the mix and more being constantly announced, a virtual treasure trove of sideshow treats are coming our way.

So if you missed out on your ticket to the weekend festival that is responsible for melted minds and many a sold soul, never fear! For your sideshow guide is here!

Melbourne:

  • Azaelia Banks

Sunday 26th July – Prince Bandroom, St Kilda

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29th April, 9am AEST

 

  • Best Coast

Sunday 26th July – The Corner Hotel, Richmond

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29th April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28th April, 10am AEST

 

  • Blur w/ Jamie T

Tuesday 28th July – Rod Laver Arena

Tickets on sale Friday 1st May, 10am AEST

 

  • The Districts

Monday 27 July - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Everything Everything w/ Urban Cone

Saturday 25 July - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Johnny Marr

Wednesday 22 July - Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets on sale now

 

  • Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis

Sunday 2 August - 170 Russell, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Mark Ronson

Wednesday 29 July - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Friday 1 May, 10am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Thursday 30 April, 9am AEST

 

  • Marmozets

Saturday 25 July - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • MØ and Elliphant

Tuesday 28 July - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • MS MR

Wednesday 22 July - 170 Russell, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Of Monsters And Men

Tuesday 21 July - The Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)

Tickets on sale Thursday 30 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Porter Robinson w/ Wave Racer and Cosmo's Midnight

Thursday 23 July - The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Purity Ring

Friday 24 July - 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)

Tickets on sale now

 

  • Ryan Adams w/ Jenny Lewis

Sunday 19 July - Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)

Tickets on sale Monday 4 May, 10 am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Thursday 30 April, 12 noon AEST

 

  • The Vaccines w/ Palma Violets

Monday 27 July - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Wolf Alice

Thursday 23 July - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • The Wombats w/ Circa Waves 

Tuesday 28 July - Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

 

  • Years & Years

Thursday 30 July - Howler, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 April, 9am AEST

Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 28 April, 10am AEST

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Posted: 28 April, 2015

Billy Corgan Joins Pro Wrestling

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan wants to enrich your wrestling experience

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Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Chris Jericho, John Cena and…Billy Corgan?

Yep. That’s right. Billy Corgan of swoony 90’s grunge band Smashing Pumpkins has taken a job with TNA Wrestling.

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Posted: 28 April, 2015

'Refused' Refuse To Remain Silent

Refused refuse to remain silent after 17 years with new album release

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Head-banging legends Refused are back after 17 years of neck resting.

The 90’s hardcore hero’s forth studio album Freedom will be released this coming June. But the boys have already released the first raging single ‘Elektra’ for y’all to break some back to.

And the boys reckon this is all just the beginning.

“It’s not a reunion anymore,” said frontman Dennis Lyxzén in a statement. “This is one of the most radical things we’ve ever done, both musically and lyrically.”

It seems that ending on a high note wasn’t satisfactory for the band, with 1998’s The Shape Of Punk’s critical acclaim just spurring them on to aim for more.

“Nobody wanted us to fuck with the image of the band who makes a great album and splits up. Nobody wanted us to dilute it,” said drummer David Sandström. “That actually provoked us.”

The boys worked with producer Shellback on the new release - whose repertoire includes collaborations with Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Lilly Allen, and Taylor Swift – and co-wrote both ‘Elektra’ and ‘366’ with him.

But Shellback’s background in pop doesn’t seem to squash the balls out of this bitty, more so adding a polish to the gritty, guitar-driven hard-rock Refused are so well known for.

The track burns hard with awesomely maddening polyrhythms, a disjointed instrumental explosiveness, and a depth to the overall sound production that really shows how 17 years of quiet maturing can just put the icing on the cake.

Get excited. Catch the clip below. 

New Refused Single - "Elektra"

 

Freedom Tracklist

1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
4. Françafrique
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
8. 366
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans

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Posted: 27 April, 2015

Book Of Mormon Coming

Controversial musical The Book of Mormon will be performed for the first time in Australia, it was announced today.

Controversial musical The Book of Mormon will be performed for the first time in Australia, it was announced today.

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, said this morning "I'm thrilled we're bringing the most successful piece of theatre in the world today to Victoria – The Book of Mormon will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in early 2017. "

Written by South Park and Team America: World Police creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the musical, about Mormon elders who travel to Uganda for missionary work, has had sell-out seasons in New York and London and won a slew of awards.

A Washington Post review: "You’ll not only laugh; you’ll also marvel at the skill with which this show is constructed. Yes, the jibes descend into the juvenile, and the jokes at the expense of religion, AIDS and Third World poverty may compel you to wonder how that sweet-looking older couple at the end of your aisle is taking to all the seemingly blasphemous profanity."


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Tags: The Book of Mormon, South Park, Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Posted: 24 April, 2015

Homegrown Heroes Support Slot Win

Homegrown highlight 'The Drop Bears' score Everclear support slot

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Triple M Homegrown up-and-comers The Drop Bears are making waves in the local music scene and receiving some hefty recognition along the way.

The Drop Bears have been running a rampant track around the Melbourne pub scene the past few years, with their raunchy rock reaching some righteous ears.

Recently featured on Triple M’s Homegrown show with Ugly Phil, the Melbourne boys made quite the impact.

After being heard on the show, The Drop Bears have scored the local support slot for Everclear’s Sparkle And Fade 20th Anniversary national tour!

On top of that, they have just released their debut single ‘Smash It Up’ and will be featuring it at the Everclear shows.

Go hard boys! 

To hit the shows and see the boys rock it live and local, see below:

Everclear Sparkle And Fade Tour Melbourne Tix

And check out the demo-release video of The Drop Bears debut single ‘Smash It Up’ now:

Smash It Up Video by the Drop Bears featuring Emily Rata...

Demo version only. Single Launch on May 9th at The Espy, enjoy the video! See you at the Espy!

Posted by The Drop Bears on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Posted: 24 April, 2015

A 'Tidal' Wave Of Fail

The epic failure of Jay Z's music streaming site Tidal

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By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about Jay-Z’s new music streaming service Tidal. I mean, it’s not like Jay-Z and his army of famous-musician-illuminati-homies haven’t been doing everything in their power to shove the app in our faces 24/7 or anything.

In case you missed it:

But more accurately:

 

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Posted: 24 April, 2015

Cold Chisel Are Back!

Barnesy talks exclusively with Triple M about new Chisel album

(Cold Chisel play Brisbane 2011 - photo by Triple M)

Jimmy Barnes joined Triple M Brisbane’s Grill Team and hit us all with some exclusive news from camp Cold Chisel:

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Posted: 24 April, 2015

Ryan Adams Announces Aussie Tour

Ryan Adams is coming to Oz. Get all your official concert and ticket info for Ryan Adams' Australian tour here.

Triple M is proud to announce Ryan Adams' 2015 Australian Tour! 

This is the Adams' first tour to Australia since his acclaimed sold-out 2012 Ashes and Fire tour.

One of the most diverse and prolific solo acts around, Ryan Adams is a must-see live act. He is one of America's great, modern singer-songwriters. 

Fresh from mind-blowing Coachella, Triple M and Frontier Touring are bringing him back to Australia. See the full tour dates below.

In the lead up to the gigs in July, Triple M are giving away plenty of tickets.

Listen to Triple M for your chance to win.

Tour Dates

SYDNEY – Sunday 19th, July at Forum Theatre - www.ticketek.com.au 
MELBOURNE – Thursday 23rd, July at Enmore Theatre - www.ticketmaster.com.au

In further news, Adams will be joined by very special guest Jenny Lewis for both Australian shows.


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Posted: 23 April, 2015

Brutal Dave Grohl Supergroup

Dave Grohl heads up 'Teenage Time Killers' - one of the most brutal supergroups of all time

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If you like your music vicious, you’ll love the new supergroup involving some of rock and metal’s biggest names.  

Teenage Time Killers may just be the supergroup to finally blow your ears off. With members including Dave Grohl and Pat Smear from the Foo’s, Nick Oliveri and Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio/Blink-182, Jello Biafra from The Dead Kennedys, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, most members of Corrosion of Conformity and just so many more, the upcoming LP offers up all the best brutal your black, black soul could hope for.

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Posted: 23 April, 2015

Cobain Covers The Beatles

New audio released from the Kurt Cobain archives

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So much unreleased goodness has been leaking out of the new Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck documentary. The latest being a raw as hell bootleg version of Kurt covering The Beatles’ track ‘And I Love Her’.

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Tags: Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Montage Of Heck