Posted: 29 August, 2014

Foo Fighter’s New Album In Test Pressings

The build up to the Foo Fighters new album continues.

The excitement surrounding the release of the Foo Fighter's new album 'Sonic Highways' continues with the album already in test pressing stage.

'It's getting real', the band tweeted.

The long awaited eighth studio album will be released on November 10th. is now accepting pre-orders for the "Sonic Highways" CD and 180-gram vinyl LP. The vinyl album comes in an assortment of nine different covers. will be the only place where fans can order the specific cover — or covers — of their choosing.

'Sonic Highways' clocks in at just over 44 minutes and is made up of the following tracks:

01. Something From Nothing
02. The Feast and The Famine
03. Congregation
04. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness

05. Outside

06. In The Clear
07. Subterranean
08. I Am A River

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Tags: Sonic Highways, Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl

Posted: 28 August, 2014

Support Acts Locked In For Rolling Stones Tour

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

Image: Frontier Touring

Two Australian bands have been locked in to support the Rolling Stones on their much anticipated Australian tour.

British India and the Preatures will join the Stones at their Hanging Rock and Hope Estate shows.

The bands join the already announced Jimmy Barnes who will perform alongside the Stones at Adelaide Oval.

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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The Countdown To The Rolling Stones Australian Tour

In anticipation of the Rolling Stones Australian tour here's a great cover of Beast Of Burden.

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Tags: Rolling Stones, British India, Jimmy Barnes, Preatures, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

Posted: 27 August, 2014

Blink-182 UFO Sighting

Vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO

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Blink-182 vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO while driving his car through California.

Blink-182 vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO while driving his car through California last night. Watch the full video above.

"LAST NIGHT UFO IN SAN DIEGO!! Hahaah yes!!," exclaimed Tom DeLonge in a Facebook post.

"My wife and I followed it for 30 min, a fleet of cars were pulled over watching it with us. Some said they were watching it for an hour.

"It was 2 sets of lights, going in and out and popping up in different locations. Standard s*** if you read about this stuff... HAHHA YES I WAS THERE. Does anyone know how happy I am!!??"

In music news, Blink-182 are back in the studio and will be releasing a new album soon.

It will be their first new album since 2011's Neighborhoods.

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Posted: 27 August, 2014

Barnesy & The Greatest Riffs!

Jimmy Barnes with Mick Molloy on the hot topic of the best guitar riffs

If you wanted the best weekend ever, then you missed it! Sounds By The River at Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum was a night to remember. (Photos: Benon/Triple M)

(Photo: Benon/Triple M)

When Mick Molloy debated a list of the top ten guitar riffs this morning the massive response took everyone at Triple M by surprise!

Even Jimmy Barnes who had just finished an interview jumped into the studio and wanted to have a say about his favourite riffs.

(Listen to the full awesome chat about riffs with Eddie, Mick, Luke and Jimmy Barnes above!)

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Posted: 26 August, 2014

Tumbleweed Bass Player Dead

Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home

Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home. He was .

"It is with deep sadness that we inform everyone of a great loss in the Tumbleweed family, our brother, friend and bass player Jay Curley passed away suddenly in his home yesterday," read a statement on the Tumbleweed Facebook page.

"We are still shocked by the news of his death. We hope that people will remember him for his music, his big heart and his total dedication to rock and roll."

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Jay Curley (far left) of Tumbleweed has passed away Photo: Tumbleweed Facebook page

Alongside his brothers Dave and Lenny, he helped formed the Wollongong band in 1990.

They went on to become one of Australia's ultimate stoner rock bands, having three killers singles make the ARIA Top 50 - "Sundial (Maryjane)" (1993), "Gyroscope" (1994), and "Hang Around" (1995). They also supported the likes of Rollins Band (June 1994) and Monster Magnet (February to March 1996) as well as playing major festivals around the country.

A lot of us here at Triple M saw many a Tumbleweed gig in our time, shaping our live music experiences forever.

Tumbleweed Dedicated This Song To Jay

Tumbleweed uploaded this single as a tribute to Jay Curley who passed away Video: Tumbleweed Facebook page

Hang Around - Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed "Hang Around" from the Galactaphonic album Video: YouTube

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Posted: 26 August, 2014

Soundwave 2015 Line-Up

Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slash are all playing. See the full list below

Soundwave 2015 announces on-sale date for 1-day tickets.

This Friday August 29, Soundwave Festival 2015 1 DAY TICKETS along with 2 DAY TICKETS will go on-sale to the general public at 9am local time.

1 Day Festival Ticket $132.00 plus booking fee
2 Day Festival Ticket $188.00 plus booking fee

For tickets and more information head to:

Soundwave Second Line-Up Announcement

Alrighty folks! There will be Soundwave 2015 second anouncement due for release around September, says SW boss AJ Maddah.

Maddah tweeted that "around 14 bands" will be added to the bill. We reckon the wait will be worth it!

US punk-pop band The Wonder Years are expected to one of the band's added to next year's bill, having tweeted an image with them holding a sign with the hashtag "#SW15".

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Soundwave Line-Up 2015

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Faith No More frontman Mike Patton Photo: Getty Images

The line-up for Soundwave 2015 has been announced, and are you ready for this... Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slash and Marilyn Manson are all playing. What a freakin' phenomenal combo of bands. And that’s just for starters. (See the complete list below).

Soundwave Festival 2015 will be held over 2 days in each city – Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. All ‘DAY 1’ artists will play the first day in each city and all ‘DAY 2’ artist will play the second day in each city.

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Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil Photo: David Brendan Hall Photography / Soundgarden Facebook page

Triple M's Higgo went one-on-one with Soundgarden's Kim Thayil (guitarist and founding member) about this massive event.

"The benefits of playing festivals is that you get to play with a bunch of other bands," said Kim on Triple M.

"Faith No More are old friends of ours. The first mini-tour we did with them, which might have been in 1987 was with FNM and their original singer Chuck Mosely. And then we toured with FNM in Europe with Guns N' Roses."Listen to the audio below.

Kim Thayil on Triple M 


Soundwave Chief Chris O'Brien on Triple M 






Tour Dates





Tickets On Sale

Members pre-sale FRIDAY 22 AUGUST (Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Adelaide) 9am local.
General Public on sale FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 9am local.

Official Links

Soundwave Official Website
Soundwave Facebook page
Soundwave Twitter @soundwavefest

Social Media

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Tags: Soundwave Fesitval, Soundwave 2015, Faith No More, Slash, Soundgarden, Triple M Tours

Posted: 25 August, 2014

Palais Facing ‘Imminent Closure’

Council seeks State Government investment to keep the theatre open

A City Of Port Phillip brochure circulated among Victorian state MPs states that the iconic St Kilda music venue is under threat of ‘imminent closure’ without an immediate investment of $15 million to keep it open in the short term.

The brochure also states that an investment of $40 million dollars is required to secure the future of the Palais Theatre.

Emergency Work Required In The Next 3-6 Months

  • Repair external structural damage
  • Re-seal entire exterior to prevent further damage
  • Additional support to interior dome
  •  Replacement of all windows
  • Upgrade all electrical infrastructure
  • Undertake fire protection works
  •  Upgrade / install mechanical systems (ventilation etc.)
  • Building compliance works

Required Work To Bring The Palais Up To Compliance Standards In The Next 1 - 3 Years

  •   Building, OH&S and DDA compliance works 

The Palais is currently owned by the Victorian State Government and is leased to the City of Port Phillip, the current lease expires in September 2015.

The council and state government reportedly have differing points of view on the future of the 87 year old theatre.

According to The Age Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has said the government would appoint a consultant to look over the site and decide what repairs were needed, "This is the right process to guarantee a future for the Palais and cooler heads must prevail”.

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Palace To Close Down

Iconic venue, The Palace, is officially set to close down.

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.

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Tags: Palais Theatre

Posted: 22 August, 2014

Foo Fighters Release Epic Trailer For Sonic Highways

The 'Sonic Highways' trailer features a raft of big interviews including Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama

"This is a love letter to the history of American music." ~ Dave Grohl.

The Foo Fighters have released a full trailer for their upcoming HBO series, Sonic Highways which will air on Friday, October 17th in the US.

The three minute trailer outlines "the chronicling of a journey to unravel our musical identity" and shows several scenes from the show including shots of the band recording their new album. Eight different cities are featured, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and New York.

It features several interviews, Dan Auerbach, Rick Rubin, Steve Albini, Pharrell, Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama all featured.

The band have also announced the long awaited eigth studio album of the same name will be released on November 10th. Though not a soundtrack album, "Sonic Highways" shares its title with the Dave Grohl-directed eight-episode HBO series. For the album and series, Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded one song in each of the eight cities. is now accepting pre-orders for the "Sonic Highways" CD and 180-gram vinyl LP. The vinyl album comes in an assortment of nine different covers. will be the only place where fans can order the specific cover — or covers — of their choosing.

"Sonic Highways" clocks in at just over 44 minutes and is made up of the following tracks:

01. Something From Nothing
02. The Feast and The Famine
03. Congregation
04. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
05. Outside
06. In The Clear
07. Subterranean
08. I Am A River

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Fooies' Horror Ice Bucket Challenge

The Foo Fighters do their ice bucket challenge by recreating a scene from Carrie.

Foo Fighters New Album Cover Revealed?!

With a cheeky tease over the last few days and a twitter puzzle, the Fooies new album cover looks like it's been uncovered.

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl

Posted: 21 August, 2014

Rollercoaster Of A Month For Dave Grohl

It’s both congratulations and condolences to the Foo Fighters frontman.

Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum (Getty Images)

Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum have become parents for the third time after giving birth to a baby girl.

Born on August 1, Ophelia joins sisters Violet, 8 and Harper, 5.

However, it’s been month of ups and downs for the Foo Fighters frontman.

Only days after Ophelia was born, Grohl’s father James passed away at the age of 75 after battling a long illness.

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Foos Sonic Highways Teaser

Watch and share this teaser clip for Foo Fighters new special.

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl

Posted: 21 August, 2014

Phil Rudd On His Solo Project And AC/DC's Future Plan

Acca Dacca's Phil Rudd on his new solo project and AC/DC's new record and tour

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

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd and Badger, the frontman for his new solo project into the studio to talk about his new solo album and Acca Dacca's future plans.

Topics on the table included;
- Phil Rudd's solo album Head Job
- AC/DC's new album
- AC/DC's touring plans

At this stage Phil Rudd has no plans to do any solo shows.

He said AC/DC's new album is finished and mastered but they may be giving it a bit more of a spit and polish. Listen to the full interview below. 

Phil Rudd and Badger on Triple M


Earlier On Triple M

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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


Album Cover

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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

Brian Johnson says it’s likely AC/DC will be on tour before the end of the year.

AC/DC To Rock Glastonbury 2015?

Metallica's Lars Ulrich spills the beans on AC/DC's festival plans

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: 21 August, 2014

An Evening With Slash

Pop-up venue in 'The Workers Club' Fitzroy features a free Q&A with Slash

Slash playing Triple M's AC/DC pinball machine. (Photo: Triple M)

An exciting pop-up venue to launch in Melbourne between September 25 and October 12 will feature a free one-off hour long Q&A with Slash!

Rolling Stone's 'Live Lodge' will take over 'The Workers Club' in Fitzroy for what looks like an awesome couple of weeks.

Slash's new album World On Fire is due to be released on September 15th and he's just been announced in the Soundwave 2015 line-up.

In addition to Slash, other acts on the 1st artist announcement will be the Redcoats, Shihad, The Delta Riggs, Gang of Youths, Remi., Lanie Lane and many more.

  • Fri Sept 26 - Shihad, w/ Captives
  • Sat Sept 27 - Golden Era Records Night. Featuring: Funkoars, Briggs, Vents and K21
  • Sun Sept 28 - Redcoats w/ Jackson Firebird, The Cherry Dolls
  • Wed Oct 1 - An Evening With Slash (FREE EVENT!)
  • Thu Oct 2 - Harry Hookey and Friends (Kasey Chambers, Tom Busby & more) w/ Darren Middleton
  • Fri Oct 3 - Husky (+ DJ set) w/ Twin Beasts (FREE EVENT!)
  • Sat Oct 4 - Gang Of Youths w/ Harts
  • Tue Oct 7 - The Future Is Now, Presented By Sonos. Featuring: Remi, Tkay Maidza, L-Fresh The Lion, WZRDKID
  • Thu Oct 9 - Lanie Lane, w/ Spookyland (FREE EVENT!)
  • Fri Oct 10 - The Delta Riggs playing Dipz Zebazios in full. w/ The Pretty Littles and the Byzantines

While all of the events in the band room are ticketed, the front bar at the Workers Club will be open from 4pm every day.

All tickets (incl free events) on sale 9am Monday 25th August via Oztix.

Entry to the Live Lodge will be ticketed through Oztix, including free events.

Extra ticketing details and up-to-the-minute information, can also be found at

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Tags: Slash, Live Lodge

Posted: 20 August, 2014

Five Great SW Performances

Here are five of Triple M's favourite Soundwave performances!

Here are five of Triple M's favourite Soundwave performances!


Korn … those guys haven’t lost the intensity – this set proved that.

Korn - 23 Feb 2014 - Soundwave, Sydney Video: YouTube


Metallica in 2013. F*** me, I felt so privileged to see the whole set from the greatest band in the world.

Metallica - 24 Feb 2013 - Soundwave, Sydney FULL SHOW Video: YouTube

Limp Bizkit

Their salute to Jessica was a big moment for the bad. You can tell it meant a lot to frontman Fred Durst to be able to meet her family again and perform to a welcoming Sydney crowd.

Limp Bizkit - 26 Feb 2012 - Soundwave, Olympic Park, Sydney Video: YouTube


Another great set at 2013 SW. The set was tight! Such a good band.

Shirley Manson (Garbage) speech encouraging more rock chicks - Soundwave Brisbane 2013 Video: YouTube

The Offspring

Incubus were brilliant that year as well, but the Offspring had a killer set a that brilliant venue in Brisbane (Riverstage)

The Offspring HD - Self Esteem - Soundwave 2013 Video: YouTube

Faith No More

Faith No More: What can I say?? FNM rock!!

Faith No More - Digging The Grave - Live @ Soundwave Melbourne Video: YouTube

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Soundwave 2015 Line-Up

Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slash are all playing. See the complete list below.

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Tags: Soundwave Festival