Posted: 28 May, 2016

The Avalanches Tease Long-Awaited New Music

This is BIG!

(Image: Twitter/XLR8R)

The Avalanches have teased us with some huge news.

The band, famous for their solitary album Since I Left You in 2000, have upped their social media in recent months and recently announced their first shows in five years, including at Splendour in the Grass in July.

But this might be their biggest news yet.

Posters have popped up promoting The Avalanches, reading "Since they left us - whatever happened to The Avalanches?"

The posters contain a phone number - 02 9207 0573 - which, when called, play a snippet of a new song, Subways, as well as the tag "Coming soon".

These posters are popping up in Australia. Keep your eyes peeled.

Guys, we did it... CALL THE NUMBER!!!! 👍🏻 #theavalanches

A photo posted by Made In Katana (@madeinkatana) on

Read more

Tags: The Avalanches, Music

Posted: 26 May, 2016

No Rest For The Screaming Jets Singer Dave ‘The Fill In Frontman’ Gleeson

Ugly Phil chats with the Aussie rock singer.

Triple M’s Ugly Phil caught up with infamous frontman Dave Gleeson as he’s coming to the end of an epic national tour with his band The Screaming Jets.

The Jets are one weekend away from finishing up a huge tour that’s seen them play all over the country to support the release of their 7th studio album Chrome, that’s had rave reviews from the industry and fans.

How does he fit in time for it all? Gleeson took on vocal duties with The Angel’s touring nationally earlier this year and before he has time to feed the cats and check the mail box he’ll be back on the road with The Angel’s in July for a national tour with Mi-Sex.

When Phil proposed the idea of Gleeso jumping on vocals for AC/DC he replied “if Angus wants to contact you he will”.

Listen to the full interview:

Read more

Tags: The Screaming Jets, The Rubber Room, Ugly Phil, The Angels

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Home Grown Band Of The Week

This week: Forever Ends Here

Image: Forver Ends Here www.facebook.com/foreverendshere

Here at Triple M, we’re proud of our commitment to Australian music, and it is our desire, nay, pledge to you that we’ll scour the length and breadth of this girt by sea big brown land to bring the latest and best Australian music we can find.

Hand picked by Triple M’s Jane Gazzo, this week’s Home Grown Artist Of The Week is Forever Ends Here.

Forever Ends Here have been together for just over four years, spearheaded by brothers Luke McChesney (vox, guitar) and Kane McChesney (drums) who grew up on a diet of Blink 182 and Green Day. Now in their late teens, the four piece are big on cranked guitars and loud drums.

Their latest single ‘Search The Night’ follows in the formula of their past releases (see earlier this year’s release ‘Chapters’) and is all about real lyrics and catchy melodies.
There’s something really cool about writing a catchy pop melody that people can really remember,” says Luke of their song writing. It also doesn’t hurt that these lads are easy on the eye – winning them a legion of female fans. Stories of kids camping out at Perth airport to meet them on a recent tour has Luke a little humbled. “To be able to play a show on the other side of the country.. and they’re so interested in what you’re doing and so dedicated.. it’s absolutely insane.”

The pop-punksters will spend most of 2016 on the road and plan to release a debut album later in the year.

Read more

Tags: Home Grown, Jane Gazzo, Forever Ends Here, Triple M Rocks

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Messy End For Motley Crue

Nikki Sixx confirms Tommy Lee’s statements of bands awkward farewell

Glam metal rock band Motley Crue called it a day on new years eve, where it all began in L.A and what was an emotional farewell for fans who gathered from all over the globe to farewell the iconic band after a 34 year career, the four band members on stage seemed to lack the emotion that was in the audience.

Fans put it down to strong showmanship, not wanting to let their rock’n’roll guards down, others put it down to the iconic party day, New Years, but the concert that is now immortalised in the film ‘Motley Crue: The End’ was identical to that of the world wide farewell tour, no additional tracks, no fan favourites, no thanks to one another or a final group hug.

The band’s drummer opened up to Rolling Stone about the obvious distance on stage between the four band members, whom over time have all changed personally and musically.
Lee told Rolling Stone I haven't spoken to Vince (Neil) or Nikki (Sixx). I speak to Mick (Mars) a lot. He's actually working on some new stuff, and I'm really happy for him… backstage on New Year's Eve, and I never saw the other guys. We never even said "goodbye."

Bass player, Nikki Sixx has responded via twitter, agreeing with Tommy saying: “I didn’t go to the aftershow party

See the tweet:


Triple M's Ugly Phil chatted to Nikki Sixx after the tour, of which he told Phil he walked off the stage happy, we didn't realise at the time he was happy to walk away from the band members.

Listen to the interview:

 

The band have signed contracts that they will never perform on stage together unless it’s for an extremely special occasion and our impression’s they won’t be rushing at the opportunity.



Read more

Tags: motley crue, triple m rock news, Tommy Lee

Posted: 26 May, 2016

TOUR NEWS: Classic Aussie Rock Singers Announce National Tour

Catch these iconic artists together again- we dare you not to sing along

Australian rock icons James Reyne and Mark Seymour are hitting road together for a huge national tour July - September after popular demand from when the duo teamed up and toured together 9 years ago.

The pair, who cemented their place in Australian rock history, both as solo artists and fronting iconic bands, Hunter and Collectors and Australian Crawl, will be playing together and alone performing classics of their intensive careers.
In a semi acoustic format, both artists will deliver a set of the uniquely Australian songs we all know and love, and have guaranteed that they’ll throw in a few surprises! We dare you not to sing along!

Australian Crawl- Boys Lights Up



Hunters and Collectors- Holy Grail

Check out dates:

  • July
    Friday 29 Palms at Crown, Melbourne
  • August
    Thursday 4 Aneta’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
    Friday 5 - Panthers, Penrith
    Saturday 6 Metro, Sydney
    Friday 12 Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, QLD
    Friday 19 Wrest Point, Hobart
    Saturday 20 Country Club, Launceston
    Friday 26 The Gov, Adelaide September
    Friday 2 The Charles Hotel, Perth
    Friday 9 Castle Hill Tavern, Castle Hill, NSW
    Saturday 10 Wenty Leagues CLUB, Wentworthville, NSW
    Friday 16 The Triffid, Brisbane 


For further tour information, ticketing and updates:
www.jamesreyne.com.au and www.markseymour.com.au

Read more

Tags: triple m rock news, james reyne, mark seymore

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Kelly Osbourne Releases Ozzy’s Mistresses Phone Number

Revenge is the best medicine.

Image: Kelly Osbourne (Getty)


Ozzy Osbourne’
s sassy daughter Kelly has bitten back at her two timing father by posting the phone number of the women who torn her parents picture perfect marriage apart on her personal twitter that has over 4 million followers.

See the tweet below:


The fashion icon has followed in her parents foot steps causing world wide headlines with her outspoken attitude.


The heart breaking news broke when Sharon Osbourne booted out her husband, Black Sabbath singer Ozzy after news broke he was cheating on his music mogul wife with his hair stylist.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26:  Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Image: The Osbournes, Getty 

The Osbourne family rose to fame with their reality TV series The Osbourne's that painted a less than picture perfect family, yet they've redeemed themselves in recent years with personal and professional successes.

Looking for something "cheap and chunky" to do this weekend?
Thanks Kelly!

Read more

Tags: ozzy, osbournes, kelly osbourne, lol, triple m rock news

Posted: 25 May, 2016

Liam Gallagher SLAMS Oasis & Noel On Twitter

SHOTS FIRED.


The Gallagher brothers' long-standing feud appears to have gone back to square one after Laim Gallagher unloaded on Twitter last night.

Liam posted a picture of his older brother Noel, which he simply captioned with the word 'Potato'

The tweet prompted an onslaught of abuse from Oasis fans, to which Liam replied: 'Go on have a whinge fan boys LG x'

He then capped off his rant with the simple yet effective: F*CK OASIS

An Oasis reunion seems a long way off...

 

 

Read more

Posted: 22 May, 2016

Reports That Ex-Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Has Passed Away

RIP Nick Menza

Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza  collapsed and passed away whilst on stage at a club in Los Angeles.

The 51-year-old was playing the drums with his band OHM at The Baked Potato in Los Angeles when he collapsed and died of a heart failure prior to the third song.

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has tweeted his shock at the news:

The Baked Potato has posted a message of commiseration on its Facebook page:

Menza played with several bands and artists but his main claim to fame is having played on four Megadeth albums - Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia and Cryptic Writings

Rust In Peace in particular is considered a classic of the thrash metal genre.

He knocked back the chance to reunite with the LA thrashers in 2014.

Everyone at Triple M wishes to extend their condolences to the Menza family and everyone involved in all of his bands.

 

Read more

Tags: Nick Menza, Megadeth, Dave Mustaine

Posted: 21 May, 2016

AC/DC's Brian Johnson: "I've Had A Pretty Good Run"

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has spoken out about his career-jeopardising hearing loss, saying that his ears have sustained such severe damage that it was a case of needing to put his health first to stop himself from going completely deaf.

Johnson was forced to stop touring with the iconic Australian band this year, with Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose stepping in to cover for Johnson for the remainder of the band's Rock or Bust world tour.

"[About eight years ago], I was at Watkins Glen [automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York], and I was getting ready to race," Johnson said in an interview with Doron Levin, host of 'In The Driver's Seat'.

"I think I was number three on the grid. And I just bought a brand new helmet, and I stuck it on, and the boys were going, 'Brian, quick, you're gonna miss the thing.' So I ran over. And I stuck this helmet on, and for the first time ever, I forgot to put my eargplugs in. And what happened was, off I went, and after about thirty-five minutes, my left ear just [let out] a little pop. And I went, 'What the heck was that?'

"But it was fine. All that happened was I suffered tinnitus for about six or seven months, but it cleared up and then I was fine again, because we did another tour after that and I was fine. But, unfortunately, on stage, you don't have any defense. So when we started the tour, I was just fine; we were just rolling along and rolling along. And I think just age and that industrial noise every night on stage… I mean, you're in a rock and roll band. What the hell do you expect?

"In Sydney, before Christmas, I was in the hospital on nine different occasions working with this wonderful doctor called Doctor Chang, and he had perceived that one night, we were playing Winnipeg at this huge stadium outside and it was raining cats and dogs, and it was absolutely freezing cold. And I caught a fever, and so did… well, Angus [YoungAC/DC guitarist] already had a fever.

"We were dripping wet, soaking wet, absolutely freezing, and then straight after the show, we had to get on an aircraft and fly straight to Vancouver, which was a two-and-a-half-hour flight, and unfortunately, the fluids went up into my sinuses and then around my ear. But we had to carry on. We did a gig there, then we did San Francisco, then we did Los Angeles, and then we came home for a two- or three-week break, and then off we went to Australia. And my ears still hadn't popped. And I was getting worred because my right ear, my good ear, is just about totally deaf.

"And when I got [to Australia], that's when Doctor Chang found out that the fluids had crystallized and had been eating away at my ear. So my good ear, I lost… I don't know what percentage, but it was enough to make things very difficult. So they worked on me. They had tubes in my arm, I was getting liquids and steroids into the system to try to break it down and clear it up.

"But he did look me in the eye with that horrible look that doctors have when you know something bad's coming [laughs], and he just said, 'Yup. I'm afraid you're not gonna get that back. But we can work with you, and we'll try it.' So we did. And we did all the gigs in Australia — that was great — and then we came back and I did ten shows in America, but I'm afraid after that, when I went for my second check, that's when they said, 'You're killing your ears.'

"The [other members of AC/DC] saw the chart, 'cause I'd been getting checked regularly, and they saw there was a massive dip, and if I had kept on going, there was every possibility that I would never hear again. And Angus and Cliff [WilliamsAC/DC bassist], they just said, 'Jonno, you've gotta think of your health.' And everybody else said, 'Brian, your health comes first. You've done a whole year on the road, you've done everything. We wanna finish.' And that's what they did.

"What people don't understand is, it is what it is. It's like a young sports player getting an injury. I feel sorry for them [when they're] 24 or 25 and they have an injury and it ends their career and it's an awful thing. But I'm lucky. I'm 68 — I'm 69 later this year — and I've had a pretty good run. I've been in one of the best bands in the world. [The doctor] didn't tell me I had cancer or something terminal. And I had so many good times with the boys and I've had such a lucky and great life, and I'm just thankful, really, that I came out of it in one piece."

 

Read more

Tags: Brian Johnson, ACDC

Posted: 21 May, 2016

Man Plays Every Metallica Song In Just Four Minutes

INSANE!

(Image: YouTube)

Think it'd take a while to listen to every single Metallica album? 

Guitarist Rob Scallon released this four-minute video containing the riffs to every Metallica song from all nine studio albums.

Every song and album in chronological order is easily distinguishable, yet the whole thing flows like a classic Metallica song.

You have to see it to believe it.

Read more

Tags: Metallica

Posted: 19 May, 2016

It’s Almost A Month Since We Lost Prince Yet He’s Still Causing Controversy

Tributes, memories, petitions, Gene, diamonds and pearls

                                                                                                                                Image: Getty

It’s been 1 month since the world was rocked of the devastating news that Prince had suddenly passed at his home studio Paisley Park.
Since then tributes have poured out from all over the world, some shocking, some touching.

In recent news a petition has generated almost 8,000 signatures to stop Madonna from paying tribute to the late musician at the 2016 Billboard Awards being held this week.
Sign the petition here;
https://www.change.org/p/billboard-awards-stop-madonna-from-tributing-prince-during-the-billboard-awards

Triple M’s Dangerous Dave and Rosie chatted to Australian music industry legend Molly Meldrum on his first encounters with Prince and what it was like working for the star.
Listen to the full interview:

Musicians all over the world from all different genres have paid tribute to the artist, our pick is ‘the boss’ Bruce Springsteen’s emotional version of Purple Rain:

Who can forget the ‘Gene’ incident?
Let us remind you:

and what Triple M thought of it all? http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/music/news/2016/5/triple-m-finally-lifts-ban-on-kiss-just-so-they-can-ban-them-again/

If you want to get out locally, this weekend local musicians rockers The Stop, goth-country musician Jemma Nicole, DJ Sean Whelan and many more are paying tribute to Prince at Raining Purple being held at the Spotted Mallard, Saturday 21st May with all funds raised being donated to The Song Room, helping educate children with music.

More info: www.spottedmallard.com

Read more

Tags: prince, madonna, triple m rock news

Posted: 19 May, 2016

Home Grown Band Of The Week

This week: Lepers & Crooks

Here at Triple M, we’re proud of our commitment to Australian music, and it is our desire, nay, pledge to you that we’ll scour the length and breadth of this girt by sea big brown land to bring the latest and best Australian music we can find.

Hand picked by Triple M’s Jane Gazzo, this week’s Home Grown Artist Of The Week is Lepers & Crooks

This 5 piece from Sydney met at Boarding School age 14 but have only been playing together for the past two years, yet seem to have made up for lost time having played 250 shows around Australia.

The new record was produced by Jeff Martin of The Tea Party in Byron Bay, on how this relationship came about Patrick from the band told Triple M’s Jane Gazzo; “He was there (at the bands gig) and jumped up on stage and had a jam, it was crazy. We had all these elaborate plans for the new release like going over to the UK or flying someone over from the USA and we in Byron Bay at the time and remembered Jeff telling us he had a studio and we checked it out”.

Find out more, tune into Home Grown Sunday night.

Watch the new clip:

Lepers & Crooks touring nationally, for dates visit: 
http://www.lepersandcrooks.com.au/


Check out our Home Grown playlist:

Read more

Tags: lepers and crooks, home grown, triple m rocks