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...

 

 

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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.

 

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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."

 

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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.

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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

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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

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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/

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

Posted: 19 May, 2016

Triple M Record Of The Week

The Strumbellas (CAN) are Triple M's Record Of The Week.

The Triple M Record Of The Week is what it says it is…

Each week Triple M selects a song from all the new music being considered for the playlist as the ‘Record of The Week’.

It’s a song we think is going to do big things and we want to give it a head start and feature it on air across the week.

We’ll also get your feedback on it and feature it in the Music Jury.

So far we’ve featured the new Blink 182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, as well as the great new song from UK artist Tom Odell.

This week is Canadian band The Strumbellas with their song Spirits.


 

Who are The Strumbellas?

The Strumbellas got their start in 2009 with their eponymous EP release, which was peppered with accolades from Toronto weeklies and prompted a proclamation from the CBC that they are a “band to watch.”

Since then, the group has been on the road earning their stripes through sold-out residencies at different clubs in Toronto, as well as several cross-country tours and summer festivals.

THE BAND:

  • Simon Ward – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Dave Ritter – piano, percussion, vocals
  • Jeremy Drury – drums, percussion
  • Isabel Ritchie – violin, vocals
  • Jon Hembrey – electric guitar
  • Darryl James – bass

When a crowd is feverishly singing along with the last chorus upon first listen, you know it’s a song that connects.

This is what happens when The Strumbellas play ‘Spirits’ live for the first time, the first single from their forthcoming album, Hope.

That experience embodies the essence of what has been attracting fans from across North America to this six-piece Lindsay, Ontario-bred band.

Check them out:
thestrumbellas.ca 
facebook.com/thestrumbellas  
@thestrumbellas


Listen to what's new here:

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Tags: record of the week, triple m rocks, new music, Strumbellas

Posted: 19 May, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers Talk To Media About The Status Of The Singers Health

“It's been such a rough year”- Chad Smith, RHCP

Image: Anthony Kiedis (Getty)

RHCP drummer Chad Smith has given Radio X an official report on the status of singer Anthony Kiedis health after the band cancelled a show this weekend when the singer was rushed to hospital with severe pains.

Smith reported Kiedis is making a speedy recovery from intestinal flu and the band will be back on track with their hectic tour schedule, playing as soon as this weekend.

Smith told Radio X: “His stomach was killing him so we went directly to the hospital and we were really upset we couldn't play for the fans, but also more worried about him”.

The music world went into panic mode fearing the worst for the popular frontman, after a year of shocking news with the loss of Prince, Bowie and Lemmy, Smith said: “I know everyone's freaked out when they hear about another musician going into the hospital. It's been such a rough year”.

We're sending our well wishes to Anthony and looking forward to seeing him back on stage.

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Tags: rhcp, red hot chilli peppers

Posted: 19 May, 2016

Blink 182 Punks Fans With New Single Release

Ageing Doesn’t Stop Punking

Image: Blink 182 (Getty)


Punk band Blink 182 have punked us all with a 10 hour loop of their 14 second banging new single ‘Built This Pool’.

The song which takes us back to the bands beginnings of hilarious, short, fast punk tunes. ‘Built This Pool’ was released on the bands official youtube channel repeated again and again and again for a total of 10 hours of punk rock listening accompanied with a lyric video.

Have a listen, again and again and again and again:


Blink 182 have had a career of childish antics, playing nude, rocking brightly covered hair, hilarious and often rude content and although the band’s had a huge shake up this year with the departure of original member Tom DeLonge they are sounding more old school than ever!

The band had such a crude reputation I was banned from listening to the band when my Mum heard their live record with some interesting on stage dialogue. It seems this new record will be pissing off parents of the next generation of punks

 

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Tags: blink 182, triple m rock news, punk

Posted: 19 May, 2016

News Just In: New Super Group Leaked ‘Prophets Of Rage’

More news dropped on the Rage Against The Machine mystery

Image: Chuck D and Tom Morello (Getty)


NEWS JUST IN!

Billboard are reporting the big announcement due for 1st June is not a Rage Against The Machine reunion but a new super group ‘Prophets Of Rage’ featuring members of RATM and hip-hop majors Public Enemy and Cypress Hill.

The title of the project comes from the Public Enemy song ‘Prophets Of Rage’.

This isn’t the first this combination has worked together, back in 2000 Cypress Hill joined RATM on stage:

And in 1996 Chuck D of Public Enemy joined RATM on stage:

The official announcement will be made on 1st June.

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Tags: ratm, prophetsofrage

Posted: 19 May, 2016

Is This The Return Of Rage Against The Machine?

Could this be the bands first release in 16 years?

Image: Getty

Political punk rock band Rage Against The Machine has sent the music scene in a spin today with a cryptic message to fans via their twitter account.

The band posted a logo with the hashtag #TAKETHEPOWERBACK which has the industry suspecting this is the band hinting of a new release.


The band who rose to fame with their hit single ‘Killing In The Name Of’ which still leaves rock fans in a frenzy have been quiet since their last released studio release in 2000.

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Posted: 19 May, 2016

Higgo’s Corner 3

Triple M's Higgo throws up three Aussie bands he's loving right now.

Image: Higgo with James Hetfield

Remember last week how I said that nepotism is alive and well in music, yeah well, now it’s my turn. You see, it would be remiss of me not to mention a band I’ve been involved with for almost a year. I’ve been managing Melbourne band Tequila Mockingbyrd, and they’re kicking goals, (not because of me, but because they’re bloody hard working and have great tunes) and if you’re reading this on May 20th, tonight they release their debut album, Fight and Flight at the Evelyn Hotel. It’s been a busy twelve months, supporting The Baby Animals, The Superjesus, Twelve Foot Ninja, two national tours with Thirsty Merc, supporting Richie Ramone (yes of The Ramones), but one highlight really stands out for me, the band was invited to entertain the troops in The Middle East last September. An incredible honour and eye opener for anyone who gets the opportunity to do so. Tequila Mockingbyrd came back with a new appreciation for those that serve their country, and also came back with enough footage to create a film clip for their single I Smell Rock and Roll. Take a look, and keep your eye on Tequila Mockingbyrd

A mate of mine, Tim Price from Queensland, does PR for a lot of bands, ripping bloke and I have to admit, when he sends me something, I tend to listen he’s had a great track record in my opinion, introducing me to DrawCard, Like Thieves, Villiany, Vessel Born, Guards Of May and loads more, and all worthy of space in this column. But one he sent me recently, and I’ll admit I’ve been living with it for a couple of weeks getting head around them, is Drown This City.
As soon as you hear the opening synths on We Are Not Dead, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re about to head into a rave. Soon enough though, the heavy comes, along with stellar clean vocals from frontwoman Alex Reade, who then flips the script on us and lays down some serious harsh vocals. It’s madness. It’s part Evanescence, part dub step, part metalcore, part symphonic, and that’s why I like it, it’s not any ONE thing. Drown This City has decided to make what they like, and the result works. They’ve just done a great clip for I’m Not Divided, complete with kick arse kung fu scenes. Check it out. 

Speaking of Queensland, as I was (tenuous link, sure) last year I was there for Bigsound (look it up, and go, awesome). One night, a mate and I went to check out a band on someone’s referral, but before that band came on, we were treated to a somewhat of a guerrilla gig, a band playing on top of a bus in the street opposite the stage.
Lepers & Crooks, from Sydney, a band that gigs relentlessly, tirelessly, and awesomely were tearing it up in front of the industries elite. I was impressed, they were bloody fantastic. They’ve got a classic rock vibe going on, but don’t for a second think ‘oh another band trying to be old’, coz that shit doesn’t fly with me. They’re a band that rocks, has excellent stage presence, fat riffs, and well written tunes, they just happen to have that classic sound. Raw, not overly processed, just great tunes. They’ve just released this video for Let You Go. They’re on tour now, hitting up regional Australia and all the usual major cities, for tour dates visit: http://www.lepersandcrooks.com.au/

 

Listen online, anytime on our Higgo's Corner playlist, check it each week for new music.

So there you go, check out some Aussie music goodness, and until next time, keep it loud. 


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Tags: higgos corner, new music, triple m rocks, local music