Posted: 5 May, 2016

With The News Of Midnight Oil Making A Return We’ve Put Together A Playlist Of Peter Garretts Fav Tunes

And they’re all Aussie’s.

Image: Peter Garrett (Getty)

In an interview with Triple M, Midnight Oil front man Peter Garrett gave us his top 3 bands and we’ve put together a playlist to get Pete ready for the Oil’s reunion.

Watch the interview:

Listen to the playlist:

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Tags: midnight oil, triple m rock news

Posted: 5 May, 2016

Home Grown Artist Of The Week

Meet J.R. Reyne

Image: JR Reyne in Triple M Melbourne Studios

If the surname and face are familiar, that’s because he’s the son of James Reyne and you may have seen him on the TV show ‘Neighbours’.
But JR is a force all unto himself and a muso in his right. Since the age of 19 he has cut his teeth in various short-lived bands around Melbourne and after 4 years of living the LA life, is now home in Melbourne performing as a solo singer songwriter.

Baby Tonight’ is a catchy rockin’ number and unsurprisingly, parts of Reyne’s voice uncannily resemble that of his famous father’s. Reyne promises more material is on the way… we say, bring it on!

Listen to the new track:

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Posted: 5 May, 2016

Triple M’s Iron Maiden Podcast Goes Global

Ugly Phil’s exclusive podcast with the one and only Iron Maiden has gone international

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One of radio’s biggest metal fans Ugly Phil had an exclusive chat with Iron Maiden whilst in Las Vegas for their ‘Book Of Souls’ world tour which hit Australia this week and the band shared the interview on their official Facebook page, to over 13.8 million fans world wide.

Listen to the interview here:

Fans of the band have been impressed with the interview commenting "great interview Phil" and "great interview, congratulations".

Phil who has been a key part of the Australian radio scene since the early 90s has interviewed the world’s biggest acts and has been a huge fan of the metal band for years.

See the band’s post here:

The band are touring nationally, for details visit:

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Posted: 5 May, 2016

Bowie & Prince To Be Immortalised At Popular Music Festival

Festival staff still feeling “gutted” by the loss

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have reported the infamous UK festival Glastonbury will be paying tribute to the late legend David Bowie and Prince at this year’s music festival.

The artists will be present at the festival in the form of artwork to frame to main stages and musically organiser Emily Eavis told BBCPhilip Glass's Heroes Symphony incredible light show and we’re also looking at a few Prince tributes. There's talk of late-night Prince parties and things”.

The festival held in the UK summer has been infamous for having the cream of the crop of the music industry perform, the late David Bowie performed the second ever year of the festival in 1971 at the age of 24 and last performed in the year 2000, which has been dubbed as his best performance to date.

Watch David Bowie's last appearance at Glastonbury:

Organisers said that Prince almost headlined the eclectic music festival for the past three years, but things sadly never worked out.

This year’s festival features Muse, Coldplay and ZZ Top on the epic line up.

See the full line up:

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Tags: bowie, prince, glastonbury

Posted: 5 May, 2016

Radiohead Break The Internet, Burn The Witch

U.K band debut brand new video, first release in 5 years


The quirky 5 piece who broke the internet last weekend after removing all information from their online sites have come back online with the film clip and release of their new single ‘Burn The Witch’ the first release for the band in 5 years.

Radiohead who are notorious for rebelling against the norm left fans stoked on the new song which is expected to be the first taste from a new album.

The band who won over the world in 1993 with their hit single 'Creep' have become one of the coolest band's in the rock scene with a dedicated cult following.

The film clip resembles a sinister children’s show, with the light hearted figurines and troubled content.

Watch the clip below:

The band have been throwing around the theme ‘burn the witch’ since their 2003 release ‘Hail The Thief’ the phrase featured in the album artwork.

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Posted: 5 May, 2016

Midnight Oil Reforming For Aussie Shows

They're planning on doing some gigs in Australia and overseas in 2017.

Midnight Oil Photo:

Midnight Oil have announced they’re reforming.

They posted on their Facebook page this morning, saying they’re planning on doing some gigs in Australia and overseas in 2017.

But they won’t have dates worked out until the end of the year.

“We wanted you to be the first to know that the five of us are planning to do some gigs in Australia and overseas during 2017," said the band, on the Midnight Oil Facebook page.

“It will probably be at least the end of this year before we know exactly where or when - but if you want to be first to hear about any dates, head over to and sign up to the mailing list.

You can grab your free download of 'Forgotten Years’ live from Canberra while you’re there and catch up on some other big news too.

“Hope to see you soon … from Bones, Jim, Martin, Peter and Rob.”

Yes, yes, yes. Now where’s that album boys!

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Tags: Midnight Oil

Posted: 4 May, 2016

Is This The Greatest Festival Lineup Of All Time?

Desert Trip Indio Was Announced Overnight.

Image: Rolling Stones

The organisers behind Coachella, have announced their next mega-music festival.

Taking place October 7th – 9th in the same location as Coachella in California, art will feature some of the greatest rock and roll musicians of all time.

Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, The Who, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young will all share the stage for the first time ever.

Dylan and The Stones are to play back to back on Friday to open the festival. Young and McCartney will follow on Saturday, with The Who and Waters closing out the event on Sunday.

If you want to make the trip to California for the festival tickets go on sale on May 9 (US time).


Festival organisers Paul Tollett told Rolling Stone how the megafest came together:

“Two years ago, Tollett made a wish list that he says consisted only of the six acts. He traveled to see each one play, and he sold them on the idea slowly. ‘If I’d made a financial offer first, I would have been rejected,’ he says. ‘[The Stones] asked what I was working on. I said, ‘I’m working on one of the greatest shows of all time. I don’t know what that means, but I’ll come back to you.’  The biggest challenges included getting the first act to sign on (Tollett is not saying who it was). ‘A couple said, ‘What are you going to do if we don’t do it?’ [I said] ‘If we don’t get these six, we’re not going to do the show.’ They said, ‘OK, that’s kind of interesting.’ The only act Tollett has not met with personally is Dylan: ‘I live out near him, but he’s not the type of guy you run into at 7-Eleven.’ It’s been reported that acts are receiving upward of $7 million per set. ‘They’re all getting what they’re worth,’ says Tollett.”

How did the biggest classic rock legends unite for one mega festival? #Coachella architect Paul Tollett tells us he organized Desert Trip, a one-of-a-kind event this fall, that includes the #RollingStones, #PaulMcCartney, #BobDylan, #NeilYoung, #PaulMcCartney, #TheWho and #RogerWaters. Two years ago, Tollett made a wish list that he says consisted only of the six acts. He traveled to see each one play, and he sold them on the idea slowly. "If I'd made a financial offer first, I would have been rejected," he says. "[The Stones] asked what I was working on. I said, 'I'm working on one of the greatest shows of all time. I don't know what that means, but I'll come back to you.' " Click on the link in our bio to read the full story. Illustration by Sean McCabe

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

Why Radiohead Are Quitting The Internet?

We’ve put compiled a the top 5 reasons why.

This weekend the music world was in meltdown when the ‘creepy’ English rock band Radiohead removed all their internet presence in the lead up to their highly anticipated album, the first since 2011’s King Of Limbs.

There’s no surprises they’ve gone to such an extreme measure to gain attention the band, who have been around long before the internet have used the tool to share music, most commonly when they allowed fans to “pay what you want” download for the 2007 release In Rainbows long before any major bands and for the last release the band’s singer dressed like a paper boy to hail the news of the new release.

On the critically acclaimed 2000 release Kid A the haunting song ‘How To Disappear Completely’ perfectly soundtracks this move.

Have a listen:

Some fans have received mysterious flyers from the band in the post, that’s right the post.
See the flyer below:

In an age where internet is key in any business we’ve put together a few reasons of why Radiohead would quit the internet?

  • They went back in time and when returning to the year 2016 didn’t remember what “social media” was and deleted all things.

  • Aliens abducted the band and have hacked their social media.

  • One of the band member's young children accidentally deleted the content whilst using their dad’s phone to play Angry Birds.

  • Their heads are actually radios and the internet is messing with their airwaves.

  • They’ve gone over their data cap for the month.

Regardless we're keen for some new music already! 

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Posted: 3 May, 2016

Watch Metallica’s Emotional Tribute At Intimate Gig

Band go back to basics for touching Record Store Day gig

Image: Metallica

Metal legends Metallica have uploaded their entire set from their International Record Store Day performance on Youtube which includes a touching tribute to those friends who have passed during their performance of the hit song Fade To Black.

Front man James Hetfield, paying tribute to his friend, the late Lemmy Kilmister by wearing a Motorhead t-shirt during the gig and payed tribute to the late Metallica bass player Cliff Burton who shockingly died while on tour with the band in 1986, beginning the song with a dedication to the late musician and then screaming throughout the song “Do you hear us Cliff?” and on completing the song, a clearly emotional Hetfield stated “there a lot of people who aren’t here today, a lot of people that we know have passed on”.

Watch the touching performance here:


The set which was very old school and stripped back, the band playing on a small stage set up inside independent record store Rasputin Music played a set of old school favourites including Ride The Lightning and fan favourite Jump In The Fire.

Watch the full set here:

This year the band were the official ambassadors for Record Store Day and chose their favourite record store for the intimate event with audience made up of family, friends and fans.
The band have always been huge fans of physically purchasing music, the band famously fought downloading site Napster in 2000 and are proud for represent the international day celebrating the old form of listening to music.

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Tags: metallica, metal, triple m rock news

Posted: 3 May, 2016

No Scott Swaps For The Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots Still Searching For Singer

Image: Stone Temple Pilots 

Despite rumours, American rock band Stone Temple Pilots are still on the hunt for a singer to replace the late Scott Weiland.

Creed singer, Scott Stapp had caused music fans and media to assume he’d be replacing the charismatic frontman after comments on stage recently that implied him working with a new band.

The Stone Temple Pilots have taken to twitter to put an end to the rumours, see below:

The Creed singer has been drawing attention to himself recently after a series of bizarre announcements in regards to his personal life and this appears to be another grab at attention.

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Tags: stone temple pilots, triple m rock news, triple m rocks, creed

Posted: 3 May, 2016

The Temper Trap Heavier Influence For Third Album

Aussie rockers go with a heavier flow for new record

Image: The Temper Trap

Triple M’s Ugly Phil chatted to the Australian powerhouse band The Temper Trap on The Rubber Room ahead of the release of their highly anticipated third album next month.

On talking about the different sound the band have come up with for the new material, the band told Phil; “With Thick As Thieves was to write something like Queens Of The Stone Age”.

Listen to the full interview:

Phil with The Temper Trap:

@thetempertrap playing live tonight!

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Click here to watch the live performance.

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Tags: the temper trap, rubber room, triple m rocks, triple m rock news

Posted: 3 May, 2016

Fears For The Ageing Pioneer Of Rock’N’Roll

Legendary Little Richard Ill

Image: Little Richard (Getty)

What seems to be one of the darkest periods for rock’n’roll with the loss of David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy just to name a handful, it’s feared that the creator of rock’n’roll, Little Richard is the next legend we’ll lose after musician Bootsy Collins tweeted his love and wellwishes to the rocker.

See the tweet here:

Little Richard was a huge influence to Prince, Bowie and Lemmy, amongst the entire rock’n’roll scene, most of which credit him for the rock'n'roll sound we'd be nothing without.

Check these rockers share their love for Little Richard:


Sending him love and well wishes, the music community can’t take the heart ache of losing another rock legend.

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Tags: triple m rock news, rocknroll, little richard