Posted: 16 April, 2014

The 9 Most Underrated AC/DC Songs

The Australian rockers have called time on their 40 year career... here are some of their less well-known works.

#9 A Chuck Berry cover, AC/DC recorded a version of School Days for their second album, T.N.T.

#8 Released in 1985 on their Fly on the Wall album, Shake Your Foundations.

#7 From their 1986 album Who Made Who album, Chase The Ace.

#6 Another one from the 1985 Fly on the Wall album, Sink The Pink.

#5 Their third studio album, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap produced this melodic number.

#4 Yup, Danger was yet unheralded track from the Fly on the Wall album.

#3 In 1988, the Blow Up Your Video album contained this little rock gem.

#2 The below song also appeared on their 1988 album Blow Up Your Video.

#1 From album of the same name, Who Made Who is one of the band's most under-appreciated works.

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Posted: 16 April, 2014

13 Bloody Good Reasons Why We Love AC/DC

They’re one of the greatest rock bands of all time and for 40 years they have given us reasons to love them

Their first appearance on Aussie TV in 1975.

The time they rode a flat-bed truck down Swanston Street in Melbourne.

Every time the inimitable Angus Young did this...

Angus as a GIF...

The Magic that was Bon Scott.

Malcolm Young was one of the best rhythm guitar players in history!

In 1977, they would play their last live TV performance for 20 years. We're blaming Leo Sayer.

Brian Johnson joins the band.... and he talks about his first gig with AC/DC.

This Album cover....

Because Angus is a genuis with his guitar.

This was their last gig ever.... in Bilbao, Spain.

This quote from Brian Johnson

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Posted: 15 April, 2014

Karnivool 2014 Tour Dates

Perth rockers playing Groovin The Moo sideshows

karnivool 2014 tour dates

Karnivool Photo: Karnivool

Karnivool are playing live dates alongside their appearances at the Groovin The Moo festivals around Australia.

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Posted: 15 April, 2014

Rolling Stones Tour Update

New tour dates will take place between October and November 2014

The rescheduled Australia/ New Zealand tour dates will take place between 25 October to 22 November 2014.

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Tags: The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Triple M Tours

Posted: 14 April, 2014

Amphlett Classic Covered For Breast Cancer Awareness

An amazing cover of Chrissy Amphlett’s I Touch Myself is set to become an anthem for breast cancer awareness.

An amazing cover of Chrissy Amphlett’s I Touch Myself is set to become an anthem for a breast cancer awareness campaign.

The Aussie's dying wish has been realised in an emotive video featuring some of Australia's greatest female singers. The video includes cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John.

The performances in the video will give you goosebumps. It's shot in the black-and-white and also features Deborah Conway, Connie Mitchell, Suze DeMarchi, Sarah Blasko, Sarah McLeod, Kate Ceberano, Megan Washington and Katie Noonan.

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Posted: 11 April, 2014

Fake DJs Exposed!

Proof that there is no talent required in being a DJ!

(Image: YouTube)

In case you needed confirmation that very little talent is required in playing crap music, then here’s your proof. 

Take a look at these three turkeys pretending they’re actually doing something while supposed ‘music’ is blasting through the speakers at this live gig. 

DJs? Give us a spell! Unless DJ stands for ‘douchebag jackasses’ of course! 

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Posted: 10 April, 2014

Triple M's Sydney Gig Guide

Here are the pick of the gigs happening across Sydney this week

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Stoner rock veterans Tumbleweed playing in Sydney this week Photo: Triple M

You can bet your bottom dollar that your favourite band started out playing in pubs, which is why we're stoked to launch our Sydney Gig Guide.

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Posted: 9 April, 2014

Who Will Play With Nirvana At Rock Hall Of Fame Ceremony? Here's a clue.

A cryptic clue on Instagram may have revealed who will play with Nirvana at the Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

The rumour mill is rampant and not without justification.

The remaining Nirvana members will perform at the their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony and it seems Joan Jett will be joining them.

The Foo Fighters shared the below image to their instagram and the inclusion of Jett's guitar has got music fans talking.

Jett's guitar is there for a reason, eh?

And in 2011, the Foo Fighters appeared with the singer on the The Late Show With David Letterman.

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Posted: 9 April, 2014

Who Would Snub Dave Grohl?

King Buzzo from the Melvins regales audience with a joke about the time he brushed rock legend Dave Grohl

Who isn't a fan of Dave Grohl?

As another music publication put it, "the guy could walk into a crowded room, drop the raunchiest rotten egg fart of all time and still have everyone lapping up his jokes." Or he could ask to borrow your other half and you wouldn't bat eyelid. Maybe.

On the other hand, you could be King Buzzo of the Melvins. He apparently brushed the legend in the most epic of ways (even if he does sound a little bit bitter about their relationship).

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Posted: 4 April, 2014

Metallica Hot Rod

James Hetfield from Metallica has built a car from scratch, it's awesome and it's called the 'Black Pearl'

James Hetfield from Metallica has built a car from scratch, it's awesome and it's called the 'Black Pearl'.

Designed with Rick Dore the car has a handmade aluminium body, rests on a custom chassis using frame rails from a 1948 Jaguar and is powered by 375-horsepower 302 cubic inch Ford V8.

You can find out more about the 'Black Pearl' here.

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Posted: 2 April, 2014

Duff Reunites With GN'R!

Former Gunners bassist to play shows with Axl Rose and co.

Duff McKagan is set to reunite with Guns N’ Roses for five South American shows in April. 

McKagan had gone on stage with the Gunners to play a few songs in recent years, but these will be the first full shows he plays with Axl Rose and co. for the first time in nearly 20 years. 

The 50-year-old will be on stage for Guns N’ Roses concerts in Buenos Aires (April 6), Paraguay’s capital Asuncion (April 9), Bolivia’s capital La Paz (April 12) as well as Brazilian cities Recife (April 15) and Fortaleza (April 15). 

McKagan be filling in for current Gunners bassist Tommy Stinson who will be playing with his original band The Replacements for their reunion at the Coachella Festival. 

McKagan, who was in Australia recently for the Soundwave Festival with his newest project Walking Papers, told Billboard.com: “It's pretty great to play these songs again, and looking forward to playing some gigs with my pal again.” 

“South America is always a radical place for rock n roll ... and I'm honored to be doing this thing, in that place.”

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Posted: 2 April, 2014

New Beginnings For Stockdale

Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale on the new album and record label split

Wolfmother supports Lenny Kravitz at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Australia. (Photo: Triple M/Ashley Mar)

Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother (Photo: Triple M/Ash Marr)

Almost to the day twelve months ago Andrew Stockdale, of Wolfmother, came into the Triple M studios to spruik his solo album Keep Moving released on the back of the ‘last ever Wolfmother shows’ (yet half the band on his solo album was Wolfmother and his touring band was Wolfmother).

Adding to the confusing messages about whether or not Wolfmother was any more, a clutch of Australian shows were cancelled as ‘the band’, seemingly abruptly, headed back overseas for some key festival shows. What about us back here in Australia? Don’t tell us one thing and then do another!

Without fanfare or pre-promotion New Crown by Wolfmother was released, under the cover of darkness online and Australian dates mysteriously appeared for the following week.

When in town Andrew Stockdale dropped into the Triple M studios to explain all and drop some bombshells.
 
Higgo: “What happened? Last time when you came in, you were spruiking your own album and Wolfmother was done.”

Andrew: “Well, sort of. Wolfmother was shelved.”

Rosie: “Shelved? How long was it, two weeks?”

Andrew: “Yeah, possibly (pause) ten days (laughs)”

Andrew then reflected on that very short solo tour remembering a conversation with a member of his crew:

“’That was a great gig, what is this?’ I don’t know. My name’s in lights – Stockdale – I feel like I’m at school ‘cause my name is freaking me out. Y’know, just being called Andrew Stockdale, I just have this kind of nervous twitch.”

“So I said to the guys, like man, we’re playing Woman, we’re playing Wolfmother, we’re playing Joker and the Thief, we’re playing a couple of solo songs so let’s just go Wolfmother. I’ve spent ten years touring the world…you can’t turn it around in two weeks and go ‘hey, I’m Andrew Stockdale’”

Alongside Ian Peres, Stockdale talks frankly about hiring the rehearsal studio Mates in North Hollywood, returning to Australia and their Byron Bay rehearsal space recording New Crown with no headphones in an as-live situation, later making another decision to free himself even further:

“I got off my record label about three weeks ago, I’d been on a record label for ten years and it’s a very long process getting anything done, y’know approving a record, approving ‘this’, ordering a coffee in the morning … the whole thing’s a total disaster. But now, come Wednesday I was like ‘I’m not on a record deal, I can put my songs on iTunes for fifteen bucks’, I said to my accountant ‘I’m off the grid man, never gonna be in the charts, it’s over, never gonna win another award forget it, stuff it, we’re just gonna get our music out there’.”

“It gets 450,000 streams within a week, it’s on NME, Rolling Stone in the US, Ultimate Guitar in the US, 300 blogs. Then on Tuesday it’s in the top 50 in the US album charts – it’s 26. It’s ten behind Coldplay with major labels, I might have beaten Coldplay! I mean, recorded in a rehearsal space, top 50 US iTunes album charts, this is awesome!”
 
Andrew Stockdale explains further about splitting with his label.
 
Rosie: “It’s a lot easier for people to work without a label now, you’ve got so much better access to what your actual figures are, do you think they were ever keeping you in the dark?”

Andrew: “Don’t get me started. With all due respect, I don’t have a portal to my royalties, you get a statement eight months later, it’s all a mess. That’s the way it’s been. People have been kept in the dark and what I get now on Bandcamp and iTunes I get a statement within 24 hours, I get a map of the world, I know exactly who’s downloaded it and you can base your touring off this.”

"...before I put this record out, they were saying 'how are you going to market this? How are you going to get it radio? You need 35 grand budget to parlay it to KRock and college radio and Australia Austereo Network' and it's like: ‘I don't know about that’. So it's out there, it's in the US Top 50 for iTunes and I've spent zero."

"Talking to my manager (who said) 'we can put this record out in August', I'm like 'c’mon man'. I'll get a round the world ticket I'll play LA, New York, London and I'm gonna be back by the end of the week and stop off at Mumbai for a butter chicken! I mean whaddya need to do in six months? You can upload it globally in two days!"
 
The full interview can be heard below, where you can also hear more about the current Wolfmother tour, upcoming overseas shows and Andrew Stockdale also talks about the importance of record stores ahead of Record Store Day.

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