Posted: 4 August, 2015

Iconic Sydney Venue The Lansdowne Shutting Down

New South Wales lockout laws claims another victim.


Barry O'Farrell's controversial nightlife lockout laws has forced another iconic Sydney venue to shut it's doors.

The Lansdowne Hotel has been a part of the Sydney live music scene for an incredible 90 years, however, the increased pressures from the laws have will force its closure.

A development application has now been lodged with the Academy of Music and Performing Arts looking to take over the building, turning it into educational facilites.

Here's what the DA entails: 

"Change of use of the Landsdowne Hotel to an education use (200 students) and associated alterations for new main entry from Knox Street, new signage, accessible ramp, internal lift, fire stair, multi-purpose hall, staff toilets, practice studios, ensemble rooms and administration office. "

The iconic venue that's hosted acts such as The Living End, Mudhoney, Hard-Ons, Died Pretty, Go-Betweens and You Am I - could have as a little as a month left before it closes it's doors.

In an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, booking agent and 80s musician Adam Yee explained the massive loss.

"If you stuck a pin in the map at Central a drew a circle within a 3km radius you could play and see a gig three times a week within a three-kilometre radius [at the] Annandale, the Lansdowne, the Hopetoun, the Evening Star, the Gaelic, the Phoenician club where Nirvana played, the Strawberry Hills, the Teachers Club, the Graphic Arts. 

"The Landsdowne was pretty much last man standing," he said.

However, the history of the venue as a performing space will still be preserved says the head of the redevelopment company, Arc Education Group's COO Isaac Lee.

"We also recognise the long history of the Lansdowne and it’s link with the live music scene in Sydney, and our plan is to continue offering opportunities for emerging and established artists to utilise the space as a performance venue," Lee said on Music Feeds.

"It will also be an amazing opportunity for AMPA students to perform and be trained in a venue that has hosted some of Australia’s greatest musicians and bands."

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Tags: The Lansdowne, iconic music venue, Sydney

Posted: 4 August, 2015

Springsteen Joins U2 On Stage

They performed two tracks together at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

U2 are known for pulling out all stops for their massive stadium concerts and fans at their recent Madison Square Garden show in New York got just that.

Who better a guest to join them in New York than the Jersey boy, the boss, Mr. Bruce Springsteen.

Bono explains to the crowd how he has been such a massive influence on the band before they broke into a brilliant rendition of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" & "Stand By Me" (by Ben E. King) with Springsteen on acoustic guitar.

This show was the last of their eight Madison Square Garden performances and their last on their American leg of the massive iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour.

They head to Europe next starting in Italy on September 4th.

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Tags: U2, Bono, Bruce Springsteen

Posted: 3 August, 2015

New Daniel Johns Video For "Going On 16"

A great new video for the latest track off Johns' new album.

Daniel Johns - Going on 16 [Official Video]


Daniel Johns continues his transformation into an alternative pop / rock star with his new album Talk.

His latest video comes from the track "Going On 16" and is actually a bit more like vintage Johns with a rock-hook chorus going on.

The video is also pretty cool with the singer getting the help of 43 different artists and animators to transform him.

Check it out above.

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Tags: Daniel Johns, Going On 16

Posted: 3 August, 2015

Falls Festival 2015/16 Lineup

Featuring Birds Of Tokyo, Paul Kelly, Weird Al & more

Summer is truly on its way back with the announcement of the first summer festival lineup for Falls and Southbound 2015/16 lineups.

There's a bunch of great acts featured on the lineup including Birds Of Tokyo, Paul Kelly, Weird 'Al' Yankovic, Courntey Barnett and many more.

The Falls / Southbound festivals will once again be held in NSW, VIC, WA & TAS at the end of December and early January.

You can enter the ballot to purchase tickets to Falls (details below) otherwise general tickets go on sale August 26th. Southbound tickets go on sale August 10th. 

Falls Festival Dates

Monday, December 28 until Friday, January 1 – Lorne, Victoria
Tuesday, December 29 until Friday, January 1 – Marion Bay, Tasmania 
Thursday, December 31 until Sunday, January 3 – Byron Bay, New South Wales

Southbound Festival Dates

Friday, January 8 until Sunday, January 10 - Busselton, Western Australia


Falls & Southbound Festival 2015/16 Lineup*

The Avener 
Birds Of Tokyo
Bloc Party
Courtney Barnett
Django Django
Gang Of Youths
Gary Clark Jr
Hiatus Kaiyote
Hilltop Hoods 
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard 
Kurt Vile And The Violators
Little May
The Maccabees 
Mac Demarco
Meg Mac 
Oh Wonder
Paul Kelly & Merri Soul Sessions Featuring Clairy Browne, Dan Sultan, Kira Piru, Vika & Linda Bull
Seth Sentry
Toro Y Moi
Young Fathers
+ More

*Some acts do not appear at Southbound


Official Links / Ticket Sales

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Tags: Falls Festival, Southbound Festival

Posted: 3 August, 2015

Grohl Responds To Italian Fans

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has responded to the 1,000 Italian fans who epically covered “Learn to Fly”.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has responded to the 1,000 Italian fans who epically covered "Learn to Fly".

The 46 year old posted to the band's Facebook page in Italian.

It loosely translates as: "Hi, Cesena! I am David, hello. I’m sorry, I don’t speak Italian. Only a little, a little. That video - but how beautiful! Very beautiful. Thank you very much [literally: a thousand thanks]. We are arriving [coming], I promise. We’ll see each other soon. Thank you very much. I love you. Bye."

Watch The Video Below

Ci vediamo a presto, Cesena.... xxx Davide

Posted by Foo Fighters on Friday, July 31, 2015

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl

Posted: 31 July, 2015

Billy Corgan Gets Gangta

"The next person is getting a guitar upside the head!" - Billy "William" Corgan

(Screenshot via Youtube)

“I don’t know how these people are getting on stage, but the next person that does is getting a guitar upside the head!” sassed a frustrated Billy Corgan.


(via WWE)

It seemed that security just wasn’t enough to handle the excitement and sheer enthusiasm among fans at a Smashing Pumpkins gig last night, as throughout the concert wayward rockers rushed the stage to get a little taste of Corgan in the flesh.

Disaaaaaaaaarm! Ahhhhhhhhhh! #smashingpumpkins

A video posted by Rob (@culinary_molinari) on

(Instagram user culinary_molinari caught the moment the first fan rushed the stage (ironically) during 'Disarm' - much to Corgan's amusement)

The footage below shows two fans storming the stage during the Pumpkins’ classic ‘1979’ – before being utterly demolished by the “seccies” and dragged off stage.

But the continuous onslaught forced Corgan to get all real on their asses with his “threat”. 

Grab a cheeky peek at some of the stage rush fails during '1979':

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Tags: Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins

Posted: 31 July, 2015

Watch 1000 Musicians Perform The Fooies 'Learn To Fly'

A bunch of Italian musicians are bidding to lure the Foo Fighters to play in Cesena with this awesome video.

Foo Fighters lead singer has used Facebook to respond to the amazing video from Italy of over a thousands fans covering their song 'learn to fly.'

Ci vediamo a presto, Cesena.... xxx Davide

Posted by Foo Fighters on Friday, July 31, 2015

This is roughly translated as ""Hi, Cesena! I am David, hello. I’m sorry, I don’t speak Italian. Only a little, a little. That video - but how beautiful! Very beautiful. Thank you very much [literally: a thousand thanks]. We are arriving [coming], I promise. We’ll see each other soon. Thank you very much. I love you. Bye."


Earlier on Triple M

A bunch of Italian musicians are bidding to lure the Foo Fighters to play in Cesena, Italy with this awesome video, 'Learn to Fly'.

Over 1000 musicians - dummers, guitarists and vocals - played the track from the Fooies third album.

"I've been working on this project for more than one year - thinking about how to make it real," organiser Fabio Zaffagnini says.

Bloody awesome.

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl

Posted: 30 July, 2015

Sad Billy Corgan Is Our New Favourite Meme

First it was Kanye, now the internet gives us...

Billy "call me William" Corgan is the latest rock star to become a meme.

Introducing 'Sad Billy Corgan'...

Just look, admire at it's beauty, it's mystery and all the questions that it conjures up.

Such as, "Billy Corgan, why are you doing on a kids ride at Disneyland?" and "Billy Corgan, you are hailed as one of the pioneers of alternative and grunge... what happened?" and the most obvious one... "Billy, are you ok?"

Well here's what Billy... sorry... William had to say about being at Disneyland before the photo went viral.

"I literally had somebody say to me the other day, I think it was at Disneyland: 'Hey, you don’t seem that into this.' I was like, 'I’m at fucking Disneyland. I just want to hang out at Disneyland. I’m not here to do a meet and greet, I’m here to be at Disneyland.'"

"I’m not working, and I wasn’t being unpleasant, I wasn’t being rude. I was taking pictures with people, I took a picture with every person that asked. But then it gets into, what’s in your head? Like, you’re not smiling enough, or you don’t seem to be enjoying – and I’m like, what the fuck do you want from me?"

Ok, fair enough, Corgan has a point but still, who doesn't love a good meme...


Billy Corgan meme's via

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Posted: 30 July, 2015

5 Mumford & Sons Epics To Get You Pumped

Get excited for the boys to hit Aussie shores this year!

(Image via Getty)

Mumford and Sons have pulled off something not many bands ever achieve – a complete and successful genre change.

From banjo-driven indie-folk, to charging electric modern rock, these boys are taking the bloody world by the balls and are currently about to twist.

Hitting Aussie shores for a series of shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne the boys will be finally able to show us live and local what’s up with this new wave of musical inspiration.

To get you all pumped for the tour, we’ve put together 5 of Mumford and Sons most stirring live performances – hopefully a representation of what we may be able to expect.

Chill out and absorb the new – and the old – Mumford and Sons vibe. 

Mumford & Sons - 'The Cave' (Live at Reading Festival 2010)

Mumford & Sons - 'The Wolf' (Live on The Graham Norton Show)

Mumford & Sons - 'Little lion Man' (Live from Red Rocks)

Mumford & Sons - 'Believe' (Live on Later... With Jools Holland)

Mumford & Sons - 'Help From My Friends' cover (Live at Glastonbury)

Mumford & Sons Aussie Tour Dates:

Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD | 7th November 2015 - SOLD OUT

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC | 12th November 2015

The Domain, Sydney, NSW | 14th November 2015 - SOLD OUT

For all Mumford & Sons Aussie Tour and Ticket Info, Hit The Link Below:

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Tags: Mumford & Sons, Triple M Tours

Posted: 30 July, 2015

Liam Gallagher Plays New Song Between Two Old Codgers At The Pub

This has got to be one of the best things to happen in an Irish pub

J.J. Finan, Charlestown, Co Mayo, 26.07.2015, Liam Gallagher live

All you need is Noel to pop his head in for an impromptu Oasis reunion and this probably would've gone down in history as greatest Irish pub gigs in history.

But still, Liam Gallagher in between two old codgers enjoying a pint at a pub in Ireland is still pretty great.

It's good to see the old boy getting out and about playing to the fans, lets hope this isn't what he's doing for cash though because we still enjoy seeing him on the big stage, taking down hecklers and the like.

Looks like a right old craic!

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Tags: Irish pub gig, Liam Gallagher

Posted: 30 July, 2015

Grohl's Broken Leg Rehab Secret

"My right calf muscle looks like a sad little chicken wing, so I've been doing a little bit of my own rehab therapy..."

(Screenshot via Youtube)

Anyone who's broken a bone will know the after cast removal shame of muscle degeneration/"strong-arm-syndrome". 

But Dave Grohl has his own rehab schedule on lockdown in order to avoid missing right-leg day and losing the bulk. 

"Ever since I started playing the drums, my right calf muscle has been twice the size of my left from stomping the hell out of my kick drum pedal," Grohl told Q magazine in a recent interview. 

"Now it lookslike a sad little chicken wing, so I've been doing a bit of my own rehab therapy lately, which is air drumming along to Led Zeppelin three times a day." 

And anyone who's even vaguely a Zeppelin fan will understand that that is one innovative, hectic workout. 

Good news is that once Dave's 100% again, the Foo's will be hitting the road to make up for the unfortunate gig cancellations resulting from the famous leg break before "taking a little bit of a break, no pun intended" at the end of 2015 to spend with family. 

Want in on Dave's workout? Smash out some Led Zeppelin - 'Rock And Roll'

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Dave Grohl crashes a motorcycle rally to cover Neil Young with ex-Pearl Jam and Blind Melon members

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Posted: 30 July, 2015

Metallica Comic Book

Our heroes of the airwaves now rage on the comic book page

(Image via Press)

Want news to make your day? Well here it is.

Metallica’s biography has been released as a totally awesome, metal as f***, comic book.

Orbit: Metallica is a 28-page comic book written by Michael L Frizell and illustrated by Jayfri Hashim and tell the super-sonic story of the bands formation and illustrious career.

You can ever choose from two covers, one of which was designed by Avenged Sevenfold artist David A. Frizell.

(David Frizell cover version 1 - Image via press)

“Metallica’s formation marks the beginning of metal, breeding thrash metal which progresses to heavy metal during the glam rock era. Many people get it wrong when they say Metallica is a rock band,” says comic book artist Jayfri Hashim in a press release.

“They’re not. They are the definition of a metal band. They were daring, innovative, and the story of their beginning fascinates me.”

You’re not alone there, brother. 

Grab yourself a copy of Orbit: Metallica below:

Orbit: Metallica

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