Posted: 29 May, 2015

Faith No More Return!

Check out the new Faith No More hit record "Sol Invictus"

(Image from Faith No More official website)

 18 years of silence and now the boys of Faith No More are back with a new hit record.

Sol Invictus has dominated the charts since it’s release early last week, smashing competitors to launch at the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Album chart.

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Posted: 29 May, 2015

Grohl's Teenage Fan Letter

"Good thrash" - Dave Grohl

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A fan letter letter from an unassuming 14-year-old Dave Grohl to punk legend Ian MacKaye has been unearthed today in one of the sweetest feel-goods to date.

The former Minor Threat and Fugazi singer shared the letter with the Foo's, who then posted it to twitter in the early hours of this morning. 

Grohl's deeply seeded punk influence has been quite well documented to date, but this fan letter is just a whole other level.

The note isn't all that visible, but it does show Grohl's advantageous spirit was raging even then. Grohl asks if MacKaye "could give me some numbers or people to get in touch with. It would help."

But most adorably, Grohl includes his contact phone number and times he can be contacted (3-10 pm) at the bottom – presumably within parental phone allowance hours. 

It's inspiring to see how far Grohl and all of his endeavors have come since this letter.

What a fine reminder that from little things, big things can certainly grow.

Check out the tweet below. 


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Posted: 28 May, 2015

Foo Fighter's Mini-Doco

Welcome to "Vinyl Tuesday", where all your Foo Fighters and vinyl dreams come true

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Fond of your vinyl records? Got a mega vinyl library? Proud to call yourself a vinyl collector? 

Well Record Store Day has you covered! 

International vinyl record celebration "Record Store Day" has just announced that they will be running an international vinyl release series every week called "Vinyl Tuesday". 

Every Tuesday there will be a new release to grace the shelves from a variety of different forms. 

According to their website, there will be five different types of catalogue releases: commercial and promotional; pre-CD/digital vinyl releases; Record Store Day exclusives; and vinyl reissues. 

And as massive fans of Record Store Day, the Foo Fighters have released a mini-documentary exploring their 2015 Record Store Day show at a tiny record store in Niles, Ohio. In the clip, the boys are featured playing 'White Limo' from their 2011 album 'Wasting Light'. 

The doco gives us intimate exposure to the Foo's at their most raw and personable, and hear from the insanely passionate fans and music lovers that work so hard on the streets to keep the vinyl spirit alive. 

Don't doubt the power of the vinyl. 

Its reemergence is set to explode. 

Watch the Foo Fighters play 'White Limo' for Record Store Day 2015:

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Posted: 28 May, 2015

VIDEO: Muse Perform Live

Muse perform "Mercy" and "Psycho" live on Later... With Jools Holland

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Muse hit UK variety show Later... With Jools Holland recently and blew the absolute roof off with performances of both 'Mercy' and 'Psycho' from their new album Drones. 

The boys stole the show with a balls to the wall performance that shoves their ultimate rock-god acclaim in the faces of anyone who tries to deny.

Drones is set for release on June 5, following up from their 2012 hit album The 2nd Law. 

Tight as hell, and massive as ever - check out the clips of the boys 'repping it right below. 

Watch Muse play 'Psycho' on Later... With Jools Holland:


Watch Muse play 'Mercy' on Later... With Jools Holland: 

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Posted: 28 May, 2015

Blink 182 "Divorce" DeLonge

After 23 years, Blink 182 are officially parting ways with guitarist Tom DeLonge

(Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge - Image from Getty)

Mark Hoppus, co-front man of Blink 182, has said that the band is in the middle of a “friendly divorce” with former guitarist Tom DeLonge.

In a rather confusing feud that has been burning since early January this year, the former three-piece band has had numerous public bust ups spurred on by DeLonge’s apparent unwillingness to continue with the outfit.

In January hostility was rife when both Hoppus and Blink’s drummer Travis Barker openly criticized DeLonge’s detachment calling him “ungrateful” and “disingenuous” in an interview with Rolling Stone, after releasing a statement saying that the guitarist had “indefinitely” left the band.

DeLonge countered the claims by posting a statement to his Instagram page saying:

“To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a Blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in… Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional – yes. But, Christ….”

(DeLonge posted to Instagram calling the press releases "weird", and the band "dysfunctional" - via Instagram)

But it seems that the hostility has died down over recent months, and now the boys are trying to resolve with civility.

“We are right now going through what so far has been a friendly divorce with our former guitarist. Hopefully things clear up and it doesn’t get all managery and lawyery and all that and we can move forward,” said Hoppus in a recent interview.

Meanwhile, the boys have recruited Alkaline Trio front man Matt Skiba to stand in for DeLonge., and he’s keen as a bean at the opportunity to hit the studios with them.

(Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Matt Skiba - image from

“It’s something I would be very excited to do…playing songs I haven’t written with Mark and Travis is a blast,” said Skiba. “So to go in and create music with them would be amazing.”

But Skiba reinforced that he isn’t a permanent member of the band just yet because there are “some things that those guys need to figure out before we can start saying I’m a permanent member. But that is a hope of mine.”

In the meantime, Tom DeLonge has a massive 2015 year planned with continued work on 2 Angels & Airwaves albums, as well as 2 solo albums in the loop.

“I have the fastest punk song I’ve written in 15 years on my new album… I hope it makes you destroy stuff,” he said. 

Onwards and upwards, yo. 

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Posted: 28 May, 2015

U2 Manager Found Dead

U2's long time tour manager Dennis Sheehan unexpectedly passes away at 68

(Dennis Sheehan - Image from official U2 website)

The news of Dennis Sheehan's death rocked the music industry late yesterday evening. The 68-year-old legend passed away unexpectedly in a hotel room in Los Angeles, where the band were expected to play the next night. 

Sheehan has managed the U2 juggernauts for over 30 years, and has also worked with Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Sex Pistols on their tours throughout the course of his career.

Bono released a statement on the official U2 website last night saying:

"We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in. He wasn't just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable." - Bono

(Tributes to Dennis Sheehan have been lead by Bono and Sheehan's coworkers - image from U2's official website)

U2 have just started the first leg of their Innocence + Experience tour, and had just finished a five-night slot at the Forum Theatre hours before. 

There is no word yet if Sheehan's passing will effect future tour dates. 

Tributes are emerging today to celebrate the life of the astounding man that helped share internationally acclaimed artists to the world. 

He will surely be missed. 

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Posted: 27 May, 2015

Cold Chisel Aussie Tour Dates

Aussie rock legends to kick off Aussie tour at NRL Grand Final

The legendary Cold Chisel have announced their One Night Stand tour of Australia and they'll 'kick-off' the tour with a special mini-concert at the NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 4 October, where they will be the only artist performing.

Cold Chisel Announce The News On Triple M

That same weekend they will play a full headline set at the 2015 Deni Ute Muster on Friday, 2 October. From there, Cold Chisel will play all over Oz including the V8 Supercars Castrol Gold Coast 600. The Living End will be joining them at the Decades Festival, Hope Estate and Hanging Rock. See full details below.

"We love playing together," said guitarist Ian Moss.

"We've come to realise that there's a certain magic and chemistry in Cold Chisel that we don't get anywhere else and it makes a special connection with Australian audiences. We can't wait to make that connection on our One Night Stand tour. See you there!"

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Members of Cold Chisel's mailing list will get exclusive first access to the best tickets for all shows on the One Night Stand tour.

Further tickets will be offered to members of the My Ticketek and other affiliated databases from 10.00am until 10.00pm on Tuesday, 2 June before a final allocation of seats is offered to the general public at midday on Wednesday, 3 June. All times mentioned are local times.

Tickets On Sale

Tickets for Cold Chisel’s “One Night Stand” national tour go on sale to the general public on Wednesday June 3. For ticket information go to

Tour Dates

Friday, 2 October 2015
Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW Tickets available now from

Sunday, 4 October 2015
NRL Grand Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW Tickets not yet available. Stay tuned.

Saturday, 24 October 2015
The V8 Supercars Castrol Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast, Qld Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from / 13 28 49

Saturday, 31 October 2015
Decades Festival, Strathpine, Qld with The Living End, Something For Kate and more - Tickets on sale now from / / 13 28 49

Thursday, 5 November 2015
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Qld - Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from

Saturday, 7 November 2015
1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville, Qld - In association with Townsville Rockfest - Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from / 13 28 49

Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT - Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from / 13 28 49

Saturday, 14 November 2015
Perth Arena, Perth, WA - Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from / 13 28 49

Saturday, 21 November 2015
Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, Vic with The Living End, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Stonefield Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from / 136 100

Saturday, 12 December 2015
Hope Estate, Pokolbin, NSW with The Living End and more to be announced - Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from / 13 28 49

Sunday, 13 December 2015
WIN Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW - Tickets on sale at midday, Wednesday 3 June from / 136 100

Thursday, 17 December, 2015
SOLD OUT QANTAS Credit Union Arena

Friday, 18 December, 2015
SOLD OUT QANTAS Credit Union Arena

Cold Chisel Latest Album

Cold Chisel's No Plans is available now via iTunes, JB-HIFi and all good record stores.

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Posted: 27 May, 2015

MUSE 'Drones' Review

Chris Wolstenholme tells Jane Gazzo new Muse album Drones is one of their most consistent

Speaking from his UK based home, Muse bass player Chris Wolstenholme talks matter-of-factly about Drones, the bands 7th album, on the eve of its release.  “I think we did what we wanted to achieve.  As much as I thought (last album), 2nd Law was great, I’m not sure it’s the most consistent album in terms of how the songs work together.”

Drones was two years in the making for Muse and in the album lead up,   singer Matt Bellamy dropped hints to fans that Drones would deal with themes of “deep ecology, the empathy gap and World War 3″. He didn’t disappoint, with Drones taking the listener to a fabricated world where the protagonist loses control and becomes caught up in a new world order, thus beginning a plot to escape. Wolstenholme agrees, “It’s probably the first album we’ve done that tells more of a story. It’s about Drone warfare, a bit about brain-washing, about using drones to convert us into drones. It’s about trying to get everybody trying to fall into place and become a part of this society that I guess not a lot of us are comfortable with.”

Drones is without doubt an epic listen from start to finish. It sees Muse returning to their prog-roots the trio were famous for in their earlier days, before they went synthmachine –heavy, with fairly obvious influences such as Queen and Pink Floyd standing alongside samples of drill sergeants and former American president JFK in order to help create an Orwellian world. The listener is left none-the-wiser by the album’s finish as to whether the war has been won or lost. “There’s definitely a sense when you get to [last] songs like Defector and Revolt, that this person is fighting back,” explains Wolstenholme, “I always like the idea of the concept being a little ambiguous. You’re not entirely sure if he came out that good or not.”

Muse rock Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia. 06-Dec-2013. (Photo: Chowie/Triple M)

Chris Wolstenholme live at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia. 06-Dec-2013. (Photo: Chowie/Triple M)

 Drones also sees the trio stripped back for the first time in a long time. Gone are the electronic and dubstep elements which have dominated their recent output. “We wanted to go back to being more of a rock band,” says Wolstenholme, “I think on the previous two albums we spent more time in the control room than the live room. We said, ‘let’s just spend more time with the instruments in our hand’. I think we pretty much played every song live. I don’t think we’ve done that for a while.”

Enlisting the help of producer Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange was also a first in a while for the band who had self-produced their last few albums but felt the time was right for that diplomatic fourth opinion. Lange, famous for producing rock albums as varied as AC/DC, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams seemed a good fit.  “We wanted to work with someone who we knew had a history of producing some very good, solid rock albums. And I’ve got to say, [Mutt], was one of the nicest guys we’ve ever worked with. To have that fourth person to look at things slightly differently to how we would look at them…Quite often it doesn’t seem that two against one is a good enough reason.”

With singles Dead-Inside and Psycho dominating the airwaves, Wolstenholme is looking forward to unleashing Drones onto Muse fans based on their positive reactions so far. Psycho came from a guitar riff Bellamy had been playing around with for the past sixteen-years. “I thought the riff was about six years old but we were actually playing that riff in 1999 in France!” Wolstenholme says, “I think it’s gone down really well with the fans as it’s a riff they recognise.”

While there are no firm tour dates for Muse to showcase Drones in Australia as yet, Wolstenholme is positive the trio will return to our shores in the future and bring with them a show that won’t disappoint. “We’re getting back to how we were a rock band ten years ago. I know this stuff will work very, very well live.”

Muse Drones out June 5th, 2015.  

DRONES – track by track:

  • Dead Inside -  Opens the album with a pulverising almost electro stomp. We meet the album’s protagonist.
  • Drill Sargent [sample]  
  • Psycho – That killer guitar-riff. Easily one of the highlight tracks from the album.
  • Mercy - Dominated by beautiful piano. Our protagonist fears ‘men in cloaks, trying to devour my soul.’
  • Reapers – Muse head back into their familiar prog-rock territory and a rousing chorus “killed by Drones.”
  • The Handler – The climax of the album, veering into rock-opera territory. Our protagonist must dis-associate from the forces.
  • JFK [audio]
  • Defector – Muse wear their Queen influences on their sleeves. Our protagonist has fled.
  • Revolt – A chorus of a thousand singers “You’ve got strength, you’ve got soul.”
  • Aftermath – The cigarette lighter live ballad. Echoes of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
  • The Globalist – Longest track on the album with hints of Italian spaghetti western riffs a la Knights of Cydonia. The protagonist is left alone with nobody to love.
  • Drones – Closing a capella track on the album, sung in a round. Is our protagonist dead or has he just become numb? 

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Posted: 26 May, 2015

Jack White/Meg White Silence

"I don't think anyone talks to Meg anymore. She's always been a hermit." - Jack White

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Jack White has been rather open about his relationship with ex-wife and previous band mate Meg White of late.

Opening the flood-gates in a recent Rolling Stone interview, White talked about his fading love for playing live shows and his past and future musical exploits, but was especially intimate about his tumultuous relationship with Meg. 

"I don't think anyone talks to Meg anymore. She's always been a hermit," he told the magazine. 

"When we lived in Detroit, I'd have to drive over to her house if I wanted to talk to her, so now it's almost never."

Together, Jack and Meg White ended The White Stripes in 2007 with one final concert. A "myriad of reasons" took the blame for the popular band's finality, but it has been widely assumed that Meg's acute anxiety has been largely to blame. 

(Jack and Meg White as The White Stripes for a brief reunion on Late Night with Conan O'brien's last episode - Image via Wikipedia)

White has openly criticised Meg for being "extremely emotionally reserved" saying, "She's one of those people who won't high-five me when I get the touchdown." 

"She viewed me that way of 'Oh, big deal, you did it, so what?' Almost every single moment of the White Stripes was like that. We'd be working in the studio and something amazing would happen: I'm like, 'Damn, we just broke into a new world right there!' And Meg's sitting in silence."

Jack confirmed that their relationship is still in the pits yesterday with a fan-only Twitter Q&A, with highlights via Consequence of Sound.

"[Victoria Lovett] @Jack White talk to Meg lately?

[Jack White] @Victoria Lovett she doesn’t answer her phone."

"[BlueOrchid] @Jack White that is sad we miss Meg. If she did answer the phone would you consider playing with her again?

[Jack White] @BlueOrchid nope
[Jack White] that time is gone"

But still, Jack White recognises Meg's unique talent saying, "She was the antithesis of a modern drummer. So childlike and incredible and inspiring. All the not talking didn't matter, because onstage? Nothing I do will top that."  

Guess it's safe to assume there won't be a White Stripes reunion in the near future then, hey?


The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army" (Live @ Rock AM Ring, 2007):  

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Posted: 26 May, 2015

Aussie Crawl Vs. Guns N' Roses

The Aussie Crawl Vs. Guns N' Roses plagiarism feud continues!


Just when we thought that the Aussie Crawl Vs. Guns’n’Roses plagiarism feud had come to an end, there has been a new development!

Earlier in the month, Triple M’s The Grill Team spoke to Aussie Crawl’s front man James Reyne who had a lot to say about the reports that Guns had plagiarized Aussie Crawl’s ‘Unpublished Critics’.

“I have been made aware by people in the past, I have to be also very careful with what I say as you can imagine… to me personally it’s not inconceivable as I’ve said before there may be similarities,” Reyne told The Grill Team

“Our song certainly came before them, I don’t know what to say.”

Listen to The Grill Team's interview with James Reyne. 

But the Crawl boys decided not to pursue the claims, with Reyne telling The Daily Mail, “I’m not about to take on the might of the Guns’n’Roses lawyers.”

However, in a recent interview with The Daily Mail, Reyne revealed that there was another anonymous Aussie rocker who is prepared to bust out the big guns, buy the rights to ‘Unpublished Critics’, and take the internationally renowned rockers to court in the name of The Crawl.

“People have told me for years, gosh it sounds similar,” said Reyne. “In fact, a very well-known rock’n’roll star offered recently to buy the rights to the song ‘Unpublished Critics’ because he was going to go and sue Guns’n’Roses.”

And the Crawl front man has no qualms with it!

Just as long as he’s not forever known as “the guy who got ripped off by Guns’n’Roses”.

“I guess my reaction would always be if there were people who are much better at that sort of stuff than me who want to carry on and see if there is anything in it, they can go and do it,” he said.

So who the hell is the rock’n’roll champ taking one for the team?

It’s anyone’s guess really.

Stay tuned for the legend to be revealed!

For now, have a listen to both of the tracks and decide for youself. 


Listen to Aussie Crawl's "Unpublished Critics": 


Listen to Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine": 

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Posted: 26 May, 2015

U2 Explain Stage Fail

"I can't quite believe it!" - The Edge

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The Edge has spoken out about his fall over the edge of stage last week, recalling just how lucky he was to not suffer any serious injuries.

“I can’t quite believe it, because when I looked down the following day to see what I fell on, it was not good,” Edge said in a CBS interview with U2. “I looked down and I was like “Oomph!” thinking about it. But I’m feeling fine.”

The guitarist took his tumble while walking along a stage expansion going through the middle of the crowd during the final song “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” at U2’s first show for their current Innocence + Experience tour.

The band momentarily stopped playing while Bono kept the show rolling, entirely unawares. When the rest of the boys saw what happened, they feared the worst.

“[I felt] sick in the pit of my stomach. Because I knew what was down there,” said bassist Adam Clayton. “It would have been the shortest tour in history!”

But what actually happened? 

"It was a moment of revelry where I just completely lost track of where I was on stage," said The Edge. "It was one of those things you do just once."

Check yourself before you wreck yourself, Edge! 

U2's Innocence + Experience tour will continue across North America over the next few months, eventually hitting Europe in September. 

No Aussie dates announced yet. 


Check out The Edge going over the edge here:


U2 and The Edge talk tour and stage fall:

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Posted: 26 May, 2015

"The Boss" Is Back!

New Bruce Springsteen release set to dominate 2015

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"The Boss" and his E-Street crew are likely to be back with brand new music due for release later this year! 

Multiple Triple M sources have mentioned a late 2015 release date, and notorious Springsteen fansite "Blog It All Night" fuelled the fires with this post earlier in the week: 

"Here is a great way to start out the weekend. I heard that Bruce Springsteen has finished recording his new album and it is now in the mixing stage. The best part of it all was that I was told it would be released this summer!" speculated the source.  

"It seems unprecedented for Springsteen to release a new album without a few months notice but after all, he is The Boss. As for what the album consists of, I was told it was very different from what Springsteen has put out before. So with my grain of salt, here is to hoping that this particular rumour is true!"

Springsteen's record label Sony Music won't confirm with a comment, but in this day and age anything is possible. And with the music industry’s fondness for surprise releases these days, Springsteen fans are definitely in with a shot!

Especially since The Boss has been so busy recently, with his previous critically acclaimed release High Hopes, his book ‘Outlaw Pete’ published, and the EP ‘American Beauty’ released exclusively for Record Store Day – all just last year. 

Watch Bruce Sprinsteen and the E-Street Band "High Hopes":



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