Posted: 2 September, 2014

First Bluesfest Line-Up Announcement

The 26th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest first artist line-up revealed

The legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest has revealed it's first artist announcement for the their 26th Annual Bluesfest.

Bluesfest 2015 Lineup

  • The Black Keys
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
  • Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions feat. Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, and Vika & Linda Bull
  • Xavier Rudd and The United Nations
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Rebelution
  • Soja
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  • Train
  • Beth Hart
  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
  • Mariachi El Bronx
  • G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Pokey LaFarge
  • Band Of Skulls
  • RocKwiz Live
  • plus many more to be announced.

Bluesfest 2015 Dates & Tickets

Thursday 2nd April. Monday 6th April, 2015. Tyagarah Tee Tree Farm, Byron Bay NSW

Tickets on sale now at www.bluesfest.com.au

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Posted: 2 September, 2014

The Boss Of The Kids

Bruce Springsteen writes a children's book based on one of his songs

Bruce Springsteen has tried his hand at something different, a children's book!

Outlaw Pete by Bruce Springsteen and cartoonist/writer Frank Caruso is based on the celebrated song about a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become a meditation on sin, fate, and free will.

Both the song (from Springsteen’s 2009 Working on a Dream album) and the new book Outlaw Pete were inspired by a 50s children’s book, Brave Cowboy Bill.

Springsteen’s mother used to read the story to him as a child.

“Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins,” Springsteen writes.

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Posted: 1 September, 2014

Barnesy Garage Session

Aussie rocker Jimmy Barnes performs special live set

Joining Triple M's Grill Team for a Garage Session was someone very special… the legend Jimmy Barnes.

Barnesy belted out three songs ("Lay Down Your Guns", "I'd Die To Be With You Tonight" and "Stand Up") in front of a small, intimate audience of Music Jury members. Watch the videos below.

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In a Triple M Music Jury exclsuive, Barnesy performs live at the Triple M Garage Sessions.

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In a Triple M Music Jury exclsuive, Barnesy performs live at the Triple M Garage Session.

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In a Triple M Music Jury exclsuive, Barnesy performs live at the Triple M Garage Session.

Jimmy Barnes will be performing two of his most celebrated albums, Freight Train Heart and Working Class Man alongside a lot of other hits in shows across Australia.

The new album, 30:30 Hindisight, which has seen re-do a bunch of his songs, is out now. For more album and tour info go to www.jimmybarnes.com

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Posted: 30 August, 2014

Foo Fighters Release Latest Album Teaser

We are getting close to the album release and the Fooies gave us another taste along with the title and tracklist

dave grohl, foo fighters, band, sonic highways  Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doing what he does best Photo: Getty Images

In a Music Jury exclusive, wew can reveal the Foo Fighters have released another teaser from their new album, Sonic Highways and with it the tracklist.

Sonic Highways will hit our shores on Monday November 10. 


Check out the newest snippet from the Foo Fighters which features frontman Dave Grohl getting inked.


This is the second glimpse of Sonic Highways with the Foo Fighters sending this out last week:


It's crazy how much we've missed that but at least we know it's getting close.

If you can't wait, you can pre-order the new album on the Foo Fighters' website right now.

Tracklist

1. Something From Nothing

2. The Feast And The Famine

3. Congregation

4. What Did I Do? / God Is My Witness

5. Outside

6. In The Clear

7. Subterranean

8. I Am A River

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It’s both congratulations and condolences to the Foo Fighters frontman.

Foo Fighters Release Epic Trailer For Sonic Highways

The 'Sonic Highways' trailer features a raft of big interviews including Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama

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Posted: 29 August, 2014

Foo Fighter’s New Album In Test Pressings

The build up to the Foo Fighters new album continues.

The excitement surrounding the release of the Foo Fighter's new album 'Sonic Highways' continues with the album already in test pressing stage.

'It's getting real', the band tweeted.

The long awaited eighth studio album will be released on November 10th.

SonicHighways.foofighters.com is now accepting pre-orders for the "Sonic Highways" CD and 180-gram vinyl LP. The vinyl album comes in an assortment of nine different covers.

Sonichighways.foofighters.com will be the only place where fans can order the specific cover — or covers — of their choosing.

'Sonic Highways' clocks in at just over 44 minutes and is made up of the following tracks:

01. Something From Nothing
02. The Feast and The Famine
03. Congregation
04. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness

05. Outside

06. In The Clear
07. Subterranean
08. I Am A River

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Posted: 28 August, 2014

Support Acts Locked In For Rolling Stones Tour

Two local bands will join the Stones at the Hanging Rock & Hope Estate outdoor shows.

Image: Frontier Touring

Two Australian bands have been locked in to support the Rolling Stones on their much anticipated Australian tour.

British India and the Preatures will join the Stones at their Hanging Rock and Hope Estate shows.

The bands join the already announced Jimmy Barnes who will perform alongside the Stones at Adelaide Oval.

Rolling Stones Tour Dates

OCT/NOV 2014
Saturday 25 October (formerly Sat 22 March) | Adelaide Oval
Wednesday 29 October (formerly Wed 19 March) | Perth Arena
Saturday 01 November (new show!) | Perth Arena
Wednesday 05 November (formerly Fri 28 March) | Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 08 November (formerly Sun 30 March) | Hanging Rock, Macedon
Wednesday 12 November (formerly Tues 25 March) | Sydney Allphones Arena
Saturday 15 November (new show!) | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tuesday 18 November (formerly Wed 2 April) | Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 22 November (formerly Sat 5 April) | Auckland Mt Smart Stadium

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Posted: 27 August, 2014

Triple M's Sydney Gig Guide

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

The Dandy Warhols made a triumphant return at Harvest Festival, Parramatta Park, Sydney 2012. (Photo: Ashley Mar/Triple M)

Dandy Warhols playing this weekend 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: 27 August, 2014

Blink-182 UFO Sighting

Vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO

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Blink-182 vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO while driving his car through California.

Blink-182 vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge claims he saw a UFO while driving his car through California last night. Watch the full video above.

"LAST NIGHT UFO IN SAN DIEGO!! Hahaah yes!!," exclaimed Tom DeLonge in a Facebook post.

"My wife and I followed it for 30 min, a fleet of cars were pulled over watching it with us. Some said they were watching it for an hour.

"It was 2 sets of lights, going in and out and popping up in different locations. Standard s*** if you read about this stuff... HAHHA YES I WAS THERE. Does anyone know how happy I am!!??"

In music news, Blink-182 are back in the studio and will be releasing a new album soon.

It will be their first new album since 2011's Neighborhoods.

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Posted: 27 August, 2014

Barnesy & The Greatest Riffs!

Jimmy Barnes with Mick Molloy on the hot topic of the best guitar riffs

If you wanted the best weekend ever, then you missed it! Sounds By The River at Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum was a night to remember. (Photos: Benon/Triple M)

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When Mick Molloy debated a list of the top ten guitar riffs this morning the massive response took everyone at Triple M by surprise!

Even Jimmy Barnes who had just finished an interview jumped into the studio and wanted to have a say about his favourite riffs.

(Listen to the full awesome chat about riffs with Eddie, Mick, Luke and Jimmy Barnes above!)

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Posted: 26 August, 2014

Tumbleweed Bass Player Dead

Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home

Tumbleweed bass player Jay Curley has died suddenly at his home. He was .

"It is with deep sadness that we inform everyone of a great loss in the Tumbleweed family, our brother, friend and bass player Jay Curley passed away suddenly in his home yesterday," read a statement on the Tumbleweed Facebook page.

"We are still shocked by the news of his death. We hope that people will remember him for his music, his big heart and his total dedication to rock and roll."

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Jay Curley (far left) of Tumbleweed has passed away Photo: Tumbleweed Facebook page

Alongside his brothers Dave and Lenny, he helped formed the Wollongong band in 1990.

They went on to become one of Australia's ultimate stoner rock bands, having three killers singles make the ARIA Top 50 - "Sundial (Maryjane)" (1993), "Gyroscope" (1994), and "Hang Around" (1995). They also supported the likes of Rollins Band (June 1994) and Monster Magnet (February to March 1996) as well as playing major festivals around the country.

A lot of us here at Triple M saw many a Tumbleweed gig in our time, shaping our live music experiences forever.

Tumbleweed Dedicated This Song To Jay

Tumbleweed uploaded this single as a tribute to Jay Curley who passed away Video: Tumbleweed Facebook page

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Tumbleweed "Hang Around" from the Galactaphonic album Video: YouTube

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Posted: 26 August, 2014

Soundwave 2015 Line-Up

Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slash are all playing. See the full list below

Soundwave 2015 announces on-sale date for 1-day tickets.

This Friday August 29, Soundwave Festival 2015 1 DAY TICKETS along with 2 DAY TICKETS will go on-sale to the general public at 9am local time.

1 Day Festival Ticket $132.00 plus booking fee
2 Day Festival Ticket $188.00 plus booking fee

For tickets and more information head to: soundwavefestival.com

Soundwave Second Line-Up Announcement

Alrighty folks! There will be Soundwave 2015 second anouncement due for release around September, says SW boss AJ Maddah.

Maddah tweeted that "around 14 bands" will be added to the bill. We reckon the wait will be worth it!

US punk-pop band The Wonder Years are expected to one of the band's added to next year's bill, having tweeted an image with them holding a sign with the hashtag "#SW15".

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Faith No More frontman Mike Patton Photo: Getty Images

The line-up for Soundwave 2015 has been announced, and are you ready for this... Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slash and Marilyn Manson are all playing. What a freakin' phenomenal combo of bands. And that’s just for starters. (See the complete list below).

Soundwave Festival 2015 will be held over 2 days in each city – Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. All ‘DAY 1’ artists will play the first day in each city and all ‘DAY 2’ artist will play the second day in each city.

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Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil Photo: David Brendan Hall Photography / Soundgarden Facebook page

Triple M's Higgo went one-on-one with Soundgarden's Kim Thayil (guitarist and founding member) about this massive event.

"The benefits of playing festivals is that you get to play with a bunch of other bands," said Kim on Triple M.

"Faith No More are old friends of ours. The first mini-tour we did with them, which might have been in 1987 was with FNM and their original singer Chuck Mosely. And then we toured with FNM in Europe with Guns N' Roses."Listen to the audio below.

Kim Thayil on Triple M 

 

Soundwave Chief Chris O'Brien on Triple M 


Line-Up

DAY ONE

FAITH NO MORE / SOUNDGARDEN
INCUBUS / LAMB OF GOD / MINISTRY / ANTEMASQUE / GERARD WAY / MAYHEM / NEW FOUND GLORY / FEAR FACTORY / HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD / ATREYU / THE AQUABATS / AREA 7 / GODFLESH / CROWN THE EMPIRE / THE INTERRUPTERS / ICON FOR HIRE / EMILY'S ARMY / PATENT PENDING / FIREWORKS / THE BENNIES THE COLOR MORALE / MONUMENTS / NOTHING MORE / DEATHSTARS / NE OBLIVISCARIS / THE TREATMENT

DAY TWO

SLIPKNOT / SLASH
MARILYN MANSON / FALL OUT BOY / JUDAS PRIEST / GODSMACK / ALL TIME LOW / PAPA ROACH / OF MICE & MEN / ESCAPE THE FATE / APOCALYPTICA / LAGWAGON / TONIGHT ALIVE / CROSSFAITH / BUTCHER BABIES / CONFESSION / THE SWELLERS / CONDITIONS / COLDRAIN / KING 810 / DAYSHELL / THIS WILD LIFE

Tour Dates

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015 - BONYTHON PARK, ADELAIDE

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015 - FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE, MELBOURNE

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015 - OLYMPIC PARK, SYDNEY

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015 - BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE

Tickets On Sale

Members pre-sale FRIDAY 22 AUGUST (Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Adelaide) 9am local.
General Public on sale FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 9am local.
2 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET $188.00 + BOOKING FEES.

Official Links

Soundwave Official Website
Soundwave Facebook page
Soundwave Twitter @soundwavefest

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Posted: 25 August, 2014

Palais Facing ‘Imminent Closure’

Council seeks State Government investment to keep the theatre open

A City Of Port Phillip brochure circulated among Victorian state MPs states that the iconic St Kilda music venue is under threat of ‘imminent closure’ without an immediate investment of $15 million to keep it open in the short term.

The brochure also states that an investment of $40 million dollars is required to secure the future of the Palais Theatre.

Emergency Work Required In The Next 3-6 Months

  • Repair external structural damage
  • Re-seal entire exterior to prevent further damage
  • Additional support to interior dome
  •  Replacement of all windows
  • Upgrade all electrical infrastructure
  • Undertake fire protection works
  •  Upgrade / install mechanical systems (ventilation etc.)
  • Building compliance works

Required Work To Bring The Palais Up To Compliance Standards In The Next 1 - 3 Years

  •   Building, OH&S and DDA compliance works 

The Palais is currently owned by the Victorian State Government and is leased to the City of Port Phillip, the current lease expires in September 2015.

The council and state government reportedly have differing points of view on the future of the 87 year old theatre.

According to The Age Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has said the government would appoint a consultant to look over the site and decide what repairs were needed, "This is the right process to guarantee a future for the Palais and cooler heads must prevail”.

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Iconic venue, The Palace, is officially set to close down.

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