This Week's Cover Story

Sløtface are the badass new face of politically-charged pop punk

Smart, informed and honest, the young Norwegians bring sharp hooks, sharper lyrics, and a belief that bands can - and should - do more than just make music.

Izzi Manfredi of The Preatures, shot by McClean Stephenson

Divinyls and The Preatures paid an incredible tribute to Chrissy Amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett is irreplaceable, but if one woman was ever going to be able to step into her shoes for a reunion, it was The Preatures' Izzi Manfredi.

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl onstage

Watch Foo Fighters cover ‘Let There Be Rock’ on BBC Live Lounge

Who would have thought the Foos liked AC/DC?

Queen Rami Malek

Watch Rami Malek play Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury in new biopic

He pulls it off.

Foo Fighters Arms

Foo Fighters are opening a London pub

Dave Grohl: king of the PR stunt.

Beck's Up All Night video

Watch the trippy new video for Beck’s ‘Up All Night’ single

Beck's new single is a weird dancefloor filler. We love it.

Wheelchair Jimmy Degrassi

Drake is touring Australia and NZ this November

He is bringing 2Chainz as well.

Matt Cameron

Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron announces solo album

It sounds a bit like a washier Alice in Chains, we reckon.

Liam Gallagher: DJs have become “the new accountants”

Another day, another great Liam quote.

guns n roses live at the apollo

Watch Guns N’ Roses debut covers of ‘Wichita Lineman’ and ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’

Gunners break out both the funk, and a touching tribute to Glen Campbell.

Rock duo Polish Club

Polish Club announce a ‘Christmas In December’ tour of Australia, and an EP too

One of the best rock duos in the country, Polish Club have a tour on the way, and an early Christmas present too: their next EP. Find out all the details.

Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen

Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker has died, aged 67

The Grammy-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who had a string of classic hits in the 1970s has passed away after a bout of illness last month.

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins discuss depression and suicide on NZ radio show

As we know, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins were recently in Sydney to swap instruments...

billy corgan

Billy Corgan announces solo album, produced by Rick Rubin

Listen to the first single now.

Chester Bennington and Jared Leto pose for a photo

Jared Leto pays an emotional tribute to Chester Bennington at the VMAs

Watch as the 30 Seconds to Mars singer gives a heartfelt speech in honour of his late friend at this year's VMAs ceremony.

Layne Staley

Alice In Chains pay tribute to Layne Staley on his 50th birthday

“Layne, to me, was one of the greatest singers in rock and roll history,”

Melbourne’s iconic venue The Espy finally reopens with an epic punk show

After two years out of action, the beloved St. Kilda landmark opens its doors to live music again with a show packed full of classic Aussie punk.

Members of Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project

Yothu Yindi, The Herd, and Baker Boy are playing a one-off Sydney show

Yothu Yindi are bringing their Treaty Project to Sydney for a one-off performance in January, which will see them bring The Herd & Baker Boy along as well.

Morrissey onstage looking angry

Morrissey has finally caved and written his first ever tweet

The infamous loud-mouth has stayed away from Twitter until now, but has finally broken his silence in typical Morrissey fashion.

Evanescence

Listen to the new Evanescence single, ‘Imperfection’

It's from their forthcoming 'remix' album, due November 10.

Dave Grohl in spotlight

Dave Grohl opens up about his struggles with post-tour depression

The Foo Fighters frontman reveals the depression he found himself in after the band's most difficult tour, and how he was able to find his way out again.

The Hives frontman Pelle Almqvist performs live

Watch Foo Fighters and The Hives play one hell of an AC/DC cover

The Hives' singer Pelle Almqvist has previously put his hand up to front AC/DC, and after watching this, we think it definitely needs to happen.

ABBA onstage

ABBA are touring Australia as holograms, despite still being alive

Money, Money, Money. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Linkin Park onstage

Linkin Park are announcing their plans for the future this week

The band have left the door open to continue on without their iconic frontman Chester Bennington.

German industrial legends Rammstein

Rammstein reckon their next record might be their last

It's been a few years between drinks for German industrial-metal legends Rammstein, but there's a chance their next record could prove to be their last.

A young Chris Cornell of Soundgarden

Tom Morello on Chris Cornell: “his creative brilliance came from the darker side of his psyche”

Chris Cornell's former Audioslave bandmate opens up about what made the singer so iconic - and why it was ultimately his undoing.

Image of an audience at an event at Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week have just announced their stellar first lineup

Melbourne Music Week is back for yet another year, with a brilliant first lineup announced for the festival that overtakes Victoria's capital.

Two acts from the Queenscliff Music Festival lineup - Too Many Zoos and Lindi Ortega

Queenscliff Music Festival have dropped their third lineup announcement

The Queenscliff Music Festival just managed to expanded their lineup yet again, adding in an eclectic list of international acts for this year's event.

Image of the crowd at Mountain Sounds Festival

Mountain Sounds Festival unleashes first artist announcement for 2018

Mountain Sounds Festival have just unveiled the first lineup for their 2018 event, with plenty of phenomenal Aussie acts on the lineup. Check it out!

Irish shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine might be releasing a new album next year

It's been four years since My Bloody Valentine surprised fans with their long-awaited third album. Could the veteran act be getting ready to do it again?

Screenshot from Cosmic Psychos' 'Better In The Shed' film clip

Cosmic Psychos announce Aussie tour in support of new single

Cosmic Psychos, Australia's favourite pub-rock legends, have just dropped their newest single, and have announced a fresh bunch of Aussie tour dates.

3 panel image featuring Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, and Adele

12 bizarre music mash-ups that work surprisingly well

We've all seen those mash-ups on YouTube that make a new song out of two classic ones. Here are 12 of the best that work better than you'd ever expect.

Scottish post-rock group Mogwai hosting 'Rage'

Influential post-rockers Mogwai are hosting Rage next weekend

Influential Scottish post-rockers Mogwai have jumped the gun and announced that they're next week's guest-hosts for 'Rage'.

Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen playing together in New York City

Bruce Springsteen joined Paul McCartney onstage at his New York City gig

Paul McCartney was joined onstage in New York by none other than Bruce Springsteen for two renditions of The Beatles' I Saw Her Standing There'.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder performing live

Check out footage of Eddie Vedder busking with Chicago street musicians

Eddie Vedder teamed up with a couple of Chicago street musicians for a performance of 'Corduroy' on Friday night. Check out the footage here.

US alt-rockers The Killers

The Killers have just announced an Australian tour for 2018

Even though The Killers are here in just under a fortnight for a quick trip, the group have already made plans to return, announcing a 2018 Aussie tour.

Image of martin Shkreli being arrested

Martin Shkreli’s $2m Wu-Tang Clan album might actually be a fake

Martin Shkreli's recent attempts to sell his $2m Wu-Tang Clan album may be fruitless, as claims have surfaced calling the album a fake.

Dave Grohl being attended to by a medic after breaking his leg

Dave Grohl has reunited with the medic that helped him with his broken leg

Back in 2015, Dave Grohl broke his leg during a Foo Fighters gig. Now, the rocker has reunited with the medic that assisted him at the time.

Dune Rats, William Crighton and Future

7 awesome music events to check out on the October long weekend

The October long weekend is slowly approaching, so we've decided to take a look at 7 of the best things that a music lover could do with the extra day off.

Melbourne hard-rockers Toxicon who have just covered Confidence Man

Toxicon drop a metal cover of Confidence Man’s ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’

Melbourne's Toxicon took issue with triple j calling Confidence Man Australia's best up-and-coming live band, so the group decided to do something about it

Australian comedic musician Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin has shared a heartfelt message to SSM ‘No’ voters

Tim Minchin has shared an impassioned plea to those who are considering voting 'no' in the current same-sex marriage plebiscite