The 12 best albums made by triple j

This Friday just gone marked the release day of this year’s triple j Hottest 100 compilation. The annual selection of tracks serves as a way to collect some of the highlights of the most recent Hottest 100 countdown, and also as a musical time capsule of years past – not...

Bruce Springsteen playing guitar sining on stage with boy in light blue shirt playing guitar

Bruce Springsteen invites young fan on stage for Brisbane show… again

You might remember that back in 2013, when Bruce Springsteen was in the midst of another Aussie tour, he invited an 11 year old lad onstage with him to perform a song with him. Well now, four years later, Springsteen has done the same thing again, with the same young...

Bruce Springsteen wrote a song for the Harry Potter soundtrack

The Internet is a crazy thing; it’s an educational tool, it gives us access to an almost infinite amount of media, and in many cases, we can end up with music that wasn’t exactly meant to be heard. This time though, the victim at the forefront of this latest music...

Steven Van Zandt teamed up with the Hoodoo Gurus last night

Bruce Springsteen is currently touring Australia. In case you’ve missed his shows, you’ve probably heard plenty of folks at your local pub talking about the last time he was in town, or berating you for missing one of the best rock shows going around. Well, it turns out it’s not just...

Springsteen on Trump: “I understand how he got elected”

Springsteen might be the Boss, but he isn’t immune to fearing authority – especially when that authority is mobilising behaviour he deems as “un-American”. Still, as a lifelong chronicler of the downtrodden, Springsteen certainly understands how Trump got into office. In a long-ranging interview with Marc Maron on the WTF...

Bruce Springsteen Adds Bunch Of New Dates To His 2017 Australian Tour

With the new year just around the corner, Bruce Springsteen and his legendary E Street Band will soon be touching down in our fair land. Several shows have already sold out, but luckily The Boss has you covered with three final shows just announced. Springsteen will now play a third...

Looks Like Bruce Springsteen Is Touring Australia In 2017

Bruce Springsteen last visited our shores back in 2014 and played some of his most acclaimed Australian shows to date. Not only did they consist of the marathon-length sets we’ve come to expect from The Boss, but he honoured a local artist in each city. A regular visitor Down Under,...

School Of Rock: The 8 Musicians You Can Study At Uni Right Now

This week Kanye West began his 250 hours of community service teaching fashion, music and general Yeezus knowledge to students at different colleges across America. Inspired by Yeezy becoming a lecturer, we decided to compile a list of the most interesting university courses dedicated to some of our favourite musicians....

Father’s Day: The 12 Best And Worst Dads In Music

In the spirit of Father’s Day we decided to take a look at some of the most acclaimed and shamed dads in music. While some of these big name musicians could easily win a Grammy for raising their bloodline, others deserve to be booed off stage. Clearly, musical talent and...

Music Conman Jailed For Duping Investors Into Fake All-Star Charity Album

Investing in a charity album and benefit concert featuring the all-star likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Tom Petty seems like a no-brainer, right? That’s the exact con that an American musician nearly managed to pull off, duping investors out of more than half-a-million dollars towards a fake charity after...

Musicians Implicated In Tax Scam & 9 More Industry Updates You Should Know

All four members of Arctic Monkeys, George Michael, Take That’s Gary Barlow, and Katie Melua have all been implicated in a tax avoidance scam. The high profile musicians have been listed among a list of over 1,600 British celebrities, power brokers, and prominent cultural figures who collectively have attempted to shelter £1.2...

Get A Front-Row Seat To The Greatest Rock & Roll Performances Of All Time

While we hate the saturation of smartphone use at gigs these days, we have to concede that if it wasn’t for some people whipping out their iPhone, we wouldn’t get to experience those special live moments whatsoever (re: secret gigs in general). But if you’re sick of all the shaky handheld concert footage...

The 25 Highest Grossing Touring Musicians Since 1990

Off the top of your head, can you guess who are some of the highest grossing bands that have toured since 1990? Not as simple as you thought, right? Well, thankfully the good folk over at Billboard have compiled a list of the top 25 earners since the beginning of...

These 5 Bands Have Made Over $1 Billion From Touring

It’s widely believed that the current Rolling Stones world tour, which includes their much-anticipated return to Australia this October, could well be the last in their legendary half-century career. But as the tirelessly touring UK quartet have proven, a rolling stone may gather moss but a lifetime of touring also means rolling...

Ticket Demand Slumps For Aussie Music Festivals, Say Scalpers

There is no doubt in any live music lover’s minds that the 2014 Australian Music Festival circuit has been nothing to rave over. Although big name acts have been returning to our shores year after year, the punters who pay to see these acts have not. For some of the...