Elton John goes record shopping in Canada, asks for gangsta rap

We’ve known for a long time now that Elton John casts a wide net when it comes to the music he either listens to, or is involved in. Heck, we only need to look at 2Pac’s ‘Ghetto Gospel’, which samples John’s ‘Indian Sunset’, to know that he’s a fan of...

Elton John is about to tour Australia

The incomparable Elton John is returning to Australia in 2017, and he’s already announced the first dates – and some surprising venues. Rather than sticking to the standard tour locations, he’ll be heading out to more remote areas like Cairns and Mackay, with more dates on the way. “Exclusive to...

Turns Out, Elton John Is A Big Sarah Blasko Fan

We Australians sometimes like to think that Australia is just kind of our thing. We love it, of course, but the rest of the world doesn’t really bother with us, do they? Not in the way they do with America and England and that. After all, we’re so far away...

How Molly Meldrum Ruined Elton John’s Party

One of the most eagerly anticipated TV series of the new year is Molly, a new Channel 7 venture which recounts the incredible life story of Australian music industry icon Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum. With a killer soundtrack packed with hits from the likes of Stevie Wright, Billy Thorpe, Skyhooks, and...

Worth A Combined $5.8 Billion, These Are The 10 Richest Musicians In The World

With the end of 2014 nigh, there are many end-of-year lists surfacing on the internet, and one that particularly struck our interest was one that compiled the world’s richest musicians and trust us, some of the results will shock you. Pieced together by one of the globe’s leading ultra high net worth...

20 Tracks With Secret Guest Musicians

Turns out musicians can be sneaky little things! We all know that a rockstar’s ego is as big as the Empire State Building, but it seems that despite this some musos would rather go uncredited when they make guest appearances on tracks.  Whether it’s due to embarrassment,  want of ambiguity or...

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...

Paléo Nyon Festival

Switzerland has long been famed for its neutrality and with this event originally started as the Nyon Folk Festival in 1976 it’s fair to say it never set out ruffle any feathers. In 1986 the festival rebranded as Paléo Festival Nyon with James Brown kicking things into overdrive and leaving...

Australia’s Most Misheard Song Lyrics Revealed In New Poll

If you’ve ever wondered why Jimi Hendrix needed to be excused to kiss that guy in ‘Purple Haze’ or why Flume sampled a guy banging on about a “hip shaking llama,” then you’re not the only one. A list of Australia’s most misheard song lyrics – or mondegreens as they’re...

Australia’s Most Misheard Song Lyrics

Ever wondered why Jimi Hendrix was kissing guys or Elton John was banging on about holding Tony Danza closer? It seems you’re not the only one. Streaming service Spotify held an Australia-wide poll of music’s most misheard song lyrics – or mondegreens as they’re technically known – and compiled the...

Big Name Musicians Making A Mint At Private Corporate Gigs

From the chilly cities of Russia through to the sweltering suites in Dubai, its seems the jet-setting lifestyle of musicians seems to be getting all the more glamorous with the developing norm of private and corporate-backed gigs being commissioned and matched by the fattest of pay cheque. As the Sydney Morning...

Dave Grohl Confirms New Foo Fighters Album In Revealing Reddit Q&A

If Dave Grohl didn’t have enough on his plate already, the rock heavyweight sat down yesterday for one of Reddit’s infamous Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions in a hilarious exchange with fans online, saying his most simple pleasure is “being a father” (to Harper, 6 and Violet, 3), confirming drums...

Album Titles And The Movies They Would Be

Albums more often than not tell a story, but sometimes, the title of a record doesn’t quite corrrespond with its message. We’ve taken some of history’s best known album titles and pondered, if thy were movies, what they might be about? From turning Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced? into a...

Elton John

Although Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited earlier this month, it could be argued that true British royalty didn’t land on Australian soil until the recent arrival of Coldplay, Radiohead, and Sir Elton John. Though giving up a year or two on his native counterparts, the latter of...