Al Newstead

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Meet the Aussie who built a house for his gigantic record collection

Think you’re an avid vinyl collector? Well, no matter how far your record fandom goes or as large as your library might be, chances are...

20 Incredible Australian Bands We Miss

It’s easy to get distracted by the constant stream of new and exciting music that’s constantly emerging, but when we stop and think about the Aussie...

22 Aussie Musicians Who Run Their Own Record Labels

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and when you’re an Australian musician trying to legitimise your craft in an industry of pretenders...

Triple J Hottest 100 History: Longest Songs Ever

With voting now officially closed on this year’s edition of “the world’s biggest music democracy,” we take a look back at the poll’s long and...

Guess Who? 28 Musicians & Their Amusing High School Photos

Think you’d recognise a famous face anywhere? Well, why not put that to the test in our Tone Deaf approved Yearbook of rock and pop...

This Is The Most Played Song In The History Of Music

Here’s a question to get your musical brain tingling – what is the most played song ever in the history of recorded music? That means...

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The 10 Best Things In Tokyo Every Music Fan Should Do

From the outright bizarre, to the sometimes innovative, and right through to the insanely popular, the Tokyo music scene has everything you didn’t know existed...

The 7 Easy Things You Can Do To Support Live Music

Australian musicians may have spearheaded an international invasion of festivals, lineups, and charts lately, but closer to home the live music scene could arguably be in...

14 Albums Judged By Their Covers

We’re taught not to judge a book by its cover, but instead we went the other way and took that idea to its logical conclusion...

Kids On Album Covers, Where Are They Now?

Following this week’s news that the 12-year-old cover star of Placebo’s 1996 self-titled debut is now all grown-up, and looking to sue the band for emotional...

Aussie Hype Band Releases Debut Album Over 30 Years Later

An Australian band that were set to surf the New Wave boom of the 80s only to dissolve before they hit their heyday has found...

New Aussie Music Festival Announced, The Black Keys Headlining

The music-minded brains behind the popular A Day On The Green concert series are launching a brand new live music spin-off, named Rolling Green, locking...

The Black Keys Australian Tour 2015 Announced

The Black Keys Australian Tour 2015 has been announced. Following on from being announced as headliners of the Bluesfest 2015 lineup this morning, this afternoon...

The First Bluesfest 2015 Lineup Is Here, And It’s Incredible

The first Bluesfest 2015 lineup announcement is here, bringing an impressive cross-section of local and international artists both old and new to what will be the...

Bliss N Eso Backlash After Misogynistic Photo Spree

Yesterday Max MacKinnon, better known as MC Eso in the ARIA-topping Aussie hip hop trio Bliss N Eso, posted snaps of his recent visit to the...

Falls Festival 2014 Lineup Expands

The Falls Festival 2014 lineup has expanded with the addition of a collection of local favourites and one very special international artist. With the ballot ticketing...

AFL Ditches Aussie Music For Grand Final Entertainment

Despite a strong focus on promoting Australian music the last two years, the AFL have decided to ditch local talent for the Grand Final this year...

Listen Out 2014 Lineup Loses International Act

The Listen Out 2014 lineup has lost one of its international artists, less than four weeks out from the boutique dance music festival’s sophomore edition...

Jakob Australian Tour 2014 Announced

A Jakob Australian Tour 2014 has been announced. as the cult post-rock band hop the pond from New Zealand this November, bringing their formidably beautiful and...

The Pierce Brothers Australian Tour 2014 Announced

The Pierce Brothers Australian Tour 2014 has been announced as the indie successes embark on another massive run of national dates. Returning from a triumphant...