Brandon John

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Iggy Pop celebrates his 70th birthday by being awarded France’s “highest cultural honour”

Shirtless wonder Iggy Pop may not have imagined ever living to the ripe old age of 70, let alone standing on a stage having a...

“Fuck me Bob, what is wrong with you?” – Roger Waters slams Bob Dylan’s new music

Roger Waters is back in full-swing putting together his first solo album in a quarter of a century, and he is not keeping hi mouth...

There’s a mini Kyuss reunion set to go down in Australia next month

While it might be too much to hope for to have the whole band back together, we’ll at least have the chance to see a...

Sydney is about to start throwing gigs at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

As far as live music venues go, this one will be pretty special. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is hosting its Sunset Sessions series this July...

Single of the Week: Tora’s ‘Too Much’ is an enthralling downtempo jam

Byron electronic quarter Tora are on the brink of releasing their debut album Take A Rest on June 9, but they’ve sneaked in with one...

Violent Soho are going on an indefinite hiatus

Considering how long the Soho boys have been together, and how especially busy they’ve been since Hungry Ghost and then WACO blew minds the world...

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s handwritten notes reportedly claimed he would be murdered

Michael Jackson’s death has been a cause of controversy ever since the pop icon died of an overdose of the sedative propofol in 2009, in...

Premiere: Knock back a ‘VB’ with one of our favourite Melbourne bands, DIET.

We’ve been on board with Melbourne outfit DIET. for a while of now, as they released a string of impressive tracks like the hook-driven earworm...

US singer Julien Baker has announced some can’t-miss Splendour sideshows

When Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker made her way to Australia last year to play a select handful of shows, they went down as some of...

Paul McCartney announces the details for his 2017 Australian tour

Yes, it’s actually happening – Paul McCartney is touring Australia and New Zealand this year for the first time since 1993. The music legend and...

11 musicians who killed their careers in record time

For all but a few superstars, celebrity status and career success is a fickle thing. From messy nights on the town to social media rants,...

Tim Rogers examines his strengths and weaknesses as a muso in a revealing chat

Tim Rogers is an Aussie icon with a long career at his heels and hopefully plenty left in the tank in the years to come....

Newtown Social Club bids an emotional farewell as it shuts its doors for good

Sydney’s iconic live music venue the Newtown Social Club closed for good over the weekend, laid to rest with two sold-out gigs by The Drones’...

5 things we learned from Radiohead’s new ‘OK Computer’ interview

Yep, it’s been two whole decades since Radiohead shook the music world to its foundations with their masterwork OK Computer, and the band are in...

Former triple j presenter Matt Okine drops another legit hip hop track

Having caught us a little off-guard with his first move into the hop hop scene last year, ex-triple j presenter and one half of former...

10 times rock bands destroyed their instruments, surroundings, and each other

Smashing your guitar was along seen as a rite of passage in rock, sending that beloved Fender to the grave in a shower of strings...

Leaps and Bounds Festival kicks off with a star-studded Paul Kelly tribute

Melbourne’s Leaps and Bounds is back for its 5th year, with the opening night on Thursday July 13 kicking off a ten-day festival of music...

The Smith Street Band recreate AC/DC’s legendary clip for ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’

Two worlds of Aussie rock have collided this morning, as The Smith Street Band unveil the new video clip for ‘Shine’ – one that looks...

Premiere: Sydney rockers Borneo put the scene on alert with their slick debut EP

Sydney rockers Borneo recently signed to the ever-expanding Habit Music Company, and wasted no time dropping their moody single ‘Boyfriend’. Now, they’re back with an...

A guide to touring your band on the cheap, with The Pinheads

Heading out on tour is possibly the most exciting moment for any band, whether you’re traveling in luxury or piling into the back of a...