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12 things you didn’t know about triple j’s Hottest 100

The triple j Hottest 100 is an Australian cultural institution. It’s a tradition, a rite of passage, and the only...

7 times Australia was the inspiration for huge international bands

Inspiration can come from the most varied places, heck, the title of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was unknowingly borrowed from a...

Album packaging from the likes of Spiritalized, Lemon Jelly, and Boys Noize & Erol Alkan

15 times album packaging got cool, creative and weird

If there’s one thing better than the feeling of sliding a record out of its sleeve, it’s having that sleeve...

Kisschasy, Paul Mac, and Joel Turner, 3 artists who made classic hits you may have forgotten

14 more Aussie songs you’ve probably forgotten but definitely remember

We have an admittedly small music industry here in Australia, but we still manage to pump out an impressive number...

A lot of electric guitars

Meet the epic new Australian band with 100 guitarists

Legendary guitar maestro Rhys Chatham is gathering an orchestra of 100 Australian guitarists in Sydney this weekend for performances of...

Warwick Capper, Russel Crowe, and Sia - 3 celebrities with secret pasts

17 celebrities with embarrassing musical pasts

Who hasn’t dreamed of being super famous at least once in their life? Of course you have, you’re only human...

The Flaming Lips, Peaches, and The Drones - 3 acts to never make the Hottest 100

11 bands who surprisingly have never made the Hottest 100

With the Hottest 100 dominating discussion and dividing opinions lately, one could be mistaken for thinking that it’s the only...

Gary Clark Jr, Hurray For The Riff Raff, and C.W. Stoneking, 3 artists taking old genres in new directions

7 bands taking old genres in exciting new directions

As musical trends continue to evolve and new genres emerge, plenty of other styles of music happen to fall out...

Taxiride, Killing Heidi, and Custard, 3 bands who made classic hits you may have forgotten

16 Aussie hit songs you’ve probably forgotten but will definitely remember

It’s pretty shocking (and depressing) to realise that the 1990s actually ended 18 years ago. It’s not until you hear...

Hilltop Hoods, Childish Gambino, and the Smashing Pumpkins - 3 artists with famous songs about years

Reelin’ in the years: The 20 best songs about years

It seems Cher wasn’t the only musician who wanted to turn back time. With the end of 2017 merely hours...

Nirvana, AC/DC, and Metallica, three acts who were more succesfull following a lineup change

11 bands that were more successful after a lineup change

Music is a lot like life, where nothing is set in stone and everything is subject to change, and at the...

Muse's Matt Bellamy, Rage Against The Machine's Zach de La Rocha, and The Vines' Craig Nicholls, artists who played crazy television performances

10 of the wildest live television performances of all time

Live TV can be a fickle beast. Without the safety net of after-effects and editing, it can be a nerve-wracking...

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Inside that time triple j played the same song for 24 hours

We know triple j as our beloved national youth broadcaster, with a vast web of tentacles spreading throughout the Australian...

Baker Boy, Camp Cope, and Ruby Fields, writers of some of the best lyrics in 2017

Looking back on some of the best song lyrics we heard in 2017

Well, we made it. We’re at the end of the year, so now it’s time to look back on some...

Canned Heat playing live

Canned Heat’s greatest live moments, from Woodstock to the world

Canned Heat are one of the most beloved live bands of all time. They command a following every bit as...