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King Gizzard fans create plenty of amazing fan art

Crowd surfing, harmonicas, and upside-down guitars: The joys of being a Gizzhead

Andrew Wright was on his way home when his aux chord started bugging out. Stranded in silence, he grimly turned...

Don’t judge a band by its covers: How Furnace and the Fundamentals are bringing cool back to cover bands

Picture a typical ‘cover band’ in your head. What are you seeing? A bloke with a passing resemblance to Bono...

Is Boy George fit to mentor young musicians on Australian TV?

Australia is about to be hit with a third tour in two years for Boy George’s Culture Club, as the...

Rock's biggest sell-out moments, featuring Johnny Rotten, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne

12 of the biggest rock-star sell-out moments in history

“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”, declared Johnny Rotten on stage at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1978 as...

Feel good hits of the winter – The top 25 songs of 2017 so far

2017 is halfway done – which is fucking terrifying, if you ask me (wasn’t it New Year’s Eve yesterday?). Not...

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...

The Australian music industry needs to work together to make sure our artists succeed

Matt Johnston is giving himself the time and the space to get a little nostalgic. When we give the legendary...

8 of the greatest pre-game anthems to get you pumped up

Whether you’re throwing on a particular track to get the blood flowing pre-game, or watching an epic highlights package soundtracked...

Looking back on mega-producer deadmau5′ career highlights

With deadmau5 heading to Oz to headline the first ever Australian edition of the world-conquering Sensation festival, we thought now...

Phil Jamieson talks Aussie festivals, Jimmy Barnes, and Grinspoon’s most drunken gigs

Just before midday at home in Port Macquarie, singer-guitarist Phil Jamieson has a Wolfmother show to look forward to. The...

7 of the nastiest examples of revenge in musical history

Absolutely everyone has a disagreement from time to time, and if you’re famous, these disagreements can become pretty public pretty...

“It takes a bigger pair of balls to do less sometimes” – Royal Blood tell us how to write a rock song

It’s 9:15 on a Wednesday morning, and Royal Blood’s bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr is feeling jetlagged at home in London. The...

Five great New Found Glory songs that even hardcore fans might not know

New Found Glory are nine albums deep, at which point they also have a scattered collection of out-takes, B-sides, quirky...

15 Aussie hits you probably completely forgot, but will definitely remember

While Double J is currently in the midst of celebrating some of the most awesome music of the nineties, it’s...

15 incredible Australian bands we really miss

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