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ringo's copy of the beatles white album

The five most valuable vinyl records in the world… ever

Behind every copy of Chicago 18 you see in op-shops for a dollar or two could be sitting a rare...

Thy Art Is Murder

Thy Art Is Murder’s Andy Marsh opens up about CJ McMahon’s return: ‘I’m very proud of him’

“The last few days were a bit ‘How you going’.” Thy Art Is Murder’s guitarist Andy Marsh sounds laconic back...

Ainslie Wills

Advice for aspiring musicians: Ainslie Wills pens a letter to her younger self

Melbourne alt-pop darling has garnered her fair share of acclaim over the last couple of years, but as anyone in...

8 albums we can’t wait to hear in the second half of 2017

The year might be getting away from us despicably fast, but there are still six long months left before the...

Three Australia artists

The 6 Aussie songs you need to hear this week, with FBi Radio’s Amelia Jenner

Community radio music directors often have an encyclopedic knowledge of local music and an insatiable thirst to keep their ears...

A festival crowd at dusk

Music festivals need to get smarter about drugs – and soon

For many music festivalgoers, drugs are a significant part of the festival experience. But we all have a responsibility to...

Singer and writer David James Young

Don’t quit your day job: How Aussie musicians pay the bills in a tough industry

It’s the classic turning point in any music biopic: the rising star, having just triumphantly signed their first recording contract,...

The Beatles

The case for McCartney: Why Paul is the best Beatle

There is a moment in Richard Linklater’s absorbing familial drama Boyhood in which Ethan Hawke, playing the role of put-upon...

Australian rock band The Meanies give the middle finger

The Meanies share their memories of 30 years in the Australian music scene

Ahead of their Last Tour For Who Knows How Long, Link Meanie from Aussie rock’n’roll icons The Meanies shares five thoughts...

Three local musicians

The 7 best Aussie songs you haven’t heard, with Koori Radio Music Coordinator Emily Nicol

Community radio music coordinators often have an encyclopedic knowledge of local music and an insatiable thirst to keep their ears...

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...

Furnace and the Fundamentals

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...

Boy george with a group of The Voice contestants

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...