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15 bands who took their names from other artists’ songs

As we’ve mentioned before, picking a band name can be pretty hard. There are some pretty amazing band names out...

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather

Toto’s Steve Lukather will rip your fucking eyeballs out

With 40 years since the historic release of Toto’s eponymous debut album, the band is set to release an anniversary...

City of Sydney

In a housing crisis, Sydney still offers affordable artist spaces

Rent is prohibitively expensive for the middle class in Sydney, let alone those struggling to make a creative career pay...

Northlane, In Hearts Wake, and Parkway Drive, three of Australia's greatest metalcore acts.

Just who is the greatest metalcore band in Australia?

Let’s face it, Aussie music fans love their metalcore, it’s one of the reasons why the genre has become so...

The Babe Rainbow hold surfboards near a VW Kombi van.

10 of the best Aussie surf bands to soundtrack your summer

To the rest of the world, Australia is represented by a small handful of icons: mostly just kangaroos, the Crocodile...

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl onstage

Which Foo Fighters album is their absolute best?

With Foo Fighters back in action touring their ninth album Concrete & Gold across Australia, what better time to look...

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, arguably one of the coolest humans alive.

10 times that Dave Grohl was the coolest guy in rock music

If there’s one name that almost every music fan knows, it’s Dave Grohl. From his early beginnings as the drummer...

8 modern guitar heroes pushing the boundaries of the instrument

With pleas claiming that ‘guitar music is dead’ constantly plaguing discussion, it’s easy to believe the days of riff-lords and...

Logo for the 2017 triple j Hottest 100

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...