On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 … [Read the full story]

2014 triple j Hottest 100 voting opens

Voting for the triple j’s Hottest 100 – aka the “world’s biggest music democracy” – has officially opened. That’s right, you can now play your part in ensuring that Lorde’s ‘Royals’ or Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ romps it in when the votes are revealed on Australia Day (January 26). Simply select up to 10 of … [Read the full story]

The Mrs. Carter Perth Show

One of the best concerts to kick off one year since the Perth Arena’s first anniversary. Queen Bey dominated the first show in Perth, with an all-female band, two hour set and not a drip of sweat – it’s no doubt who runs the world. Beyonce. Or should we say, Mrs. Carter – after all, … [Read the full story]

One Direction food fight in Melbourne

One Direction’s last show in Melbourne was one to remember – with the boys getting caked and pies thrown at them. But here’s the kicker – The fans weren’t the ones responsible for the mess! Support act 5 Seconds of Summer instigated the huge on stage food fight, involving whipped cream, super-soakers after singing a … [Read the full story]

Nicki Minaj gets her tits out

Nicki Minaj has joined the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus in revealing a bit too much. Minaj posted the very boob-heavy pic to her Instagram account wearing nothing but leopard-print stars over her nips.

Rihanna shines bright in Sydney

As the rumble of Rihanna’s opening song ‘Mother Mary’ teases the crowd, her fans can’t contain their excitement…even fellow US star Jason Derulo waves to the heaving crowd, causing an eruption of cheers and instant social media updates. The black curtain snaps down to reveal Rihanna on her knees in a moment of solace and … [Read the full story]

Robbie Williams ‘Swings Both Ways’

Robbie Williams is back, releasing his new album – ‘Swings Both Ways’ on November 15. Something very different from Robbie, moving away from the pop music we are used to from him. “First of all, I wanted to do a Swing album because I wanted to do a Swing album. I always knew I’d do … [Read the full story]

Jack Johnson to tour Australia

Shoe-hating singer-songwriter-surfer Jack Johnson is beginning a world tour this month with shows in Europe and the USA before he heads to Australia in December. The tour’s in support of his next album, From Here To Now To You, which will be released on Friday September 13 on his own Brushfire Records label. For this, … [Read the full story]

Bluesfest 2014 lineup announced

“It’s our 25th Birthday! We are going to be celebrating this one as never before and will deliver you one hell of a line up and mark my words: This is only the beginning.” These are the words of promoter Peter Noble who has tonight revealed the first round of acts set to play Bluesfest … [Read the full story]

The Bennies leak Soundwave 2014 appearance

Someone obviously forgot to tell The Bennies that a particular festival you may’ve heard of was being announced this Friday (August 23). Melbourne’s self-described “psychedelic reggae ska doom metal punk rock” act “from hell” leaked their place on the Soundwave 2014 bill via social media. “We have some very exciting news to announce,” they wrote, … [Read the full story]

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