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EASYFEVER REVISITED!!

Exciting news for Aussie rock and ‘60s fans! The ABC’s Easybeats mini-series is now in production!

Read More Posted Tue 9 May 2017

Farewell, Fred

Sad and sudden news just in – John Clarke, of ABC’s political satirists Clarke & Dawe, and of course, the genius behind character Fred Dagg - has passed away. Clarke, who was born in NZ, but spent much of his life in Oz, died on Sunday.

Read More Posted Mon 10 Apr 2017

Dragon Get More Than Mince

Dragon breathed musical fire across Australasia at their peak in the late 1970s. But before that, the band was playing in Sydney for payment in mince. Todd Hunter remembers the night the boys got themselves a record deal.

Read More Posted Fri 17 Mar 2017

GUNS N’ ROSES – THE BASTARD SONS OF AUSSIE PUB ROCK?

How much of the band’s sound was influenced by the glory days of Aussie pub rock? Here are five (and a half?) Aussie pub rock acts who, it could be argued, had some sort of influence on Guns N’ Roses’ early days.

Read More Posted Thu 16 Mar 2017

THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS: FROM FUGS TO FOOTY TO FACEBOOK WITH DAVE WARNER

Dave Warner is closely aligned with the pub rock sounds that infiltrated the suburbs in the late 70s & 80s, yet his influences are anything but mainstream and his songs anything but straight ahead rock songs.

Read More Posted Thu 2 Mar 2017

THE POWER & THE PASSION

We caught up with author Michael Lawrence on his new book ‘Midnight Oil: The Power & The Passion’, and his previous tome ‘Cold Chisel: Wild Colonial Boys’.

Read More Posted Thu 16 Feb 2017

SUNNYBOYS GO BACK TO THE BEGINNINGS

This weekend sees the start of the latest run of gigs by Sydney’s legendary Sunnyboys... and some very special guests!

Read More Posted Thu 2 Feb 2017

VALE AURIEL ANDREW

Sad news in regarding the passing of legendary indigenous country singer Auriel Andrew.

Read More Posted Tue 3 Jan 2017

Leonard Love, Down Under-Style

Australia loved Leonard Cohen, so it’s kind of surprising that more Aussie artists haven’t covered his songs. There have been a few of course - Nick Cave, Jimmy Barnes... So let’s pay tribute with some of the best.

Read More Posted Fri 30 Dec 2016

More great news for Ol’ 55 fans

The band will be appearing on the Nine Network’s iconic Carols By Candlelight on Christmas Eve, and interviewed on Today Extra tomorrow - don't miss 'em!

Read More Posted Mon 19 Dec 2016

VALE BASSMAN WAYNE DUNCAN OF DADDY COOL

Most of you have already heard the sad news, but Wayne Duncan, Daddy Cool’s wonderful bass player has passed away at the age of 72. His death follows that of DC guitarist Ross Hannaford in March.

Read More Posted Mon 19 Dec 2016

HAVE A ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS WITH OL'55!

Ol'55's 1976 single "(I Want A) Rockin' Christmas" was not only a massive hit, but - surely - it's one of the most brilliant and rockin' Christmas songs ever!

Read More Posted Fri 16 Dec 2016