The Avalanches just announced a third album is on the way

The Avalanches have just dropped some pretty exciting news: they’re releasing an album, and won’t be making us wait quite so long this time around. Speaking to FBi Radio ahead of their block party appearance at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid LIVE, the pair were chatting about their work...

Female musos point out their daily struggles in a ‘Gender Reversed Sound Check’

“And now you, love – do you know how to turn on your amp?” Can’t imagine having a sound tech asking you a question like that during your soundcheck? You’re probably not a female guitarist then. Following on from a crack-up sketch that pointed out the weird treatment women can...

The Smith Street Band recreate AC/DC’s legendary clip for ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’

Two worlds of Aussie rock have collided this morning, as The Smith Street Band unveil the new video clip for ‘Shine’ – one that looks just a little bit familiar. Not only have they recreated AC/DC’s all-time classic music video for ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You...

Metal singers use the same vocals tricks as babies, science tells us

Inside Science has discovered that metal vocalists are able to summon their unholy growls and screams by using the same vocal process as newborn babies. Krzysztof Izdebski of Inside Science explains that when babies are born, they can only manipulate their vocal chords to make a few “sounds of scream...

Chris Cornell’s wife posts heartbreaking open letter to her late husband

Vicky Cornell has written a heartbreaking open letter to her late husband, with whom she has two children Toni, and Christopher Jr. She has previously stated she believes that the prescription drug Ativan may have influenced Cornell’s decision, with the family’s attorney pointing out the drug can cause paranoid or...

Even System Of A Down’s drummer doesn’t get why they haven’t released an album in over a decade

When System Of A Down released two albums in 2005, it seemed like the band were hitting a prolific streak. Then they disappeared for 12 years without a peep. Last year, news came out that the band had over a dozen songs completed for a new album, but despite a...

Do the Funky Junky ‘cos Peter Andre and CDB are touring Australia together

Peter Andre is embarking on his first Australian tour in twenty years, since back when Isla Fisher was killing it on Home and Away, and the entire nation was doing a dance called the Funky Junky on the regular. Oh, what a time! Helping you relive those days is the...

Goldfinger are back with their first album in almost a decade

Goldfinger have spent most of the past decade playing nostalgia shows with names like ‘Emo Night’ or ‘Ska Trek’; basically operating as a musical vehicle for singer John Feldmann, who has been trading in and out various members as he sees fit. Now Feldmann is releasing the first record under...

alt-J have just announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand

With their new album RELAXER only a week away, the indefinable alt-J have announced that they’ll be heading to Australia and New Zealand in December for six dates, following a tour through the US and Europe. Better yet, they’ll have LA four-piece Warpaint in support for the Australian shows, who...

It doesn’t get any trippier than a King Gizz gig in 360 degrees

As if their beautiful collection of music videos isn’t already the perfect thing to stare at when you’re a bit fried, King Gizz have got something even better for you: one of their full sold-out gigs from the Nightcat filmed in 360 glorious degrees. Shot with five camera by the...

Bernard Fanning is getting back to the old-school “pub gigs” for his national tour

One of Australia’s foremost singer-songwriters (not to mention rock legend former frontman of the beloved Powderfinger), Bernard Fanning is about to head out on tour in support of his soon-to-be-released LP Brutal Dawn. Out this Friday, the album is a companion piece to his 2016 record Civil Dusk, which released...

This is the drunkest metal band we’ve ever seen

Helsinki played host to the Steelfest Open Air Festival last weekend, and a ten-minute video of Finnish black metal band Azazel’s set must have been the highlight. Here are a few things that happened during the clip: the vocalist holds two beers and chugs them while attempting an offkey chant;...

How Soundgarden inspired Metallica to write their biggest hit, ‘Enter Sandman’

With the numerous tributes for musicians pouring in for Chris Cornell over the past days, Ultimate Classic Rock have dug up an old interview with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett that explained how Soundgarden were responsible for influencing one of the most recognisable rock riffs of all time. “Soundgarden had just...

Brian May reveals Freddie Mercury lost most of his foot during his AIDS battle

Brian May has given an in-depth interview to the Sunday Times — which he has since slammed as an “awful amateurish piece of journalistic opportunism” — about his career with Queen, in order to promote his forthcoming photo book. The feature excerpts portions of his book, including one shocking detail...

Placebo are touring Australia this September

Placebo are the latest band to celebrate twenty years since the release of an album — their self-titled debut, in this case — with a national tour. It’ll be the band’s first national tour of Australia in 11 years (they last came out for Soundwave in 2014) and the presser...