How A Group Of 12-Year-Old Kids Were Taken Hostage By A Major Label

How A Group Of 12-Year-Old Kids Were Taken Hostage By A Major Label

When viewers first saw Brooklyn heavy metal outfit Unlocking The Truth wailing on a New York City sidewalk in a viral-bound video two years ago,

Is Your Band Name Already Taken? This Tool Can Tell You

Is Your Band Name Already Taken? This Tool Can Tell You

Remember last month when The Twigs publicly revealed that they were still pressing FKA twigs to change her name as it was apparently too similar


Musician Stands Up To Fake Merch Fraudsters, Gets Arrested For His Trouble

Musician Stands Up To Fake Merch Fraudsters, Gets Arrested For His Trouble

Felipe Andres Coronel, better known as socially conscious rapper Immortal Technique, isn’t a fan of the street T-shirt vendors that many of us have grown


Gene Simmons Declares War On “Dishonest” Musicians And Gigs

Gene Simmons Declares War On “Dishonest” Musicians And Gigs

While KISS bassist Gene Simmons has been known to put his foot in it from time to time, his latest interview actually yielded a suggestion


Ben Stiller Was In An ’80s Punk Band & They’re Actually Cool

Ben Stiller Was In An ’80s Punk Band & They’re Actually Cool

You never know who has a musical past, just this week we reviewed Chopper Read’s hiphop record (yep, that exists) and now as it turns out, one of


There’s A Karaoke App That’s Gone Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

There’s A Karaoke App That’s Gone Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

The creators behind the increasingly popular karaoke app StarMaker have had a pretty good month. As Tubefilter reports, the company’s recent funding round attracted $6.5


Action Bronson Shows Everyone How To Deal With A Stage Intruder

Action Bronson Shows Everyone How To Deal With A Stage Intruder

It’s been well-documented that you simply don’t mess with Action Bronson, especially not when he’s busy doing his thing on stage. The internet is rife


Local Aussie Band Score Big After Landing On Lollapalooza Lineup

Local Aussie Band Score Big After Landing On Lollapalooza Lineup

International music festivals have been enriched by a wealth of Aussie talent this year, just take a look at the hilariously announced Outside Lands or


Major Labels Are Planning To Charge You To Watch Music Videos, Yep

Major Labels Are Planning To Charge You To Watch Music Videos, Yep

These days it seems music fans love music vids almost as much as artist’s sounds, nobody really needs to be reminded how Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ and Sia’s


If This Is What Concerts Look Like In The Future, Count Us In

If This Is What Concerts Look Like In The Future, Count Us In

While SXSW is known for some pretty spectacular musical performances, this recent outing by Japanese pop trio Perfume is not only one of the most


Some Dude Quit One Direction & The Fans’ Reactions Are Priceless

Some Dude Quit One Direction & The Fans’ Reactions Are Priceless

In case you woke up this morning and noticed a sizeable chunk of your soul missing – a fifth-sized piece, to be precise – and have somehow


Here Are The 500 Greatest Songs Ranked By Popularity

Here Are The 500 Greatest Songs Ranked By Popularity

Back in 2004, Rolling Stone published their list of the ‘500 Greatest Songs’. The list was compiled approximately a year after the world’s most famous


This Could Be The Best Music Festival Lineup Announcement Video Ever

This Could Be The Best Music Festival Lineup Announcement Video Ever

We’ve seen some pretty awesome antics employed by international music festivals announcing their annuals lineups in the past few months. A particular favourite was Canadian


This Musician’s Response To Accusations Of “Selling Out” Is Absolutely Boss

This Musician’s Response To Accusations Of “Selling Out” Is Absolutely Boss

How many times have you been to a gig where the performing artist has closed their show by displaying their gratitude to the audience, telling


One Direction’s Rider Leaks & It Reads Like A Richie Rich Script

One Direction’s Rider Leaks & It Reads Like A Richie Rich Script

For those unfamiliar with popular web staple The Smoking Gun, it’s a favourite resource for tabloids and newspapers, providing a treasure trove of legal documents,


Here’s 8GB Worth Of Free Music From SXSW You Can Download Right Now

Here’s 8GB Worth Of Free Music From SXSW You Can Download Right Now

The great musical, film and technology Mecca that is South By Southwest has drawn to a close, and naturally, our FOMO is beyond comprehension as


Is Courtney Barnett Music’s Lena Dunham? Billboard Seems To Think So

Is Courtney Barnett Music’s Lena Dunham? Billboard Seems To Think So

For the past couple of weeks, Courtney Barnett has struggled to keep her name out of the headlines. She absolutely smashed it at Golden Plains




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11 Of Australia’s Best New Live Music Venues

11 Of Australia’s Best New Live Music Venues

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