DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE “HYSTERIA” ALBUM TOUR + SCORPIONS

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Rock icons, DEF LEPPARD, have extended their 70-plus US and UK tour to run riot Down Under, finally playing their landmark, longest recording in full – 1987’s seminal Hysteria LIVE! German rock legends, special guests SCORPIONS join the tour for the first-ever multi-city tour of Australia in the band’s 50-plus-years…

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DAVE HOLE: ‘GOIN’ BACK DOWN’ INTERVIEW

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett once said, “His slide playing kills me,” about Australian blues guitar legend Dave Hole’s fretboard mastery. UK guitar icon Gary Moore sought out Hole to join him on not one but two European tours, featuring 2 famous gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In the early 90s,…

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JAALA: THE ‘JOONYA SPIRIT’ INTERVIEW

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Singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala has just released ‘Joonya Spirit’, the second album under the band moniker of JAALA.  Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips phoned Cosima for a chat about it. It doesn’t take long into a conversation with singer, songwriter Cosima Jaala to realise that she doesn’t take life too seriously….

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TIM RIES: JAZZ STONES ON SAXOPHONES

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Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, educator and sax guy for The Rolling Stones, TIM RIES is currently in Melbourne for some dates before jetting off to join The Stones again in the UK. On Tuesday night April 24, he’ll be playing a soul review with local band The Putbacks at the…

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MUSIC CITIES CONVENTION, MELBOURNE

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The results of a survey released last week showed that Melbourne’s music scene is so healthy that many declared the southern city the world’s music capital! It’s befitting that this week Melbourne hosted the Music Cities Convention, a talk-fest, think-tank which explores how music enhances economic development, creates jobs and…

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