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DON’T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY – by Broderick Smith

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

December 2009. DON’T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY By Broderick Smith, aged 16. It’s early 1964. It’s summer and my family is living in St. Albans, an SBS town about 18 kms or so out of Melbourne, a small city still resplendent with colonial buildings, the home of the AFL and…

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HOODOO GURUS’ BRAD SHEPHERD by POWDERFINGER’S IAN HAUG

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

December 2009. Powderfinger’s Ian Haug catches up with Hoodoo Gurus’ legendary guitar player Brad Shepherd Since 1982 Brad Shepherd has been the archetypal lead axeman with iconic Aussie rockers the Hoodoo Gurus. Powderfinger’s Ian Haug has always been a fan of the band and caught up with Brad for a…

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ASK POWDERFINGER-IAN HAUG ANSWERS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

When Powderfinger agreed to take on the guest edit role, one of the band’s first requests was for us to seek some questions from their fans. Here’s a selection answered by guitarist Ian Haug. What was your worst gig ever and why was it so bad? Samuel, Como, WA We…

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A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO VINTAGE DRUMS- By Powderfinger’s Cogs

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

Hi all dedicated drummers. If you’re a beginner or an old hand at the art of caressing the skins you’ve probably come across a crusty old kit that could be described as vintage. Since the dawn of ebay trading, the collecting of these vintage kits has become more and more…

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THE OMNICHORD – A history by Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

The 20th Century saw the greatest leaps forward in technological innovation that mankind has witnessed since Jesus sang lead for the Jerusalem rock band, The New Testament. The greatest beneficiaries of this innovation have been science and sport and, as a result, the musical instrument industry. Using this magnificent logic…

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THE RECORD THAT CHANGED MY LIFE- by POWDERFINGER’S JC

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

THE RECORD THAT CHANGED MY LIFE SUNNYBOYS Self-titled (1981) By Powderfinger’s John Collins I grew up in a country town called Beaudesert and I remember as a young teenager my brother bringing home a mixed tape he had made while he was at school in Brisbane. This cassette contained several…

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POWDERFINGER’S DARREN MIDDLETON chats with BON JOVI’S RICHIE SAMBORA

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

December 2009. By Darren Middleton Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton chats with Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora about the New Jersey band’s new album ‘The Circle’ and asks how and why they’ve stuck together for so long. Say what you like about Bon Jovi, the truth is irrefutable … a career spanning 26…

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POWDERFINGER’S DARREN MIDDLETON Chats with WOLFMOTHER’S ANDREW STOCKDALE

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

December 2009. Wolfmother by Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton Wolfmother first set the music world alight with their retro rockin’ self titled debut album in 2005. The award winning trio travelled the globe gathering a massive fan base and gaining kudos from rock legends such as Thom Yorke and Jimmy Page. Then…

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BERNARD FANNING TURNS THE TABLES ON 4 MUSIC SCRIBES

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

THE FANNING INQUISITION September 2009. By Bernard Fanning Failed groupies or independent arbiters of musical justice? That is the question. Today’s music journalists are an increasingly marginalized lot. Plummeting print media sales, old fashioned formats and the generational move away from regular television and radio to the internet.  Where does…

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SOMETHING FOR KATE’S PAUL DEMPSEY & POWDERFINGER’S DARREN MIDDLETON discuss their new discs

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

Powderfinger, our guest editors have just released their new album ‘Golden Rule’ and are about to take it to the people at Homebake and Big Day Out. Their mate paul Dempsey has been busy touring his solo album ‘Everything is true’. Powderfingers guitarist Darren Middleton called up paul for a…

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