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SLIME FROM THE DRILLHEAD-An Augie March Tour Diary

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 8, 2006

SLIME FROM THE DRILLHEAD – An Augie March Tour Diary June 8, 2006 | Author: Augie March. Live pics by Marty Williams Australian Musician let Augie March loose with our good pencils and paper, as they documented a week or two in the life of their national ‘Moo, You Bloody Choir’…

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INXS SWITCH ON!

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 15, 2006

INXS SWITCH ON! March 15, 2006 | Author: Greg Phillips & Steven Rosen In a small club in inner suburban Melbourne INXS quietly but confidently launched their new album ‘Switch’, their first featuring new front man JD Fortune. Greg Phillips witnessed first hand the band’s newly found enthusiasm when he…

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THE MEANING OF (ROCK N’ ROLL) LIFE

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - October 20, 2005

THE MEANING OF (ROCK N’ ROLL) LIFE October 20, 2005 | Author: Baz Bardoe. Pics Marty Williams Motorace’s Patch, Sarah McLeod and 67 Special’s Ash discuss the making of their new albums with Baz Bardoe. The idea was to simultaneously interview three artists, each at very different stages of their careers….

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MASTERING! WHAT IS IT?

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 18, 2005

MASTERING! WHAT IS IT? August 18, 2005 | Author: Kevin Garant Respected studio engineer Martin Pullan has been at the helm at Melbourne’s Edensound since its inception during the mid nineties. English born Pullan cut his teeth at the esteemed RG Jones Recording Studios in London where he worked with artists…

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DALLAS CRANE/D4 ON TOUR

Posted in Articles, Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 18, 2005

DALLAS CRANE / D4 ON TOUR August 18, 2005 | Author: Joe Matera. Pics Marty Williams DALLAS CRANE, D4 AND YOUNG HEART ATTACK..ON TOUR Though the tag of new emerging talent has been flippantly bestowed on Melbourne four piece outfit Dallas Crane, the truth of the matter is, the band…

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NEIL MURRAY TOUR DIARY

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 18, 2005

NEIL MURRAY TOUR DIARY August 18, 2005 | Author: Australian Musician NEIL MURRAY ‘ABOUT TIME’ TOUR DIARY Photo by Marty Williams Neil Murray is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most respected singer/songwriters. In April Neil released About Time… A Song Collection, a definitive studio collection of his finest works,…

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MOOG’s 50th ANNIVERSARY BASH exclusively for us by Rick Wakeman

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 11, 2004

June 2004. Rick Wakeman reports exclusively for Australian Musician on the wonderful Bob Moog 50th anniversary in New York. It was also Rick’s 55th birthday. In 1954 Bob Moog put together the first synthesizer as we have come to understand them today. (Thus 2004 being the 50th anniversary). Bob Moog is also 75 this year. The entrepreneur Charles Carlini put together the idea of a MOOGFEST in New York to celebrate 50 years of the instrument that changed the course of keyboards within so many genres of music from rock to classical and it’s amazing use in so many films. Charles contacted many musicians whose lives and work have been touched  by Bob Moog and a date was fixed  for the event to honour Bob … May 18th … which just happened to also be my 55th birthday. Rehearsals were  held on the 17th of May and the show took place at 
BB Kings on 42nd Street in New York the following day. Somehow an amazing number of artists and acts managed to cram on the stage for both sound check and the  performances which were very diverse and showed the wide range of music that the instrument has created. Taking part, apart from myself, were NYC Reggae Collective, Jason Miles and Maximum Groove,  Joe Gallivan and Graham Haynes, Bernie Worrell & DJ Logic, Suzanne Ciani, Pamela Kurstin, Deodato and Steve Molitz, Stanley Jordan, Keith Emerson and his band . During my participation a huge birthday cake was brought on organized by Charles Carlini…

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KISS (Paul Stanley) & THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - June 5, 2004

June 2004. by Greg Phillips It wasn’t the first time a rock band had shared a stage with classically trained musicians, but the teaming of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with American rock legends Kiss at Melbourne’s Telstra Dome in February 2003 had to be the most mutually satisfying for all…

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BRIAN WILSON BAND – ‘Smile’ tour backstage exclusive

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 1, 2000

March 2005 SMILE-IT’S VINDICATION DAY! By Greg Phillips SHORT MUSIC HISTORY LESSON #1 It’s the early sixties. The Beach Boys’ main songwriter Brian Wilson is enjoying the rewards reaped by million selling surf rock singles like ‘”Fun. Fun, Fun’, and ‘Surfin’ USA’. The Beatles then release their ‘Rubber Soul’ album….

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