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Australia's music scene plunges deeper into poverty

With more and more musicians leaving the industry out of economic necessity, we face a generation ...  
Charlie Watts: Farewell to the gentleman drummer

Charlie Watts, drummer for one of the world’s biggest rock groups ever – the Rolling Stones ...  
Songwriter Gene Clark shines 50 years of his ‘White Light’

As Bob Dylan recognised, one-time Byrds rock star Gene Clark composed singular tunes. Clark’s ...  
Rock diva Tracy Nelson’s glorious gospel album turns 50

Although never a hit in 1971, gospel album Bring Me Home still rings out both musically and ...  
Phil Spector: A passionate life

Genius music producer Phil Spector, whose life was like a Shakespearean play, has died from ...  
Hillsong claims Melbourne's iconic Festival Hall

Hillsong Church has outraged the music community by purchasing Melbourne's historic Festival ...  
Remembering Spencer Davis: The great 'Professor'

Welsh music sensation Spencer Davis, one of rock music’s elder statesmen, has passed away from ...  
Eddie Van Halen: Goodbye, guitar god

Guitar god Eddie Van Halen has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 65.  
Helen Reddy: Farewell to a feminist icon

Feminist icon Helen Reddy, the first Australian to top the US charts, has died at age 78.  
Rocking through the pandemic: The value of music lyrics

'Rock lyrics are poetry (maybe).' So wrote Robert Christgau in 1967.  
When is 'cancel culture' justified?

Could 'cancel culture' be used to assist vulnerable communities, by removing influential people ...  
New Music Through Old Ears: WAP and the most offensive songs in history

Entertainment editor John Turnbull considers the controversy around 'WAP' and its context among ...  
Sexual misconduct in the Australian jazz scene needs to be discussed

Misogyny and sexual harassment are a problem within the Australian jazz scene, similar to that of ...  
Vale Steve Priest: The Sweet life

Steve Priest, best known for his role as bassist and one of the lead singers of glam rock band The ...  
Together-alone with the Morrison Government

The Morrison Government has abandoned those in the arts and entertainment industry — an indu ...  
Rock and Roll founding father Little Richard remembered

Rock and roll pioneer Little Richard, who passed away at 87 after a battle with bone cancer, was a ...  
The King of Synth-Pop Florian Schneider remembered

Kraftwerk founder and synth-pop virtuoso Florian Schneider has died following a battle with ...  
New Music Through Old Ears: A little ray of sunshine

With many entertainment activities still months away, music man John Turnbull presents a selection ...  

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