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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 ...  
Vale Dave Greenfield: Style and substance of The Stranglers

Legendary keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers has died from ...  
The contest of popularity between our national anthem and national song

History editor Dr Glenn Davies explores the contest of popularity between Advance Australia Fair ...  
Vale Bill Withers: A giant of soul music

The sun has sadly set on the career of influential soul artist Bill Withers, who has died of heart ...  
Mental as Anything frontman Greedy Smith remembered

Loveable larrikin Greedy Smith, the frontman of Australian new wave band Mental as Anything, has ...  
Remembering Ginger Baker: Cream of the crop

Legendary rock drummer Ginger Baker has passed away, having inspired generations of drummers and ...  
New Music Through Old Ears: Post Hart Stagger Tool

John Turnbull checks out recent releases from metal groundbreakers Tool, blues chanteuse Beth ...  
Ric Ocasek – Life on the cutting edge

Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the cutting-edge synth-pop group, The Cars, has died of natural ...  
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