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Posted 9 Aug 2012 @ 9:30am

Define your genre in five words or less:

Hard hitting riff rock.


What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?

Getting on a stage playing massive riffs over phat grooves to nodding heads, pumping fists and devil horns.


And what makes you unhappiest about what you’re doing?

Not doing the above every night of the week!



Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 2:13pm



Aaron Gibson from The Ghost Hotel


Ten bands everyone should know about:

I’m actually pretty unqualified to answer this question as I haven’t listened to anything recorded in the last five years with any kind of love, except maybe other Perth bands. So yeah, keep an ear out for the new Emperors and Split Seconds records – they should be pretty...

Posted 28 Mar 2012 @ 6:30am


In 1983, five heavy-drinking rock‘n’rollers were the hottest things in Australian music. They played hard, partied hard and rocked even harder. But, all good things come to an end and Cold Chisel called it quits in 1983. The members were sobering up, settling down and unpacking their tour bags for what they thought would be the last time.



Bassist Phil Small...

Posted 26 Jan 2012 @ 12:10pm


The Great Australian Songbook is a double-CD compilation of what is billed to be “40 of Australia’s finest recording artists performing 40 of the best Australian songs from ‘Last Century’ and ‘This Century’”.


As you can imagine, any collectionwith such noble and lofty ambitions is likely to generate heated debate amongstmusic fans as many listeners will have strong...

Posted 13 Dec 2011 @ 2:56pm

"The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades," remarks Wally Kempton, bass player with Melbourne power pop favourites Even. It's a positive, albeit gratuitous assessment of Even's current situation; with principal songwriter Ash Naylor in perpetual high demand for his stage and studio services, and Kempton juggling his own booking, performing and managerial activities (Kempton's management...

Posted 7 Dec 2011 @ 2:50pm

Following on from the incredibly successful comeback tour of this year, legendary Australian rockers Cold Chisel have been announced as the headline act for the 2012 Byron Bay Bluesfest.  


The announcement comes on top of the bevy of already revealed heavyweights on the first...

Posted 7 Sep 2011 @ 4:44am

The first new Cold Chisel track in 13 years was written by Don Walker and focuses on a man who works hard for a woman. It's alright, but would have been album filler in their glory days. The slow pitching ballad has a chorus that barely swells, a tired sort of song with a strained vocal performance from Barnesy that sounds a bit nasal and wobbles around the lower notes. Features Steve...

Posted 4 Aug 2011 @ 9:23am

After falling sick late last week, living legend Jimmy Barnes has been given doctor’s orders to rest and recuperate over the course of the next month, forcing a few solo shows into cancellation. 


Thankfully, fears of a heart scare were unfounded. "I hate to cancel shows and over the years I've very rarely done it", Jimmy said in an official statement. "Sorry to anyone who's...

Posted 21 Jul 2011 @ 11:00am

At a press conference this morning, members from the country's most iconic pub-rock band Cold Chisel announced their return with a massive run of dates spanning a three month period.


The Light The Nitro Tour does what it says on the tin, taking the venerable rockers on their biggest tour in over 30 years.


Initial plans for a comeback were put on hold after the...

Posted 30 Mar 2011 @ 9:12am
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