1. Cold Chisel to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

    March 29, 2016 2:36 AM EDT Cold Chisel , the quintessential Aussie rock band, is this year's recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The prestigious honor will be presented at the 2016 APRA Music Awards, to be held April 5 at Carriageworks in Sydney. Cold Chisel Create Own…

  2. Lukas Graham, Hilltop Hoods Rule Australia's Charts

    February 29, 2016 1:32 AM EST Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” has extended its stay at the top of Australia’s singles chart for a second week, while homegrown hip-hoppers Hilltop Hoods has landed its fifth No. 1 album, with Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung .  Danish soul-pop outfit Lukas Graham's…

  3. Baby Animals' Suze DeMarchi Covers Adele, The Clash on New Solo Album 'Home'

    July 24, 2015 2:13 AM EDT In the natural course of events, all baby animals grow up and go out on their own. With a new solo album in the bank, Suze DeMarchi is simply doing what nature intended. The Australian rock goddess has released  Home , a project created outside the familiar comradery of the band she has…

  4. Cold Chisel Working on New Album for 2015 Release

    January 30, 2015 4:17 AM EST Cold Chisel is warming-up for another comeback.  The Australian rock legends will play an intimate one-off show next month in the capital, the first in their homeland in nearly three years. It'll serve as a final tuneup before a headline appearance at this year's Clipsal 500 motor…

  5. Jimmy Barnes Undergoes Back Surgery, Bags Another No. 1 Album Down Under

    September 08, 2014 4:20 AM EDT Jimmy Barnes has another No. 1 Down Under, but he’s on doctor’s orders to keep celebrations to a minimum.   The Australian rock hero is recovering from emergency back surgery which kept him in hospital on Fathers Days (Sept. 7) as the new ARIA Albums Chart was published, showing Barnes’  30…

  6. Watch Keith Urban & Jimmy Barnes Cover ‘Good Times’

    September 03, 2014 2:11 AM EDT Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes can do pretty well as he wants in his homeland. So, when it came to recording his 15th studio album, 30:30 Hindsight , he decided to share the love -- and the spotlight -- with some of Australia’s biggest stars of the last 20 years.  The likes of Keith Urban ,…

  7. Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary, Extra Dates For Australasia Tour

    April 15, 2014 12:12 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand now has an itinerary, and an extra two shows.  The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap things up Nov. 22 at Mt Smart Stadium in…

  8. Aussie Rock Legends Cold Chisel Create Own Label, Switch Distribution Ahead of Catalog Relaunch

    August 21, 2013 12:31 AM EDT After more than 35 years on the books of Warner Music, legendary Australian rock group Cold Chisel are taking the DIY route. When the rights to all of their recordings recently reverted to the band for the first time, they grabbed the opportunity. The rockers launched an imprint, Cold…

  9. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Leona Lewis, artist's nationalities, Spice Girls and more! LOVING LEONA Hi Fred, I wrote to you back in February regarding Leona Lewis and her new single "Bleeding Love." I asked how she was progressing on the Billboard charts. I see that "…

  11. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an…

  12. INXS Hitting The Studio After Summer Tour Wraps

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune slotting back into frontman duties, Billboard.com has learned. Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune slotting back into frontman duties,…

  13. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome.…

  14. Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997)

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band's best work. The 1997 death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence casts an unfortunately bittersweet shadow on this fine collection of the Australian band&…

  15. Bon Jovi Rocks For Charity In Melbourne

    March 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Last Saturday's Bon Jovi-headlined charity concert in Melbourne grossed Australian $1.7 million (U.S. $850,000). The show, to raise funds for flood-stricken farmers, drew 34,000 people to the Colonial Last Saturday's Bon Jovi-headlined charity concert in Melbourne grossed Australian…