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  1. Tame Impala, Flume Clean-Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  2. Air Supply to be Entered Into ARIA Hall of Fame

    October 24, 2013 3:01 AM EDT Australian ‘80s soft-rock hitmakers Air Supply are to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell will be inducted during the 27th annual ARIA Awards , which will be held Dec. 1 at Sydney’s The Star Ev ...

  3. Chrissy Amphlett, Frontwoman With Australian Rock Legends The Divinyls, Dies At 53

    April 22, 2013 5:38 AM EDT Chrissy Amphlett, the potent frontwoman of the Divinyls, the ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted group whose sexually-driven song “I Touch Myself” was a global hit in 1991, has died at her home in New York after a battle with breast cancer and multipl ...

  4. Icehouse's Iva Davies Signs Global Admin Deal, Catches Up To Future

    February 28, 2011 3:08 PM EST Doing the Global Admin Dance: At the signing (left to right) are Simon Moor, Managing Director of Kobalt Music Australia; and Icehouse's Iva Davies. Kobalt Music Group has landed a coup with the signing of celebrated Icehouse frontman Iva Dav ...

  5. Steve Prestwich of Cold Chisel Dead at 56

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Steve Prestwich, founding drummer with Australian rock icons Cold Chisel, died Sunday following surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was 56. As a songwriter, Prestwich penned some of Cold Chisel's best-known works, including "Forever Now ...

  6. Tame Impala Snags J Award

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Psychedelic rock trio Tame Impala has won Australian youth-oriented radio network Triple J's highest honor, taking out the J Award for their debut album "InnerSpeaker" (Modular/Universal). Tonight's (Nov. 29) big win in Melbour ...

  7. ARIA Awards Artists Get Sales Boost

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The TV ratings were a shocker, but the ARIA Awards still managed to breathe new chart life into recordings from performers and winners on the night. After taking out two of the big trophies at the Nov. 7 industry gala, Angus & Julia Stone have ...

  8. Models Bassist James Freud Dies

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Just days after the Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, the Australian electro-rock band has had to bury its frontman and bass player, James Freud. Freud, whose struggles with alcoholism has been explored in two autobiographies, was f ...

  9. EMI Hires Hit Producer Down Under

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ARIA Award-winning producer and engineer Scott Horscroft will succeed Craig Hawker as VP A&R at EMI Music Australasia, the music company said today (Oct. 12). Sydney-based Horscroft produced the Presets' multi-platinum hit album "Apo ...

  10. Powderfinger Extends Farewell Tour

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian rockers Powderfinger will extend their curtain-call tour after 175,000 tickets sold out in rapid-fire time. Within hours of going on sale last week (April 30), 17 dates were sell-outs on Powderfinger's "Sunsets - The Farewell ...

  11. Slash Helps Launch MTV Classic Down Under

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There was a bit of the old and a lot of the new when Slash led celebrations for the launch of the MTV Classic channel down under. The Guns 'N Roses great and his new band thrilled the Palace Theatre audience with a set which previewed works f ...

  12. Hoodoo Gurus Frontman Among Big Sound 2010 Speakers

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner, Australian music industry veteran John O'Donnell and American music writer Michael Azerrad are in the first batch of speakers confirmed for the Big Sound 2010 conference, to be held Sept. 8-10 in Brisbane. ...

  13. Australian Band Gyroscope Protests At Warner Hits Set

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian alternative rock outfit Gyroscope has fired a broadside at their former label Warner Music for readying a hits compilation apparently without their consent. In a statement issued today (April 22) and posted on their official Web site, t ...

  14. Powderfinger To Quit After Final Tour

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock group Powderfinger, the country's biggest band of the 2000s, is calling it quits. But not before an extensive farewell tour. The five members -- Bernard Fanning, Jon Coghill, John Collins, Ian Haug and Darren Middleton -- used ...

  15. Guitarist Mick Cocks Dies

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mick Cocks, rhythm guitarist and founding member of seminal Australian hard rock band Rose Tattoo, has lost his battle with liver cancer. He died Dec. 22 at a Sydney hospital. Cocks becomes the fourth member of a Rose Tattoo line-up to pass away i ...

  16. Aussie Rocker Cocks Dies

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mick Cocks, rhythm guitarist and founding member of seminal Australian hard rock band Rose Tattoo, has lost his battle with liver cancer. He died Dec. 22 at a Sydney hospital. Cocks becomes the fourth member of a Rose Tattoo line-up to pass away i ...

  17. ARIA To Honor Dingoes, Mental As Anything

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Australian rock acts Mental As Anything and the Dingoes, indigenous troubadour Kev Carmody, and pop singers Little Pattie and John Paul Young are to inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame during an Aug. 27 ceremony at Melbourne's For ...

  18. Sony Music Snags Hoodoo Gurus For New Album, Catalog

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Australian alternative rockers the Hoodoo Gurus has struck a new recording deal, which brings the band's entire catalog into the Sony Music Entertainment Australia fold. As part of the new contract, unveiled today (April 22), the grou ...

  19. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  20. New Deal, Buzz Surrounds Something For Kate

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has high hopes of delivering a smash hit with its new signing Paul Dempsey, and the frontman's multi-platinum selling alternative rock group Something for Kate. EMI recently snapped up Something for Kate, a hugely popular ...

  21. Sick Singer Forces Vines To Cancel Dates

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian alternative rock band the Vines has canceled all live appearances for the coming months after frontman Craig Nicholls apparently suffered a mental health relapse. Nicholls, who has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, had a sev ...

  22. Debut Winners Dominate ARIA Awards

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Newcomers Wolfmother, Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning and rock band Eskimo Joe were among the big winners Sunday night (Oct. 29) at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) awards, h Newcomers Wolfmother, Powderfinger frontman Be ...

  23. Aria Inducts Six Acts Into Hall Of Fame

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian-raised, international success stories Helen Reddy, Icehouse, the Divinyls and Rose Tattoo were inducted Aug. 16 into the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Assn.) Hall of Fame. The ceremon Australian-raised, international success stori ...