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Posted 25 May 2016 @ 9:53pm

 

RIP NICK MENZA
Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza passed away at age 51 after collapsing onstage during a concert by his band Ohm (a fusion band led by fellow Megadeth alumni Chris Poland) at The Baked Potato in LA. By all reports Nick was a healthy, sober guy in great shape. I’m sure many of my fellow guitar players spent countless hours jamming along to Menza-era Megadeth...

Posted 18 May 2016 @ 7:36pm

 

PRINCE TRIBUTE AT THE SPOTTED MALLARD
This is going to be great. Jemma Nicole has curated an incredible line up of musicians to pay tribute to Prince at the Spotted Mallard, and to raise funds for The Song Room this Saturday May 21. Performances by The Stop, Jemma Nicole, Lachlan Bryan and Tom Dockray, with DJ/MC Border Lion. Tickets available online at spottedmallard.com....

Posted 12 May 2016 @ 10:26pm

 

JACK THE STRIPPER
Melbourne’s Jack The Stripper will be touring Australia over June and July in support of their new single and video, Nibiru, taken from their debut album, 2013’s Raw Nerve. Since forming in 2007, Jack The Stripper have been assaulting audiences everywhere with their fierce and innovative brand of chaotic hardcore. Raw Nerve is a sonic powerhouse of off-kilter...

Posted 4 May 2016 @ 8:45pm

 

THE RETURN OF QUEENSRŸCHE
Seattle progressive metal legends Queensrÿche return to Australia for their first tour in nearly a decade, and first Australian tour with vocalist Todd La Torre.Having sold over 30 million albums around the world over the last 30-plus years, Queensrÿche’s progressive metal classics are some of the most celebrated in hard rock and heavy metal. The band’s...

Posted 27 Apr 2016 @ 8:19pm

 

LACUNA COIL AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
Iconic Italian gothfathers Lacuna Coil will be in Australia for their first ever headline tour this October in support of their eighth studio album, Delirium (which will be released on May 27 via Century Media/Sony Music Australia).The the band took full creative control over every aspect of this release, from production, concept and artwork...

Posted 20 Apr 2016 @ 10:03pm

 

AXL JOINS AC/DC… FOR NOW
Axl Rose will be singing for AC/DC on the remainder of the Rock Or Bust world tour. A lot of folks are uncomfortable with the way Brian Johnson was let go, but Guns N’ Roses played Whole Lotta Rosie and Riff Raff with Angus Young at Coachella on the weekend, and Axl sounded pretty badass. However, there’s no indication that Axl will continue singing for...

Posted 14 Apr 2016 @ 10:50pm

 

EARTH ROT RETURN
Earth Rot return to Victoria on Friday April 15 at The Bendigo Hotel, this time for the launch of the new EP Chthonian Virtues. Joining them are Hybrid Nightmares (fresh from their successful Japanese Tour supporting Finntroll), powerhouses Hadal Maw, local legends Blackhelm and lords Annihilist.
 
WEDNESDAY 13 IS BACK
Wednesday 13 has firmly...

Posted 6 Apr 2016 @ 10:41pm

 

DESECRATOR AT THE BENDIGO
Desecrator are launching their Roadwarriors 2016 Mexico/Brazil tour on home soil with a trashtacular night of power at The Bendigo Hotel joined by In Malice's Wake, Harlott, Join The Amish and Abraxxas. Doors open at 8pm.
 
MUSIC BUSINESS FACTS WEBINAR WITH MATT YOUNG
Vocalist and co-manager of Melbourne's notorious King Parrot, Matt...

Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 11:28pm

 

KAT O SOLO
Kat O from Kill TV is playing her punk songs with just her voice and acoustic guitar on Tuesday April 5 at the Prince Public Bar for the Taste of Indie Songwriter Sessions. The music starts at 7.30pm and entry is free.
 
NEW SPIRITUAL BEGGARS OUT NOW
Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers Spiritual Beggars have released their ninth studio album,...

Posted 25 Mar 2016 @ 2:36pm

 

ACE OF SPADES ON GOOD FRIDAY
Ace of Spades, the Australian Motorhead tribute band, are playing at the Inkerman Hotel in St Kilda East on Good Friday from 8pm. Entry is free and they’ll be playing three sets of Motorhead classics from all eras of the band. Also, be on the lookout for Ace of Spades on an upcoming episode of The Hard Rock Show on Channel 31. 
 
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