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NATALIE MERCHANT- THE TIGERLILY JOURNEY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 7, 2015

Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings revisits Natalie Merchant’s watershed solo debut, Tigerlily, in new arrangements that reflect two decades of evolution since its release. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke to Natalie about the Tigerlily journey In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her landmark, multi-platinum selling album Tigerlily,…

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WIN MICHAEL HUTCHENCE NEW SINGLE AND SOLO COMPILATION

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 5, 2015

  On November 22nd, it will be 18 years since the death of enigmatic Australian rock singer Michael Hutchence. This week saw the Australian release of Friction, a track Michael had been working on as part of his solo album. Danny Saber who was a co-producer of the album has…

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NEW MICHAEL HUTCHENCE MUSIC: DANNY SABER EXPLAINS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 5, 2015

This week, just a couple of weeks shy of the 18th anniversary of Michael Hutchence’s death,  a new single, Friction was released into the Australian market. AM’s Greg Phillips spoke with Danny Saber, the guy who not only co-produced Michael’s solo album  but was also responsible for this new recording….

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BRIAN WILSON PLAYS PET SOUNDS FOR BLUESFEST

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 4, 2015

  Brian Wilson, Taj Mahal and more added to 2016 Bluesfest lineup. The legends are lining up for the Byron Bay festival next Easter. When Kendrick Lamar was added to the bill a few weeks ago, it seemed that the line up was as solid as it could ever be….

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JASON BECKER FUNDRAISER

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 3, 2015

Jason Becker, who was signed to the prestigious Shrapnel Records label at just 16,  was integral to the neo-classical guitar movement through the 80s with playing and compositional skills which defied his age. Following his Shrapnel releases, Jason went on to replace Steve Vai as David Lee Roth’s guitarist. Sadly…

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EXCLUSIVE: The Pleasure Of His Company – THE MODELS’ Sean Kelly. Part 2

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 3, 2015

  In this exclusive interview, Michael Witheford takes full advantage of his time with Sean Kelly to cover the entire history of the Models. In part 2 of our two part interview,  Sean chats about the band’s recordings from the ‘Local And/or General’ album through to the present and future….

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EXCLUSIVE: The Pleasure Of His Company – THE MODELS’ Sean Kelly. Part 1

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 2, 2015

In this exclusive interview, Michael Witheford takes full advantage of his time with Sean Kelly to cover the entire history of The Models. In part 1, Sean chats about the band’s origins up until the debut album, ‘Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf’. In the final part tomorrow, we…

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WATCH: CASIO CELVIANO AP-700 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 2, 2015

The Casio Celviano AP-700, like the GP-300 and the GP-500, is equipped with the new AiR Grand Sound Source and stands out with many innovations in the areas of sound, acoustics and effects. The successor model of the AP-650M is ideally suited for ambitious hobby musicians who are searching for…

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WATCH: SCHECTER HELLRAISER HYBRID SERIES

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - November 1, 2015

Loaded with EMG’s new 57/66 active pick-ups, the Hellraiser Hybrid has the aggressiveness of the already very popular Hellraiser series and has the slim, fast neck of the Blackjack SLS. With new “cutting edge” carbon fiber binding and glow in the dark side dot inlays, this guitar stands out from…

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THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: JOHN FLANSBURGH INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 1, 2015

On the eve of their Australian tour, They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh chats with AM’s Greg Phillips Having a conversation with John Flansburgh, one half of New York-based pop rockers They Must be Giants is much like listening to one of the band’s albums. The themes are diverse and…

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