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WATCH: MARCUS RYLE INTERVIEW (CEO of LINE 6)

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - April 19, 2016

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips was honoured to chat with Marcus Ryle, President and Founder of Line 6, also one of the developers of the ADAT in his early days. In this 2 part interview, Marcus discusses his early days, Line 6 products and the future. Line 6 distributed in Australia…

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BRIAN WILSON PERFORMS PET SOUNDS, MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - April 7, 2016

Brian Wilson The Palais Theatre, St Kilda Sunday April 3rd 2016 Review by Michael Witheford. Photos by Mary Boukouvalas – www.whatsmyscene.com Brian Wilson sits on a couch by himself for two to three hours prior to each concert. Before that he’s forced to face the ordeal of saying hi to…

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AC/DC’S LOST RARE GIBSON L-6S FOUND?

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - October 28, 2015

Has a long lost, rare AC/DC guitar been found in Wakefield, Yorkshire? Richard Henry thinks so and we’re inclined to believe him. Greg Phillips investigates. Richard Henry knows guitars. He’s been around them for a long time, as a stage manager, roadie and guitar tech for artists such as Johnny…

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WHEN SHARPIES, CARDIGANS & COLOURED BALLS RULED

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Special Features    //    Post Date - August 31, 2015

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips revisits his Sharpie-era roots and chats to Ian ‘Bobsy’ Millar, guitarist with 70s rockers Lobby Loyde and the Coloured Balls. The Melbourne sharpie scene in the 70s was as much about fashion as it was about angst and both weren’t particularly pretty. Mullet hair-dos, platform shoes,…

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MOSSY AND CLAPTON WIN BEST SINGER/GUITARIST POLL.

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 21, 2014

Our 2014 Poll on the Best Australian and International Singer/Guitarist has been run and won. The Australian winner is legendary Cold Chisel guitarist and ARIA award winning solo artist IAN MOSS. Taking out the international top spot is god himself, ERIC CLAPTON. Others who polled well in the Australian category…

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BEST SINGER/GUITARIST POLL. VOTE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A YAMAHA GUITAR

Posted in Gear, Special Features    //    Post Date - November 27, 2014

Vote now in our Best Australian & International Singer/Guitarist Poll for a chance to win a Yamaha FG650MSLTD Solid Top Acoustic Guitar. We’ve all seen the polls for best guitarist, the shred meisters and tone masters. The best frontman polls have also been done to death. But what about those…

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THE MERCY KILLS – COURTNEY LOVE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DIARY

Posted in Artists, Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - October 26, 2014

Missed flights, missing merch, an ailing drummer, a trip to a hospital emergency ward, a non-landing plane, backline in a state other than the one they were going to play, and a demanding 2014 My Kitchen Rules contestant. As The Mercy Kills explain, it’s all in a fortnight’s work for…

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HARPER & MIDWEST KIND. A USA TOUR DIARY

Posted in Artists, Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - September 14, 2014

ON TOUR WITH HARPER AND MIDWEST KIND- SUMMER, 2014 – USA AND CANADA Peter D Harper, or just plain old Harper as he’s more commonly known, is an Australian singer/ songwriter and extraordinarily good blues harp and didgeridoo player. After being signed to prestigious American blues label Blind Pig, he…

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RENT ‘N’ ROLL

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - August 28, 2014

Can’t afford that long sought-after guitar? Want to try a brand or two before you buy? As Studio 19’s Andrew Chapman explains, maybe their no fuss rental program is for you. There are reasons why some artists are able to cut through and have a successful music career while other…

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A BAND ALL AT SEA

Posted in Special Features    //    Post Date - July 27, 2014

A BAND ALL AT SEA or UNIVERSITY OF LIFE FOR THE WEDDING SINGER Leonie Trubshoe boards the Queen Mary II for Australian Musician and discovers that music is a big part of life on the open sea Are you the consummate Wedding Singer? Then you should consider a career as…

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