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The Bourbon Saints (LA Special)

The Bourbon Saints (LA Special) March 18, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com The Bourbon Saints play the kind of raw, full throttle rock and

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Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg March 17, 2008 | Author: Christopher King Billy Bragg was in town plugging his new album, Mr Love & Justice. AM’s Christopher King was in

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John Swan

John Swan March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the launch of John Swan’s 2007 album Have A Little Faith, the inner suburban pub was

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Jake La Botz (LA Special)

Jake La Botz (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips At the recommendation of the barman, I hung around after my meal at LA’s

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HIM

HIM March 15, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Ville Valo is the charismatic front man and major songwriter of Finnish superstars HIM. On their latest album

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Frank Gambale (LA Special)

Frank Gambale (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips Frank Gambale is one of those Australian gems that gets nowhere near the credit he deserves.

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ESKIMO JOE (LA SPECIAL)

ESKIMO JOE (LA SPECIAL) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips They are considered one of Australia’s most successful bands. They have three solidly selling albums under

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess March 15, 2008 | Author: Jason McNamara Imagine my excitement when I got a call to do my first ever press interview with any

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Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com In the context of contemporary rock music the Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione are

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SARAH BLASKO-A READERS’ POLL WINNER

SARAH BLASKO-A READERS’ POLL WINNER November 29, 2007 | Author: Australian Musician Sarah Blasko has developed quite the reputation for disliking and often disregarding the frills

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TROY CASSAR-DALEY-BORN TO SURVIVE

TROY CASSAR-DALEY-BORN TO SURVIVE September 10, 2007 | Author: Eva Roberts From the launch of his career as a fledgling country artist who just liked playing

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TIM ROGERS

TIM ROGERS September 10, 2007 | Author: Joe Matera Just as politicians are prone to changing their minds, so too are musicians. Whereas pollies do it clumsily

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LIAM FINN

LIAM FINN September 10, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips Amid a haze of white noise at a packed East Brunswick Club, Liam Finn launched into a freefallin’

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JACK HOWARD

JACK HOWARD September 10, 2007 | Author: Steve Tauschke Three albums into a solo career, former Hunters & Collectors trumpet man Jack Howard celebrates a new

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ERAN JAMES

ERAN JAMES September 10, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips A few years ago I saw singer Eran James perform on a minor stage at the back of

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EDITORS

EDITORS September 10, 2007 | Author: James Manson. Pics by Marty Williams With their second album, An End Has a Start debuting at number one in

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CELTIC FROST

CELTIC FROST September 10, 2007 | Author: Baz Bardoe This has been by far the most difficult piece of writing I have tackled for many years.

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STONE SOUR at Soundcheck

STONE SOUR at Soundcheck June 13, 2007 | Author: Reza Nasseri The band includes Slipnot’s Corey Taylor and James Root. The name, Stone Sour, derives from a

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LARRY CARLTON & ROBBEN FORD

LARRY CARLTON & ROBBEN FORD June 13, 2007 | Author: Marcel Yammouni Throughout the 70s when fusion was king, Larry Carlton was one of the busiest session guitarists on the planet. He played on  many classic albums by artists as revered as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and The Doobie Brothers. As a jazz and fusion  solo performer his career has been as equally successful netting him three Grammy Awards. Robben Ford also got his start  in the same 70s scene playing with LA Express and The Yellowjackets. However Ford chose more of a blues path, making a  name for himself with his band The Blue Line. Recently they were both in Australia sharing the stage and playing tracks  from their 2006 live release,’Tokyo Bluenote’. AM’s Marcel Yammouni and Juno Roxas tracked the two guitar legends  down for a chat. Pic by Edwina Pickles AM: When did you guys first meet?

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FIONA HORNE’S WICCAN BEATS

FIONA HORNE’S WICCAN BEATS June 13, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips From 90’s electro-grunge rock, to the spellbinding world of witchcraft, Fiona Horne has come full circle

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Dragonforce

Dragonforce June 13, 2007 |  Author: Reza Nasseri Old school power metal band Dragonfroce were recently in Australia shredding up stages with their epic tunes, lightning fast licks

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DINOSAUR JR

DINOSAUR JR June 13, 2007 | Author: Steve Tauschke Two decades after sparking in an indie-rock explosion, American power trio Dinosaur Jr is back, remastered and reunited for

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DALLAS FRASCA

DALLAS FRASCA June 13, 2007 | Author: Eva Roberts EVERY now and then a voice comes along that makes you stop in your tracks and listen, and

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JOHN BUTLER- GRAND NATIONAL

JOHN BUTLER- GRAND NATIONAL March 16, 2007 | Author: Greg Phillips The man greeting us at the door of a swish modern suite in a flash

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KEV CARMODY

KEV CARMODYMarch 13, 2007 | Author: Eva Roberts When Kev Carmody was penning lyrics to some of his most spellbinding songs, the artists who have performed them

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DIESEL

DIESEL March 13, 2007 | Author: Joe Matera Diesel is one of those rare talents who has immense popular appeal and is also a musician’s musician. His

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CHIMAIRA

CHIMAIRA March 13, 2007 | Author: Reza Nasseri Cleveland metalcore outift Chimaira describe their sound as a “twelve testicle bulldozer” and this is probably an understatement when

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PETER GARRETT-FLAT CHAT POLITICIAN

PETER GARRETT-FLAT CHAT POLITICIAN December 4, 2006 | Author: Greg Phillips As lead singer of Midnight Oil, one of Australia’s most political yet successful bands, Peter

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ZAKK WYLDE

ZAKK WYLDE November 24, 2006 | Author: Joe Matera When he’s not being Ozzy’s right hand man, Zakk Wylde is laying to waste the masses with Black Label

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