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Rolling Stones tease NZ fans with video
Rolling Stones tease NZ fans with video

As New Zealand waits patiently for Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie to come Down Under, the Rolling Stones have released…

Five things to do this weekend
Five things to do this weekend

We all know Chi-town homies are the craziest, and tomorrow night, one of Chicago's finest is gracing the stage at the Powerstation…

Playlist: Ten Mariah Carey chart-toppers
Playlist: Ten Mariah Carey chart-toppers

To quote the 2012 movie Pitch Perfect: "Synchronized lady dancing to a Mariah Carey chart-topper is not lame!" ... ehem…

Celebrating 80 years of Leonard Cohen
Celebrating 80 years of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen celebrates his 80th birthday on Sunday and releases a new album next week. He talks to Neil McCormick about…

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GTA inspired muso's sound

GTA inspired muso's sound

Will Wood's soulful country sound blossomed from an unexpected place - video game Grand Theft Auto. Lydia Jenkin finds out more.

Jay Z being sued for use of 'oh'

Jay Z being sued for use of 'oh'

The exhortation "oh" is the subject of a major lawsuit after Jay Z urged a court to dismiss claims that ripped off a single syllable during the making of his hit 2009 track Run This Town.

'Nobody has deleted more U2 songs than U2'

'Nobody has deleted more U2 songs than U2'

Bono has defended U2's decision to release their latest album for free via iTunes, saying it's the band's job to "stir things up".

Boy and Bear rock Powerstation

Boy and Bear rock Powerstation

The Powerstation came alive last night as Australian indie folk-rock band Boy and Bear took to the Auckland stage.

Jack's rant at Rolling Stone

Jack's rant at Rolling Stone

Jack White turned on music bible Rolling Stone and its co-founder and editor during a rant at a show in Boston this week, slamming Jann Wenner's editorial decisions. The former White Stripes frontman has featured many…

Lorde teaming up with Kanye?

Lorde teaming up with Kanye?

US rapper Kanye West is reportedly preparing to hit the studio with New Zealand teen pop star Lorde.

Stream: Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men

Stream: Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men

Listen to Salvation , the new album from Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men, streaming all week on nzherald.co.nz.

Brotherly instinct fuels Madden Bros

Brotherly instinct fuels Madden Bros

Good Charlotte twins Joel and Benji Madden have surprised fans by reinventing themselves as summery soul-pop crooners. Joel tells Rachel Bache why they branched out.

Courtney Barnett's first NZ show goes off

Courtney Barnett's first NZ show goes off

Melodic bass lines were covered by scratchy, squealing guitars last night as Australian singer Courtney Barnett kicked off her international tour, performing to a sold out crowd at the Kings Arms in Auckland.

Soundgarden on their way to NZ

Soundgarden on their way to NZ

Westfest has pulled in two major acts for the second year of the fledgling metal festival: Soundgarden and Faith No More.

Little up for second Silver Scroll

Little up for second Silver Scroll

Last year it was the first major award given to Lorde and co-writer Joel Little for Royals . This year Little's name figures again among the finalists for the New Zealand song of the year award, the APRA Silver Scroll…

Silver Scroll finalists, note by note

Silver Scroll finalists, note by note

There may be no Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling, global superstar hit in amongst the finalists this year - or not yet, at least.

Mariah Carey heads to NZ

Mariah Carey heads to NZ

She may no longer be at the absolute height of her stellar career, but she's still the female artist with the most number one singles in the world.

Splore gathers more acts for party

Splore gathers more acts for party

Splore Festival, which goes from being biannual to annual next year, has announced another handful of artists to add to the bill for its three-day party from February 20 to 22 at Tapapakanga Regional Park.

Album review: Alt-J, This Is All Yours

Album review: Alt-J, This Is All Yours

If any band was threatening to disappear completely up their own bums, it was Alt-J.

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