Lorde meets the man who inspired Royals
Lorde meets the man who inspired Royals

Lorde has met the inspiration behind her hit single, Royals . And it turns out, he is a former American baseball player. The…

AC/DC take break over illness
AC/DC take break over illness

Australian rock band AC/DC is set to announce their retirement, media reports say.

Lorde wins Taite Music Prize
video Lorde wins Taite Music Prize

Watch Lorde's full acceptance speech from the Taite Music Prize, and hear what manager Scott Maclachlan had to say a the…

AK79 honoured at Taites
video AK79 honoured at Taites

Punk compilation AK79 was honoured at the Taite Music Prize with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record Award. nzherald.co.nz's…

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Tour news: The Naked and Famous, Wiggles, Ed Sheeran
Tour news: The Naked and Famous, Wiggles, Ed Sheeran

Fresh from their widely acclaimed appearance at Coachella this week, The Naked and Famous have added…

Rising stars sign US deal

If you're a keen fan of rising Kiwi act The Wyld, you may have spotted an exciting announcement on their Facebook page earlier…

Album review: Scott H. Biram, Nothin' But Blood

When this whisky-fuelled, sometimes misanthropic Texas singer-songwriter (a one-man electric bluesman and psychobilly rocker)…

Album review: The War On Drugs, Lost In The Dream

Who knows whether Adam Granduciel - songwriter, and driving force behind Philadelphia quartet The War On Drugs - was introduced…

Album review: YG, My Krazy Life
Album review: YG, My Krazy Life

Most rappers are prone to a little narcissism, and YG (it stands for Young Gangsta) is no different…

Album review: Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love

He may be forever stamped in many heads as the man with the new shoes, courtesy of the widely played 2006 single New Shoes…

Lorde takes and gives away

Lorde has given up the $10,000 that came with her winning this year's Taite Music Prize and asked the cash be split among…

Concert review: Hugh Laurie

There was more laughter in the first half hour of Hugh Laurie's musical debut on New Zealand soil than at some comedy shows…

Record label denies rock band's tribute to dead bassist

It was both a touching tribute to a departed band member, and a surprising insight for fans clamouring to hear material…

A tenor's worth - for free
A tenor's worth - for free

British tenor Paul Potts brought tears to the eyes of 60 patients of Mercy Hospice in Auckland.

Kiwi acts rock at Coachella

Kiwi artists Lorde and The Naked and Famous didn't disappoint during their weekend appearance at the Coachella Music Festival…

Tour news: Ed Sheeran confirms free NZ show

Ed Sheeran will play a one-off show for free in Auckland later this month. The British singer-songwriter, who supplied…

Stones confirm NZ date

The band, fronted by Mick Jagger, will perform at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday, November 22, a press released…

From Glass to McGlashan, a mix without borders

Auckland Chamber Orchestra always comes up with programming that takes little heed of barriers and borders. So it was with…

Lily Allen: I nearly died
Lily Allen: I nearly died

British pop star Lily Allen has opened up about the heartbreak of losing her unborn son, claiming the…

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