Jack White's rant at Rolling Stone
Jack White'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…

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…

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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.

'Tribal' band's cold shoulder

'Tribal' band's cold shoulder

Auckland-based Scottish "tribal" musicians hoping to drum in an independent homeland tomorrow claim highland games organisers are shunning them for being too rabble-rousing.

Corporate cash is where it's at

Corporate cash is where it's at

If you're pop royalty, a friendly dictator may pay you 1 million ($1.9 million) to sing at his birthday party. Those further down the scale get to sing for Nando's vouchers.

Album review: Train, Bulletproof Picasso

Album review: Train, Bulletproof Picasso

Uninteresting pop-rock matched with cheesy, tired lyrics.

Album review: Pere Ubu, Carnival of Souls

Album review: Pere Ubu, Carnival of Souls

With so much music codified into genres and artists reluctant to alienate an audience, Pere Ubu remain refreshingly abrasive, marginal and theatrically challenging.

Album review: SBTRKT, Wonder Where We Land

Album review: SBTRKT, Wonder Where We Land

How's this for an impressive array of friends: the girls from Warpaint, Vampire Weekend's chief crooner Ezra Koenig, pop singer Jessie Ware, and trap king AA$P Ferg.

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National's 'Eminem-esque' track pulled

National's 'Eminem-esque' track pulled

The company behind the National Party's campaign ad music has urgently pulled the track from use after US rapper Eminem alleged it infringed his copyright.

Courtney Barnett brings the quirk to first NZ show

Courtney Barnett brings the quirk to first NZ show

Courtney Barnett is playing her first New Zealand show tonight. Rachel Bache caught up with the Aussie singer.

Eminem didn't initiate legal action

Eminem didn't initiate legal action

Legal action against the National Party for using a song by US rap star Eminem was not initiated by the singer, but by one of his publishers, his spokesman says.

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