Peter Vincent

Peter Vincent

Line-up

The Presets to replace London Grammar at Splendour

Peter Vincent Sydney electronic duo The Presets will replace London Grammar at this week's Splendour in the Grass music festival, but organisers have also given some fans a small window to secure a refund.

Rant

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic: Blame knuckleheads in Middle East, not Eddie Vedder

Speaking out for peace: Eddie Vedder in concert with Pearl Jam in Melbourne in 2009.

Peter Vincent Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has defended fellow rock veteran Eddie Vedder's recent anti-war statements after he was branded "anti-Israel" by The Jerusalem Post.

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Why Triple J needs to stay public

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Peter Vincent There are three certainties amid the current call for Triple J to be sold. The national youth network serves its audience, it can be annoying as all get-out - and privatisation would change both of...

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MTV

Sia, Iggy Azalea, 5SOS lead Aussie MTV charge with 11 nominations

Singer Sia walks from the stage after performing at the Democratic National Committee's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender gala in New York in June.

Peter Vincent What a week for Sia Furler. First her album, 1000 Forms of Fear, reached the No.1 spot in the US Billboard charts, and now she’s been nominated for video of the year and best choreography at...

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Nostalgia INXS in mid-year album charts

Michael Hutchence

Peter Vincent Whoever said nostalgia isn't what it used to be can't have been a music fan.

Line-up

Splendour in the Grass changes: Foals in, Two Door Cinema Club out

Alex Trimble (centre), of Two Door Cinema Club, has been hospitalised with 'a chronic stomach complaint'.

Peter Vincent Irish three-piece Two Door Cinema Club withdraws from Splendour in The Grass after lead singer has to be hospitalised.

Poll

AC/DC, INXS and Jet in the mix for best ever guitar riff

Angus of AC/DC.

Peter Vincent INXS, AC/DC, Jet have made a long list of the greatest guitar riffs of all time but can they beat the likes of Led Zeppelin, Blur, the Clash and Nirvana?

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Why winter is coming to Game of Thrones' cool factor

Rave of Thrones ... DJ Kristian Nairn, who plays <i>Game of Thrones</i>' Hodor, is bringing show to Australia.

Peter Vincent By now half the planet knows Kristian Nairn aka Hodor from Game of Thrones is a house music DJ set to tour his 'Rave of Thrones' show, where punters are encouraged to dress up as cast members.

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Charts

Madden Brothers, Sia top Australian charts, Hillsong cracks US top 20

Joel and Benji Madden

Peter Vincent Reborn soul popsters and television identities The Madden Brothers have ended Justice Crew's record run, claiming top spot in the singles charts. 

Now it's a song contest: X Factor v The Voice

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Peter Vincent Could 2014 be the year The X Factor finally knocks off The Voice?

Annandale Hotel set to reopen with live music

The Annandale Hotel, pictured here in 2009, has undergone a major refurbishment.

Peter Vincent The new owners of the Annandale Hotel have committed to hosting live music three nights a week, allaying fears the iconic venue might be lost to music fans.

Rock's not dead says Violent Soho

Hair today: Violent Soho are enjoying a sold-out national headline tour.

Peter Vincent Luke Boerdam, frontman for hot post-grunge act Violent Soho, remembers his first ever Big Day Out like it was yesterday.

Tour news

Fans of rapper 360 convince American star Hopsin to tour

360 aka Matt Colwell.

Peter Vincent Fans of Melbourne rapper 360 - aka Matt Colwell - have rallied on social media to convince one of the brightest talents in American hip-hop to tour Australia in September.

Bad

Tuneless Britney Spears busted rehearsing without Auto-Tune

Britney Spears: sex symbol, entertainer, popstar and singer.

Peter Vincent Britney Spears, the burned-out teen pop phenomenon who returned as a Las Vegas showgirl, has been busted rehearsing a song without any voice enhancement. And it isn't good.

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Tour news

Big Day Out just a Blur as Damon Albarn returns to Australia

Damon Albarn will play shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Peter Vincent Britpop legend turned sonic adventurer Damon Albarn has announced a pre-Christmas gift for Sydney and Melbourne fans.

Sia Furler: Australia's empress of pop

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 29:  Singer Sia performs onstage at the Humane Society of The United States 60th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 29, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Humane Society) BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 29: Singer Sia performs onstage at the Humane Society of The United States 60th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 29, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Humane Society.

Peter Vincent Genius, recluse or phoney? Unmasking the real Sia Furler.

Reinvention again rewards David Gray

David Gray promises to tour Australia soon.

Peter Vincent As musical millstones go, being called a young Bob Dylan is about as heavy as they come. David Gray overcame it and sounds as good as ever on his 10th album.

Tour news

Reunited Angus and Julia Stone go on Australian tour in 2014

Angus and Julia Stone

Peter Vincent Australia's own Stones are back. The reunited folksters Angus and Julia Stone have announced a national tour.

Charts

Justice Crew equals 31-year chart record

Holds the most successful Australian single ... Justice Crew.

Peter Vincent Sydney pop/dance group Justice Crew have equalled a long held record for the most successful Australian single.

Jennifer Lopez on being J.Lo: Hard times made me what I am

Jennifer Lopez

Peter Vincent One of the many fascinating things about Jennifer Lynn Lopez is that as her movies and music have gone – how to put this delicately – in one direction, her fame has gone in the other.