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Hello from the classroom

Adele and The Roots perform Hello on Jimmy Fallon with classroom instruments

Adele jamming on her toy phone on Fallon's <i>Tonight Show</i>.

EBONY BOWDEN 9:53am It's the Hello remix you never knew you needed.

'May a bird s--- on you'

Taylor Swift's music video causes bad blood in New Zealand

Still from Taylor Swift's Shake It Off

7:51am Not all New Zealanders are thrilled to have Taylor Swift in their midst.

Most expensive album ever

Wu-Tang Clan's secret 'Once Upon A Time in Shaolin' sells for 'millions' in private sale, auction house says

The hand-carved silver and nickel case for Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, as designed by British Moroccan artist Yahya.

Gerrick D. Kennedy 9:11pm Wu-Tang Clan's ambitious, one-of-a-kind secret album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin - of which only a single copy was produced - has been sold to a private American collector for an undisclosed figure that was in the millions, private auction house Paddle8 says.

A yule-time Kylie

Kylie Minogue brings Christmas to the ARIA Awards

BERNARD ZUEL 8:35pm Raising Frank Sinatra from the dead and putting the disco into Christmas are all part of a regular day's work for Australia's biggest pop star at this time of year.

Hottest 100

Triple J fan predicts Major Lazer's Lean on will win Hottest 100, tips Florence + the Machine to dominate

Florence Welch of the band Florence + the Machine.

PETER VINCENT Predictions of who will win Triple J's Australia Day Hottest 100 song countdown just seem to get earlier and earlier. Now a clever fan, using a mix of analysis of previous countdowns and well, sensible-sounding hunches has issued a number of forecasts two months out from what the ABC calls 'the world's biggest music poll'.

Pioneers finally return

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to tour Australia after 11 years

Gillian Welch

BERNARD ZUEL Two of the most important names in the resurrection of that uniquely American mix of country, folk and blues, have not been sighted here in more than a decade. A two-pronged tour ends that long wait in 2016.


Adele smashes records with fastest-selling record ever


KYLIE NORTHOVER Just three days after its official release, Adele's new album 25 is on track to be the fastest-selling album of all time. And it's only Wednesday.

Ngaiire and Briggs win $15,000 prize for emerging Australian musicians

Ngaiire says her award means she can pay the bills.

Danielle McGrane As the Australian music industry prepares for the ARIA awards this week, there have been some other awards quietly handed out with hefty prize money attached.

DJ Dad

David Guetta turns 48: Why the world's most famous DJ will put his kids first

David Guetta reflects on his family, career, and changing sound.

EBONY BOWDEN Forget everything you thought you knew about David Guetta.

Taylor Swift reportedly in New Zealand filming Out of the Woods video clip ahead of 1989 tour

Taylor Swift will reportedly arrive in Sydney on Thursday.

Taylor Swift is indeed - it seems - in New Zealand filming a clip for Out of the Woods and she'll be here Thursday.

Barack Obama's Amazing Grace to feature on next Coldplay album A Head Full of Dreams

Barack Obama leads mourners at Reverend Clementa Pinckney's funeral in singing the song Amazing Grace in June.

When you are as big as Coldplay there aren't many collaborators you could include with your music who could steal the show. But how about US President Barack Obama?

Review: Selby and Friends, Basically Beethoven at James Fairfax Theatre, Canberra

Timo-Veikko Valve interpreted Beethoven's Sonata for Cello and Piano No.3 in A major, Op. 69, for the third work on the program for Selby and Friend's final concert of the 2015 series.

Jennifer Gall A fine concert concludes another splendid year of Kathryn Selby's contributions to the musical life of the nation.

Jennifer Lopez 'slays' American Music Awards with NZ dancers, choreographer

Jennifer Lopez performs onstage at the 2015 American Music Awards.

Jennifer Lopez has blown away music fans and fellow performers with a show-stopping dance medley at the AMAs - and a Kiwi is getting the credit.

Archie Roach talks about Briggs, Charcoal Lane reimagined, and healing

For Australian singer and songwriter Archie Roach, music is very much about healing.

KYLIE NORTHOVER On the 25th-anniversary re-release of his landmark album, the award-winning singer recalls his late partner, Ruby Hunter, music that inspired him, and his stint as a travelling tent boxer.

'All thanks to Sarah Palin'

Adele receives cheeky note from Sarah Palin after thanking her for career boost

Thank you note: Sarah Palin.

EBONY BOWDEN In an unlikely series of events on her comeback tour, Adele has been linked to two notoriously outspoken Republican politicians.

Apple's Jimmy Iovine apologises for saying women cannot find music

Eminem with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who sold Beats Electronics to Apple.

PETER VINCENT Apple executive Jimmy Iovine has probably never heard of the Ernie Awards for sexist comments but he's bound to be in the running after dropping a clanger which has has already forced an apology.

Terrorism fears for gig

Five Finger Death Punch cancel Milan show after fears of ISIS attack

American metal band Five Finger Death Punch.

PETER VINCENT Popular American metal band Five Finger Death Punch, which headlined Australia's Soundwave festival last year, has cancelled a concert in a large Milan nightclub after fears ISIS had targeted the gig.

Brunswick Music Festival brings the world to Australia

Alsarah and the Nubatones are coming to Brunswick.

MICHAEL DWYER French-Egyptian ensemble Alsarah and the Nubatones are among the highlights in 2016's Brunswick Music Festival

Band, sweat and quiet tears

Ron Sexsmith review: a great songwriter we should be talking about

Ron Sexsmith

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

BERNARD ZUEL When the word genius is easily used for those we shout about, it's easy to forget the brilliance of the quiet ones.


Paris attacks: Eagles of Death Metal give first emotional interview

Jesse Hughes told Vice how just one person in the band's dressing room survived.

The lead singer of rock back Eagles of Death Metal has told how Paris terrorists slaughtered fans hiding in the band's dressing room after striking at their concert.


Tastemaker Gilles Peterson loses $2000 album but finds golden grooves

DJ Gilles Peterson's record collection is so big it's stored in three different locations, including a home in north London he was forced to vacate when it became too full.

Paris Pompor Tastemaker Gilles Peterson has been at the forefront of dance music's fusions for decades.

Did The Beatles invent the pop video?

The Beatles prepare for 'Our World', a world-wide live TV show broadcast to 24 countries.

Neil McCormick The Fab Four pioneered making creative promos that paved the way for MTV.

Adele pranks fans by donning a fake nose and becoming 'Jenny'

Femme fatale: Adele sans prosthetics.

Georgina Mitchell One of the world's biggest pop stars has successfully gone incognito to shock and delight some of her biggest fans.

John Farnham sings the school pants off AC/DC song at The Age Music Hall of Fame

John Farnham brought the crowd to their feet as he was inducted into The Age Music Hall of Fame.

MICHAEL DWYER There is a happy place where John Farnham and AC/DC are equal in the eyes of God.

Four new albums rated

Spectrum album reviews: Justin Bieber, Roots Manuva, El Vy and Jacob Bro

Prat with a tat: Justin Bieber.

Bernard Zuel, Matt Shea, Jake Cleland, John Shand Exploring pop, hip hop, rock and jazz.


AC/DC, John Farnham among Hall of Fame inductees

AC/DC in performance in Brisbane this month, their crowd-pulling power undiminished.

Martin Boulton John Farnham, AC/DC, the Seekers, Olivia Newton-John and Archie Roach were among 10 inductees at The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame concert.

Pope Francis drops sick beats in time for Christmas

Pope Francis' debut album, Wake Up!.

MICHAEL DWYER Dubbed "Dope Francis" by internet wags, the pontiff's debut album comes out this Friday.

Xani Kolac collaboration a highlight of Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival

Xani Kolac will unveil her project in the festival.

MICHAEL DWYER Finland's Kokko Quartet will launch an otherwise homegrown Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival at Bennetts Lane on December 3.

Have yourself a...

Have Kylie and Dannii Minogue made the cheesiest Christmas song ever?

Still from the video for Kylie Minogue's 100 Degrees

PETER VINCENT There's nothing new about cheesy and forgettable Christmas music. Sadly unforgettably good festive songs are the exception, not the rule.


Win tickets to see John Farnham

John Farnham will be performing at the Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly known as Sydney Entertainment Centre) on Wednesday, 16 December 2015, for one show only to farewell the much-loved venue.


20 gifts and experience for entertainment lovers

Dazzle hard-to-please loved ones this season with gifts that entertain and inspire - from new movies and must-see shows on screens big and small to live gigs and stage extravaganzas, concerts, art, dance and books.

Brandenburg Orchestra: A possum attack, a slice of pizza and the maestro

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's guest director Riccardo Minasi is no stranger to the odd dangerous encounter when in Australia.


Sticky Carpet

Your weekly wrap of music news.

The Crate

Chris Johnston digs into his music collection for a record a week.



Even in their 42nd year, there remains no more powerful, iconic and entertaining live force in rock music than AC/DC. Photos by Edwina Pickles. Follow us at

KISS Army celebrate 40th anniversary tour kick-off in Perth

The legendary glam rock band kicked off their Australian tour at the Perth Arena on Saturday night.

Ringo Starr shares his Beatles photos

Who better to take pictures of The Beatles than a member of the band? You get great access and the inside story. Ringo Starr delivers just that in his new book Photograph, which also includes images from the very early days of The Beatles. Head to

Splendour In The Grass

Splendour In The Grass is upon us yet again, with revellers from across Australia and abroad descending on Byron Bay to join the festivities over the weekend. The iconic arts and music festival kicked off on Friday at North Byron Parklands in northern New South Wales and is expected to host more than 30,000 people over the three-day event.

Rolling Stones Exhibitionism

A selection of images from the upcoming Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' event at Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London.

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