Hello from the classroom
EBONY BOWDEN 9:53am It's the Hello remix you never knew you needed.
'May a bird s--- on you'
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
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
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.
Triple J fan predicts Major Lazer's Lean on will win Hottest 100, tips Florence + the Machine to dominate
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
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.
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.
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.
EBONY BOWDEN Forget everything you thought you knew about David Guetta.
Taylor Swift is indeed - it seems - in New Zealand filming a clip for Out of the Woods and she'll be here Thursday.
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?
Jennifer Gall A fine concert concludes another splendid year of Kathryn Selby's contributions to the musical life of the nation.
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.
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.
Jamie McKinnell By Jamie McKinnell
'All thanks to Sarah Palin'
EBONY BOWDEN In an unlikely series of events on her comeback tour, Adele has been linked to two notoriously outspoken Republican politicians.
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
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.
MICHAEL DWYER French-Egyptian ensemble Alsarah and the Nubatones are among the highlights in 2016's Brunswick Music Festival
Band, sweat and quiet tears
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.
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.
Paris Pompor Tastemaker Gilles Peterson has been at the forefront of dance music's fusions for decades.
Neil McCormick The Fab Four pioneered making creative promos that paved the way for MTV.
Georgina Mitchell One of the world's biggest pop stars has successfully gone incognito to shock and delight some of her biggest fans.
MICHAEL DWYER There is a happy place where John Farnham and AC/DC are equal in the eyes of God.
Four new albums rated
Bernard Zuel, Matt Shea, Jake Cleland, John Shand Exploring pop, hip hop, rock and jazz.
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.
MICHAEL DWYER Dubbed "Dope Francis" by internet wags, the pontiff's debut album comes out this Friday.
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...
PETER VINCENT There's nothing new about cheesy and forgettable Christmas music. Sadly unforgettably good festive songs are the exception, not the rule.
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.
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.
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's guest director Riccardo Minasi is no stranger to the odd dangerous encounter when in Australia.
Your weekly wrap of music news.
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 http://twitter.com/photosSMH
The legendary glam rock band kicked off their Australian tour at the Perth Arena on Saturday night.
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 https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/photograph/.
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.
A selection of images from the upcoming Rolling Stones 'Exhibitionism' event at Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London.