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Promoters cancel Australian R. Kelly tour in wake of 'controversy surrounding him'

Promoters cancel Australian R. Kelly tour in wake of 'controversy surrounding him'

"Given the current situation in R. Kelly's personal life and the controversy surrounding him, the promoters have decided not to move forward," the tour's organisers said.

  • by Robert Moran

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The new angry young men: rockers who rail against toxic masculinity
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The new angry young men: rockers who rail against toxic masculinity

The #MeToo era is spurring young male musicians to open up.

  • by Jim Farber
Nicki Minaj nixes FOMO with fabulous entourage
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Nicki Minaj nixes FOMO with fabulous entourage

The Queen of Rap didn't miss a beat as festival headliner at the weekend.

  • by Henrietta Cook
Florence's vocal masterclass blows Perth fans away

Florence's vocal masterclass blows Perth fans away

The Florence and the Machine RAC Arena crowd, an eclectic mix of young and old, left with ringing ears and full hearts on Saturday night.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Who is the barefoot trumpeter of Southern Cross Station?
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Who is the barefoot trumpeter of Southern Cross Station?

Workin' nine to five: The trumpet-wielding busker pepping up bleary-eyed peak hour commuters.

  • by Carolyn Webb
Ninja Sex Party: The YouTube band transcending the internet
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Ninja Sex Party: The YouTube band transcending the internet

Viral fame for the YouTube band Ninja Sex Party has made for some nervous stage moments, writes Gene Park.

  • by Gene Park
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Mandolin mania as virtuoso hits Canberra for week-long festival
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Mandolin mania as virtuoso hits Canberra for week-long festival

Italian mandolin maestro Carlo Aonzo was played to sleep by a mandolin as a child, today he is a world renowned musician and in Canberra to share his knowledge.

  • by Elliot Williams
The year in live music: Bigger not better in pop's year of glitz and glamour

The year in live music: Bigger not better in pop's year of glitz and glamour

The biggest acts in the world descended on Australia in 2018 but it was the homegrown legends who really struck a chord.

  • by George Palathingal
'Feeling the love': Rod Laver Arena's most memorable shows

'Feeling the love': Rod Laver Arena's most memorable shows

From Pink's record-breaking shows, to The Cure's four encores, we look back at one of Melbourne's favourite concert arenas. 

  • by Martin Boulton & Broede Carmody
The biggest music tours of 2019: Here's to looking forward to looking back

The biggest music tours of 2019: Here's to looking forward to looking back

There are so many golden oldies touring in 2019 that in years to come, we'll probably look back at this as the golden age of nostalgia.

  • by Karl Quinn
Bluesfest fans angry at 'money-grabbing' $50-a-day paid parking
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Bluesfest fans angry at 'money-grabbing' $50-a-day paid parking

Angry Byron Bay Bluesfest ticket holders are asking for discounts and refunds after organisers last week introduced $50-a-day paid parking from the 2019 five-day festival.

  • by Tony Moore