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Why Tash Sultana is relishing life in lockdown

Tash Sultana might not be the most obvious choice to record a song for the hugely anticipated new video game The Last Of Us Part II, but the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist says it was an easy thing to say yes to. The internationally acclaimed, ARIA-winning Australian singer-songwriter freely admits to not being a gamer, isn’t much interested in recording cover versions and wasn’t even a particular fan of the “dark folk” style of Through the..

Cobain guitar sells for huge record amount

The guitar that grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain played during his legendary 1993 MTV Unplugged performance sold over the weekend for a record $6 million (AU$8.78m), the auction house said. The retro acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E that Cobain strummed for Nirvana’s career-defining performance in New York -- just five months before his suicide at age 27 -- sold after a bidding war to Peter Freedman, founder of RODE Microphones, Julien’s Auctions ..

Jimmy Barnes taps famous nephew for help

It is impossible for Jimmy Barnes to sit still. The rocker and author is like the battery bunny, constantly vibrating even when he’s not on the move. Jesse Lizotte, his nephew and sought-after photographer for GQ and Vogue, was acutely aware he had to work quickly to shoot Barnes for the striking cover image of his new book Killing Time. “He has the attention span of a fly,” Lizotte said with a chuckle. “I knew it had to be a completely seamless ..

The virtual gig guide you need right now

DELICIOUS NIGHTS IN The virtual dinner party yumminess continues with Delicious Nights In and American Express joining forces to host a fine dining and drinking experience. Editor-in-chief Kerrie McCallum will host the proceedings featuring a couple of Australia’s favourite chefs. Enjoy a pre-prepared meal kit from Shane Delia of Maha in Melbourne on Wednesday and Kitchen By Mike in Sydney on Friday as the engaging chefs share food insights and ..

Years roll by, but rock legend Seymour looks to future

Push for all-Aussie AFL Grand Final entertainmentHousehold names sare their Binge habitsMark Seymour’s 10th album Slow Dawn marks a milestone – he’s now released more solo records than albums former band Hunters & Collectors made. “Years roll by,” Seymour says. “Hunters were together about 18 years – we made a lot of records very quickly. But making music is also what I do.” Slow Dawn, with his new band The Undertow, is full of travel tales, from..

Powderfinger reunites for virus concert

Australian rock band Powderfinger has given its first concert in a decade to raise funds for those in the music industry affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Frontman Bernard Fanning and bandmates Ian Haug, John Collins, Darren Middleton and Jon Coghill performed a 40-minute set of hits, streamed live on YouTube on Saturday night. The five musicians were performing remotely from different locations. From an empty hall in Brisbane, bassist John C..

Thelma Plum: COVID-19 has made it harder for me to sing

It’s taken a couple of months for Thelma Plum to be able to sing again. The multi-nominee for the first virtual APRA Music Awards on Monday was fighting for breath for weeks after contracting COVID-19 while on a songwriting trip to London. When she returned in early March to Australia, which had yet to close its borders and enact hard social-distancing restrictions and shutdowns of mass gatherings, she tested positive for the virus and was treate..

Nicole Kidman steps out in moon boot

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has broken her ankle while isolating in Nashville with her country music singer husband Keith Urban. The Australian actress’s injury has been revealed by husband Keith Urban after she was photographed by a fan wearing a moon boot. Kidman, 52, caused consternation among fans about a “mystery” injury after she walked out wearing a moon boot on her right leg. The photo of Kidman, wearing skinny jeans, an off-the-shoulder..

Veronicas star reveals baby heartbreak

Veronicas singer Lisa Origliasso has opened up about recently suffering an ectopic pregnancy, telling fans about the rollercoaster journey she and husband Logan Huffman went on after she fell pregnant. Lisa, one half of Aussie pop duo The Veronicas with sister Jess, married Huffman in November 2018. In a series of Instagram Stories, the 35-year-old singer shared the couple’s heartbreaking story. RELATED: Veronicas kicked off Qantas flight RELATED..

Bardot reveal if a reunion is on the cards

At the turn of the century, more than 2500 young Australian women signed up to become part of a giant televised experiment that hoped to unearth Australia’s answer to the Spice Girls. The platform? A new reality television show called Popstars, a joint Seven Network/Warner Music production with Jackie “Jackie O” Henderson among the judges. One of the first reality TV talent shows in the country, Popstars was an instant hit, hooking an average of ..

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