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OZZY OSBOURNE Talks About Music That Inspired Him On ABC’s ‘Nightline’ – July 18, 2010

A live EP featuring six songs that were recorded during Ozzy Osbourne’s July 3, 2010 performance at the iTunes festival at London, England’s Roundhouse has been released exclusively via Apple’s iTunes Store.

The track listing for the effort is as follows:

* Let Me Hear You Scream (live)
* Mr. Crowley (live)
* I Don’t Know (live)
* Suicide Solution (live)
* I Don’t Want To Change The World (live)
* War Pigs (live)

OZZY OSBOURNE’s new album, “Scream”, sold 81,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Osbourne’s last album, “Black Rain”, opened with 152,000 units back in May 2007 to enter the chart at No. 3. That number was in line with the 153,000 first-week tally registered by 2001’s “Down to Earth”, which debuted at No. 4.

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Clutch – “Live at the 9:30” – DVD Review

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  Review: Ben Hosking

Perhaps the biggest thing to make or break a live music DVD is the audio mix. Some nail it while so many others fall by the wayside with weak, muddy, uneven or noisy mixes.

Thankfully for Clutch – 20 year veterans of the ‘stoner’ rock genre, or whatever it is you may like to call it – it’s immediately obvious that ‘Live at the 9:30’ is going to be a genuinely enjoyable watching experience.

While it’s so easy to lumber Clutch in with the rest of the stoner crowd, their style boasts too many other elements to keep it restrained to such a narrow pigeon hole. It’s also – more often than not – too energetic and vibrant to properly fit. Existing fan or not, watching this two DVD set will certainly go far to leaving you with an entirely new perception and appreciation of the Maryland four piece. Continue reading Clutch – “Live at the 9:30” – DVD Review

COG Return With Live Shows to launch DVD – June 2010

COG Live
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  After a decent break in the past year, Cog return with a short, major city tour to celebrate the release of their first DVD, “The Sound Of Three – 12 Years With You” in store mid May 2010 through Difrnt Music and Universal Music Australia.

The Sound of Three – 12 Years With You, is an intimate documentation of what it means to be apart of the Cog world from early beginnings right up until now. Back stage, interviews with the band members and a live component recorded and filmed at the Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney on their Between Oceans tour in 2009. Touring off the back of their gold selling album Sharing Space, this concert is an example of why the band is known for their epic live performances. The DVD also contains footage never officially released, all the bands film clips as well as bones features. Enjoy!

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Josh Pyke – Announces Debut DVD Release “The LightHouse”

Sydney’s prolific songsmith, Josh Pyke, announces the release of his debut DVD ‘The Lighthouse’, out November 13 through Ivy League.

The centre piece of the DVD is a unreleased documentary, beautifully shot at The Norah Head Lighthouse and surrounding grounds on NSW’s Central Coast in August 2009. The documentary examines 10 prominent songs from across Josh’s career and provides insights from the talented singer songwriter himself as to what motivated them, what they are about and how they have affected his successful and critically acclaimed career.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 9 March 2009

U2 has blitzed this week’s ARIA Album Chart, with their new album “No Line On The Horizon” debuting at number one to give them their eleventh chart-topping album in Australia. The band has had fifteen top 10 albums in Australia, and their last ten albums (including studio and compilations) have all hit number one. The compilation “U218 Singles” was the most recent chart topper, back in November 2006, with “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb” their last studio album to make top spot.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 2 March 2009

Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s debut solo album “1000 Stars” has bolted straight to number one on the ARIA Album Chart this week. In doing so, Natalie becomes the tenth Australian female solo artist to achieve a number one album. “1000 Stars” features two top ten singles, and surpasses the success Natalie achieved with Rogue Traders, where she enjoyed a number two album with “Here Come The Drums” and number four album with “Better In The Dark”.

In further ARIA Album Chart news this week, The Prodigy achieves a fourth ARIA top 10 album, with “Invaders Must Die” charting first week in at number three. Lamb Of God’s “Wrath” is the third album to debut in the top 10 this week – it’s their second chart entry with 2006’s “Sacrament” debuting and peaking at 25.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 23 February 2009

Bushfire Aid: Artists For The Bushfire Appeal has debuted at number one on the ARIA Compilation Chart, in an incredible show of support from the Australian public. With all artists and songwriters featured on the album donating their songs, and music retailers throwing their support behind it, Sony Music proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal through the charitable arm of the Australian Sony Group of Companies, The Sony Foundation.

Flo Rida storms the ARIA Singles Chart on debut this week, landing top spot with his single “Right Round”, which features singer Ke$ha. It’s also number one on the ARIA Digital Track Chart. “Right Round” is Flo Rida’s second number one single in Australia following “Low”, which spent 3 weeks at number one and was 2008’s highest selling single. It is the first number one debut since Kylie Minogue’s “2 Hearts” in November 2007, and is also the third digital only release to top the ARIA Singles Chart.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 9 February 2009

Kings Of Leon’s album “Only By The Night” has become the most successful charting album since James Blunt’s “Back To Beldam” hit the ARIA Charts in 2005/2006. “Only By The Night” has now been placed at number one for ten weeks, including six consecutive weeks, for a total of twenty one weeks in the album chart.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 2 February 2009

The Fray and Kings Of Leon hold on ARIA Charts this week …
The Fray’s single “You Found Me” has topped both the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts for a second week, as Kings Of Leon’s album “Only By The Night” chalks up its ninth week at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. André Rieu’s “Live In Australia” release has also held at one again on the ARIA Music DVD chart, spending 8 weeks on the top of the chart with a certification of 21 times Platinum!

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 26 January 2009

The Fray and Kings Of Leon top latest ARIA Charts

The Fray’s single “You Found Me” has achieved simultaneous number ones, taking over top spot on the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts this week. No strangers to success on our shores, their single “How To Save A Life” peaked at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart in February 2007. On the ARIA Album Chart, it’s Kings Of Leon dominating number one for a further week – their album “Only By The Night” has now spent 19 weeks in the top 4, eight weeks at number one, and was the highest charting album on the 2008 ARIA Top 100 Album Chart. André Rieu’s “Live In Australia” continues to monopolise the ARIA Music DVD chart, stringing together 7 consecutive weeks at one.

This week’s ARIA Album Chart top 5 has Kings Of Leon at 1, P!nk’s “Funhouse” at 2 and Twilight Soundtrack at 3. Moving up a spot to 4 is Lady GaGa’s “The Fame” and rounding out the 5, AC/DC’s “Black Ice”. Debuting at 21 is Taylor Swift with her US #1 album “Fearless” and at 33, Antony & The Johnsons with “The Crying Light”. Miley Cyrus re-enters the top 40 at 36 with “Breakout”.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Bio

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Arguably Australia’s most successful cultural export of the last twenty years, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – both collectively and individually – are also the most prolific. In the last eighteen months alone, Nick Cave, alongside fellow Bad Seeds; Warren Ellis (violin, mandocaster) Martyn Casey (bass) and Jim Sclavunus (drums), have released an album and toured under the name Grinderman – a bump and grind exaggeration of the Bad Seeds groove. Warren Ellis and Nick Cave have also written and released the soundtrack to the Brad Pitt produced movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; bassist Martyn Casey has revived his former role in the reunited Triffids performing at last year’s Sydney Festival; and the longest serving Bad Seed, Mick Harvey (guitar and organ), has released a solo album (his fourth) entitled Two of Diamonds. Harvey has also performed as guest musician at The Triffids reunion shows and most recently has been remixing the entire Bad Seeds back catalogue in 5.1 surround sound.

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Leonard Cohen

For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power – he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises. But those questions, and the journey he has traveled in seeking to address them, are the ever-shifting substance of his work, as well as the reasons why his songs never lose their overwhelming emotional force.

His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), announced him as an undeniable major talent. It includes such songs as “Suzanne,” “Sisters of Mercy,” “So Long, Marianne” and “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Good,” all now longstanding classics. If Cohen had never recorded another album, his daunting reputation would have been assured by this one alone.

However, the two extraordinary albums that followed, Songs From a Room (1969), which includes his classic song, “Bird on the Wire,” and Songs of Love and Hate (1971), provided whatever proof anyone may have required that that the greatness of his debut was not a fluke. (All three albums are reissued in April, 2007.)

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