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Image for Soundwave: Everything you need to know

Soundwave festival will hit Australia this weekend, kicking off at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds tomorrow (February 23). It’ll then travel to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, before winding up in Perth on March 4. 

Read more about Soundwave Festival here: http://bit.ly/Y1KLVJ

Saturday, February 23 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 24 – Olympic Park, Sydney SOLD OUT
Friday, March 1 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 2 – Bonython Park, Adelaide SOLD OUT
Monday, March 4 – Claremont Showground, Perth SOLD OUT

The lineup

Linkin Park
A Perfect Circle
The Offspring
Cypress Hill
Bullet For My Valentine
Stone Sour
Bring Me The Horizon
Kyuss Lives
Killswitch Engage
Sum 41
All Time Low
Flogging Molly (Not playing Perth)
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Billy Talent
Motion City Soundtrack
Mindless Self Indulgence
The Amity Affliction
The Vandals
Sick Of It All
Kingdom Of Sorrow
The Lawrence Arms
Sleeping With Sirens
Cancer Bats
The Blackout
Fucked Up
Vision Of Disorder
Pierce The Veil
The Sword
Shai Hulud
Of Mice & Men
This Is Hell
Miss May I
Danko Jones
Woe, Is Me
The Wonder Years
Polar Bear Club
While She Sleeps
Cerebral Ballzy
The Early November
Such Gold
Six Feet Under
The Dear Hunter
Chelsea Grin
Deaf Havana
Red Fang
Versus The World
The Chariot
Blood On The Dance Floor
Orange Goblin
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk
Memphis May Fire
Dr. Acula
Living With Lions
Mark Tremonti

The Unearthed acts

Brisbane – The Schoenberg Automaton
Sydney – Born Lion
Melbourne – Party Vibez
Adelaide – Life Pilot
Perth – In League (Not playing due to time restrictions)

The weather

Fine morning, then possible storm.
Min 21
Max 31

Shower or two.
Min 22
Max 29

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

The “final” timetables

The maps


Image for Blink-182 @ Sidney Myer Bowl, Melbourne (27/2/13)

For one night only Blink-182 gave 5000 Melbourne fans the chance to regress – and regress they did, writes SARAH SMITH.

There are dicks everywhere. The guy swaying in front of me has one tattooed on his forearm. The young girl beside him apparently wants Tom DeLonge to “suck her dick”. And I just un-ironically fist pumped along to ‘All The Small Things’, so I’m pretty sure that makes me a dick.

But, hey I’m at a Blink-182 show. Dicks are par for the course.

But here we are, 10 years since Blink-182’s last visit to Australia, and no one, not least the band themselves are leaving 1999 back where it belongs. Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus are playing to a sold-out venue, still dressed in jeans and skate shoes, still making jokes about their mum’s vaginas, still singing off-key. And, it isn’t the least bit depressing. For one night 5000 fans have permission to regress. And regress we do.

“This is a song from 1998, where are all my old people at?’ Hoppus smirks at the sticky crowd, having just sent the Sidney Myer Music Bowl into raptures with Blink’s ode to eternal youth and tonight’s somewhat ironic anthem, ‘What’s My Age Again?

And what a weird bunch of fans we are. The great majority of the crowd are late-20s, edging 30. Tattered Blink tees are stretched over plump(er) bodies, charcoal has been rubbed under eyes, DC caps dusted off and long-closed over face-holes re-pierced – just for one night. At first, most people stuck up on the hill – or “the outback” as DeLonge coins it – are reluctant to get too excited, standing arms-crossed, nodding enthusiastically, but not too enthusiastically. That is until Hoppus yells, “This is for everyone that liked us before 1998”, at which point a guy wearing an Empire Strike Back t-shirt leads the charge, pumping the air frantically with both fists until everyone follows.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/Y1I5rb

It’s hard not be caught up in The Mark and Tom Show. The pair literally never stop moving, swearing, grinning or talking. They are clearly having a stupid amount of fun, singing stupid songs to a bunch of people who just want to pretend for one stupid moment, that they are 15 again.

The banter is all still there too: A conversation about a bug burrowing into Mark’s neck soon digresses into a conversation about Sharon Stone’s crutch, which mutates into a familiar “Your Mum” tête-à-tête, until Hoppus concludes, “Nah dude, the bug reminded me of your dad biting on my neck with his hot, whiskey breath.”

Even though the set-list is almost identical to the Sydney show nothing feels rehearsed or rehashed. When DeLonge’s mic stand breaks, Hoppus entertains the crowd with an improvised bass-slap song about plectrums (I think) flicking a pocket-full of picks across the stage. After a few minutes DeLonge shoots him a smirk and mutters, “For 20 fucking years you’ve been doing that same creepy face.” It’s a strangely personal moment amid a whole lot of, well, dick – and one that hints at how happy Blink are to still be doing this together. Despite falls-outs, shit side projects and flightless drummers.

What’s our age again?

Blink 182 set list

Feeling This
Up All Night
The Rock Show
What’s My Age Again?
Dogs Eating Dogs
I Miss You
Wishing Well
After Midnight
First Date
Heart’s All Gone
Man Overboard
Ghost on the Dance Floor
All the Small Things

Reckless Abandon
All of This
Boxing Day

Family Reunion


Review by Sarah Smith for fasterlouder.com.au


Blink182's Travis Barker Sticks It To Soundwave Orgniser on Twitter


As all of you know by now, Blink 182‘s Travis Barker bailed on coming out here for Soundwave due to his fear of flying (and lets be honest – the dude has a right to be fearful of flying – but he could have figured out he couldn’t do it a lot earlier in the piece).Soundwave promoter AJ (ironically handled @iamnotshouting) took to twitter to publicise his anger at Travis’s change of heart. Read more here: http://bit.ly/W7obO0

Here are some of the tweets; some of which have since been deleted.

And Travis replies…


Dave Lombardo, who has had three stints behind the kit as the drummer of Slayer, has been dismissed from the band…at least for the upcoming Australian tour.

The skinsman, who was with the thrash legends from 1981 through 1986, returning in 1987 and staying until 1992 and then returning again in 2002, posted a note on his Facebook last night to share the news that he was being replaced for the Australian tour.

Lombardo is saddened and shocked by the situation and judging from his open letter to fans, it wasn’t up to him and he found it in a shady way. Some internal financial issues seem to be at the root of Lombardo’s dismissal for this tour and possibly beyond.

Metal Sucks reports that the drummer has been replaced by Joe Dette for the Aussie tour. Dette played with both Slayer and Testament in the ’90s, but did not record with either band.

Statement From Dave Lombardo Regarding Slayer Australian Tour 2013:

“I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.

So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my bandmates know, and Tom [Araya] and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.

Read more statement from Dave Lombardo here: http://aol.it/XBHOuM

Dave Lombardo”


In 2013, Black Sabbath will release their 13th studio album.

Fittingly, it will be called 13.

The band announced the album title over the weekend, adding that it would be released in June. An exact date is coming soon (June 13, perhaps?).

The new album, which is being produced by Rick Rubin, will be the first Black Sabbath album to feature original singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler since 1978′s Never Say Die.

The official press release from the band also revealed that Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk is filling in for founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, who was unable to reach a financial settlement with his bandmates this time around.

The band also announced some tour dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, which you can see below.

Black Sabbath 2013 Tour Dates (So Far):

4/20 — Auckland, New Zealand
4/22 — Auckland, New Zealand
4/25 — Brisbane, Australia
4/27 — Sydney, Australia
4/29 — Melbourne, Australia
5/1 — Melbourne, Australia
5/4 — Perth, Australia
5/12 — Tokyo, Japan


–words by damien fanelli for kerrang magazine. image from consequenceofsound.net

Mick Jagger’s love letters sold in London auction

By Gerrick D. KennedyDecember 13, 2012, 11:15 a.m.

A set of letters written by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to a secret lover in the late 1960s sold big at a London auction Wednesday, with a buyer dropping more than 187,250 pounds ($301,000) on the notes.

The collection of 10 letters, dated from the summer of 1969 (when Jagger was just 25), were on the auction block at Sotheby’s in London.

Jagger’s love notes were written to the American-born singer Marsha Hunt while he was in Australia filming “Ned Kelly.”

Hunt, believed to be the inspiration for the band’s 1971 hit “Brown Sugar,” put the notes — which included song lyrics and a Rolling Stones playlist — up for sale because “the passage of time has given these letters a place in our cultural history,” according to the Guardian newspaper. She also said she needed the cash to pay bills.

Jagger’s relationship with Hunt was largely kept secret. In 1970, she gave birth to the rock star’s first child, Karis Jagger Hunt.

As for the buyer? It’s reported to be a private collector.

(From: latimes.com.)

(Photos: Sotheby’s/Associated Press)


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Morrissey has blamed the royal family for the suspected suicide of Jacintha Saldanha. The singer accused the royals of “staggering arrogance” following the death of Saldanha, a nurse who was tricked by two Australian DJs into revealing details of the Duchess of Cambridge‘s pregnancy.

“It wasn’t because of two DJs in Australia that this woman took her own life, it was the pressure around her,” Morrissey told New Zealand’s 3News. While much of this stress can be blamed on the press, he said, or the “maximum pressure [of] … the Palace and Clarence House,” he called on the duchess to take direct responsibility.

“[She] was in the hospital, as far as I could see, for absolutely no reason,” the singer said. “She feels no shame about the death of this woman, she’s saying nothing about the death of this poor woman. The arrogance of the British royals is absolutely staggering.”

Morrissey has even accused Kate Middleton of being in hospital for spurious reasons, despite doctors diagnosing her with the serious complaint known as hyperemesis gravidarum. “Does she have a health condition?” the singer asked. “Is it anorexia or is it pregnancy? … I mean morning sickness already? So much hoo haw and then suddenly as bright as a button as soon as this poor woman dies she’s out of hospital? It doesn’t ring true.”

This is in stark contrast to the medical evidence, which views hyperemesis gravidarum as a serious medical condition with symptoms that include 24-hour periods of vomiting and dehydration. Hospitalisation is a common consequence for those who suffer from it.

Buckingham Palace must receive “thousands” of prank calls every day, the 53-year-old said. Blaming the incident on the DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, “is just a way of distracting people”. “The fact they got so far probably astonished them beyond belief. But the pressure put on the woman who connected the callers was probably so enormous that she took her own life … And we forget about that and of course the royals are exonerated as always.”

Morrissey is a long-time critic of the monarchy. “They’re absolutely horrible people,” he said last year, on American TV. “I think they’re arrogant, horrible dictators.”

Greig and Christian have both apologised for their prank call, as has their employer, 2DayFM. According to the Associated Press, executives at the radio station could face criminal charges for airing the conversation without its participants’ consent.

• This article was amended on 12 December 2012 to add a paragraph clarifying that the Duchess of Cambridge’s condition is not simply “morning sickness” as its was described by Morrissey

~ This article is taken from guardian.co.uk

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