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Elton John pledges $1,000,000 to bushfire relief at Sydney concert

Elton John pledges $1,000,000 to bushfire relief at Sydney concert

Sir Elton John has pledged a million dollars to Australia’s bushfire relief fund. The musician made the announcement at his Sydney concert on Tuesday night. “You should all be in awe of the work that the firefighters are doing,” Elton John said. “There are people out there who have lost their lives trying to save homes, […]

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Bibliophile | New books for your summer reading

Bibliophile | New books for your summer reading

Further Fables: Queer and Familiar by Margaret Marrilees Wakefield Press Fables: Queer and Familiar started online and then the stories were broadcast as a radio serial before being published as a collection in 2014. These further fables take the characters from Australian writer Margaret Marrilees’ most recent novel Big Rough Stones and the reader is […]

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Olivia Newton-John made a dame in New Year’s honour list

Olivia Newton-John made a dame in New Year’s honour list

Entertainer and philanthropist Olivia Newton-John has been made a dame in the British New Year’s Honours List. The singer who was born in the UK was recognised for her work in entertainment, as well as her efforts in raising awareness about breast cancer and raising money for charity. “Thank you to the prime minister and […]

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Dyson Stringer Cloher celebrate the women of Australian rock

Dyson Stringer Cloher celebrate the women of Australian rock

Dyson Stringer Cloher – the music project of three of Australia’s most accomplished and dynamic songwriters, Jen Cloher, Mia Dyson and Liz Stringer have released their new single and video Falling Clouds. The clip directed by Annelise Hickey sees the trio dressing in drag to make a comment about how women  in Australian rock are […]

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Performances of ‘Billy Elliot’ cancelled over fear it could turn people gay

Performances of ‘Billy Elliot’ cancelled over fear it could turn people gay

The Hungarian State Opera has cancelled 15 performances of the popular musical Billy Elliot because of negative press that claimed the musical could lead to people turning homosexual. In an official statement the opera stressed that it was not cancelling the performances because it believed the claims, but because the controversy surrounding the production and negative […]

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Elton John says Ireland’s abortion vote shows how mindsets can change

Elton John says Ireland’s abortion vote shows how mindsets can change

Elton John says Ireland’s historic vote that will allow abortion to be legalised is a great example of how mindsets can change. according the news service Reuters. The singer made the observation during a trip to Ukraine where he is promoting AIDS awareness. Elton has traveled to the country regularly over the years and performed […]

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Artists line up to pay tribute to Elton John

Artists line up to pay tribute to Elton John

The long career of Sir Elton John will be honoured via two tribute albums with artists including Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson and Coldplay lining up to sing Elton’s most famous songs. First up Revamp, released through Virgin / EMI will see some of the biggest names in contemporary pop music laying down their […]

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Pet Shop Boys provide some further listening

Pet Shop Boys provide some further listening

Pet Shop Boys have always been a band who’ve been acclaimed not just for their high-selling singes but also their album tracks, b-sides and side projects. Since forming in 1981 the band band have released thirteen albums, not to mention four remix collections, two double albums of b-sides, a ballet, a film soundtrack, a musical […]

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Elton John cancels shows after being stuck down by rare infection

Elton John cancels shows after being stuck down by rare infection

Sir Elton John has cancelled an upcoming season in Las Vegas because he’s contracted a rare bacterial infection on a recent tour of South America. The singer became violently ill on the return flight from Chile and spent two nights in intensive care in a UK hospital. After a period in hospital he’s now returned […]

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Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

An 80-minute video showing singer George Michael recording his lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ has been posted to YouTube. The behind the scenes video shows George Michael hanging out in the studio working with musicians and backing singers. The start of the film, which was probably filmed in late 1992 or early 1993,  shows Michael arriving […]

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