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‘I begged them not to put her onstage’: Amy Winehouse’s stylist friend

‘I begged them not to put her onstage’: Amy Winehouse’s stylist friend

Naomi Parry helped steer Amy Winehouse’s distinctive look and supported her through good times and bad. Ten years on from Amy’s death, Parry looks back.

  • by Naomi Parry

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Nick Cave’s long awaited B-sides and rarities

Nick Cave’s long awaited B-sides and rarities

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ B-Sides & Rarities (Part II) recalls Glen Campbell’s wichita Linesman our reviewer says.

  • by Craig Mathieson, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen and John Shand
Elton’s back, with a rollcall of names so eclectic it borders on the bizarre
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Elton’s back, with a rollcall of names so eclectic it borders on the bizarre

Elton John has always had a big thirst for what’s new. When the world went into lockdown, he decided to reach out to other artists, many of them decades his junior, in order to collaborate.

  • by Barry Divola
‘What do I need to do?’ Tori Amos asked, and the muses delivered

‘What do I need to do?’ Tori Amos asked, and the muses delivered

In the midst of lockdown and grieving the loss of her mother, the performer found a way forward to record her latest album.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Mask exemption is music to the ears of banned players

Mask exemption is music to the ears of banned players

A special ruling from NSW Health has come as a huge relief for amateur musicians everywhere.

  • by Nick Galvin
Jazz twist on Radiohead hits in rescued music festival

Jazz twist on Radiohead hits in rescued music festival

Saved from the COVID rubbish heap, Melbourne’s jazz festival in December will feature unexpected mash-ups such as a jazz reinterpretation of Radiohead classics.

  • by Nick Miller
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A sparkling program and a new home for the ACO

A sparkling program and a new home for the ACO

Richard Tognetti is clearly thrilled to be unveiling a full program of music for 2022.

  • by Nick Galvin
‘A changing of the guard’: Local hip-hop and R&B dominate ARIA nominations

‘A changing of the guard’: Local hip-hop and R&B dominate ARIA nominations

Genesis Owusu, Budjerah and Masked Wolf are among leading nominees for the awards next month.

  • by Robert Moran
Meet Tsehay Hawkins, the teenager who’s the new Yellow Wiggle

Meet Tsehay Hawkins, the teenager who’s the new Yellow Wiggle

The Sydney high school student takes up the yellow skivvy after Emma Watkins’ surprise departure.

  • by Robert Moran
Finneas steps out of Billie Eilish’s shadow, but he’s got a way to go
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Finneas steps out of Billie Eilish’s shadow, but he’s got a way to go

Unlike those who’ve voiced his lyrics, Finneas – who’s just released his debut album – isn’t quite capable of being the main character yet.

  • by Kish Lal
‘I’ve lived more ... I’ve got more to write about’: unstoppable Simon Le Bon

‘I’ve lived more ... I’ve got more to write about’: unstoppable Simon Le Bon

As Duran Duran celebrate 40 years, their lead singer says his love of music keeps him coming back for more.

  • by Michael Dwyer