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“Metal Down Under”: documenting the history of heavy metal music in Australia !

“Metal Down Under”: documenting the history of heavy metal music in Australia !

| 17 November 2012 | Reply

Nick Calpakdjian from Animus Industries has announced the start of the fundraising campaign for the first film to fully document the history of heavy metal music in Australia : “METAL DOWN UNDER” ! Animus Industries is producing a feature length documentary about the history of Heavy Metal music in Australia. The film will trace the […]

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NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR

NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR

| 17 November 2012 | Reply

There have been a few whispers lately…the words ‘Neil Young’ and ‘Crazy Horse’, have been coupled tantalisingly with the word ‘tour’.  In the know fans have seen news about shows overseas and waited with growing anticipation for the official word. So it is with no small amount of delight that The Frontier Touring Company and […]

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Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Presents DARK FUNERAL Australian Tour

Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Presents DARK FUNERAL Australian Tour

| 17 November 2012 | Reply

Swedish Black Metallers Dark Funeral return to Australia once again to terrorise our stages with “vast walls of sound” and their “classic black metal, with clouds of red dry ice and an ominous electronic drone announcing the songs” (Metal Hammer) Forming in 1993 in Sweden, Dark Funeral are a force to be reckoned with, due […]

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LIVE – Elton John, Perth WA – 12 November 2012

LIVE – Elton John, Perth WA – 12 November 2012

| 15 November 2012 | Reply

Perth Arena Reviewed by Kevin Curran | Photgraphy by J-F Foto Seas of people packed in to Western Australia’s new home of big name acts – Perth Arena, to witness Sir Elton John play the 40 year anniversary of Rocket Man tour. The show kicked off with Elton’s two young Cello players warming the crowd […]

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BLACK SPACE RIDERS – Light Is The New Black

BLACK SPACE RIDERS – Light Is The New Black

| 15 November 2012 | Reply

Label: Rough Trade Distribution Released: March 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, the ride is about to commence.  You’ll need to get comfortable and prepare yourself for an aural raping – drugs are optional and at your own discretion, though we feel they may help some of you… Here […]

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Perth Arena is ready to ROCK!!

Perth Arena is ready to ROCK!!

| 15 November 2012 | Reply

We were lucky enough to get a guided tour of the brand spanking new PERTH ARENA last weekend, and can report that on first appearances it certainly looks like the venue West Australian music fans have been deprived of for many years. When the Perth Entertainment Centre was given an honourable discharge a decade ago, […]

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BLANCA WHITE – RESURGENCE OF ROCK

BLANCA WHITE – RESURGENCE OF ROCK

| 15 November 2012 | Reply

Label:  Chat Qui Peche Music Released: 2011 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 Ken Savage and Austin Schell have an impressive enough phone book that they can call in Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, King Kobra, Quiet Riot), Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale), Jeff Paris (writer for Vixen, Mr Big and many more) and Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great […]

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PETER BLACK – No Dangerous Gods In Tunnel

PETER BLACK – No Dangerous Gods In Tunnel

| 15 November 2012 | Reply

Label: Citadel Released: September 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 Blackie from Wollongong punk metal combo Hard-Ons has delivered his latest solo album, his first release since his taxi driving day job resulted in a beating by a couple of losers and a skull fracture for his trouble. As you can tell from the album […]

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THIN LIZZY ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA TOUR!! …with KISS & MOTLEY CRUE!

THIN LIZZY ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA TOUR!! …with KISS & MOTLEY CRUE!

| 13 November 2012 | Reply

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ROCK BANDS ON ONE STAGE Rock’n’roll doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and Mötley Crüe. On the same stage. On the same night. It‘s the news Australian fans have been waiting for with the spectacle of all spectacles announced today, KISS with very special guests Mötley Crüe will tour Australia in […]

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Book Review – “Lola Bensky” by Lily Brett

Book Review – “Lola Bensky” by Lily Brett

| 12 November 2012 | Reply

Published by Penguin Books rrp AUD$29.99 Reviewed by Dani DeVille 7/10 In 1967, Lola Bensky is a nineteen year-old, overweight, Jewish journalist, working for Australia’s biggest music magazine, “Rock Out”.  When Lola isn’t interviewing famous rock stars, she spends her time planning increasingly bizarre diets, ironing her hair, wondering whether Cher will ever give back […]

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Live – WARBRINGER, Perth  WA – 11 October 2012

Live – WARBRINGER, Perth WA – 11 October 2012

| 12 November 2012 | Reply

Amplifier Bar, Perth Reviewed by Metal Billy Supports incl Malignant Monster / Devour The Martyr / Gates of Perdition First of all a huge decision needed to be made – Steel Panther had changed the date of their Perth show which now clashed with Warbringer – what to do ? Was I to don the […]

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LIVE – THE LIVING END, Perth WA – 5th November 2012

LIVE – THE LIVING END, Perth WA – 5th November 2012

| 12 November 2012 | Reply

THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL Reviewed by Kevin Curran A sold out crowd gathered at the Rosemount Hotel on a unusually wet and cold Spring Monday night to watch the Living End play their debut album “The Living End” in its entirety. Looking around the room, there were a wide variety of punters including many who would […]

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THE SAINTS COMPETITION!!!

THE SAINTS COMPETITION!!!

| 12 November 2012 | Reply

It’s competition time again at 100% ROCK MAGAZINE!! Up for grabs this week is a double pass to see ex-punk veterans THE SAINTS at Fremantle’s Fly By Night Club on November 30th AND a copy of their great new CD “King Of The Sun”!!   Email Rockon[at]100percentrock.com before Thursday 5pm AWST with your name and […]

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INTERVIEW – Chris Bailey – The Saints, October 2012

INTERVIEW – Chris Bailey – The Saints, October 2012

| 12 November 2012 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar   The Saints burst out of Brisbane and onto the International punk scene in 1976 with the classic I’m Stranded (from the album of the same name), and that seminal line-up (Chris Bailey, Ed Kuepper, Ivor Hay and a revolving door policy of bassists) produced three must-have albums. Since then, Chris Bailey […]

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ELLA HOOPER ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO SINGLE, LOW HIGH, ALONGSIDE CINEMATIC FILMCLIP BY WILK

ELLA HOOPER ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO SINGLE, LOW HIGH, ALONGSIDE CINEMATIC FILMCLIP BY WILK

| 8 November 2012 | Reply

Industrious Melbourne songstress Ella Hooper has announced the release of her first-ever solo project, releasing her new single, Low High on November 9, alongside an austere yet playful clip, produced by notable photographer, Wilk. Low High was produced and recorded by Jan Skubizewski (Owl Eyes, Illy, Way Of The Eagle) in his Collingwood studio and […]

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West Coast Blues & Roots Fest announces incredible lineup!

West Coast Blues & Roots Fest announces incredible lineup!

| 8 November 2012 | Reply

Get ready for the very VERY special 10 year anniversary edition of West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots! Over the past 9 years, West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots has proudly brought to Fremantle some truly legendary artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, James Brown, The Pogues, John Fogerty, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Crowded House, John […]

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LIVE – Rock It! – Joondalup, WA, 28th October 2012

LIVE – Rock It! – Joondalup, WA, 28th October 2012

| 8 November 2012 | Reply

Joondalup Arena, Western Australia, Sunday 28th October 2012 By Dani DeVille | Photography by Sarah Bahbah & Graham Clark I have been a passionate lover of music all my life.  One of my earliest memories is lying in my bed hearing my Dad playing Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst on the stereo in […]

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Live Industry proudly presents: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Australian tour

Live Industry proudly presents: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Australian tour

| 5 November 2012 | Reply

The Galactic Space Circus Tour (22 piece live spectacular) The Godfather of Funk and his 22 piece psychedelic circus extravaganza touch down in Australia this summer, delivering the complete 22 piece P Funk Space Circus to Australian fans for the first time since Clinton’s last full scale tour of Australia back in 2002. George Clinton […]

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AT THE GATES lay waste to Perth Saturday –>

AT THE GATES lay waste to Perth Saturday –>

| 2 November 2012 | Reply

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HARD-ONS – Dickcheese [2012 reissue]

HARD-ONS – Dickcheese [2012 reissue]

| 1 November 2012 | Reply

Label: Citadel Records Released: Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9.5/10 Were Sydney’s HARD-ONS ever JUST a punk band?  From their raucous early singles and EPs through a host of albums they never stopped evolving, always imbuing their frenzied glue sniffing punk energy and mayhem with elements of 60’s garage and girl bands, poppy melodies and later, […]

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