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The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton passes away aged 64

Scott Asheton, founding member and drummer of the iconic band The Stooges, has passed away at the age of 64. The news was announced on the band’s official Facebook page by Asheton’s band mate and long-time friend Iggy Pop. The singer paid tribute to his friend in the following statement: “Scott was a great artist….

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Vivid Sydney- 2014 Program Announced

Vivid Sydney is set to enthral audiences once again with the largest program of light, music and ideas in its six year history. Highlights will include Harbour Lights- where for the first time ever, the ferries and vessels docked in Sydney Harbour will be decked out in LED lights with their colours computer-controlled by satellite…

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10 things you didn’t know about Hugh Laurie

Television star, best-selling author, comedian and accomplished musician – Hugh Laurie really is a jack of all trades. Tonight at 7.30pm, join Hugh as he travels across America in exploration of the history of Blues music in Hugh Laurie: Copper Bottom Blues. To get you in the mood, we’ve pulled together 10 things you didn’t…

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Our picks of Sydney Festival 2014

January is here and it’s our favourite time of year. New Year’s resolutions still seem achievable, there’s an abundance of balmy summer nights and – of course – Sydney Festival is upon us..  With a line-up that includes spectacular performances, critically acclaimed artists, touching theatre productions, film, magic, family fun and more – there’s something…

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10 things you didn’t know about Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury – legendary, flamboyant, talented and fiercely private. Tonight at 8.45pm, STUDIO Loves brings you an in-depth candid look at the man behind the rock star in Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender. To get you in the mood, we’ve pulled together a few tantalising tidbits for you on this complex and fascinating front…

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American rock icon Lou Reed dies aged 71

American rock icon Lou Reed has passed away in New York aged 71. Reed, who co-founded notorious rock band Velvet Underground was a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of punk music. Famous for fusing art and music- Reed alongside his band Velvet Underground revolutionised the industry in the 60s…

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GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to see Ludovico Einaudi live (COMP CLOSED)

The music of composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi has been described as minimalist, classical, ambient, contemporary and deeply touching. Einaudi is widely known for his 11 record-breaking albums and a string of critically-acclaimed film scores, including work for the Academy Award-winning Black Swan and Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. Now, he is set to make his highly-anticipated Australian debut…

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GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to one of Don McLean’s Australian tour concerts (COMP CLOSED)

Don McLean galvanised a generation with the phenomenal success of his classic hit ‘American Pie’, becoming one of the most recognisable musical voices of recent times. That timeless song was just the beginning though, and in the years that followed McLean backed it up with a string of enduring and classic hit songs. Australian fans…

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Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter JJ Cale passes away aged 74

Grammy Award-winning American guitarist, singer and songwriter JJ Cale passed away on Friday, aged 74. Although many may not know his name, it’s likely that they loved his songs. He’s the man responsible for Eric Clapton’s hits After Midnight and Cocaine, amongst others. His song-writing career took off in the 60s and 70s and other…

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