Back in 2007 guitarist Ruban Nielson decamped from Auckland to Portland, Oregon, with his brother Kody Nielson and Paul Roper, all members of popular Kiwi indie punk band The Mint Chicks. The move came after the band, founded in 2001, cleaned up at the New Zealand Music Awards that year, winning five categories including album of the year for Crazy Yes! Dumb No!
After more than 30 years as rock music’s biggest bad boys, after selling more than 30 million albums, Motley Crue can see the finish line, bassist Nikki Sixx says.
Mere weeks ahead of the release of Black Sabbath’s new album 13 the band have filmed a video, giving a first inside into the recording process.
Bradford Cox wrote what would become the final track of Deerhunter’s forthcoming album, a song called Punk, at a friend’s house in New York during what he describes as a very difficult time.
The chemistry is over: rock outfit My Chemical Romance has disbanded.
New Zealand jazz icon Nathan Haines drew some public complaints about “really loud saxophone coming out of the carpark” when he recorded upcoming album, Vermillion Skies.
Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, who played on the British heavy metal band’s landmark first three albums, has died at the age of 56, the group said on Wednesday. Burr, who had been suffering from multiple sclerosis, died “peacefully in his sleep at home” in London on Tuesday and had been in poor health for several years, the band said in a statement posted on their website
The return of a cancelled music festival is expected to bring Wellington’s jazz musicians out of dark corners and into the spotlight. The Wellington Jazz Festival will return in June after a four-year hiatus