Acts to watch in 2012

While Australia didn’t fair too well in the highest selling singles and albums for 2011 (who am I kidding, Oz music didn’t even rate on the charts apart from Gotye!), it’s time to look at 2012 and see what Oz artists are doing this year. There are a lot of debut albums from Oz acts in 2012, and here are

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Countdown 2011: music’s best & worst

Ah, 2011. Gotye doffed his clothes, donned body paint AND cleaned up at the ARIAs with an all-killer, no-filler album, Boy & Bear gave Mumford & Sons a run for their banjos, and Metallica angered the rock gods by teaming up with Lou Reed for the shambolic Lulu. It’s been a year of hits (sayonara Video Hits) and misses (Lady

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Silly season gift guide

The silly season is a time for too much festive cheer, plum pudding and wearing tinsel and those crappy paper crowns from the Christmas crackers out in public. If your Christmas is anything like mine, which is pretty much the same as everyday, just with more turkey and the family acting crazier than usual, then you might also have to

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Access All Areas- On The Road With Alice Cooper

Fans, ghouls, lovers of American Horror Story, You may have heard me rave incessantly about Alice Cooper. My fangirl antics have even led to me getting a tattoo on my forearm of the words “You & Me” in homage to Alice’s 1977 hit from his album “Lace & Whiskey” (the song reached number 2 in Australia). It’s OK – turns

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CD & book review mania: where to splash your cash

Right now, I should really be slapping on my new, glossy Vamp Red lipstick, downing two shots of vodka, dancing around in my underwear to Kanye West and partying like the out-of-control rock chick that I am (on paper and on my blog, that is). But aside from dealing with international emails (including the very exciting project I have for

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Back To The Future – Christopher Lloyd outtakes…

Here it is! Hoverboards, flux capacitor, DeLorean and all! The outtakes of the Christopher Lloyd interview. But first, school yourself with the original here: http://www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au/news/local/news/entertainment/christopher-lloyd-the-height-of-adventure/2349473.aspx Then read what didn’t make it in… Can I call you Doc? Do people still call you Doc? There’s no problem with calling me Doc [laughs]. If I walk into the airport and someone will

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