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Former Crowded House Drummer Dies Of Brain Cancer

May 20th, 2012 12:35pm EDT
Crowded House
Former Crowded House drummer Peter Jones has lost his battle with brain cancer.

The musician succumbed to the disease on Friday, reports Australia's Herald Sun.

A statement on the band's official website reads, "We are in mourning today for the death of Peter Jones. We remember him as a warm hearted, funny and talented man, who was a valuable member of Crowded House. He played with style and spirit. We salute him and send our love and best thoughts to his family and friends."

Jones replaced band member Paul Hester for two years after he left the group in 1994.
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Concert Review: Liam Finn at the Five Spot, Atlanta, GA

March 22nd, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Liam Finn
A Spirited Set - The cozy Five Spot in Atlanta's Little Five Points was host to the Next Big Thing: Mr. Liam Finn. You may recognize the name because he is the firstborn of Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz). Liam possesses the same excellent knack for songwriting and performing as his father, yet has mastered it at 24 years of age. He is also quite a frenetic performer on stage, a trait obviously passed down from uncle Tim Finn. Rolling Stone Magazine called him one of the ten new artists to watch in 2008. The Finn Dynasty seems to be alive and well.

Finn is on tour supporting ...
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CD Review: Liam Finn: I'll Be Lightning

February 20th, 2008 10:00am EST
Liam Finn
Some things are just meant to be. For example, Liam Finn was meant to create a musical career for himself. Forget about his place in the Finn Dynasty. He can confidently stand on his own merits and talents. This is an extraordinary debut release and Finn has been called one of ten new artists to watch in 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine. And from the hundreds of new artists this year, that's a high honor.

Now for a bit of background for the uninformed: Liam's dad, Neil Finn, is considered one of his generation's most talented singer/songwriters, creating music reminiscent of the Len...
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Missy Higgins' New Album 'On A Clear Night' Due Feb. 26; Tour To Follow

February 1st, 2008 1:00pm EST
Missy Higgins
Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will return to the U.S. with her second record, "On A Clear Night," due for release on February 26, 2008.

Entertainment Weekly says of Missy, "…shows a depth reminiscent of early Suzanne Vega and Sarah McLachlan: catchy hooks…sounds just right."

Before Missy hits the road in the U.S., she will make two appearances at The Sundance Film Festival, performing at a very special live-music event titled "Where Music Meets Film" celebrating the enduring connection between music and film alongside artists such as Josh Groban, Jason M...
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Warner Bros. To Release 'Live Earth Concert' CD & DVD December 4

November 27th, 2007 5:15pm EST
Al Gore
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On December 4th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fro...
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Highlights From Live Earth Concert Come To CD And 2-Disc DVD November 20

October 17th, 2007 5:54pm EDT
Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On November 20th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fr...
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Australian Brothers The Kin Release 'Rise & Fall'

October 14th, 2007 10:30am EDT
The Kin
Compared to the likes of Crowded House, The Cure, U2, and Jeff Buckley, The Kin, comprised of Australian brothers Isaac and Thorry Koren, are ready to release their new album, Rise and Fall on the brothers' own label, Aletheia Records. Written entirely by the Korens and co-produced by Nic Hard (The Bravery, Jesse Malin, Aberdeen City, The Church), the 14 track CD is set to be released on October 9, 2007.

Rise and Fall's acoustic focus brings the brothers' smooth vocals and Thorry's adept guitar playing into the forefront. All instruments, with the exception of the strings, were perform...
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Pete Yorn Back On the Road for Major US Summer Concert Tour

June 14th, 2007 10:10am EDT
Pete Yorn
With his new album, Nightcrawler, in stores now, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn will embark on a major North American tour kicking off June 17 at the prestigious Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

Yorn's concert schedule will include festival performances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits as well as shared bills with Guster, Crowded House and the Dave Matthews Band (see full itinerary following). Pete Yorn will be performing on the road with his band, Minibar.

Last year, Yorn performed a series of successful shows opening for the Dixie Chicks and, from February-March 2...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

May 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

May 27th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...
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