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Rolling Stone Australia February 2018

Rolling Stone is one of Australia’s longest-running magazines. Since 1971 it has been the premier music & entertainment magazine in Australia. It reflects both global and Australian popular culture with passion, honesty and attitude.

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3 min

Malcolm On Top THERE’S NO DENYING THAT Malcolm Young made for one of the best ROLLINGSTONEcovers in recent years, but I can’t help but question your decision to put Malcolm on the cover over his brother George. The Easybeats had arguably more historical relevance than any other Aussie rock band. Not to mention he was also a driving force behind AC/DC as well as his own band. Barry Pence Cowra, NSW WOW! THE OBITUARIES FOR George and Malcolm Young were just gobsmacking. The photos are amazing – you have captured them well. I love reading the articles on Australian musicians. Anna M Brisbane, Qld As the Days Go By GREAT WORK ROLLING STONE on Darryl Braithwaite‘s Living Legend article. [RS 794] He’s a real nice guy, having met him backstage when we (Bob Hanley Band) were…

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LISTS BIG IN 2018 Extended ‘Hot List’ interviews with the musicians, movie stars and more set to shape the year ahead. AWARDS GOLDEN GLOBES: WINNERS & LOSERS Our live coverage and post-event takeaways from the 75th Golden Globe Awards. INTERVIEW THE RETURN OF TOTAL CONTROL We chat with the beloved Melbourne post-punks about their surprise new EP Laughing at the System. MUSIC NEWS, AROUND THE CLOCK Get breaking music news from ROLLING STONE’s award-winning staff of writers and reporters 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at RollingStoneAus.com RS LIVE IN THE OFFICE FOLLOW US ON >…

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random notes

A Top Five Moment Double J’s Zan Rowe had a pinch-yourself moment during Paul McCartney’s Aussie tour, when he dropped a surprise interview into his schedule, picking his top five tracks for Rowe’s popular Take 5 podcast. Number one? “Blackbird”, with a surprising back-story. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 hung out at London’s EMA Awards. The band will begin its Experience + Innocence Tour in May. HAMISH AND ANDY DUK OUT Hamish and Andy bowed out of their radio careers in high style, playing Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne with their band Cool Boys and the Frontman (featuring Vance Joy) and supported by Peking Duk. Same Love 2018 Cub Sport couple Tim Nelson and Sam Netterfield have been engaged since last June and are looking forward to taking advantage of the new Marriage…

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2017 albums of the year

1 Kendrick Lamar DAMN. Rap’s most powerful voice at the absolute top of his game, with nothing left to provebuthisstayingpower.Lamar’s2015 watershed To Pimp a Butterfly was a brilliant hip-hop therapy session, exploding with quick-change flows, warped introspect and kaleidoscopic beats. The chart-topping DAMN. is his bare-knuckled MC blowout, just as potent but hitting with more immediate impact. He brushes off haters on “YAH.” (“Fox News wanna use my name for percentage”), then dives deeper, musing on family and referencing the Bible. On “FEEL.” he unloads his head over a trippy slow jam, going roughly 50 lines without break on one breathless stretch, a virtuoso synaptic display that’s dense without becoming impenetrable, thanks to Lamar’s feel for flow and hooks. The single “HUMBLE.” is a tour de force, packed with punchlines and double…

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reissues of the year

Trouble No More Bob Dylan The 13th instalment of Dylan’s Bootleg Series, covering his rocky passage through evangelical Christianity between 1979 and 1981, confronts the hardened judgment on that era – that his turn in faith and censure lacked nuance, charity and groove – with an emphasis on the contrarian vigour and evolving force of that righteousness in soundchecks, rehearsals and touring. A full June 1981 concert in the nine-disc edition, as Dylan gradually returned to his secular songbook, affirms the constancy from “Blowin’ in the Wind” to “Gotta Serve Somebody”. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Fifty years on, this much is undeniable: Sgt. Pepper was a perfect synchronicity – the biggest pop band in the world with an unlimited licence to thrill, in the Sixties’ most euphoric year. The new stereo…

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singles of the year

1 Harry Styles Sign of the Times Styles’ first post-One Direction solo single was a shock – an eccentric piano ballad stretching to nearly six minutes, aiming for Bowie/Queen levels of glam grandeur, with the singer hitting heavenly high notes as he broods on death and rebirth. The reckless ambition of the song is only part of what’s brilliant about it. The confidence and empathy in his voice just keep surging as the music builds. Styles was the only rock star all year (Bono excepted) to aim for such a giant-hearted sound. A high-risk move for a former boy-band star – but he made it feel real. 2 Lorde Homemade Dynamite Lorde had an astounding breakthrough with Melodrama, but “Homemade Dynamite” is her shattering peak, a nervously sexy synth-pop thriller about meeting a kindred spirit…