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Rolling Stone Australia January 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

Pink Pun-dits GREAT COVER OF PINK! Whenever I feel blue, I play a Pink song, or two, or three. Pink has so many great hits. She’s definitely the Pop Princess. Australia apparently helped make her a superstar with such a strong fan base here. Without Australia, Pink could have been in the Red. No wonder some other popstars are a little Green with envy! Byran Kemp Kingswood, NSW I FIND IT SO STRANGE THAT Pink is so big in Australia and not that popular in her home country. Her live shows down-under are massive spectacles, and her records are full of hits. I wonder what we are seeing that they aren’t? Shelley Bryant Aspley, Qld Open Up Bono TUT TUT, BONO. IF YOU CAN’T disclose what happened in your “brush with mortality” [RS 793], then don’t…

1 min

LISTS BEST OF 2017 We look back at the people, music and more that shaped the year that was. MOVIES ‘STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’ Our full review, plus additional commentary on the biggest movie blockbuster of the summer. EXCLUSIVE BEYOND THE FRONTLINE Extended video footage from Sam Dastyari’s report on the refugee crisis in Myanmar. 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 YUNGBLUD ALL WE ARE WAAX FOLLOW US ON > JOHN TSAVIS; ROLAND KAY-SMITH; GETTY…

1 min
random notes

TKAY-MAZING Tkay Maidza kickstarted the Awards with a confetti-laced “Carry On”. She also won Best Female Artist. Best of the South A.B. Original were big winners at the South Australian Music Awards last month, taking home all six of the gongs they were nominated for, including Best Group. On hand to collect them was Trials (below), who apologised for Briggs’ absence. “He’s sitting at home critiquing TV really viciously,” joked the MC. Shiny Happy People Longtime friends Michael Stipe and Patti Smith hosted the Pathway to Paris benefit for environmental action in New York. Smith dedicated her set “to the people of Texas” before welcoming Stipe to the stage for “People Have the Power”. SEATTLE SOUNDS Violent Soho guitarist James Tidswell (centre) announced he’s teamed up with Unified Music to start Domestic La La Records. Their first…

4 min
inside bowie’s final act

IN OCTOBER 2015, DAVID BOWIE decided to end his cancer treatments after learning the disease had spread too far to recover from. The very same week, he travelled to a Brooklyn sound-stage to shoot a video for his new song “Lazarus”, the name of a biblical figure that Jesus brought back from the dead. Bowie spent the day in a hospital bed as cameras captured him with a bandage around his head. “Look up here, I’m in heaven,” he howled. “I’ve got scars that can’t be seen.” Footage from that day and recollections from those who were there make up one of the pivotal scenes in David Bowie: The Last Five Years, a revelatory new documentary directed by Francis Whately – who chronicled Bowie’s golden Seventies period in his 2013 documentary…

1 min
bowie’s bands reunite for emotional tour

Of all the Bowie tribute concerts that happened after the singer’s death, none came close to Celebrating David Bowie. It gathered many of Bowie’s greatest touring musicians, including the full band from his final run, A Reality Tour, to play his songs, joined by all-star guests like Sting and Perry Farrell. Hitting only five cities around the world, it was a brief but moving event, especially for the musicians onstage. “The whole time, I was like, ‘Don’t lose it’,” said guitarist Earl Slick, who played with Bowie on and off for nearly 40 years. The tour was a financial success, and returns in February for a 28-city run with a band including Slick, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew (who played on Lodger) and Spiders From Mars keyboardist Mike Garson. Producer Angelo…

2 min
murder and mystery on the delta

ON JUNE 21ST, 1964, THREE young civil-rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi, were brutally murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Racially motivated violence was nothing new in that part of the country, but two of the victims were affluent, young, white males from the North. That was enough to turn their deaths (known as the “Mississippi Burning” killings) into major national news, attracting the attention of the FBI and President Lyndon Johnson and serving as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The same day that the killings took place, two groups of young white men were in Mississippi – one, led by pioneering roots guitarist John Fahey, was searching for blues legend Skip James; the other was seeking out Delta-blues pioneer Son House. Both found their men, somewhat…