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Farewelling Malcolm Young with hymns, fans and family

Farewelling Malcolm Young with hymns, fans and family

Margot Saville November 29, 2017 7 Comments

The legendary AC/DC guitarist, whose funeral was this week, was remembered as a loyal and loving artist.

Smooth operators: Crikey’s top five all-Aussie political anthems

Smooth operators: Crikey’s top five all-Aussie political anthems

Charlie Lewis November 22, 2017 6 Comments

Our favourite (not necessarily in a good way) political party songs.

Rundle: Fats Domino is gone and there won’t be another like him

Rundle: Fats Domino is gone and there won’t be another like him

Guy Rundle October 26, 2017 9 Comments

Born in New Orleans Ninth Ward, where he lived until Hurricane Katrina drove him out, Fats Domino left school at grade four, and worked as an iceman’s apprentice, until his uncle taught him piano. And that was that.

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty’s ‘death’?

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty’s ‘death’?

Emily Watkins October 3, 2017 8 Comments

News outlets were free fallin' into fake news cycles when CBS reported Tom Petty's death.

‘Many years from now’: Sgt Pepper’s is not the album you remember

‘Many years from now’: Sgt Pepper’s is not the album you remember

Charlie Lewis June 2, 2017 3 Comments

The primary appeal of Sgt Pepper has, from the very beginning, been as much about nostalgia as music.

Funky see, funky do: the story behind the most sampled drummer break in history

Funky see, funky do: the story behind the most sampled drummer break in history

Charlie Lewis April 7, 2017 5 Comments

The complicated legacy of a modestly remunerated session musician who changed pop music forever.

Guy Rundle’s Christmas carols to fill you with yuletide cheer

Guy Rundle’s Christmas carols to fill you with yuletide cheer

Guy Rundle December 23, 2016 5 Comments

A very Crikey Christmas.

Do pill-testing kits encourage illegal drug use?

Do pill-testing kits encourage illegal drug use?

Crikey Intern November 29, 2016 8 Comments

With summer music season upon us, the debate around pill testing has been revived. Should drug users be able to tell if they are consuming what they think they are, or does pill testing encourage drug use? Crikey intern Tamsin Rose reports.

Rundle: without arrogance, or even temper, Leonard Cohen summoned transcendence

Rundle: without arrogance, or even temper, Leonard Cohen summoned transcendence

Guy Rundle November 14, 2016 11 Comments

His voice was not suited to the times, at first; soon, the times remade themselves for his voice.

Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

W H Chong October 20, 2016 6 Comments

If the Nobel committee wants to give out a prize for music, they need to create a category for music. Dylan's lyrics alone do not deserve a literature prize.