Emily Watkins October 3, 2017 8 Comments
News outlets were free fallin' into fake news cycles when CBS reported Tom Petty's death.
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.
Charlie Lewis April 7, 2017 5 Comments
The complicated legacy of a modestly remunerated session musician who changed pop music forever.
Guy Rundle December 23, 2016 5 Comments
A very Crikey Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
Josh Taylor July 22, 2016
Popular torrents website Kick Ass is dead. But the Australian music industry is suing anyway.
Crikey August 3, 2015
Mess + Noise covered all the music that the rest wouldn’t touch. Along the way, it provided an important early platform for some of Australia’s best music writers, writes former Mess + Noise contributor Annie Toller .
Helen Razer July 23, 2015 5 Comments
Jimmy Barnes has not said he is suing Reclaim Australia for promoting an anti-tolerance message he abhors. But he still could.