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Rolf Harris Launches Appeal Bid

1st August 2014

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for sex attacks on four young girls.Harris was found guilty in June (14) of molesting four females aged between seven and 19...

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British Prosecutors Will Not Appeal Rolf Harris' Sentence

30th July 2014

The U.K. Attorney General has declined to appeal disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris' five-year sentence for child sex offences after receiving a slew of complaints suggesting the punishment is not enough.The Australian singer/artist, 84, was ordered...

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British Police Investigating New Allegations Against Rolf Harris

1st July 2014

British authorities are investigating new allegations of indecent assault against disgraced Australian entertainer Rolf Harris following his conviction on 12 charges on Monday (30Jun14).The musician and Tv presenter, 84, was found guilty of inappropriately touching...

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Rolf Harris Stripped Of Aria Hall Of Fame Honour Following Conviction

1st July 2014

Shamed entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his Australian Recording Industry Association (Aria) Hall of Fame honour following his conviction on 12 indecent assault charges on Monday (30Jun14).The Australian musician and Tv presenter was...

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Rocker Jim Keays Dies

13th June 2014

Veteran rocker Jim Keays has died aged 67 after a lengthy battle with cancer.The Scottish-born musician was admitted to an intensive care unit at a hospital in Australia after falling ill with pneumonia. He passed...

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Nick Cave And Tame Impala Rock Aria Awards

2nd December 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tame Impala and Flume were among the big winners at the Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Awards in Sydney on Sunday (01Dec13).Aussie rockers Tame Impala won a slew of...

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Fascinating Fact: 3977224

2nd December 2013

One Direction were named the Best International Artist on Sunday (01Dec13) at the annual Australian Recording Industry Association (Aria) Awards. The group saw off competition from nine other artists, including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Pink,...

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Air Supply To Be Inducted Into Aria Hall Of Fame

24th October 2013

Rockers Air Supply are set to be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (Aria) Hall of Fame.Bandmates Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell will be feted during the 27th annual Aria Awards in Sydney, Australia...

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Rising Star Flume Looks Set To Sweep The Board At The Arias

15th October 2013

Newcomer Flume has bagged eight nominations at the Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Awards.The 21-year-old Dj, who released his eponymous debut album last year (12), looks set to sweep the board at the industry event...

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Kanye West Tops Australia's Album Chart After Recount

25th June 2013

Kanye West has scored his first ever number one on the Australian album chart after his label bosses demanded a recount.The rapper's new record, Yeezus, missed out on the top slot and debuted at number...

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Australian Singer Mandawuy Yunupingu Dies

3rd June 2013

Australian singer Mandawuy Yunupingu has lost his battle with kidney disease, aged 56.The indigenous star, who fronted the band Yothu Yindi, passed away at his home in Yirrkala in Eastern Arnhem Land on Sunday (02Jun13)....

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The Angels Rocker Chris Bailey Dead At 62

4th April 2013

Australian rocker Chris Bailey has died at the age of 62.The Angels bassist lost his battle with throat cancer this week (begs01Apr13), according to a post on the band's official Twitter.com page. Bailey was...

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Australian Singer Mandawuy Yunupingu Airlifted To Hospital

5th December 2012

Australian singer Mandawuy Yunupingu has been airlifted to hospital in Darwin after collapsing at his home.The indigenous star, who fronts the Yothu Yindi band, was flown to the Royal Darwin Hospital on Tuesday (04Nov12) after...

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Gotye Rules Aria Awards With Four Wins

29th November 2012

Singer/songwriter Gotye outshone the competition at the annual Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Awards in Sydney on Thursday (29Nov12), triumphing in four out of the five categories he was nominated in.The Somebody That I Used...

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Gotye Leads Aria Nominations

3rd October 2012

Singer/songwriter Gotye looks set to dominate the Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Awards after landing five top nominations.The Somebody That I Used to Know hitmaker has scored nods at Australia's most prestigious music prize-giving in...

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Aussie Singer Jimmy Little Dies

2nd April 2012

Australian singer Jimmy Little has died, aged 75.The veteran musician passed away at his home in Dubbo, New South Wales after suffering complications from a long battle with ill health. Little underwent a kidney transplant...

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Boy & Bear And Minogue Celebrate Honours At Aria Awards

28th November 2011

Folk rockers Boy & Bear dominated the Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Awards on Sunday (27Nov11), walking away with five top honours.The five-piece was named Best Group, while its debut release Moonfire claimed the accolades...

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Minogue Enters Aria Hall Of Fame

31st October 2011

Kylie Minogue has been feted for her success with a place in the Australian Record Industry Association's (Aria) Hall of Fame.The Australian pop star joins children's entertainers The Wiggles as the 2011 honourees, who will...

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Urban Leads Aria Nominations

13th October 2011

Australian country star Keith Urban is among the nominees for the country's upcoming Australian Record Industry Association (Aria) Awards.The four-time winner has landed three nominations for this year's (11) prizegiving in categories for Best Country...

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Powderfinger Perform Last Ever Show

15th November 2010

Australian rockers POWDERFINGER have taken their final bow - the band performed its last ever concert on Saturday (13Nov10).The group, who formed in 1989, announced earlier this year (10) their Sunsets tour Down Under would...

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Keating Slams Arias Talent Show Snub

12th November 2010

Irish singer RONAN KEATING has launched a scathing attack on the organisers of Australia's ARIA awards - accusing them of bias for failing to honour the achievements of TV talent show star GUY SEBASTIAN.The singer...

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Australian Idol Winner Sebastian Slams Music Bullies

8th November 2010

Singer GUY SEBASTIAN became the target of music industry bullying after he won the first AUSTRALIAN IDOL in 2003 - his chart peers "tore shreds" off him at the annual Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA)...

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Stone Siblings Dominate Aria Awards

8th November 2010

Singing siblings ANGUS & JULIA STONE were the toast of Australia's Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards on Sunday (07Nov10) after taking home two top trophies.The brother and sister folk duo won Album of the...

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Models Star Freud Commits Suicide

4th November 2010

Australian rocker JAMES FREUD has been found dead at his home in Melbourne just days after his band MODELS was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.The body of the 51-year-old singer/bass player was discovered...

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Fascinating Fact 10247

2nd November 2010

Officials behind the upcoming Australian Record Industry Association awards (ARIA) have handed out three trophies ahead of Sunday's (07Nov10) main ceremony in Sydney. Aussie rockers Parkway Drive landed the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album for...

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Powderfinger To Split

9th April 2010

Australian rockers POWDERFINGER will go their separate ways after completing one last tour.The award-winning band will kick off a series of gigs Down Under in September (10) and their time together will come to an...

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Hat-trick Of Aria Awards For Empire Of The Sun

10th November 2009

Electronic duo EMPIRE OF THE SUN have won three Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards for their hit album WALKING ON A DREAM.The Aussie musicians, who worked with rapper Jay-Z on his latest album The...

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Ladyhawke Prompts Aussie-kiwi Battle

23rd October 2009

Kiwi musician LADYHAWKE has prompted a diplomatic dispute between Australia and her native New Zealand - after she was nominated for a string of ARIA Awards.Critics in Australia are upset the star, real name Pip...

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Cilmi: 'Evil Piano Teacher Told Me To Quit Music'

21st May 2009

Aussie singer GABRIELLA CILMI nearly turned her back on a music career - after her childhood piano teacher told her she'd never make it. The 17 year old hit the music scene in 2008 with her...

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Cilmi Denies Drunk Awards Appearance

22nd October 2008

Australian singer/songwriter GABRIELLA CILMI has hit back at rumours she was intoxicated at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards - blaming her incoherent acceptance speeches on jetlag. The newcomer swept the board at the...

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