Author: James Smith

The Low Down On Download Melbourne – FALLING IN REVERSE

Band Members Ronnie Radke – Lead Vocals Derek Jones – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals Zakk Sandler – Bass, Co-lead Vocals Christian Thompson – Lead Guitar, Co-lead Vocals From the beginning of the band, Las Vegas, Nevada band Falling In Reverse has been a controversial creation of former Escape The Fate lead vocalist, Ronnie Radke. Once released from jail, there was one thing on his mind. To take back the mantle of king in the pop-punk scene. With a very loyal base of fans from his days with Escape the Fate, that plan was set in motion almost immediately with...

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Get To Know The Download Melbourne Lineup: GOOD CHARLOTTE

Band Members: Joel Madden – Lead Vocals Benji Madden – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Paul Thomas – Bass Billy Martin – Rhythm guitar, Keyboards Dean Butterworth – Drums/Percussion   One of the biggest names in rock throughout the 2000’s, Good Charlotte is coming back and is looking to WOW the crowd in the inaugural Download Festival Melbourne 2018. Many people know the music and the names behind the band so it would be crazy not to include them in the stellar line-up that gives us just a taste of all the things to come.     Forming back in...

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Five Reasons Why Never Shout Never’s Australian Tour Will Kick Ass!

Who here remembers MySpace?   Well for some people, it was THE space. You had the rivalry of the “scene kids” against the “emos” and the “goths”. There was, however, one band that was able to mend things between the rivalry and bring them together with good music. No I don’t mean My Chemical Romance, I mean Joplin, Missouri band Never Shout Never. With the tour aptly named Throw Back Tour, it is easy to see that we are in for a performance to show all that they have done since forming back in 1997. With time fast approaching...

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Live Gig Review + Photos: MAYDAY PARADE + This Wild Life, Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne, 14th October 2017

It was a beautiful Saturday evening in Melbourne. The sun was still shining as everyone headed into Arrow on Swanston. It’s a sell-out night and that’s no surprise as Mayday Parade were set to celebrate 10 years of their debut album A Lesson in Romantics. After a sell-out show at 170 Russell, this was a special one for all ages, fans new and old, not just those over 18. It was also a much earlier night with doors opening at 6:00 pm and support warming up the crowd from 6:30 pm. This Wild Life from Longbeach, California came on...

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Live Gig Review + Photos: THE VAMPS + New Hope Club, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, 30th September 2017

The last day of September and the space around the Melbourne Olympics Precinct was going absolutely insane already. Richmond just won their first grand final in 37 years, the drinks were flowing and tonight’s show just happened to be in Richmond. Margaret Court Arena had somewhere the Grand Final was an afterthought as British pop-rock band The Vamps were set to start festivities of their own. Well before the doors were set to open, the lines were already at crazy lengths. It was no surprise though as it was the middle of the school holidays, a Saturday and an...

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