Howzat. Fifth Doctor Who actor Peter Davison is returning to host the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Auckland.
There is always one - the album that sums up a moment in time or feeling you cling to.
REVIEW: The one hour performance perfectly encapsulates what it means to be young, unsure and wistful.
There is some good news to come for Soundwave fans, however bad news is there will be no sideshows.
I'll tell you who is great right now and that's J Mascis. His solo albums are like Dinosaur Jr for old people.
NZ musician Robert Scott talks about his new album, The Clean's tour plans, and life as a teacher aide.
Caleb Nott, of Kiwi music sensation Broods, is not sure he could deal with the same level of fame as compatriot Lorde.
Kanye's "Ima let you finish" quip, Madonna's tongue and Lady Gaga's beef - a look at the MTV VMA's best moments ever.
As our favourite wild child is heading to New Zealand, we're looking at her wackiest Instagrams.
SIMON SWEETMANSo, Miley Cyrus is coming to New Zealand, one show - The Bangerz Tour. I'm not joking when I say that I would go to that.
After pretty successful year, musician Grayson Gilmour he has decided to give a bit back to those in need.
Die! Die! Die! take their new album Swim on tour, starting with Palmerston North and Wellington.
Celebrity wild child Miley Cyrus is to perform in New Zealand for the first time.
MTV has been warned not to include 'explicitly sexual content' in this year's Video Music Awards.
Could this be the best rock festival line-up Australia has ever seen?
Teenage Grammy-winner announces four-gig NZ tour in October, saying she's "so excited".
A musician has launched a musical tribute for a long-lost relative who died in a mining disaster.
Taylor Swift has learned an invaluable lesson: when life kicks you down sometimes you've just got to dance.
SIMON SWEETMANI'd written previously about Kimbra - she is not the enemy. She is in fact very talented.
Britney Spears is accused of lip-synching again only this time to Aussie songstress Sia's vocals.
Country music star Kaylee Bell won the National Country Music Awards in Hamilton on Saturday night.
Teaser for Beyoncé and Jay Z's On The Run HBO special features Nancy Sinatra's hit Bang Bang.
Record fairs are a lot of fun, but a risky move for an obsessive digger. There's one this Saturday.
Singer Ricky Martin, heading here for the first time in 15 years, says we need to get over celebrities' sexuality.
Shihad and Hayley Westenra aren't often mentioned in the same breath, but they are today.
Dinah Lee, queen of the '60s mods, has released a pop song about the iconic Christchurch location.
The woman whose music influenced Nirvana and the Pixies is coming to talk.
Awards bring artist from around the country
A new generation of country music enthusiasts will be ramblin' their way to Hamilton tomorrow night for the ninth National Country Music Awards.
SIMON SWEETMANI'm curious to know what you think about the new Shihad album.
It's sexy, half-naked, mattress-using ballet and it's coming to Wellington this weekend.
SIMON SWEETMANThere are at least two good reasons for a trip to Auckland in October.
The Seekers are the latest addition to Claudelands Arena's ever-growing slate of musical performances.
NZ singer-songwriter Aly Cook will present an award at the National Country Awards in Hamilton this Saturday.
Police hope a reward will lead to the killer of a former AC/DC manager ho died after being assaulted.
SIMON SWEETMANI wanted to tell you all about the new David Kilgour album today...
Barbara Graham was exposed to opera and classical music before she was even born.
Sinead O'Connor says nobody has ever seen her looking like a woman.
SIMON SWEETMANWhy do people get to be unhappy that Bob Dylan didn't play a brace of protest songs and didn't even say "we just love New Zealand, it's so beautiful here".
A strange turn of events has seen Dave Murphy reunited with his beloved guitar after it was stolen seven years ago.
The winner of NME's poll might not surprise but some of the omissions probably will.
OPINION: Rewarding her with a lifetime achievement award seems premature.
SIMON SWEETMANIn the last couple of years versions of crowdfunding have helped artists raise the cash.
There's no denying that Dylan's voice doesn't sound like it used to. But it would be disappointing if it would.
He was a charismatic ladies' man and the iconic singer of INXS. Actor Luke Arnold was born to play him.
Two decades after their first studio album, Shihad say their new release is their heaviest in years.
Broods, a band in collaboration with Lorde’s producer, has flown to the top of the charts this week.
last from the past: Hear tracks from Lorde's high school band And They Were Masked.
SIMON SWEETMANThere's got to be something that keeps you doing it? Stupidity. Stubbornness - a misguided aim to subvert the futility?
George Ezra about hiding behind Leonardo da Vinci and Budapest, the song about a place he hasn't seen.
''It doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter where you live, we all share the same sun,'' says Aaron Tokona.