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Adele NZ tour in the works?

Singer Adele looking typically radiant at the Golden Globes earlier this year.

If speculation proves correct, pop sensation Adele might be rolling in the deep (south) early next year.

Watch: Koi Boys talk music video

Gold Coast-based Kiwi vocal trio The Koi Boys.

Find out what happened when we chatted live with the stars of The Voice Australia, our very own Koi Boys.

Hustling for back-to-back wins

Electric Wire Hustle picked up a Vodafone NZ Music Award for Best Electronic Album in 2015 and are hoping for the same ...

Wellington's Electric Wire Hustle are hoping to defend their Best Electronic Album title at this year's New Zealand Music Awards.

Helena holding head up after songwriting win

Wero Songwriting Competition winner Helena Lunt records her song at Roundhead Studios.

Helena Lunt won a songwriting competition with a song she had written to remind herself to stay strong.

Splore 2017: Skye and Ross coming

New York City's Nickodemus will perform at Splore 2017.

Splore organisers have added a handful of new international acts to their summer music festival line-up.

Dancing Queens and Mamma Mias rejoice!

ABBA in their heyday.

Swedish superstars ABBA are back... sort of.

Sol3 Mio's special Christmas guests video

Sol3 Mio will be joined by the likes of Dave Dobbyn, Hollie Smith, Stan Walker and Hayley Westenra.

The operatic trio will be joined by some of the biggest names in Kiwi music this coming festive season.

Coastella festival rolls in

The Phoenix Foundation feature on the Coastella 2017 line-up.

The Kapiti Coast's newest music festival announces its 2017 line-up.

Fan riffs on stage with Green Day video

Crowd goes nuts as plucky Green Day fan nails one of the band's own songs on stage

Front man lends fan his favourite guitar for rendition of smash hit When I Come Around.

Phil's awkward royal encounters

In his memoir Not Dead Yet, Phil Collins reveals an awkward encounter with Princess Diana.

Phil Collins was leaving the dentist when he bumped into Princess Diana. "I've just had a colonoscopy," she said.

Nick Cave is coming

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds perform two shows in New Zealand in January, 2017.

Nick Cave announces two New Zealand shows in January.

Family decisions drive Kings

Kings of Leon's Walls is out now.

Followills follow the sun to make new Kings of Leon album

Schumer's Formation: Tribute or slight? video

Amy Schumer plays Beyonce in her DubSmash style Formation parody

When she's prancing round covered in dirt, is it a tribute to Beyonce or a culturally insensitive parody?

Kimbra for Rhythm and Vines

Kimbra's performance will mark a welcome return to the festival stage, after headlining the Gisborne music festival in 2012.

The Kiwi songbird has been added to the already impressive RnV festival line-up.

Ben Harper moves venues

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals will be taking to the stage at a different Hawkes Bay winery this December, ...

Fans should head to the Church Road Winery, instead of the Mission Winery, for his December show.

It is from the heart, and raw

Burn It Down by Andrew Papas

Andrew Papas has gone solo and released a single - Burn it Down.

Broods to support Tove Lo

Caleb and Georgia Nott of Broods.

The brother-sister duo are heading off on the Swedish star's European tour.

60s icon Bobby Vee dies at 73

Pop singer Bobby Vee in 1960.

His most famous song was Take Good Care of My Baby, but he also helped a young Bob Dylan get his start. He died on Monday.

Pop singer Pete Burns dies

Pete Burns appears on Celebrity Big Brother.

Eighties Dead or Alive singer dies of a heart attack at 57.

Angry Bieber storms off stage video

Justin Bieber is not happy with his fans.

Noisy fans wouldn't listen to to the pop star speak between songs, so he dropped the mic and walked off.

Swift: DJ put his hand up my dress

Taylor Swift is suing the mans she says groped her at a meet and greet in Colorado.

She says the DJ stuck his hand up her skirt, leaving her feeling "violated" and "completely stunned".

Kiwi musos hit worldwide

Dunedin based band Gromz are on top of global charts on Spotify. Band members from left to right Queenstown's Max Gunn, ...

It took the Dunedin band just over two days to record the album they are topping international charts with.

Taylor Swift plays Formula One

Taylor Swift performed her first concert all year at the Formula One event in Texas.

Thousands packed into a Formula One event for Taylor Swift's only concert of the year.

Dolby offers sound advice

Thomas Dolby found success in both pop music and technology.

Why Thomas Dolby's still blinding them with science - from the dancefloor to the lecture theatre

Dylan's Nobel silence 'arrogant'

Bob Dylan's silence after receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature has been criticised by some.

Bob Dylan's silence since receiving the Nobel Prize has been called 'arrogant' by a board member.

Jamming in the sunshine video

Getting ready for the show at the Wellington Folk Festival in Moore's Valley, Wainuiomata, on Sunday.

The Wellington Folk Festival has welcomed big crowds to Wainuiomata this weekend.

Boom Boom! The Vengabus returns

Brace yourselves: these 90s pop sensations are heading our way.

On a rooftop, playing The Beatles

The Blistered Fingers guitarist Kerr Sharpe-Young playing on the rooftop of Chaos Cafe as a preview for The Beatles: ...

New Plymouth locals have been treated to The Beatles' classics pouring from the rooftops down to the street.

Unheard Prince music released

Music icon Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park complex in Minnesota.

Warner Bros Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince.

Listening Post

Solomon Cole and his band.

This week's music: Pixies are back with a reputation-restoring ripper

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