Peter Gutteridge was met by police on his return from the US, was admitted to hospital and died.
Timaru-based trio Earthshield started out playing blues but now they are playing metal with finger-bleeding riffs.
Kiwi rockers Shihad last night played their new album to enthusiastic fans in Christchurch.
Live music fans in for a treat
Allen St is set to open soon in Christchurch, promising great music, good times and friendly doormen.
Band explain why they chose Christchurch for one-off show tonight - and even front a live chat for fans.
Legendary singer often books four hotels
Bob Dylan has apparently arrived in Christchurch by private jet, ahead of his concert at Horncastle Arena tonight.
A Christchurch band may be the first to create a song dedicated to the star of '80s TV show Magnum P.I.
Pat Dugan performed his first gig in Christchurch in 1936 and has barely been off a stage since.
Christchurch musician Julian Hay challenged himself to write, produce, record and release a song a month.
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.
Co-workers hold fundraiser for debt-hit family
Bryce Cockroft turns 17 on Saturday. It will be the first birthday he spends without his mum after she lost her battle with cancer, but he is far from alone.
Dinah Lee, queen of the '60s mods, has released a pop song about the iconic Christchurch location.
For Natalie Elms, making the move from performing covers to performing her own material has been a long process.
''It doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter where you live, we all share the same sun,'' says Aaron Tokona.
VICKI ANDERSON - CanterburyVicki Anderson talks to pioneering rock chick, Ann Wilson, of '70s band Heart.
Chch singer to record at famous studio
Maya Payne is attracting international attention with her music.
The man who has made a life out of reading people's faces is heading to Christchurch.
Kiwi retirees' charming version of Happy gets a big lift after a shout out from the man himself.
A Christchurch-based singer, songwriter, actress and vocal coach, Amy Bowie has a passion for musical theatre and writes and sings in multiple genres.
Theft of one-off piece of memorabilia tainted 70th birthday celebration of country singer John Grenell.
Christchurch songstress wins two national awards for her beautifully crafted children's music.
White-tailed spider bite hit health hard
The public is invited to a free 'hootenanny' to celebrate John Grenell's 70th birthday this weekend.
'Singing about drunken karaoke at the corner pub in a Kiwi accent, that's country.''
A Kiwi band has created a stir with its colourful new music video inspired by Japanese pop culture.
In a city the size of Christchurch the performance of a gargantuan work such as Mahler's Symphony No 2 is a rare event.
Even Tyler Brown's mum had no idea of his talent, asking of his first recording: "What an incredible voice. Who is singing?"
In the first installment of a weekly video series, we showcase rock band Skelter.
Crashing the Beatles earned Steve Bridges a date with his future wife.
Topp Twins' stepson and Gold Guitars winner is asking the public to help him record an album in Christchurch.
Famed pianist David Glen Hatch will perform a one-off concert to raise funds for the Canterbury Charity Hospital.
Temporary central-city nightclub closes after less than a year due to "ongoing building consent issues".
What happened to the 17-year-old schoolboy who came second in the first-ever NZ Idol?
A Christchurch entrepreneur sold his home to bankroll a huge music studio capable of recording live performances.
Saturday's concert was yet another triumph for the CSO, not merely appreciated, but actively enjoyed.
But why no media pics allowed at her show?
Nelson band Broods, opening for the electro-pop-scene ''it girl'', did not disappoint.
VICKI ANDERSON - The PressMartin Phillipps talks about the Chills making their first full length album since 1995 and being followed by the KGB.
The series as a whole offered a worthwhile perspective of musical innovation.
Music, mentors, selfies and stage fright were all part of the experience for young musicians on Saturday.
Kaylee Bell scoops another accolade
The South is the place to be if you're a country music fan.
How a Christchurch musician ended up writing a song for Blondie.
VICKI ANDERSON - The PressThe Dead C perform a rare live show this week, but people shouldn't go if they don't know what they're getting themselves into.
Dave Wakeling, of The English Beat about writing hit song Mirror in the Bathroom and the time Pete Townsend made him cry.
Shostakovich's Symphony No 15 was the jewel in the crown, but there were plenty of other treasures on show.
VICKI ANDERSON - CanterburyEllie Goulding is done with heartbreak and her next album might be about science, nature and David Attenborough.
Christchurch musician Mark Vanilau has won two major trophies at the Pacific Music Awards.
VICKY ANDERSON - CanterburyCan you imagine your band taking a toddler with you on a tour with Radiohead?
Walk into the Dux Live tonight around 8pm - you’ll be able to smell the desire to win.
CanterburyJordan Dodson documents his firsthand experiences of making a music video chasing the sun in Australia.
Yoomia Sim is a modern violinist and music teacher with a difference.