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    Brian Kelly: Is this a goodbye from The Who?

    Brian Kelly: Is this a goodbye from The Who?


    COMMENT: Roger Townshend, 73, and Roger Daltrey, 74, have both hinted this could be the beginning of their long goodbye. It's been 13 years since The Who have released an album, but fans of the band will be excited to hear a...

    COMMENT: Roger Townshend, 73, and Roger Daltrey, 74, have both hinted this could be the beginning of their long goodbye. It's been 13 years since The Who have released an album, but fans of the band will be excited to hear a new...
    Tauranga singer Avalanche City in new tour

    Tauranga singer Avalanche City in new tour


    Written and recorded in just four months among avocado trees in Tauranga and in a dimly lit studio in Auckland, Avalanche City's third album titled My Babylon is out tomorrow.Singer-songwriter Dave Baxter is taking his...

    Written and recorded in just four months among avocado trees in Tauranga and in a dimly lit studio in Auckland, Avalanche City's third album titled My Babylon is out tomorrow.Singer-songwriter Dave Baxter is taking his trademark...
    Brothers in Jussie Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors - reports

    Brothers in Jussie Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors - reports


    An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged...

    An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the...
    Will wild weather wipe out Auckland's three big gigs?

    Will wild weather wipe out Auckland's three big gigs?


    A tropical cyclone bringing bad weather to New Zealand could impact three music festivals being held over the weekend. Six60 are expecting 50,000 people at their sold out show at Western Springs on Saturday night, while Hidden...

    A tropical cyclone bringing bad weather to New Zealand could impact three music festivals being held over the weekend. Six60 are expecting 50,000 people at their sold out show at Western Springs on Saturday night, while Hidden Festival,...
    Secret safe word in place for Six60's big gig

    Secret safe word in place for Six60's big gig


    A new initiative to keep punters safe is being trialled at Six60's mammoth concert this weekend. A safe word has been revealed for fans to use if they feel they're in trouble during the gig, which is being held at Western...

    A new initiative to keep punters safe is being trialled at Six60's mammoth concert this weekend. A safe word has been revealed for fans to use if they feel they're in trouble during the gig, which is being held at Western Springs...
    Police declare Jussie Smollett a suspect in his own alleged attack

    Police declare Jussie Smollett a suspect in his own alleged attack


    The Chicago Police Department announced today that Jussie Smollett, the actor at the center of a highly scrutinised case involving his alleged assault last month, is now considered a suspect in the criminal investigation for...

    The Chicago Police Department announced today that Jussie Smollett, the actor at the center of a highly scrutinised case involving his alleged assault last month, is now considered a suspect in the criminal investigation for filing...
    Meghan's surprise BRIT Awards cameo — in a Beyonce acceptance video

    Meghan's surprise BRIT Awards cameo — in a Beyonce acceptance video


    Meghan Markle wasn't among the high-profile guests at today's BRIT Awards — and yet her presence was felt, thanks to another of the world's most famous women.A regal-looking portrait of the newest member of the royal family,...

    Meghan Markle wasn't among the high-profile guests at today's BRIT Awards — and yet her presence was felt, thanks to another of the world's most famous women.A regal-looking portrait of the newest member of the royal family, adorned...
    Sons of Zion, Kings in line up in free Bay gig

    Sons of Zion, Kings in line up in free Bay gig


    A free event for families in the Bay suburb of Arataki has lured some of big names in Kiwi music, and is expected to attract thousands of people.Sons of Zion and Kings lead the line up for The Arataki Day Out, which is being...

    A free event for families in the Bay suburb of Arataki has lured some of big names in Kiwi music, and is expected to attract thousands of people.Sons of Zion and Kings lead the line up for The Arataki Day Out, which is being held...
    Amazon's Lord of the Rings writers working in a locked office with guard, fingerprint scanner

    Amazon's Lord of the Rings writers working in a locked office with guard, fingerprint scanner


    Amazon reportedly has writers working on their upcoming Lord of the Rings TV adaption working in a locked office with a guard and fingerprint scanner.In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer...

    Amazon reportedly has writers working on their upcoming Lord of the Rings TV adaption working in a locked office with a guard and fingerprint scanner.In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke...
    Streaming Guide: Is this star-studded YouTube show the new Black Mirror?

    Streaming Guide: Is this star-studded YouTube show the new Black Mirror?


    WEIRD CITY (YouTube Premium) YouTube Premium has launched what seems to be its answer to Netflix's Black Mirror, a six part, dystopian anthology series with episodes focusing on everything from fitness crazes to online dating....

    WEIRD CITY (YouTube Premium) YouTube Premium has launched what seems to be its answer to Netflix's Black Mirror, a six part, dystopian anthology series with episodes focusing on everything from fitness crazes to online dating. It...
    Big gig energy: How Six60 broke records with their biggest show yet

    Big gig energy: How Six60 broke records with their biggest show yet


    They're about to play the biggest show of their lives but Six60 tell Chris Schulz they have a larger, Ed Sheeran-sized target in their sights Matiu Walters, Six60's softly spoken front man, unfolds his arms, gazes at the...

    They're about to play the biggest show of their lives but Six60 tell Chris Schulz they have a larger, Ed Sheeran-sized target in their sights Matiu Walters, Six60's softly spoken front man, unfolds his arms, gazes at the empty...
    Here's the problem with Bohemian Rhapsody (and every musical biopic ever made)

    Here's the problem with Bohemian Rhapsody (and every musical biopic ever made)


    COMMENT: By Chris Richards If you truly love Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is a Jenga tower of a biopic - doomed from the start, anxious fun after that, with everything toppling to bits in the final scene.Some who dislike this...

    COMMENT: By Chris Richards If you truly love Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is a Jenga tower of a biopic - doomed from the start, anxious fun after that, with everything toppling to bits in the final scene.Some who dislike this movie...
    Movie review: Escape Room

    Movie review: Escape Room


    Many of us have experienced the tension of being locked in a confined space with only an hour to escape. No, I'm not referring to Auckland's traffic, but rather the current fad of escape rooms that seem to be everywhere at the...

    Many of us have experienced the tension of being locked in a confined space with only an hour to escape. No, I'm not referring to Auckland's traffic, but rather the current fad of escape rooms that seem to be everywhere at the moment....
    Six60 at Western Springs: Everything you need to know

    Six60 at Western Springs: Everything you need to know


    The first New Zealand band to headline a sold-out concert in Western Springs will go on stage at the Auckland venue this Saturday, in front of 50,000 fans.With so many people attending, it pays to read up on the event before...

    The first New Zealand band to headline a sold-out concert in Western Springs will go on stage at the Auckland venue this Saturday, in front of 50,000 fans.With so many people attending, it pays to read up on the event before you...
    Hot Takes: The Other Two, Phoebe Bridgers and more

    Hot Takes: The Other Two, Phoebe Bridgers and more


    WATCH You know that feeling you get when you see someone your age doing really well, and you're happy for them, but you can't help but feel a strange little twist in your stomach as you misinterpret their success as your own...

    WATCH You know that feeling you get when you see someone your age doing really well, and you're happy for them, but you can't help but feel a strange little twist in your stomach as you misinterpret their success as your own failure,...
    'Let those animals die': Doc Martin star Martin Clunes slams NZ zoos

    'Let those animals die': Doc Martin star Martin Clunes slams NZ zoos


    British TV star Martin Clunes has taken a swing at Kiwi zoos, claiming New Zealand is "backwards" and wishes "they'd shut all zoos".The Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly star turned nature documentary maker has travelled...

    British TV star Martin Clunes has taken a swing at Kiwi zoos, claiming New Zealand is "backwards" and wishes "they'd shut all zoos".The Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly star turned nature documentary maker has travelled all...
    Jussie Smollett's history of lying to police revealed

    Jussie Smollett's history of lying to police revealed


    It seems Jussie Smollett has a history of lying to police.A California misdemeanor complaint against the actor shows he was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled...

    It seems Jussie Smollett has a history of lying to police.A California misdemeanor complaint against the actor shows he was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him...
    John Wayne's notorious 1971 Playboy interview goes viral on Twitter

    John Wayne's notorious 1971 Playboy interview goes viral on Twitter


    John Wayne is never going to be confused for a progressive by anyone familiar with his life and career.The actor was famous as one of Hollywood's staunchest conservatives: a onetime member of the reactionary anti-Communist...

    John Wayne is never going to be confused for a progressive by anyone familiar with his life and career.The actor was famous as one of Hollywood's staunchest conservatives: a onetime member of the reactionary anti-Communist John...
    Disabled woman accuses staff at Brisbane Eminem concert of 'segregation'

    Disabled woman accuses staff at Brisbane Eminem concert of 'segregation'


    A Gold Coast disability advocate has accused "aggressive" security staff at Eminem's Brisbane concert of ignoring her VIP tickets and relegating her to the back row because she was in a wheelchair.Music journalist Marlena...

    A Gold Coast disability advocate has accused "aggressive" security staff at Eminem's Brisbane concert of ignoring her VIP tickets and relegating her to the back row because she was in a wheelchair.Music journalist Marlena Katene,...
    Avalanche City on fatherhood and how he moved on from his manager's theft

    Avalanche City on fatherhood and how he moved on from his manager's theft


    Avalanche City's new album is a bright, richly produced, deeply felt pop record - but it took Dave Baxter some time to strike those feelings of joy.About two years ago, it was revealed Baxter's former manager had ripped him...

    Avalanche City's new album is a bright, richly produced, deeply felt pop record - but it took Dave Baxter some time to strike those feelings of joy.About two years ago, it was revealed Baxter's former manager had ripped him off...