News: Lenny Kravitz Shares His “Human” Side On New Single

Lenny Kravitz season is in full swing. Following a surge of viral activity, and his immortalization on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this month, the iconic artist and consummate creative returns with a brand new single entitled “Human.”  Listen to the single herehttps://lennykravitz.lnk.to/HumanPR  “Human” practically overflows with upbeat and undeniable energy catalyzed by Kravitz’s inimitable Continue Reading

Tours: The Fabulous Caprettos are back on tour in October 2024

LEGENDS OF ROCK UNITE ON STAGE YOU ASKED FOR IT, WE’RE BACK! ENCORE TOUR OCTOBER 2024 with very special guest GOAT: JOE CAMILLERI from The Black Sorrows Multi Award winner Dave Gleeson (The Screaming Jets/The Angels) will join forces with Aria Hall of Famer and Multi award winner Russell Morris and music giants Jack Jones (Southern Continue Reading

Live Review: Lookout Festival – Bribie Island and Gold Coast

FESTIVAL: LOOKOUT FESTIVAL 2024ARTISTS: INCUBUS / +LIVE+ / BIRDS OF TOKYO / ESKIMO JOEDATES: APRIL 6TH AND 7TH 2024VENUES: SANDSTONE POINT, BRIBIE ISLAND AND BROADWATER PARKLANDS, GOLD COASTREVIEWER: HAYLEY TREADWELL (IG: @realwoman_realreview)PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELL (FB @atphotosau) What a way to kick off the inaugural Lookout Festival brought to us from Continue Reading

Live Review: Skillet Live Brisbane 2024

HEADLINER: SKILLETSUPPORT: THESE FOUR WALLSDATE: APRIL 5TH 2024VENUE: EATONS HILL HOTELREVIEWER: CHARLYN CAMERONPHOTOGRAPHER: CHARLYN CAMERON Fans streamed into the venue, it was evident that this was more than just a concert; it was a family affair. Parents brought their children along, passing on the love for Skillet’s music from one Continue Reading

Live Review: Filter – Brisbane 2024

HEADLINER: FILTERSUPPORT: BLACK SMOKE TRIGGERDATE: APRIL 7TH 2024VENUE: THE TRIFFID, BRISBANEREVIEWER: MERT TYSONPHOTOGRAPHER: MERT TYSON (MERT TYSON PHOTOGRAPHY) Last night was a pleasure to see not only one of my favorite bands but to experience a true masterclass of dark, grungy Industrial bliss! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Filter! Continue Reading

Tours: Twenty One Pilots Announce Australian Tour

GRAMMY® Award winning duo Twenty One Pilots have announced details of their massive global headline The Clancy World Tour and shared “Next Semester,” a new song from their highly anticipated forthcoming album, Clancy, which will be released May 17th via Fueled By Ramen. Twenty One Pilots will celebrate the release of Clancy with The Clancy World Tour, their biggest headline tour ever set Continue Reading

Tours: Announces 50th Anniversary of the album BURN Australian Tour

Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the album BURN Hardline Media are thrilled to present ‘Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the album BURN’, set for a run of shows in Australia in October 2024. Glenn Hughes, the former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will perform songs from Deep Purple’s legendary rock album “BURN” along with Deep Purple MKIII and MKIV songs. ‘It was 50 years Continue Reading

Tours: Chris Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow Goes Down Under

Acclaimed musician Chris Stapleton has confirmed he will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time next year with “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow Goes Down Under.” His Australian tour will commence on Tuesday, February 25 at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, followed by Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 28, and Qudos Bank Continue Reading

News: SeeYouSpaceCowboy Releases New Single And Visualizer ‘To The Dance Floor For Shelter’ Ft. Courtney LaPlante, New Album ‘Coup De Grâce’ Out April 19    

San Diego, CA – Post hardcore band SeeYouSpaceCowboy have shared To The Dance Floor For Shelter, the latest single from their highly anticipated new album Coup de Grâce which features guest vocalist Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox. “This song is our little ode to the emo songs that we were all obsessed with growing up, we wanted something that would almost Continue Reading

Reliqa Announce Debut Album ‘Secrets Of The Future’ Due Out May 31 And Unleash Dystopian Single/Video ‘Killstar (The Cold World’)   

RELIQAANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUMSECRETS OF THE FUTUREDUE OUT FRIDAY 31 MAY UNLEASH DYSTOPIAN NEW SINGLE/VIDEOKILLSTAR (THE COLD WORLD) In 2024, the secret is out, the future is now; and its name is Reliqa. Following on from their 2022 EP, the endlessly innovative I Don’t Know What I Am, Sydney-based alternative luminaries Reliqa take a daring Continue Reading

Podcast: Episode 176 Mike Einziger From Incubus

Welcome to Episode 176 In this episode we are joined by Mike Einziger, guitarist from Incubus. Mike checks in to chat with us ahead of the bands upcoming appearance at the Lookout Festival. We also touch on the soon to be released, re-recorded version of the bands smash album Morning Continue Reading

Podcast: Episode 175 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With John Notto From Dirty Honey

Episode 175 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With John Notto From Dirty Honey Welcome to episode 175. Today we are talking with John Notto, lead guitarist from Dirty Honey, ahead of the bands first tour in Australia. Some musicians take a while to build an audience and connect with fans. Continue Reading

FESTIVAL: KNOTFESTVENUE: BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDSDATE: 24TH MARCH 2023REVIEWER: HEAR 2 ZEN STAFFPHOTOGRAPHER: CHARLYN CAMERON Three words sum up this year’s Knotfest (or any other festival for that matter), expect the unexpected.  Walking in to Brisbane Showgrounds the stage location is a little different and major grandstand is not accessible due to Continue Reading

Live Review: Summersalt Festival – Bribie Island

ARTISTS: JAMES BAY, MATT CORBY, JOHN BUTLER, THELMA PLUM, KITA ALEXANDER, MIA WRAYVENUE: SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLANDDATE: MARCH 23RD 2024PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELL PHOTOGRAPHYREVIEWER: HAYLEY TREADWELL (REALWOMAN_REALREVIEW) From the moment Summer Salt was announced, I have been excited! What a great festivalline-up of new and seasoned Aussie storytellers to support Continue Reading

Tours: Mother Mother Announce Australian Tour

Canada’s biggest alt-rock export Mother Mother are thrilled to announce they will be returning to Australia and finally making their debut in New Zealand this November for their largest tour here yet! Kicking off in Auckland on November 14, Mother Mother will take their tour to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney before Continue Reading

Tours: Health Announces Rat-Based Warfare Down Under Tour

Following their highly successful and long-awaited return to Australia in 2023 for Dark Mofo and a limited couple of sideshows, the enigmatic noise rock-cum-industrial metal trio that is HEALTH returned home to LA to prepare for the release of their seventh full-length album Rat Wars. Having begun the process of reinventing themselves as Continue Reading

Live Review: Taylor Acorn – Brisbane

ARTISTS: FRIENDS OF FRIENDS / CHEZ / TAYLOR ACCORNDATE: 9TH MARCH 2024VENUE: THE ZOO, BRISBANEPHOTOGRAPHER: MAXINE THOMAS – CAPTURED HIGHNOTESREVIEWER: MAXINE THOMAS Taylor Acorn’s debut in Australia with her ‘Good Enough Aus & US Tour’ brought together amixed bag of music lovers on Saturday night at Brisbane’s local venue ‘The Continue Reading

Live Review: Red Hot Summer Tour – Series 3 Toowoomba And Sandstone Point 2024

FESTIVAL: RED HOT SUMMER TOUR – SERIES 3ARTISTS: SUZI QUATRO / CHEAP TRICK / JON STEVENS / THE ANGELS / BABY ANIMALS / SCREAMING JETS / CHOCOLATE STARFISHVENUES: QUEENS PARK, TOOWOOMBA / SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLANDREVIEWER: HAYLEY TREADWELLPHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELL PHOTOGRAPHY There is a reason Red Hot Summer Tour Continue Reading

Tours: Kim Wilde Announces 2024 Greatest Hits Australian Tour

A David Roy Williams and Metropolis Touring Presentation KIM WILDE 2024 Greatest Hits Australian Tour Since the 1980’s UK pop icon KIM WILDE has thrilled fans across the globe with her infectious hits and engaging live performances. WILDE makes her long awaited return to Australian shores with her first tour in eight years and will Continue Reading

Tours: KINGS OF THRASH return to “WAKE UP.. AUSTRALIA!” Featuring David Ellefson, Jeff Young and special guest Chris Poland

KINGS OF THRASH! Back down under due to high demand! And with some extra special embellishments. For his first time in Australia, the original MEGADETH guitarist, Chris Poland, will be joining the groupto perform the MEGADETH album Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? in its entirety plus a Best Of set for their upcoming Australian shows. An extra bonus to this run of shows… a very exclusive, Q&A evening with Continue Reading

News: Slash To Sixth Solo Album ‘Orgy Of The Damned’ Set For Global Release on May 17. Watch The Video For First Single ‘Killing Floor’.

SLASH, the iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist and songwriter, has announced his highly anticipated sixth solo album titled Orgy of the Damned, will be released on May 17 via Gibson Records, in partnership with Sony Music Australia and is available to pre-order now. Pre-order Slash’s ‘Orgy On The Damned’ from JB Hifi (available on Vinyl or CD –  May 17) and enter the competition, Continue Reading

Podcast: Episode 174: Hear 2 Zen Hangs With Mick Mars

Episode 174 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With Mick Mars Welcome to episode 174, and what an episode it is. Today we welcome, Mick Mars, whos debut solo album “The Other Side Of Mars” has been released to huge critical acclaim. This album is decades in the making, but is Continue Reading

Podcast: Episode 173 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With Jay Weinberg From Infectious Grooves

Episode 173 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With Jay Weinberg from Infectious Grooves. Jay checked in ahead of the bands Bluesfest appearance and side shows to chat about all things Infectious. He also brought us up to date on his recovery from surgery, new music from Infectious, his artwork and Continue Reading

Q + A With Sainthill

First up, can you please give us a quick intro? I’m Sainthill (aka Tom Larkey) a Melbourne-based, Hobart-born musician raised on a steady diet of Bruce Springsteen courtesy of my mum. I make a kind of dreampop/indie rock/folk hybrid with a sprinkling of shoegaze. I’ve been described by music critic Continue Reading

Podcast: Episode 172 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With Photographer Jonathan Rach

Episode 172 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With Photographer Jonathan Rach In todays episode we are hanging with International photographer Jonathan Rach, who is bringing his NINE INCH NAILS Exhibition to Australia. Behind The Gallery has today announced that the iconic photos taken by Jonathan Rach on Nine Inch Nails Continue Reading

Tours: Pearl Jam Announces Additional Dates To Australian Tour

Following an overwhelming response to last week’s announcement of the Dark Matter World Tour 2024, Pearl Jam has today announced a further stadium date for Melbourne, and now revealing a second stadium date for Sydney. The group’s long-awaited ten-year return will now include a second night at Giants Stadium, Sydney on Saturday November 23. If Continue Reading

Tours: Missy Higgins Announces Encore Shows For “The Second Act Tour 2024”

Following unprecedented demand, selling out 32 nights of her “anniversary tour with a difference”, today the beloved Missy Higgins announces three additional encore shows to her highly anticipated The Second Act Tour. Additionally, there will be news shows announced for both Adelaide and Darwin in the coming months. New shows at Melbourne’s The Palais Theatre on Saturday 22 June, Brisbane Convention Continue Reading

Tours: The Tea Party’s 2024 Australian Tour Is On Sale Now

Live Nation are excited to announce Iconic Canadian rockers The Tea Party are heading back to Australia this June for the first time since 2019, bringing their [TRIPtych] 25 tour to our shores.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now.  My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the exclusive presale beginning at 11am, Continue Reading

Podcast: Episode 171 Hear 2 Zen Reviews Mick Mars The Other Side Of Mars

Welcome to Episode 171. In this episode Rod and I review the new album from legendary guitar player Mick Mars, appropriately titled “The Other Side Of Mars” The legendary guitarist, whose riffs, solos and overall devastatingly heavy sound powered the L.A. icons through four decades of world-conquering, multi-platinum sonic mayhem Continue Reading

Live Review: Taylor Swift – Brisbane 2018

Artist: Taylor Swift with support from Charlie XCX and BroodsDate: 6th November 2018Venue: The Gabba, BrisbaneReviewer: Hayley TreadwellPhotos: Courtesy of TAS Rights Management Premium PR As you walked into The Gabba for the 50th show of the ‘Reputation’ tour, you were met with screens that reached the sky and a sea of eager and excited fans. The night opened Continue Reading

Live Review: P!nk – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 2024

ARTIST: P!NKDATE: FEBRUARY 16TH 2024VENUE: SUNCORP STADIUM, BRISBANEREVIEWER: HAYLEY TREADWELLPHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELL PHOTOGRAPHY When P!NK’s Summer Carnival 2024 was announced, Brisbane fans snapped up tickets quick as sticks and started planning their pink themed outfits! The day of the first Brisbane show we were hit by an unexpected downpour, it Continue Reading

News: Pearl Jam Announce New Album And Australian Tour For November 2024

PEARL JAM ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, DARK MATTER, OUT APRIL 19, 2024 PLUS WORLD TOUR  AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER 2024 Dark Matter Pre-order/Pre-save HERE Ten Club Ticket Presale Request Open Now; Registration for General Onsale Starts Today HERE Pearl Jam will release their twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records Continue Reading

Podcast: Hear 2 Zen Reviews: Ace Frehley – 10,000 Volts

Episode 170 – Hear 2 Zen Reviews: Ace Frehley 10,000 Volts In this episode I am joined by Rod and Curt to chat about the upcoming release from Ace Frehley. We go through each track offering up our opinions and insights. We also delve into what we would like to Continue Reading

Podcast: Episode 169 – Hear 2 Zen Hangs With Mark Slaughter

Welcome to Episode 169. In this episode we are hanging with Mark Slaughter from Slaughter. Slaughter formed in 1988, in Las Vegas, Nevada from the ashes of The Vinnie Vincent Invasion. The original line up consisted of Mark, Dana Strum, Tim Kelly and Blas Elias. Following the tragic death of Continue Reading

Tours: Chelsea Cutler Announces 2024 Australian Tour

Secret Sounds Presents…CHELSEA CUTLERTHE BEAUTY IS EVERYWHERE TOUR MAY 2024|SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | BRISBANE | PERTHPresale available from 12pm local time Wednesday 7 FebTickets on sale to the general public from 12pm local time Thursday 8 Feb In support of her latest album Stellaria, Platinum-certified American singer, songwriter, producer Chelsea Cutler is heading down under for Continue Reading

Tours: Pandemonium Festival – Venue Change For Sydney On April 25 Confirmed

APEX ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PANDEMONIUMAlice Cooper, Blondie, Placebo and Deep PurpleLead An All Star Festival Line-Up Coming To Australia This April! VENUE CHANGE FOR SYDNEY ON APRIL 25 CONFIRMED The Sydney leg of the 2024 Pandemonium festival on Anzac Day April 25 will now take place at Cathy Freeman Park in the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct.  Promoter Apex Entertainment Continue Reading

Live Review: Wednesday 13 Plays The Murderdolls – Brisbane 2024

ARTIST: WEDNESDAY 13DATE: FEBRUARY 2ND 2024VENUE: THE TRIFFIDREVIEWER: ANDREW TREADWELLPHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELL PHOTOGRAPHY I discovered Murderdolls by chance. My old workplace sold many things, CDs being one of them. Each Friday, a portion of my wage went on music and putting my staff discount to full effect. I would get Continue Reading

Tours: P!nk’s Record-Breaking Summer Carnival Tour Kicks Off This Week

P!NK P!NK’S RECORD-BREAKING SUMMER CARNIVAL 2024 TOUR  GETS THE PARTY STARTED IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND NEXT WEEK! THE MOST STADIUM SHOWS AND BIGGEST SELLING TOUR EVER FOR A FEMALE ARTIST IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2024 – Global music powerhouse P!NK is set Continue Reading

Tours: Take That Return to Australia & New Zealand with This Life On Tour 2024 – with special guest Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Tour also includes A Day On The Green Appearances

TAKE THAT CONFIRM THEIR RETURN TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WITH A HUGE LIVE TOUR PLANNED FOR 2024 |THIS LIFE ON TOUR – FIRST LIVE SHOWS IN THE REGION SINCE 2017  With special guest Sophie Ellis-Bextor Take That have today announced their return down under with a huge live tour set for October and November 2024. Take That’s This Continue Reading

Shannon Noll Announces That’s What I’m Talking About 20th Anniversary Tour And Album

SHANNON NOLL ANNOUNCES  THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR & ALBUM 15 DATES ACROSS METRO & REGIONAL AUSTRALIA STARTING APRIL 5 20TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM RELEASED APRIL 5 TOUR PRE-SALE STARTS FRI 2 FEB @ 12PM [AEDT] GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE TUE 6 FEB @ 12PM [AEDT] ALBUM PRE-ORDER Continue Reading

Podcast: H2ZHW – Daniel Mojjo Moilanen From Katatonia

In this episode we chat with Danial “Mojjo” Moilanen, of Swedish ethereal post-metal heavyweights KATATONIA, ahead of the bands return to Australia for their first headline tour in nearly a decade, where they will hit the stage for a nocturne both crushing and exhilarating. Led by founding members Jonas Renkse Continue Reading

Tours: Infectious Grooves Announce Australian Tour

CycoSTralia presents Prepare for the Funk-Metal ExtravaganzaINFECTIOUS GROOVESPlay Rare Shows In Australia This March – April Last week, news that the legendary Infectious Grooves will be appearing at BluesFest set the internet alight!  To add fuel to that fire, the funk-metal supergroup have announced massive headline shows in Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney! Boasting an Continue Reading

Tours: Peach PRC Announces Secret PRC Tour

Secret Sounds & WME Present…PEACH PRCSECRET PRC TOURMARCH/APRIL 2024MELBOURNE | BRISBANE | SYDNEYPresale available from 1pm local time Thursday 1 FebTickets on sale to the general public from 1pm local time Friday 2 Feb  Secret Sounds is thrilled to announce that Australia’s queen of pop Peach PRC, will tour Australia this March/April! With a Continue Reading

Podcast: H2ZHW: Wednesday 13 Talks Murderdolls

In this episode we are hanging with Mr Motherfucker himself, Wednesday 13. On the eve of his Australian tour celebrating Murderdolls, Wednesday chatted with us about the Murderdolls legacy, playing festivals and of course Action Figures This will be one of the tours of 2024, make sure you get one Continue Reading

News: Bad Wolves Release New Track Knife

BAD WOLVES  Release Piercing New Single “Knife”  Featuring Scream Vocals From New Band Member AJ Rebollo (Ex-Issues) Platinum-certified hard rock outfit BAD WOLVES have sharpened their sound with the scathing new single “Knife,” out now, via Better Noise Music across digital platforms. The track features scream vocals from vocalist/guitarist AJ Rebollo (ex-ISSUES), who recently appeared on tour Continue Reading

News: Bruce Dickinson Drops New Single, ‘Rain On The Graves’ New Solo Album, The Mandrake Project, Out March 1

BRUCE DICKINSON‘Rain On The Graves’Brand New Single Out Now Taken From The Mandrake ProjectBrand New Solo Album Released On March 1 Bruce Dickinson has released his brand new single, ‘Rain On The Graves’, accompanied by a thrilling video introducing Bruce’s live band, comprising guitarist Roy Z, drummer Dave Moreno, bass-player Tanya O’Callaghan and Continue Reading

Tours: Chris Isaak Returns To Australia For Headline Shows + A Day On The Green

Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor Chris Isaak returns to Australia for the first time since 2016, performing “In Concert” throughout April this year, with shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland, and a series of concerts at A Day On The Green. The tour commences on April 4 at Perth’s Kings Park Continue Reading

Podcast: H2ZHW – Clint Boge From The Butterfly Effect

In this episode we are hanging with Clint Boge of Aussie Alt Rock Legends The Butterfly Effect Clint shares stories of what we can expect on the upcoming 20th Anniversary run to celebrate “Begins Here.” We chat about the preparation, production and even safety aspects of the upcoming tour, as Continue Reading

Hear 2 Zen Hangs With: Ben Ward From Orange Goblin

In this episode we are hanging out with Ben Ward, founding member and lead vocalist for Orange Goblin.

Being 11 years since their last trek to Australia, Orange Gobin are way well overdue for a bone jarring jaunt and have promised to pull out all the stompers for an intense and intoxicating atmosphere that will truly show the power and might these British heavyweights are armed with.

Tours: Badflower Announce Australian Tour

Los Angeles-bred and Nashville-based quartet Badflower are venturing down under in August, marking Australia’s and New Zealand’s first chance to catch these alt-rock icons live on stage. The band are set to deliver shows with just the right amount of intensity in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. Badflower said Continue Reading

FESTIVALS: HELLO SUNSHINE SET TO HIT MELB IN MARCH, FEAT GRINSPOON, THE TEMPER TRAP, THE VERONICAS, THE WIGGLES, PETE MURRAY AND MORE

Say hello to one of the hottest lineups descending on Caribbean Gardens (Melbourne) this March, with Hello Sunshine – Melbourne’s new favourite music and food festival – returning in 2024 to bring you an unforgettable day of music, tasty delights, markets, rides and non-stop entertainment. A family-friendly event, Hello Sunshine’s Continue Reading

Festivals: Introducing Pandemonium Festival – The All Star Festival Lead By Alice Cooper, Blondie, Placebo & Deep Purple, Is Coming To Australia In April!

APEX ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PANDEMONIUMAlice Cooper, Blondie, Placebo and Deep PurpleLead An All Star Festival Line-Up Coming To Australia This April! Some of the most iconic acts in rock and roll will make history at the inauguralPandemonium festival as it sweeps across Australia’s east coast this April! Pandemonium is a rock fans dream come true, with Continue Reading

Hear 2 Zen Hangs With: Jimmie Romero Of Jetboy

In this episode we are hanging with Jimmie Romero of Jetboy. Jimmie joined Jetboy a few years ago helping them forge ahead with new music and shows. Jimmie also plays with Todd Kerns, Raiding The Rock Vault, The Hellenbacks, plus is well known for his production work with artist like Continue Reading

NEWS: BILLY MORRISON TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM ON APRIL 19th VIA TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

BILLY MORRISON is set to release his third solo album ‘THE MORRISON PROJECT’ on April 19, 2024 via TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP. The album’s first single “Drowning” is out February 23, along with the official music video. Pre-order “Drowning” HERE The 12 song album will feature guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, JOHN5, and more. Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: CANDLEBOX – BRISBANE 2023

Most bands find it hard to honor a legacy with respect, Candlebox not only respect it, but they love their legacy, and with that, comes songs and performances that are second to none. Its a shame their first tour is also their final tour, but memories are left, and memories are wonderful things to have. Thanks for the memories, Candlebox

Hear 2 Zen Hangs With: John Steel From The Animals

Today we are hanging out with legendary drummer, and Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, John Steele from The Animals. The Animals announce their 60th Anniversary “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” – The band’s Final Tour of Australia. The Animals’ impact and influence is undeniable. They created some Continue Reading

H2ZHW: TINO ARTEAGA OF MICE AND MEN

OF MICE & MEN do not do things by halves. Whether writing immense songs, recording them to perfection or performing them with the intensity of a thousand suns in a live setting, every member of the band pours his heart and soul into every second of everything that they do. Continue Reading

H2ZHW – James Johnston

Over 5 million streams (and counting), a #1 airplay hit with a debut single release, top of Spotify’s Fresh Country playlist for a record 18 weeks, and over 8,000 fans utilising ‘RAISED LIKE THAT’ on their Tik Tok’s. Heck, if this is any indication, James Johnston has well and truly arrived and is set to blow the doors off the country music worlds Continue Reading

H2ZHW – KEVIN MARTIN FROM CANDLEBOX

In this episode we hang out with Kevin Martin from Candlebox to talk his love for Australia (he is married to an Australian, visits here annually), Madonna, and Whiskey. Well we talk a lot more than than, but you need to click the play button to find out. Emerging from Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: GRINSPOON – BRISBANE 2023

The final 5 songs of the set were nothing short of epic, as Grinspoon unleashed a torrent of fan favourites that had the entire venue rocking with wild abandon. With every chord struck and every beat hammered, the band’s infectious love for their craft enveloped the audience, leaving indelible imprints on their (chemical) hearts.

LIVE REVIEW: DERMOT KENNEDY BRISBANE 2023

ARTIST: DERMOT KENNEDYDATE: DECEMBER 10TH 2023VENUE: RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANEPHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELLREVIEWER: HEAR 2 ZEN MAGAZINE Dermot Kennedy’s sold out final show of his Australian tour at Riverstage Brisbane in 2023 and it was an unforgettable experience. As a fan of his music, I was eagerly anticipating the concert and I can Continue Reading

News: Banks Arcade Announce Brand New EP ‘DEATH 2’ Due Out February 2, Release New Single & Video ‘More Want’

BANKS ARCADEANNOUNCE BRAND NEW EPDEATH 2DUE OUT FEBRUARY 2 RELEASE NEW SINGLE + VIDEOMORE WANT Want more Banks Arcade? Alongside a brand new single and video, More Want, out in the world today, the Melbourne metal boy band have also today announced the upcoming release of a brand new EP, with DEATH 2 due Continue Reading

TOURS: JAMES BAY ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOWS IN 2024

JAMES BAY ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOWS AROUND AUSTRALIA IN 2024 Face To Face Touring has today announced that British singer-songwriter James Bay will perform a series of headline shows around Australia in addition to joining SummerSalt Festival in 2024. The headline shows will take place in Sydney, Fremantle, Canberra, and the Gold Coast in Continue Reading

FESTIVALS: GET OUT THE EYELINER AND HAIRSPRAY. GLAMFEST IS BACK FOR 2024

GLAM FEST FEBRUARY 2024 Nostalgia is everything and Silverback Touring knows this as they deliver the second instalment of Glam Fest, their hard rock, glam, classic and melodic rock mini fest which debuted in 2023. The 2024 edition stays true to form with a healthy mix of acts from the heyday of Eighties hard Continue Reading

TOURS: 360 ANNOUNCES PART 2 OF BACK TO LIFE REGIONAL TOUR

Off the back of a killer 12 date regional run through Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT for Part 1 of his Back To Life tour last month, beloved Australian rapper 360 will continue to conquer in 2024, today announcing 12 new dates in March and April for Continue Reading

TOURS: MISSY HIGGINS “THE SECOND ACT TOUR 2024” BLASTS OFF WITH 22 SOLD OUT SHOWS IN ONE DAY

Missy Higgins sells out 22 shows in one day for The Second Act Tour 2024, celebrating The Sound Of White 20th Anniversary New Perth, Brisbane and Launceston shows announced today and on sale now  National 33-date theatre tour plays Frankston, Ballarat, Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Launceston, St.Kilda, Mackay, Cairns, Townsville, Bendigo, Traralgon, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Tanunda, Toowoomba, Caloundra, Rooty Hill Continue Reading

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: CHEAP TRICK & THE ANGELS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL SHOWS

CHEAP TRICK & THE ANGELS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS Following the announcement of nine shows as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour, today Cheap Trick announce six more Australian shows for next February/March and will be joined by signature Australian rockers The Angels. With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million Continue Reading

Live Review: PVRIS – Good Things Side Show – Brisbane 2023

ARTIST: PVIRSVENUE: The TriffidDATE: December 5th 2023PHOTOGRAPHER: MAXINE THOMASREVIEWER: MAXINE THOMAS Lowell, Massachusetts’s ‘PVRIS’ were put through the ringer on this Australian tour. From swelteringheat waves to unfortunate illness, neither which stopped the Goddess herself; Lynn Gunn, frompowering through and putting on a show to remember for The Triffid audience. Continue Reading

News: Sebastian Bach Releases New Single “What Do I Got To Lose”. New Album Due In 2024 Through Reigning Phoenix Music 

Sebastian Bach, has today released the song and video for “What Do I Got To Lose?” with you and the world. This track is all about livin’ in the moment and havin’ fun the whole way through it. This is the first new music for Bach in 8 years and Continue Reading

News: Palace Of The King Release “A Run For Your Money”. New Album “Friends In Low Places” Out December 14th

PALACE OF THE KING HITS US WITH THE FINAL SINGLE FROM THEIR FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES ALBUM AND IT’S A BELTER CALLED “A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY” Aussie hard rockers Palace Of The King have been keeping the new singles coming with brand new tracks every eight weeks for a Continue Reading

Tours: Missy Higgins Announces “The Second Act Tour” Celebrating The Sound Of White 20th Anniversary

MISSY HIGGINS ANNOUNCES “THE SECOND ACT TOUR” CELEBRATING THE SOUND OF WHITE 20TH ANNIVERSARY  Missy Higgins is unveiling ‘an anniversary tour with a difference’ to celebrate 20 years since her trailblazing debut, The Sound Of White.  The Second Act Tour will see Missy touring theatres nationally next autumn in a special two act show (see dates, venues and Continue Reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL – BRISBANE 2023

What a day for the final Good Things of 2023! It was hot and humid in Brisbane setting the
perfect scene for a hot and sweaty music festival…one that will be fondly remembered by
many as either their first Good Things or their best Good Things to date!

H2ZHW: GARRY GARY BEERS

In this episode we are hanging with Ashenmoon and INXS Bass Player Garry Gary Beers, who recently jetted home for a quick trip home to celebrate the achievement of INXS having 4 Billion Global Streams, with his fellow band mates. Beers has spent a lifetime touring the world with his Continue Reading

News: TISM Release First New Single In 20 Years ‘I’ve Gone Hillsong’ Out Now & New East Coast Shows Teased

On Friday 1st December, TISM release I’ve Gone Hillsong, their first new single in 20 years. The single is released in conjunction with the exciting news that TISM will be performing three East Coast mainland shows in early 2024. Fans should head to here to sign up for the freshest news on the live shows as soon Continue Reading

Tours: The Damned 1976 – 2024 Final Australian Tour. Classic Line Up Performing Together For The First Time Since 1989!

The Damned are the undisputed, unmatched and unassailable living gods of Punk Rock; and for the very first and final time in 35 years they have reassembled the absolute classic line up of the band, recreating the period in their storied career when they were at their peak creativity and the summit of Continue Reading

TOURS: TLC ANNOUNCE 2024 CRAZYSEXYCOOL 30TH ANNIVERSARY AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES

TLC ANNOUNCE 2024 CRAZYSEXYCOOL 30TH ANNIVERSARY AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES  WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BUSTA RHYMES AND EN VOGUE The best-selling American female group of all time, TLC announce their 2024 CrazySexyCool 30th Anniversary Australia and New Zealand Tour Dates. The tour, presented by iHeartRadio, will kick off on February 29 at Trusts Arena Continue Reading

TOURS: COLDPLAY ADD ADDITIONAL SHOWS TO 2024 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Due to incredible demand, more shows have been added to Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres World Tour A 3rd date has been added on the 9th of November 2024 at Accor Stadium in Sydney.  Coldplay.com Presale begins Thursday, November 30th at 10AM local time.  https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=COLDPLAY24&eg=COLDPLAY A 3rd date has been added Continue Reading

H2ZHW: BRADIE WEBB OF SHORT STACK

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Beloved Budgewoi rockers Short Stack will be hitting the road this October, November and December, kicking off their extensive Regional(ish) national tour before hitting the stages at Good Things Festival in early December. From adorning countless Myspace pages in the early 2000s to proving that pop punk is alive and Continue Reading

TOURS: OF MICE AND MEN TO HIT AUSTRALIA IN 2024

With Special GuestsDream On Dreamer + Sienna Skies Australian Tour – February 2024 OF MICE & MEN do not do things by halves. Whether writing immense songs, recording them to perfection or performing them with the intensity of a thousand suns in a live setting, every member of the band pours his heart Continue Reading

Live Review: Paramore – Brisbane 2023

HEADLINER: PARAMORESUPPORT: REMI WOLFDATE: NOVEMBER 23RD 2023VENUE: BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTREREVIEWER: MAXINE THOMASPHOTOGRAPHER: ZACHARY GRAY American rock band Paramore and Californian pop opener Remi Wolf rocked the BrisbaneEntertainment Centre on Thursday night with their jaw dropping performances. From incrediblestage production to amazing chemistry with fans, the ‘Paramore in Australia and New Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: MÅNESKIN LIVE BRISBANE 2023

ARTIST: MÅNESKINDATE: NOVEMBER 20TH 2023VENUE: BRISBANE CONVENTION CENTREREVIEWER: HEAR2ZEN MAGAZINEPHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELL Its not every day you see a band completely sell out their debut tour, and also do it without a support act. Maneskin did exactly that with their Australian Tour. Let me tell you, they are fun, they Continue Reading

Q + A With Chiseko

A polished blend of abundant grooves and effortless flow, Perth dynamo CHISEKO impresses with a brand new beam of euphoria via his new single Outside. An alternative dance-fuelled paradise, Outside also arrives today armed with a music video drenched in vivid chromatics and CHISEKO himself drawing you deeper into his Continue Reading

Tours: Coldplay Announce 2024 Australian Tour

COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE  2024 AUSTRALIA & NZ DATES BAND CONFIRM STADIUM SHOWS IN MELBOURNE, SYDNEYAND AUCKLAND FOR RECORD-BREAKING WORLD TOUR Following the spectacular sellout success of this weekend’s Perth Optus Stadium shows – part of the November 2023 Asia leg of Coldplay’s record-breaking Music Of The Spheres World Tour which has also taken them Continue Reading

Festivals: Your Knotfest Australia 2024 Lineup Is Here !

KNOTFESTRETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2024 IN MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE  Pantera and Disturbed To HeadlinePlus Lamb of GodHalestorm, The Hu, Asking Alexandria,Wage War, Escape The Fate, Thy Art Is Murder, Skindred, Speed,Windwaker, Brand Of Sacrifice, King Parrot Early Bird Pre-Sale On-Sale; 10am local time, Tuesday 21st NovemberSign up http://knotfestau.com/signup General On-Sale: 9am Continue Reading

Live Review: Robbie Williams – A Day On The Green 2023 – Sirromet Winery, Mt. Cotton

ARTIST: ROBBIE WILLIAMSVENUE: A DAY ON THE GREEN, SIRROMET WINES, MT. COTTON QLDDATE: NOVEMBER 18TH 2023REVIEWER: HAYLEY TREADWELLPHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW TREADWELL PHOTOGRAPHY I think the last time I was as excited for a concert was about 20 years ago! I have been looking forward to this show since it was announced. Continue Reading

NEWS: PLINI SHARES NEW SINGLE “STILL LIFE”. NEW EP OUT DECEMBER 1ST

PLINISHARES NEW SINGLE + MUSIC VIDEOSTILL LIFE NEW EP MIRAGEDUE OUT FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER TOURING NATIONALLY MARCH 2024 Ahead of the release of his brand new EP Mirage due out on Friday 1 November, multi-faceted guitarist and songwriter Plini has unveiled a scintillating new single Still Life out now. Balancing gleaming guitarwork, whimsical grooves and oscillating instrumentation, Still Continue Reading

TOURS: THE DANDY WARHOLS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR

SBM PRESENTS: THE DANDY WARHOLSAustralian & New Zealand Tour April 2024 Mon, April 22: Powerstation, Auckland Thurs, April 25: The Tivoli, Brisbane Fri, April 26: The Gov, AdelaideSun, April 28: Forum, Melbourne Mon, April 29: Astor Theatre, PerthWed, May 1: Enmore Theatre, Sydney  Early Bird Ticket Pre-sale: Thu Nov 16, 12pm (AEDT)Jump the queue and grab your Early Bird Tickets Continue Reading

TOURS: TOM JONES ANNOUNCES SECOND PERTH DATE DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND

Tom Jones has today added a further date for Perth on his ‘Ages & Stages’ Tour, so great has been the demand for tickets to his first national tour since playing full houses across Australia in 2016. Tom Jones’ ‘Ages & Stages’ Tour now commences in Perth with the new date of Wednesday, March Continue Reading

TOURS: KID CONGO AND THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR FOR 2024

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds 2024 Australian Tour Announcement  Tix on sale 10am AEDT Tuesday, Nov 14  Kid Congo Powers Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds return to Australia this April! With one of the most enviable rock n’ roll resumes in existence, Kid Congo Powers was a Continue Reading

NEWS: THELMA PLUM MARKS LONG-AWAITED RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT”

THELMA PLUM​MARKS LONG-AWAITED RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE ​“WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT” PREMIERED ON THE ZANE LOWE APPLE MUSIC 1 SHOW + COVER OF NEW MUSIC DAILY LISTEN HERE | WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE ​Following a global premiere on The Zane Lowe Apple Music 1 show, today, award winning artist Thelma Plum returns with her highly awaited Continue Reading

TOURS: THE KID LAROI ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN STADIUM TOUR FOR FEBRUARY 2024

ANNOUNCES FIRST EVERAUSTRALIAN STADIUM TOUR FOR FEB 2024 TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER DEBUT ALBUM THE FIRST TIME OUT NOW! Global rap powerhouse and singer-songwriter The Kid LAROI today announces an enormous national Australian stadium tour for February 2024. Armed with his voraciously anticipated debut studio album THE FIRST TIME, which was officially unveiled last Continue Reading

TOURS: JIMMY REES ANNOUNCES NATIONAL 17-DATE ‘LET’S GET REGIONAL’ TOUR FOR FEBRUARY – JULY 2024

Frontier Touring are excited to bring Australian entertainer, Jimmy Rees, back to the stage in 2024 on his Let’s Get Regional tour!  Covering all corners of the country, Jimmy will visit Ballarat, Bendigo, Caloundra, Toowoomba, Port Macquarie, Lismore, Albany, Bunbury, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Shepparton, Albury, Launceston, Warragul, Geelong, Cairns & Mount Gambier across February to July.  “Regional Australia, I’m coming for you!   After touring metro cities over the last few years, I couldn’t be Continue Reading

News:  Brisbane Powerhouse presents ΩHM 2024

Brisbane Powerhouse presentsΩHM 2024FESTIVAL OF OTHER MUSICMUSIC | MOVEMENT | VISUAL ARTYothu Yindi (Exclusive to ΩHM) | Kim Gordon | Michael Rother Drab Majesty | Boris | Stephanie Lake Co + morePresale available from 10am AEST time Thursday 9 November Tickets on sale to the general public at 10am AEST time Friday 10 Novemberbrisbanepowerhouse.org Brisbane Powerhouse Continue Reading